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, 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: Scobleizer and Larry Borsato
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"
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 …
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, Digital Inspiration, AMCP Tech Blog, Lost Remote TV Blog, Gizmodo, MacInTouch and Larry Borsato
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple offers volume limit setting for iPods
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Apple iPod Firmware update: Parents can set their child's iPod volume
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: Kotaku, Joystiq, The Game Chair and Game|Life
James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq: Revolution to support external HDDs & other 3rd party storage devices
Chris Kohler / Game|Life: Iwata: $60 Games Suck
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: Engadget, J. LeRoy's Evolving Web, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Download Squad, Ubergizmo, PaulStamatiou.com and Gearlog
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?
Joel Santo Domingo / Gearlog: Mac Os X 10.5 Likely To Have Virtualization, Windows Support
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 …
Ross Miller / Joystiq: IGN reveals new Revolution tech specs
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations: Three Seattle Talks
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