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, B2Day, The Browster Blog and Alec Saunders .LOG
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: The Webtop Unfolds — The Webtop is gaining ground A new startup …
Scott Milener / The Browster Blog: MY TERM 'WEBTOP' RESURFACES
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: A VC, Newsome.Org, Kotaku, VTOR and John Cook's Venture Blog
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 / GigaOM:
Hive 7, An Ajaxian Virtual World
Hive 7, An Ajaxian Virtual World
Discussion: Larry Borsato
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: Micro Persuasion, SearchViews, Gizmodo, Geek News Central … and JD on EP
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: YouTube is a Friend, Not a Foe
John Dowdell / JD on EP: Casual video boost: Ken Fisher discusses at ArsTechnica …
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: Web Strategy by Jeremiah, Telepocalypse by Martin Geddes, Bleeding Edge and Tech Digest
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy by Jeremiah: Enablement Software and New Cell Phone Hypocrisy
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse: DEAD AND BURIED
Modculture / Tech Digest: Burials and cremations with your mobile
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, Infinite Loop, AMCP Tech Blog, Lost Remote TV Blog, Gizmodo, MacInTouch and Larry Borsato
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple offers volume limit setting for iPods
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Apple Provides Volume Limit for iPod
Steve Safran / Lost Remote TV Blog: Apple helping us understand 'volume' setting
Chris Morris / CNN:
Nintendo president vows cheap games — Iwata discusses price hikes and ways to keep costs down as gaming enters the next generation. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Nintendo has already vowed its next generation console will be cheaper than its competitors.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, Game|Life and The Game Chair
James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq: Revolution to support external HDDs & other 3rd party storage devices
Chris Kohler / Game|Life: Iwata: $60 Games Suck
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
OH, TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN A FACEBOOK BOARD MEETING — Om says: when offered $750 million for your company, well... Erhmmm. TAKE IT. Bizweek is reporting that the company turned that figure down and is looking for something more like $2 billion. — Is this going to be another Friendster tale of woe?
Discussion: Internet Outsider, Good Morning Silicon Valley, SearchViews, AccMan Pro and B2Day
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider: Google Needs Another $2 Billion Because...
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Facebook founders to appear on "Deal or No Deal"
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Facebook.com On the Auction Block
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: Students worth $2 billion?
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Is Facebook Worth $2 Billion?
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 Lowdown, Search Engine Watch Blog and Lloyd@work
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Windows Live adds macros for custom searches
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: MSN's Search Macros Puts Customized MSN Algo In Your Toolbar
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: MSN Live Search Adds "Search Macros"
Marc Gunther / CNN:
News Corp. (hearts) MySpace — The media giant recently bought MySpace, the popular networking site for youth — and it looks like a grand-slam. — NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - When News Corp. (Research) paid $580 million for MySpace, an Internet site for teens and young adults …
Discussion: JayWeintraub.com, Lost Remote TV Blog and Emergic
Jayweintraub / JayWeintraub.com: This Monday and Tuesday, I was at OMMA in Hollywood and did not get to post my links.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog: News Corp: MySpace is biggest opportunity
Rajesh Jain / Emergic: TECH TALK: THE MYSPACE STORY: THE POPULARITY
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.
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
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
Edward Castronova / Wired News:
Geekonomics — What if everything in life were free? You'd think we'd be happier. But game designers know better: We'd be bored. — Economics is loosely defined as choice under scarcity. After all, in the real world, there's only so much to go around.
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
Owen Linzmayer / Wired News:
Steve Jobs' Best Quotes Ever — One of the great things about Steve Jobs is what comes out of his mouth. — The CEO of Apple Computer is a master of hype, hyperbole and the catchy phrase. Even when he's trying to talk normally, brilliant verbiage comes tumbling out.
Discussion: MacInTouch and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Steve Jobs' greatest quotes