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2:55 AM ET, March 14, 2006


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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why I will stop blogging  —  I can do it, folks, I have already, in some sense, stopped one of my rivers, and soon, probably before the end of 2006, I will put this site in mothballs, in archive mode, and go on to other things, Murphy-willing of course.  —  It's been a long time coming.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Blogs Are Institutions, Just Like Old Media Companies
Discussion: Swarming Media
Dave Winer will quit blogging
Discussion: Scripting News
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.
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 …
Jeff Sandquist:
Microsoft 10 is now on the air  —  My team and I have been working night and day for some time to launch an all new community called 10.  Our dream is to create a place for those people who want to use technology to change the world.  —  Every weekday at 10:00 am (PST) …
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
Jeffsand /   Learn how 10 was made  —  10 was built from the ground …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
More hype than an Origami? Yeah, that's
Discussion: Download Squad
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:   NINE OR 10, IT'S STILL PR
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
James McGovern / Enterprise Architecture:
Large Enterprises and why they don't care about Ruby  —  The funniest thing is occuring in the blogosphere.  Lots of folks who write for industry magazines have jumped on Ruby, yet you will never find a single large enterprise that is even considering it.  Ever wonder why?
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 …
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 …
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 …
McAfee 4715 DAT False Positive Deletion Reports Follow-up  —  Last Updated: 2006-03-13 03:52:21 UTC by Patrick Nolan (Version: 3(click to highlight changes))  —  Friday we started receiving reports of file deletion problems from admins using McAfee AV, scans that were using the 4715 DAT's issued Friday …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
McAfee Update Flags Hundreds of Innocuous Programs
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Zoli 3.0 Launched  —  In a comment to Robert's Scoble's "resume vs. blog" post I promised to launch a "scientific" test soon ... here we go; except that it's not a test.  It's real: I'm pleased to announce the limited, invitation-only launch of Zoli 3.0.  —  Unlike some perpetual Beta …
Discussion: AccMan Pro
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
20 minutes in Houston
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Yahoo! Shoppers Beware, PriceRitePhoto Strikes Back  —  Want to know how long it takes a sleazy online retailer to get relisted with Yahoo! Shopping after being delisted for abusing their customers?  Give or take about three months.  —  Back on November 29th I wrote an article entitled PriceRitePhoto …
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Buyers Search Online, but Not by Brand  —  People searching for products online are a perfect target for advertisers, because they are essentially declaring their desire to make a purchase.  Recognizing this, many companies pay search engines to show ads to users who have searched for their brand names.
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
UMPC speculation continues  —  Even though UMPC devices were announced at CeBit a week back, there's still a lot of speculation going on about them.  Why?  As Dennis Rice points out, without any shipping products, complete specs, and more info on these products we're having to do a lot of guessing.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TrustedID - This is Important  —  IDFreeze yesterday (and announed funding by Draper Fisher Jurveston) to help protect consumers from identity theft.  I met with co-founder Scott Mitic today about his company.  —  Identity theft is a really big and really expensive problem.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Conferenza
Agence France Presse:
'Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers  —  LONDON (AFP) - The newspaper industry needs to embrace the technological revolution of the Internet, MP3 players, laptops and mobile phones or face extinction, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said.  —  "Societies or companies …
Discussion: Techdirt
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
ETech 2006 Trip Report: Feeds as a Platform: More Data, Less Work  —  These are my notes from the session Feeds as a Platform: More Data, Less Work by Niall Kennedy, Brent Simmons and Jane Kim.  —  Niall Kennedy started of by talking about implementations of subscriptions and syndication feeds …
Kevin C. Tofel / Kevin 2.0:
Vista looks Glassy on my M205 Tablet PC  —  What can I say?  I've been seduced by the "clear" side and I spent a few hours trying to get the new Vista build to run Glass on my Toshiba Portege M205 Tablet PC.  Did it work?  You betcha!  Will it work in the long term?  No way!
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Discussion: Kotaku
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