Google Maps API Official Blog:
Google Maps API Version 2 — Maps API Version 2 is officially launching! We're starting the beta-test of the new version that many of you have already been playing with these past few weeks. — Version 2 Features — Version 2 cleans up much of the API and improves performance …
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb.com: Placebase vs. Google
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Maps API to get opt-out advertising?
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Google Maps: API Update, Advertising Appears
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
GM slow to react to nasty ads — update General Motors did little in the way of damage control on Monday after a do-it-yourself ad campaign for a GM SUV was hijacked by critics of the company and thousands of negative ads flooded the Web. — As part of a partnership with the TV show …
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto: Chevy Careens Out Of Control (Or Do They?) …
Scot Hacker / scot hacker's foobar blog: Chevy Tahoe Mashups
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
Chevy Tahoe's First Mistake — ...was underestimating the power of the medium. — So, maybe they thought launching a contest to create a new ad was being hip and edgy. Perhaps they thought of this contest as being a way to be 'viral' online (they certainly have achieved that goal!).
Discussion: Chris' Insytes, B.L. Ochman's weblog, Conversion Rater and Adrants
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog: Won't It Be Funny When Chevy Tahoe Sends Cease & Desist Letters to Bloggers!
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: A Good Example of a Negative Feedback Opportunity
Marissa Mayer Interviewed — German Spiegel reprints an interview with Google's Marissa Mayer by Galore. Some key points: — There are many factors why Google is the most successful search engine in the world, but results relevance is the key. "Is the most relevant result for my search query really on top?"
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog and ben barren
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: THE LAST NAME TEST — Folks who have a blog blessed with lots …
Julia Chang / salesandmarketing.com:
The World According to Google — The little-start-up-that-could has transformed itself into the 800-pound gorilla of the Web, though it has had to deal with recent growing pains. But the Google sales and marketing team isn't ready to give up the top spot or its plans for making the globe a more Googley place to be
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Selling Google's Ads
Hollywood to sell movies online — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been available online to own. — The films can't be burned onto a disc for viewing on a DVD player.
Discussion: SearchViews, Digital Inspiration and Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: MovieLink: Download Hollywood Movies Online
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab: Hollywood 2.0 — Lots of buzz about movies shifting to on-demand distribution.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Download, Burn, Almost Play (That) DVD
Download, Burn, Almost Play (That) DVD
Discussion: Techdirt, Fast Company Now and Incremental Blogger
Kevin Ohannessian / Fast Company Now: Kong on Your Computer — It's about time. Hollywood studios …
Q&A: Bringing the Benefits of Virtualization Technology to the Mainstream — Microsoft delivers Linux support and makes Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available to customers at no charge as part of its ongoing effort to radically simplify IT management. — REDMOND, Wash., April 3 …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Microsoft News Tracker
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft …
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
Doc Searls: Business as Morality — In the middle of an email conversation with Doc Searls, I mentioned that I was having trouble with the whole "Web 2.0" concept. A laundry list of features or concepts doesn't encapsulate the real change for me: the real key to success is treating the person …
Discussion: Burningbird, HorsePigCow, think mojo, gapingvoid, Chris' Insytes, Publishing 2.0, Traffick, Epeus' epigone and achievable ends
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow: The economics of goody goody two shoes
Jeremy Ballenger / think mojo: Blogging ROI — This discussion is getting interesting.
Chris Heuer / Chris' Insytes: More on Web 2.0 Semantics
Richard / ctrl-ault-del:
New Job @ Metroblogging! — After an amazing two years of working on Technorati, I've decided to move on. Technorati has shone a bright light on just how powerful social media has become in the greater context of the web and our every day lives. And for my contribution I am extremely proud.
Discussion: Valleywag, Niall Kennedy's Weblog and Kevin Burton's Feed Blog
Tuan Nguyen / dailytech.com:
Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Issues … Users feel the pain of being early adopters, thankfully Apple gives hope — Apple has been doing quite well lately, especially when it comes to drumming up support for new products. It's MacBook Pro is no exception to the rule — but rightly so.
Discussion: Gearlog, Incremental Blogger, Engadget, TechBlog, The Daily Om and PalmAddicts
Cisco Cheng / Gearlog: MacBook Pro Revisions
Loren / Incremental Blogger: MacBook Pro issues
Marc Perton / Engadget: Apple quietly fixing MacBookPro bugs
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Newspapers see growing online audiences — CHICAGO — Newspapers' online audiences are growing rapidly, according to a new industry study, highlighting a key growth area that newspapers are seeking to exploit as print circulation continues to be challenged.
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro:
ROI, Scoble and HR- the proof? — Several years ago I presented the results of an HR metrics survey to the Institute of Human Resource Directors in London. The results and my analysis was received with pin-drop silence. I was followed by an HR professor who quietly and laser like ripped …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Inside the Cubicle
Jtreem / Inside the Cubicle: Blog...and they will come
RBuzz / ResearchBuzz:
Google's Got a New Related Links Feature — Thanks to Google Blogoscoped for this pointer to a new feature from Google: the ability to pull a related links list from Google into your pages along with pointers to relevant news, etc. Check it out: http://www.google.com/relatedlinks/ index.html.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration, Google Operating System and Google Blogoscoped
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Related Links
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
AOL Enhances Mobile Search, Announces Study Results — AOL has added several new features to its mobile search service, and has also released the findings of a recent mobile lifestyle survey. — AOL launched mobile search services in July 2005, offering web, local and shopping search services …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Search Engine Lowdown and Kevin 2.0
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: AOL Mobile User Survey
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Search Marketing and the Mobile Lifestyle
Kevin C. Tofel / Kevin 2.0: AOL says "You've got mobile browsing!"
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
OPINION://F2C: NETWORK NEUTRALITY SPEECH — I know I've written ad nauseam about Network Neutrality, and the fight against bogeymen that aren't even there. But a couple of people at the Freedom to Connect conference here wanted me to post my speech up online.
Discussion: GigaOM, B2Day and Nyquist Capital
Om Malik / GigaOM: No Politics For Network Neutrality
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: FCC's Copps Says We Must Protect Network Neutrality
Andrew Schmitt / Nyquist Capital: Net Neutrality Will 'Fossilize' the Internet
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
NYTimes Describes Next Steps in its Redesign — The NYTimes launched a redesign today that's very sharp and very bloglike, as Anil Dash writes. I spoke with the folks at the Times and they explained that they plan to launch more features later, most notably the My Times feature.
Discussion: Scripting News, Guardian Unlimited, Scobleizer and The Unofficial Microsoft …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: New York Times redesign
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger: Anil analyses New York Times redesign
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Memeorandum Does Baseball — Tracking Major League Baseball coverage this year will be a little bit easier than before - Gabe Rivera is launching a Memeorandum site called BallBug today. BallBug offers a news summary, updated every five minutes, spotlighting the most buzzed about baseball stories and blog posts on the web.
Discussion: Conversion Rater, Somewhat Frank and Ancora Imparo
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Gabe Rivera is a Genius
Web Directories - Interview with Greg Hartnett — I recently got to know Greg Hartnett from the web directory: Best of the Web... or BOTW for short. BOTW is the internet's oldest web directory. Greg has been in the search industry since the beginning. As a matter of fact …