Handsets get taken to the grave — More people than ever are asking to be buried or cremated with their mobile phones when they die, say researchers. — The trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, including Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the US.
Discussion: Telepocalypse by Martin Geddes, Bleeding Edge and Tech Digest
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse: DEAD AND BURIED
Modculture / Tech Digest: Burials and cremations with your mobile
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
YouTube caps video lengths to reduce infringement — You may already know all about YouTube. Founded a year ago, YouTube has become a prime online destination for streaming video entertainment. It has also become a prime destination for copyright infringement, as many of the videos uploaded …
Discussion: SearchViews, Gizmodo, Geek News Central … and JD on EP
John Dowdell / JD on EP: Casual video boost: Ken Fisher discusses at ArsTechnica …
JUPITERMEDIA ANNOUNCES SALE OF ITS JUPITERRESEARCH DIVISION — (New York, NY - March 29, 2006) - Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has sold its JupiterResearch division for $10.1 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities by the purchaser, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and PaidContent.org
JupiterResearch: The Next Chapter
JupiterResearch: The Next Chapter
Discussion: ClickZ Internet Marketing … and Paul Kedrosky's …
MSN Search's WebLog:
Build Your Own Search Engine — Ever wanted to create your own search engine? Or use a search engine that's tailored to the specific topic you're interested in? Last Friday we released a new Live Search feature called Search Macros that enables you to do this! — What are Search Macros?
Discussion: SearchViews, Download Squad, Search Engine Watch Blog and Lloyd@work
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding — Linden Lab, the publisher of the popular virtual world "Second Life," announced Tuesday an $11 million round of funding led by Globespan Capital Partners. — The new funding, which comes on the heels of an $8 million round in October 2004 …
Discussion: GigaOM, A VC, Newsome.Org, Kotaku, VTOR and John Cook's Venture Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM: Hive 7, An Ajaxian Virtual World
Fred / A VC: Second Life Gets Funded
TD Goodliffe / VTOR: Linden Labs receives 11 million more in funding
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog: Bezos gets a "Second Life"
Om Malik / CNN:
VC dollars return to the desktop — No longer spooked by Microsoft, startup investors are backing desktop-software startups again — but this time, the desktop's on the Web. — SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2. Magazine) - Microsoft used to cast such a pall over startups that venture capitalists …
Discussion: GigaOM and Digital Backcountry
Ryan Stewart / Digital Backcountry: Flash Needs More Goowys and Gtalkrs
Tom Neumayr / apple.com:
Apple Provides Volume Limit Setting for iPod — CUPERTINO, California—March 29, 2006—Apple® today announced a software update for the iPod® nano and fifth generation iPod, allowing customers to easily set their own personal maximum volume limit. The software update also gives parents …
Discussion: Macsimum News, Lost Remote TV Blog, Gizmodo and MacInTouch
Sprint eyes mobile music subscriptions — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a top executive said on Tuesday.
Discussion: mobile content news, Engadget Mobile, Phone Scoop and MobileTracker
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
An update on the IE ActiveX change from Mike Nash — Hi there. Mike Nash from the STU. Earlier this year, during our response to the WMF zero exploit with an out-of-band band security update, I wrote a blog entry explaining the details of how we got to the decision to release that update early.
Joel Santo Domingo / Gearlog:
Mac Os X 10.5 Likely To Have Virtualization, Windows Support — In a stunning move, BAPCo, the industry-standard Windows benchmarking consortium, announced that Apple Computer has joined up as a member. BAPCo is responsible for the SYSmark 2004SE and MobileMark benchmark suites we use at PC Magazine Labs for testing PCs.
Marc Perton / Engadget: Is Apple getting ready to run Windows?
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OK, you can join, but no snickering during the meetings
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Apple joins Windows benchmarking group
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Apple to Make Windows Drivers?
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Q & A thread: March 27, 2006 — Okay, let's try tackling a few questions from the Grab bag thread. Just a hint for next time: if your question takes three paragraphs to ask, your odds of getting an answer go down. — Q: "Is Bigdaddy fully deployed?" — A: Yes, I believe every data center …
Discussion: Social Patterns and Search Engine Watch Blog
Michael Nguyen / Social Patterns: Matt Cutts Grab Bag
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Matt Cutts Offers Q & A On Recent Google Questions
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Hearst to Provide Mobile Content for Select Magazines — Hearst Publications has begun distribution of mobile content to its readers in the current issues of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen magazines. Each publication now has a portal-style presence that extends the brand to the mobile space.
Discussion: mobile content news and PaidContent.org
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
When Your Mobile is Your Computer — I wrote last week comparing the mobile with the computer, concluding that for most things, the computer was still better. However, I also believe that our phones will turn into our computers and be our primary digital device.
Discussion: Lifeblog and All About Symbian
Charlie / Lifeblog: Russell Buckley on: Mobile Vs Computer
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Your smartphone is your computer, part 2
Scoop / seo-scoop.com:
Wise Words for Those Seeking Income from the Internet — This post is geared towards newbies, but even experienced web entrepreneurs may get a spark of inspiration. And while the forum thread that I am referencing is targeted towards making money via Adsense, the wisdom can be applied throughout …
Discussion: SearchViews and SEOmoz
Randfish / SEOmoz | Daily SEO Blog: Donna on Big AdSense Earners
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Putting the I in identity — Phil Windley has announced the next Internet Identity Workshop, which will run from May 1-3 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. (Perhaps better known as SGI's old HQ.) — The workshop is about moving forward on the various user-centric identity efforts …
Discussion: Darwinian Web and Roland Tanglao's Weblog
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
New broadband bill draws fire — Internet companies including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are protesting new federal legislation that would not strictly regulate how broadband operators can organize their network. — In a letter to Congress on Tuesday, the companies told Rep. Joe Barton …
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog, Weblogsky and Washington Post
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: THIS TIME, IT'S SERIOUS — The net neutrality debate is heating up …
Jon Lebkowsky / Weblogsky: Broadband bill , net neutrality, freedom to connect
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post: Internet Firms Want FCC to Enforce Net Neutrality
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung's Q1 appears on the FCC — Yeah, there's a certain novelty to getting FCC shots and info — it's usually nothing we've never seen before, but after all those pristine press photos and well-buffed display units, that down and dirty FCC photography is jarring in a good way …
Discussion: Kevin 2.0, GottaBeMobile.com and Life On the Wicked Stage
Kevin C. Tofel / Kevin 2.0: Samsung's Q1 UMPC does support screen rotation
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: Samsung Q1 UMPC supports rotation?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: FCC Approves Samsung Q1 UMPC
RBOCs Wait & See on P2P — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - message board), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - message board), and Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q - message board) don't have hard, fast policies in place to deal with consumer peer-to-peer traffic.
Discussion: Nyquist Capital and unmediated
Andrew Schmitt / Nyquist Capital: Notebaert: Net Neutrality Slight of Hand