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9:35 AM ET, March 14, 2006


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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".
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Amazon's Newest Product: Storage  —  Huh?  That's right, the online store with "Earth's biggest selection" of everything from books to zithers will announce Tuesday morning that it's adding a new and different kind of service: an unlimited data storage service aimed at software developers who are creating new Web sites and services.
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
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:   Usefulness and The Banality of Business
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 …
Agence France Presse:
'Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers
Discussion: Techdirt
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
25 Things I Hate About Google  —  Google's purchase of Writely sort of drove me over the edge last week.  When I saw the news confirmed, I exclaimed out loud to myself, "Oh, give me a break."  A break from what, freakishly talking to myself?  No, a break from Google going in yet another direction …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
25 Things I Love About Google
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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.
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!
Rob Bushway /
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet PC commercial
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.
David Hayes /
The bottom line on blogging  —  Honesty is the best policy  —  Robert Scoble should be a boss's worst nightmare.  —  He's been known to openly criticize the company he works for, with thousands of opinion-leaders listening in.  In the process, he's become one of his company's most publicly recognizable employees.
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 ( - Microsoft's all grown up.  —  Now, along with the middle-age woes of a stagnant stock …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Joris Evers / CNET
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 …
Michael Alison Chandler / Washington Post:
Rural Areas Find Internet Answer in the Air  —  Wireless Connections Speedy but Can Be a Hassle  —  In the mid-1990s, Richard Biby started a company consulting for the wireless Internet and telecom industries.  So it was particularly humbling when — upon retiring to the country with his family …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Monday morn SV quarterback: Khosla, VC urinals, Ridgelift …
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The enemy within the firewall
Tony Smith / The Register:
Samsung to bring HD Ready CRT TV to Europe
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Google, U.S. to face off in federal court
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Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Software Helps Develop Hunches
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop
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