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10:00 AM ET, March 27, 2006

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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
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Newsweek:
Who's Building the Next Web?  —  Got a lot of free time?  You're going to need it to enjoy the fruits of Silicon Valley's latest labors: start-ups that want you to spend even more of your life online.  —  April 3, 2006 issue - Deciphering the exact meaning of the phrase Web 2.0 is a popular parlor game in Silicon Valley.
Staci / PaidContent.org:
Profiting From The Live Web : Newsweek's April 3 issue hypes …
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Putting the 'Hype' in We  —  Newsweek has an unintentionally …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
The Streamcast vs. Skype Et Al Complaint  —  I have just finished reading what is likely the 30+ page Streamcast Networks complaint against Skype et al that found its way to me.  It reads as much like a Hollywood film treatment that needs to star Paul Newman as the attorney ala his roles in "The Verdict" or "Absence of Malice."
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype-Streamcast, Take Two  —  Earlier today, when I asked a smart attorney about the Skype-Streamcast fracas, aka the RICO suit, he said that most civil (RICO) suits are about three things - money, money, and money.  —  Well he was right, and now that Andy has finally gotten hold …
Discussion: VoIP Now and Techdirt
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Streamcast Claims Ownership of Core Skype Technologies  —  Andy has just posted the full text of the Streamcast / Skype RICO lawsuit.  It's kind of a grubby fax.  Who knows where he got it from?  He would only tell me "sources".  Nonetheless, the suit alleges that:
New York Times:
Windows Is So Slow, but Why?  —  Back in 1998, the federal government declared that its landmark antitrust suit against the Microsoft Corporation was not merely a matter of law enforcement, but a defense of innovation.  The concern was that the company was wielding its market power …
USA Today:
Cablevision tests 'remote storage' DVR use  —  NEW YORK — In a move that could ignite a major debate about consumer "fair use" of TV programming, Cablevision Systems will unveil plans to test a service that gives cable subscribers the ability to record and time-shift shows using existing digital set-top boxes.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
When is a conference not a conference?  —  I apologize for having conferences on the brain lately, but as you may or may not know, some friends and I are organizing one (it's called mesh, and it's in Toronto May 15th and 16th), so it's kind of been eat, sleep and breathe conferences lately.
Discussion: robhyndman.com and mesh blog
Layne Heiny / umpcbuzz.com:
Founder Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) Video … Loren and Lora took some video of the Founder Ultra-Mobile PC during Mix06.  —  The Founder MiniNote Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) was used in the Car & Driver Magazine WPF demo, so it received quite a bit of attention once it was brought into The Sandbox.
Read/WriteWeb:
4 years of blogging for me too  —  First I noticed Paolo's post on 4 years blogging (via Dave), then Phil's post.  The bizarre part is I started blogging on the exact same day, 21 March 2002, as my fellow kiwi Phil Pearson - we even blogged about the same topic, RCS (Radio Community Server).
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Paolo Valdemarin Weblog:   4 blog birthday  —  4 years don't sound like a lot of time from here …
Phillip Pearson / Second p0st:   Four years blogging
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
New ways to call over the Internet debut  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Two Internet telephone services debut Monday with unusual business approaches, hoping to stand out in an increasingly crowded market with intense price competition.  —  Lycos, the Internet portal owned by Spanish telecommunications …
Discussion: Techdirt and Alec Saunders .LOG
CNN:
CNN.com presents a new homepage  —  CNN.com has launched a new, expanded home page that allows easier, faster access to more news and information than ever before.  It includes exclusive CNN coverage, most popular stories, live and on-demand video, podcasts — and more.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Microsoft:
Microsoft Business Solutions Group Delivers on Microsoft Dynamics  —  Microsoft, customers and partners celebrate innovative applications that allow businesses to succeed in creating the people-ready business.  —  DALLAS — March 26, 2006 — Today at Convergence 2006, the Microsoft Business …
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker and Bink.nu
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
David Isenberg and The Rise of The Stupid Network  —  Over one weekend in May of 1997 David Isenberg, who then worked at AT&T Labs Research (nee Bell labs), wrote a paper called The Rise of The Stupid Network which explained (and still explains) with breathtaking simplicity why the Internet is superior to the …
Discussion: isen.blog
Rich / boakes.org:
Apple iPod: One Giant Leap for Advertising  —  I think this may be an exclusive!  It's Apple's 30th birthday next month; and they're planning something big to mark the occasion.  —  Today I learned from a trusted source that Apple is poised to make history next Saturday when it unveils …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Nix the Mix06!  Back to Accountability and Pondering Attention to Bad News about Microsoft.  —  Well, hasn't this been a hum-dinger-ringer of a past week?  That Vista 2007 post is up above 430 comments so far.  —  (This is one of those navel-gazing posts, so be forewarned …
Yahoo! Search blog:
New Tools in the Toolbar  —  We've been working hard on the Yahoo! Toolbar for IE and Firefox so here's a quick update for you all.  —  On the IE front we've added support for tabbed browsing (yay!).  The latest release (v 6.3) now includes the ability to use tabbed browsing …
 
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A load of C.R.A.P.  —  ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind suggests …
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