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7:05 PM ET, March 26, 2006

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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 and JD on EP
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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.
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
Michael / michael parekh on IT:   ON APPLE, VISTA AND PROVOCATIVE "NEWS" HEADLINES
J. Angelo Racoma / Forever Geek:   Steve Jobs divests 45% of personal Apple shares
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?
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 …
Discussion: Mini-Microsoft
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maxconsole.net:
First Working NES Emulator for Xbox 360 via MCE  —  Xexter has found a way to run a NES emulator on the XboX 360 using MCE.  At the moment there is no sound but it runs at almost full speed.  —  Yes there is an Xbox 360 on the right.
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Karl / paradox1x:
Norgs: the unconference: "this is the day that the war ends"  —  I wanted to post this quickly to point you to a few participants and their reports, the day was too big skip without getting at least this up.  I will have more later, about the day, the format (hey - the unconference format works!), and thoughts for the future.
Discussion: Bob Stepno's … and BuzzMachine
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 …
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
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
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.
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 flexbeta.net
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Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft Ends Week of Delays With a New Vista Test Build
Newsweek:
The New Wisdom of the Web  —  Why is everyone so happy in Silicon Valley again?  A new wave of start-ups are cashing in on the next stage of the Internet.  And this time, it's all about ... you.  —  Photos by Nigel Parry for Newsweek  —  Snapshots: Flickr's Butterfield (left) and Fake
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).
 
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David / Signal vs. Noise:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Talking Netvibes  —  Web 2. which I define as ability to do a lot …