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7:35 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
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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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:
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
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.
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Dominic Jones / Investor Relations Blog:
Microsoft blogger Scoble wants to censor unfriendly blogosphere  —  Blogger Robert Scoble, whose employer Microsoft Corp. is under fire for repeatedly delaying the launch of its new operating system Vista, has proposed that bloggers stop linking to negative articles by what he calls "non-credible journalists."
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trigger Happy?  —  Looks like we all went trigger happy this week …
Discussion: 0xDECAFBAD
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
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 …
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 …
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: Bink.nu and Microsoft News Tracker
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.
Discussion: Techdirt and PaidContent.org
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 …
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.
Discussion: Uber Tablet and What Is New
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: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Kotaku
 
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