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7:10 AM ET, March 14, 2006

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Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The noisy tragedy of the blog commons  —  Blogs are different than most other forms of media in one key respect: they stretch.  —  TV and radio confront the reality that there are only 24 hours in a day.  They can't put on more content, because there's no down time.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
It's All About the FILTER  —  I've been wrong to complain about too much media — just as Seth Godin is wrong to suggest that excessive blogging is cluttering the "blog commons."  Thanks, as always, to Umair for the beacon of light: … The rest of Umair's post is a fascinating critique …
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Internet means end for media barons, says Murdoch  —  · Magnate hails second great age of discovery  —  · Power 'moving from the old elite to bloggers'  —  Rupert Murdoch last night sounded the death knell for the era of the media baron, comparing today's internet pioneers …
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Agence France Presse:
'Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon: Grid Storage Web Service Launches  —  Amazon Web Service is launching a new web service tonight called S3 - which stands for "Simple Storage Service".  It is a storage service backend for developers that offers "a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs".
Ann Harrison / Wired News:
The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay?  —  Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America announced one of its boldest sorties yet against online piracy: a barrage of seven federal lawsuits against some of the highest-profile BitTorrent sites, Usenet hosts and peer-to-peer services.
Valleywag:
Dave Winer will quit blogging  —  Rejoice or cry.  Dave Winer, inventor of RSS (disregarding the other inventors) and A-lister's A-lister in the Valley blog world, is gonna give up blogging at Scripting.com.  "Soon, probably before the end of 2006, I will put this site in mothballs, in archive mode, and go on to other things."
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Bre Pettis / We Are The Media:
Rocketboom Blasts Into A New Era In Advertising  —  Today with Rocketboom's episode 349, the rules of advertising have changed forever.  Rocketboom has created a new, spellbinding advertising format.  —  Rocketboom is an entertaining video-blog with a news-format that hundreds of thousands …
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
WinXP on Mac... for rizzle this time?  —  Most of us by now are painfully aware of the Windows XP on Mac challenge that has been going on since, well, Intel Macs were finally announced at this year's MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.  We are constantly reminded that the prize money keeps reaching new heights …
Ars Technica:
Sony loses another round in DualShock lawsuit  —  Sony's battle with Immersion Corporation over technology that makes gaming controllers vibrate has taken another turn as a federal judge dismisses Sony's latest attempt to shake free of the suit.  The defeat could mean the end of the road for Sony's defense …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Class action lawsuit filed against music industry  —  People have complained about the price of recorded music for decades.  It's always seemed a little fishy that there was no price competition between the labels, and that CDs have always remained more expensive than cassettes, even though the discs are now dirt cheap to make.
Astrid Wendlandt / Reuters:
French plan would open iTunes to other devices  —  PARIS (Reuters) - France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer Inc to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod player.
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop  —  CeBIT 2006 Four blades in a stylish box  —  EVERY SO OFTEN there comes a genre-bending product, and Tyan has one of those on its stand at CeBIT this year.  It is called the Typhoon PSC or Person Super Computer, and is aimed at the scientific and HPC set.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Amanda Cantrell / CNN:
Microsoft's labor troubles  —  On top of a stagnant stock and a host of new competition, the software giant is said to be struggling to attract the best young talent.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Microsoft's all grown up.  —  Now, along with the middle-age woes of a stagnant stock …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple corrects patch trouble  —  Apple Computer on Monday released the second set of Mac OS X security fixes in two weeks.  —  Security Update 2006-002 corrects problems caused by the company's previous patch and fixes newly discovered security flaws, some of which could let an attacker run code …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
20 minutes in Houston  —  OK, so, I have 20 minutes in Houston.  How many cool things can I post in 20 minutes?  Let's see.  —  Phillip Torrone has a cool how to on how to build a simple iPod Amp.  —  Tim Bray notices the feed icons site where you can get those new feed icons for your RSS …
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Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Zoli 3.0 Launched  —  In a comment to Robert's Scoble's …
Discussion: AccMan Pro
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Software Helps Develop Hunches  —  SAN DIEGO — It's the paradox of human-computer interaction.  Computers can process huge numbers quickly and without bias, but programming them to detect faces, trees and puppies is incredibly difficult.  Determining beautiful, pristine or cute is impossible.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Louisa Hearn / Sydney Morning Herald:
The enemy within the firewall  —  Employees are now regarded as a greater danger to workplace cyber security than the gangs of hackers and virus writers launching targeted attacks from outside the firewall.  —  That is the perception of 75 per cent of Australian information technology managers …
 
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