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7:10 AM ET, March 28, 2006

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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Scoble: poster child for not blogging  —  Hey, I had a bad weekend, OK?  I answer 10s of thousand of comments, most of the time I'm a nice guy with a thick skin and take all the crap that's thrown my way.  Last week I had enough.  I bit back.  I made mistakes.  I was wrong.  —  I was human.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Seven rules for corporate blogging  —  Microsoft's Robert Scoble, who cowrote a book on corporate blogging called Naked Conversations, now seems intent on turning himself into a case study for why companies shouldn't blog.  The posts on his company-sponsored blog, Scobleizer, have become increasingly shrill and antagonistic of late.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:   Robert Scoble should be fired
wikia.com:
BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS FUNDS JIMMY WALES' STARTUP WIKIA  — Bessemer leads $4 million round with prominent angels  — Company changes name from Wikicities to Wikia  — Wikia supports foundation behind Wikipedia  —  Wikia, Inc., formerly known as Wikicities …
Discussion: TechCrunch and PaidContent.org
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David Cowan / Who Has Time For This?:
Wikia, Jimmy Wales' Startup
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Second Life +is+ an OS  —  I've been following this discussion over on Dave Winer's blog.  Jarod Russell says there's no way that Second Life is gonna be the next OS.  —  I think he hasn't seen inside of Second Life yet or seen just what a developer can do with it.  —  You can store files there.
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Beetle's Nest:
Oh my!  —  Dave Winer posits, "or maybe Second Life …
makezine.com:
The Future of Credit Cards - Earning virtual currency for spending in the real world & other world bridging  —  Very soon, credit card companies and game makers will reward their customers who spend money in the real world using private label "rewards" credit cards.
Discussion: Scobleizer
David / weblog.rubyonrails.org:
Rails 1.1: RJS, Active Record++, respond_to, integration tests, and 500 other things!  —  The biggest upgrade in Rails history has finally arrived.  Rails 1.1 boasts more than 500 fixes, tweaks, and features from more than 100 contributors.  Most of the updates just make everyday life a little smoother …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and Metafilter
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality fans lose on Capitol Hill  —  In a modest victory for broadband providers, a highly anticipated bill in the U.S. Congress does not include specific rules saying that some Internet sites must not be favored over others.  —  Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican who heads …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Google employees' wireless patents published  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published three wireless-related patents filed by Google employees as the search giant seeks to delve deeper into the wireless market.  —  The patent applications, filed by Google employees Wesley Chan …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Pssst!  You Can Get It Cheaper Over There  —  IT'S the kind of thing that can make bargain hunters rejoice: merchants that follow consumers to competing stores and show them a better deal just as they are about to check out.  In the mall, that would be considered stalking.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Alan Saracevic / The Technology Chronicles:
Adios Avie  —  Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, Apple Computer's Chief Technology Officer, is leaving the firm to "pursue other interests," the company confirmed Monday.  Tevanian, who came to Apple in 1997 from his previous post working for Steve Jobs at NeXT, played a key role in developing Mac OS X …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
i-Phono, PSP Bluetooth Transmitter  —  The PSP sure is wonderful, what with all those...really great games and everything.  One thing that would improve Sony's handheld, however, is wireless headphones.  The BT450PX from Bluetake is a wireless audio transmitter for the PSP that uses Bluetooth to work its magic.
Discussion: Tech Digest and Ubergizmo
Sunbelt BLOG:
Become a phishing terminator  —  CastleCops and Sunbelt Software are announcing a new anti-phishing community, the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad.  This will be a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites.
Randfish / SEOmoz | Daily SEO Blog:
Recipe Refinement Queries at Google  —  I couldn't find a good recipe for Chinese Beef & Broccoli at Epicurious this weekend, so I headed to Google, where, lo and behold, they have what appears to be another new feature - query refinement via recipes.  I may have just been busy …
Discussion: SiteLogic Consulting
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   Hmm, I see Craigslist has an opening for a company therapist
Christopher / ATRACLife:
New NW-A (002, 003, 005) Series to Debut Soon  —  We've been keeping our lips zipped to avoid any issues, but as engadget has revealed the news we feel inclined to share what we have available.  The 002, 003 and 005 will be 512mb, 1GB and 2GB respectively and replace the existing E100/E300 series …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Significantly Enhances Business Process Management Capabilities With BizTalk Server 2006  —  Customers embrace the ease of use of BizTalk Server 2006 to automate core business processes and integrate applications.  —  LONDON — March 27, 2006 — Following on the global launch …
Discussion: Bink.nu
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
MP3 of the week and other stuff from my aggregator  —  AVC posts an MP3 from the Violent Femmes and calls it his MP3 of the week.  I had a listen and it's pretty good.  You can pull it up and listen to it while you read the rest of this post.  —  Scott Raymond reveals what's coming in Ruby on Rails 1.1.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
 
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Mr. Jobs, it's almost time for your periodic contribution …
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