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
Kent / Newsome.Org: Digg in a Hole
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Debating Digg's methodology: editor- or user-driven?
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" — AOL may be preparing to launch a Myspace-type social network called "Head On" sometime in the next few weeks, says Dave Winer. — This went from rumor to "confirmed likely" in posts and comments by Jason Calacanis and Jordan Running (also here) (both now at AOL).
Discussion: B2Day and Rex Hammock's Weblog
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: AOL Will Take MySpace Head-On
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Dave Winer: AOL to take on MySpace.
Dave Winer: AOL to take on MySpace.
Discussion: Message, paidContent.org, 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: jkOnTheRun, Life On the Wicked Stage, AMCP Tech Blog, Ubergizmo and TeleRead
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Apple on-screen keyboard patent opens UMPC possibilities
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Apple Working on Origami Killer?
David Rothman / TeleRead: Apple vs. Origami? Secret minitablet on the way?
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0:
Why EarthLink needs Wi-Fi to work — With dial-up dying and broadband subscriptions stagnant, EarthLink must build its own networks to survive. — SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - The first-quarter earnings that EarthLink announced today illustrate its plight.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Clickety Clack
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: EarthLink's Wi-Fi Ventures Only Bright Spot
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Earthlink Needs Wifi To Work
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.
Discussion: Newsome.Org, GigaOM, Valleywag and Mark Evans
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, Skype Journal and Digital Inspiration
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: SQL Service 2005 SP1 Released
Paul Krill / InfoWorld: Microsoft, IBM seek to entice beginning developers
TVGuide.com Launches Blogging Community — Site Showcases 65 Professionally-Written Blogs — NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 20, 2006—TVGuide.com (www.tvguide.com) has launched one of the largest professional entertainment blog communities on the Internet, it was announced today …
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 …
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: James Governor's MonkChips, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, JD on EP and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Jgovernor / James Governor's MonkChips: Does AJAX Hammer App Servers?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: AJAX and server side cost
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 …