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10:00 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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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Robert Scoble should be fired  —  and fired yesterday so I can get em into a start up.  Heh, provocative enough?  —  Okay, there is a larger point I'd like to make in the wake of all the current bad Robert/good Robert blog noise.  —  First, as goofy as it may sound, you need more Scoble, not less.
Stowe Boyd / Message:
You Say It's Your Blirthday, You're Gonna Have A Good Blog!
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Official Google Blog Deleted, Blogger Registers googleblog.blogspot.com  —  Back in April 2004, Google launched their blog at googleblog.blogspot.com.  But somehow, in the past few hours, that blog has been completely deleted from the Blogger servers, and users are instead seeing a "Not Found.
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Jason Goldman / Official Google Blog:
And we're back  —  The Google Blog was unavailable for a short time tonight.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and TechBlog
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 …
Chris Suellentrop / Wired News:
Global Gaming Crackdown  —  Last fall, a group of World of Warcraft players in China committed mass suicide.  They wanted to draw attention to the latest restriction on their liberty: The same government agency that censors newspapers and bans books had just mandated a system of disincentives …
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
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 …
Stephen Bryant / Online Journalism Review:
Syndicate this!  Linking old media to new  —  A new service called BlogBurst aims to get newspapers republishing syndicated blog content.  Will it work?  Who will benefit?  —  Blogs and newspapers have been getting cozy of late.  The successful journaling experiments at dailies …
Discussion: InterMedia
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
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
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Phone, Cable Trade Fire Over Ads  —  AT&T Inc. yesterday accused cable television companies of suppressing public debate by refusing to air ads that urge lawmakers to make it easier for phone companies to get into the TV business.  —  Time Warner Cable shot back that it was under no obligation …
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 …
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.
Reuters:
Cablevision to test network DVR  —  Cable operator Cablevision Systems said on Monday it plans to introduce a video recording service as early as this year that aims to replace the living room digital video recorder.  —  Digital video recorders made by such companies as Cisco Systems' Scientific-Atlanta …
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Researcher: DRM Has Deep Flaws
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Monday catchup in Silicon Valley: Platial, Kavam, Insider Pages raise $$
Nick Bradbury:
FeedDemon 2.0 Now Available
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Justices Will Hear Patent Case Against eBay
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Verizon SuperPages.com joins Google AdWords
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Mr. Jobs, it's almost time for your periodic contribution …
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
How to revamp Yahoo! Groups?
Pr-Guy / PR Squared:
This Is Fame?  —  Strumpette - "A Naked Journal of the PR Business" …
 Earlier Items: 
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
MP3 of the week and other stuff from my aggregator
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
Microsoft:
Microsoft Significantly Enhances Business Process Management …
Discussion: Bink.nu
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New NW-A (002, 003, 005) Series to Debut Soon
Alan Saracevic / The Technology Chronicles:
Adios Avie  —  Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, Apple Computer's Chief …
Adam Green / Darwinian Web:
The second coming of the Web
Discussion: Raw
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How OS X Executes Applications
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Second Life +is+ an OS