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5:10 PM ET, March 26, 2006


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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Jobs dumps Apple stock  —  Vested?  Sell!  —  In brief Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs sold 45 per cent of his Apple stock this week.  Jobs sold 4.57m shares at a price of $64.66, netting him a cool $295m.  —  Jobs was granted the 10m shares in 2003, but they didn't vest until now.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The irritant of the non-credible journalists  —  Last week they went after Microsoft.  —  This week they are going after Apple.  —  You know, I'm seeing a trend here.  Some bloggers don't know who is a credible journalist and who isn't.  Hint: anything the Register writes is NOT credible.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trigger Happy?  —  Looks like we all went trigger happy this week - in the blogging sense of course.  —  Earlier this past week, there was word that nearly 60% of the Microsoft Vista was going to be rewritten, a move that caused a big furor.  Now, if you stopped to think for even a few seconds …
Discussion: 0xDECAFBAD
J. Angelo Racoma / Forever Geek:   Steve Jobs divests 45% of personal Apple shares
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
You can view the 60-percent-Vista-rewrite story as something of a software development IQ test.  Anyone who believes that it's conceivable is someone who hasn't got the most basic clue about how software development works.  It's akin to believing that all the US troops in Iraq could come home …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Can this week ever end?  —  I'm on my way up to San Francisco to meet Ernie the Attorney.  I think I'll have a good stiff drink.  After this week...  I see that someone in Acer is being quoted about Vista having "major problems."  Oh, I love this game.  A marketer, down in Australia …
Edward Tenner / New York Times:
Searching for Dummies  —  Plainsboro, N.J.  —  TALK of decline was old news in academia even in 1898, when traditionalists blasted Harvard for ending its Greek entrance requirement.  But today there's a new twist in the story: Are search engines making today's students dumber?
Barbara Jepson / New York Times:
Classical, Now Without the 300-Year Delay  —  REMEMBER that Mozart concert you wanted to get to last month?  No, not that one.  (Or that one.  Or those other 10 or 12.)  The one with Lorin Maazel conducting the New York Philharmonic in the last three symphonies at Avery Fisher Hall.
William C. Taylor / New York Times:
Here's an Idea: Let Everyone Have Ideas  —  LIKE many top executives, James R. Lavoie and Joseph M. Marino keep a close eye on the stock market.  But the two men, co-founders of Rite-Solutions, a software company that builds advanced — and highly classified — command-and-control systems for the Navy …
Discussion: Slashdot
Computer Guru / Ramblings of a Computer Guru:
Vista Build 5342 Today!  —  As lame as this may sound, we knew about it first.  To days ago to be exact.. But our host had given us the boot, and we couldn't tell you that we would be getting a midnight build come Friday.... But that is OK, because NeoSmart Technologies has more than a mere build number and date.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and
Mary Jo Foley /
Microsoft Ends Week of Delays With a New Vista Test Build
Hubert B. Herring / New York Times:
With Broadband, the PC's Siren Call Is Tough to Resist  —  If you had any lingering doubts that the Internet was rapidly elbowing its way into becoming an outsize presence in the American household, check out new numbers from Nielsen/NetRatings.  —  Just three short years ago …
James McGovern / Enterprise Architecture:
Ruby and the Struggle of the Perspectives...  Lot of folks have chimed in on a previous posting on Ruby and responded with passion and supplied their own perspectives but zero facts.  One of the reasons I blog is that in my travels, I tend to talk to lots of folks and hear interesting perspectives in which I share here.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Guy Kawasaki / Bona tempora volvantur:
Nine Questions to Ask a Startup  —  Most of the information that you can find about recruiting is for the employer, not the employee.  (I'm as guilty as this as anyone: for example, The Art of Recruiting, I and II.)  Let's turn the tables, switch modes, and balance the scales by discussing …
Discussion: ben barren
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Sky-Click: your web call-center with Skype  —  The success of a service can sometimes be measured according to the business activity it is generating around it (think of accessories for Ipod or recently SkyLook).  Skype's success is giving many ideas to imaginative entrepreneurs (the Skype-conomy).
Carl Franklin / Intellectual Hedonism:
Pwopcatcher Alpha  —  I know I teased you last year with the PwopCatcher UI in this blog post, and since then everyone has been asking me for it.  —  I am hereby announcing an alpha version at  Here are the features in a nutshell:  — Subscribe to RSS feeds that contain enclosures (of any kind).
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Official Google Blog:
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Fred / A VC:
Google Finance  —  I've basically been offline all week.
David / Signal vs. Noise:
It's a great time to start a business
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Talking Netvibes  —  Web 2. which I define as ability to do a lot …