Macgyver / Forever Geek:
Digg Corrupted: Editor's Playground, not User-Driven Website — As a follow up to an earlier post (Digg Army: Right in Line), there have been some vibrations that I think not only our readers would find interesting, but also all Digg users. — To quickly summarize the earlier post …
David Johnston / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Digg.com Is Silently Moderating Legitimate Submissions
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: The Digg Backlash (or when the wisdom of crowds turns into the madness …
Alex Bosworth / Alex Bosworth's Weblog: Social Software - Do you own it?
Thatedeguy / SuperGeek: The Social Corruption of Digg.com
Michael Heilemann / Binary Bonsai: Digg Army — Forevergeek has an interesting observation …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Digg corrupted? Forever Geek makes the case
Suspicious Digging — Have a look at this blog post, which talks about Digg potentially being misused. I posted this partly because I was unable to digg that post. If you scroll down to the list of diggers here and here, you will notice that the order of the first 16 diggers is identical and that only 2 of the 24 vary in each.
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Growing Censorship Concerns at Digg
Macgyver / Forever Geek: Digg Army: Right in Line
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Rumor Alert: AOL to attempt MySpace assault — Ooh, here's some juicy, unsubstantiated buzz: According to Dave Winer, AOL (this blogger's employer) is planning a new service that will challenge MySpace "head on." The announcement will allegedly be made in two weeks.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: AOL To Launch "Myspace Killer"
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Dave Winer: AOL to take on MySpace.
Dave Winer: AOL to take on MySpace.
Discussion: Message, Barnako.com and Susan Mernit's Blog
Stowe Boyd / Message: Is it Head On or AIMSpace?
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com: Route of an AOL rumor
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: AOL goes after MySpace—launching soon
Staska / UMPC News:
Apple Origami UMPC? Looks likely — Is Apple working on it's own Origami UMPC device? Well, judging from patent applications filed by Apple in recent months, it seems so. — Does this picture look familiar: — It looks just like variation of Microsoft Touchpack software …
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage, jkOnTheRun, Ubergizmo and TeleRead
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Apple on-screen keyboard patent opens UMPC possibilities
David Rothman / TeleRead: Apple vs. Origami? Secret minitablet on the way?
Adam Lashinsky / CNN:
The boom is back — Net companies are on fire again. Here's the smart way to invest without getting burned — (FORTUNE Magazine) - Back when the Internet bubble was deflating disastrously, the fashionable view was that we'd never see its like again — and thank goodness.
Jason Dowdell / marketingshift.com:
Google Base Car Search Introduced In Natural Results — While doing some query checking this am I noticed my normally friendly Google results had been moved further down the page and in their place was a query refinement form for a car search. I figured this was to increase the amount …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Threadwatch.org and Search Engine Lowdown
Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
Updated: PortalPlayer dealt setback at Apple — SAN JOSE, Calif. — High-flying PortalPlayer Inc. late Wednesday (April 19) said that it has been dealt a major setback at Apple Computer Inc., which is apparently switching media processor chip vendors in its iPod lines.
Discussion: Engadget, The Consumer Electronics …, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Paul Kedrosky's … and iPod Gear
Marc Perton / Engadget: Apple snubbing PortalPlayer for next-gen iPods
Sergio Tjong-Alvares / The Consumer Electronics …: PortalPlayer Losing Its Mainstay iPod Business — Did Sigmatel Grab It?
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Apple, Portal Player parting ways
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's flagship MacBook Pro to arrive at NAB — Apple Computer at the National Association of Broadcasters conference next week will unveil its most poweful Intel notebook yet, a 17-inch MacBook Pro strung with a few bells and whistles, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, jkOnTheRun and Message
Widgets, BitTorrent, content blocking: Introducing Opera 9 Beta — Opera Software today announced the first public Beta of Opera 9. This version includes Widgets, small Web programs running in their own windows that are fun, easy-to-use and live on users' desktops.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer, Neowin.net and Irish Blogs
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: Opera 9 Beta released - includes widgets and BitTorrent
Daniel Fleshbourne / Neowin.net: Widgets, BitTorrent, content blocking - its Opera 9 beta
Microsoft Brings Programming to the Masses With Visual Studio Express — Company brings the power of code to growing community of hobbyist programmers who seek to integrate technology and software into their everyday lives. — REDMOND, Wash. — April 19, 2006 — At this weekend's Maker Faire …
Discussion: OpsanBlog, Microsoft News Tracker, InfoWorld, Dan Fernandez's Blog and Digital Inspiration
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: SQL Service 2005 SP1 Released
Paul Krill / InfoWorld: Microsoft, IBM seek to entice beginning developers
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Study: Use of Mobile Devices Is Growing — LOS ANGELES - Although most people still access the Internet on a computer, the use of mobile devices to check e-mail or browse the Web is growing, outpacing even laptops in some markets, according to a new study. — That's particularly the case …
The Cost of AJAX — · James Governor relays a question that sounds important but I think is actively dangerous: do AJAX apps present more of a server-side load? The question is dangerous because it's meaningless and unanswerable. Your typical Web page will, in the process of loading …
Discussion: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life and JD on EP
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Apple Reports Sharp Climb in Both Sales and Earnings — An Apple store in Manhattan. Sales of iPods fell after the holiday season, but remained generally strong. Analysts said demand for Macintosh computers might slow as consumers waited for new Intel-based machines.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley and Paul Kedrosky's …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
In corporate 'Spy Game,' work equals play — If you and your co-workers find yourselves in a high-stakes caper straight out of a James Bond movie, there's a pretty good chance you're playing "The Spy Game." — "The Spy Game" is the latest corporate team building exercise from the creators of …
Discussion: Clickable Culture
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The mesh wiki — create a workshop — I've written before about the debate over conferences versus "unconferences" — which Dave Winer and Jeff Jarvis and some others (including the whole FooCamp and BarCamp gang) feel is a better way of organizing things. As I've said before …
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Mark Evans
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: ICT Toronto Launches
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Philips device could force TV viewers to watch ads — An invention from Royal Philips Electronics prevents TV viewers from switching the channel during commercials or fast-forwarding past commercials when watching DVR content. — Viewers would be released from the freeze only after paying a fee to the broadcaster.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Digital Inspiration and Lost Remote TV Blog
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: No Skipping Ads: Forced to watch TV Commercials
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog: New device would force you to watch TV ads