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: B2Day, GigaOM, The Browster Blog, Alec Saunders .LOG and Digital Backcountry
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: The Webtop Unfolds — The Webtop is gaining ground A new startup …
Scott Milener / The Browster Blog: MY TERM 'WEBTOP' RESURFACES
Ryan Stewart / Digital Backcountry: Flash Needs More Goowys and Gtalkrs
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Discussion: SiliconBeat, Scobleizer and Larry Borsato
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding
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"
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, TeleRead, AMCP Tech Blog, Lost Remote TV Blog, Digital Inspiration, Gizmodo and Larry Borsato
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple offers volume limit setting for iPods
David Rothman / TeleRead: Apple software update will reduce iPod ear threat. …
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Apple Provides Volume Limit for iPod
Steve Safran / Lost Remote TV Blog: Apple helping us understand 'volume' setting
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Apple iPod Firmware update: Parents can set their child's iPod volume
Apple's Move to Limit iPod Volume Acknowledges Product Flaw, Attorneys Contend — Apple Introduces Software to Cap Potentially Damaging Volume Levels on Some Products — SEATTLE, March 29 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys representing Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) iPod owners in a national class-action lawsuit …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Yahoo! Abomination. (YHOO) — Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang continues to spew excrement, echoing his shoulder-shrugging of earlier this month, which essentially amounts to saying: So sorry we assisted in human rights violations, but there's nothing we can do if we're going to bring the Internet to the Chinese people.
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Boing Boing
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: Google Finance (GOOG) revista, Yahoo! (YHOO) and corporate accountability
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Yahoo could stay in China and stop sending its users to jail
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, Micro Persuasion, 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 …
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
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, Tech Digest and Bleeding Edge
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
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: Kotaku and The Game Chair
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
BAPCo, eh? — A Ziff Davis blog is reporting that Apple has recently joined a technology consortium, if you will, that works together to produce benchmarking tools like the SYSmark 2004SE and MobileMark suites. The group is composed of big name companies like Intel, HP, Dell, AMD, NVidia, Transmeta, Microsoft, and ATi.
Discussion: J. LeRoy's Evolving Web, Engadget, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Download Squad, Ubergizmo and PaulStamatiou.com
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?
Google to Sell 5.3 Million Shares for S&P Index Funds (Update2) — March 29 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, plans to sell 5.3 million more shares to satisfy demand for the stock as the company joins the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
AllOfMP3 Launches allTunes — AllofMP3 has released a beta of its latest desktop music library and download tool allTunes. Although the name is an obvious play on iTunes, those farmiliar with AllOFMP3 will know that they are infamous for extremely cheap, high quality and quasi-legal music downloads …
Discussion: Ken McGuire Blog
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Three audiences, three different cultures — You might think that the trick to good speaking is speaking well. Being confident. Having interesting content. And all that. — Now that I've given a bunch of speeches (four in the past two days), I'm learning that the real skill a speaker needs is listening.
Discussion: Naked Conversations and All Things Distributed
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations: Three Seattle Talks
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Makes New Bid To Be Big Web Player — In the fall of 1994, before most people had even heard of the Internet, Time Inc. took a bold step: It put much of its premium print content online for free, launching Pathfinder, a Web-based trove of its magazines, including Time, People and Money.
Discussion: PaidContent.org, Blogspotting and Rex Hammock's Weblog
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Revolution's Horsepower — Studios give us the inside scoop on the clock rates for Broadway and Hollywood. How do the CPU and GPU stack up on paper? — March 29, 2006 - Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that his company is not interested in waging a technology war against Microsoft and Sony …
Amanda Chapel / Strumpette:
Edelman Gang Gets Rough with Strumpette — Okay, if I may, I need to preface some. I'm preparing an article about Former German Chancellor Schroeder for later today; that's if I can get to it. Apparently Uncle Gerhard wants his supervisors at the Kremlin to fund a public relations venture in Western Europe.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher and AccMan Pro
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: Going to war Strumpette in hand