Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHEN GIANTS TALK — The giant in the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an imposing figure, for size and bellowing voice. He also possesses many wondrous and magical items, which Jack covets—and some of which he takes. But what if Jack had grown, to the size of giant, and as loudly bellowed in response.
Discussion: Clickety Clack, A VC, IP Democracy, Search Engine Watch Blog and Microsoft News Tracker
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Microsoft, eBay, Yahoo! Gang Up on Google
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: eBay Wants To Team Up With Yahoo And/Or Microsoft To Compete Against Google?
eBay's Google guard: Yahoo or Microsoft? — eBay has had talks with both Yahoo and Microsoft to determine whether one of them might be a suitable ally against common threats from Google, The Wall Street Journal said Friday. — "After years of working closely with the search giant …
Rhys Blakely / Times of London:
eBay explores 'super union' to thwart Google
eBay explores 'super union' to thwart Google
Discussion: Jeffrey Young's Technicon, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Digital Inspiration, eBay Strategies, GigaOM and BetaNews
Jeffrey S. Young / Jeffrey Young's Technicon: EBay: Evolution or Hibernation
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Google rivals plan Enemy of My Enemy Conference
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies: eHoo/yBay - one step closer!
Om Malik / GigaOM: In McKinsey We Trust.. oh oh
The evolution of the NetFlix envelope — The key to Netflix's lean operations is its lightweight, versatile mailer. Here's how 7 years of tweaking paid off. — SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - When the DVD first came out, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings had a key insight:
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Native Speaker: — There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All — Dave Winer, in his NerdTV interview several months back, said that he viewed his software developer job as giving customers whatever they want. It wasn't his job to say "no" to customers, but rather to say …
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Scripting News and The Tao of Mac
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
CEO of Ask.com moves to Microsoft — Just in - Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask.com (acquired by InterActiveCorp last year) is moving to Microsoft to head up their MSN.com, search monetization, and new Live.com platform. Below is a copy of the email I received from Microsoft confirming the rumors that had been circulating around the Web.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, paidContent.org and LiveSide
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Ask.com Chief Steve Berkowitz Jumps Ship To Microsoft's MSN
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Microsoft names new head of MSN/Windows Live
My Virtual Life — A journey into a place in cyberspace where thousands of people have imaginary lives. Some even make a good living. Big advertisers are taking notice — As I step onto the polished wood floor of the peaceful Chinese country house, a fountain gurgles softly …
Discussion: Terra Nova, michael parekh on IT, Clickable Culture, we make money not art, ben barren, SharkJumping and VTOR
Ren Reynolds / Terra Nova: The Epistemology of Anshe — Second Life's Anshe is on fire when it comes to PR.
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture: BusinessWeek on 'Second Life'
Redbarren / ben barren: Live your 1st Life for Art : 2nd for Money
Sean Ryan / SharkJumping: Tringo in Business Week - ITV Deal as well
JohnnyRS / VTOR - Virtual TO Reality: Second life in the news
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Why Google is extending RSS — Jeff Jarvis picked up on my post the other day about GData, Google's new syndication protocol which is an extension of both RSS and Atom. Like most people, Jeff isn't sure what this means - and neither is Dave Winer. I'm in the same boat …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Read/WriteWeb, Google Code Blog, paradox1x and A Feed Is Born
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Google's syndication protocol
Kyle Marvin / Google Code Blog: Google Calendar data API: time to start coding!
Vincent / A Feed Is Born: Google and RSS: GData
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola's RAZR 2 / Canary pics! — Remember The Boy Genius, the dude who scored those CDMA Q shots way back in the year 2005? He's back, and hooked us up with some shots of Motorola's Canary, what we understand to be the true successor to the RAZR. Contrary to prior reports that this thing …
Discussion: iTech News Net and MobHappy
Carlo Longino / MobHappy: The RAZR's Successor, or, More Of The Same
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Apple's iTunes pricing to stay at 99 cents — Apple Computer's Steve Jobs has apparently won his long-running battle with the record industry over the pricing of songs in the iTunes Music Store. Jobs has long insisted that the store's 99-cents-per-song price point should stay in place …
Discussion: robhyndman.com, Good Morning Silicon Valley and Techdirt
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: More on the iTunes Pricing Negotiations
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Ha! Your Shaolin-style greed is no match for my Iron Claw Obstinacy
Andrew McLaughlin / eHomeUpgrade:
Seagate Readying a 750GB Perpendicular Barracuda Drive — Someone with a fast hand over at Dailytech noticed that Seagate accidentally released a PDF specification of their new 750GB Barracuda drives. These new drives will be available in both PATA and SATA based on the new perpendicular …
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Engadget, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
What the analysts missed - — I could write another glowing post about Google's dazzling results, but I've done that many times before. If you want to read about how rare and wonderful it is that a member of the S&P 500 can sustain an incredible growth rate while simultaneously increasing margins …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, ben barren, Search Engine Journal and InsideGoogle
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Revenues Up — Google's first quarter revenues are in …
Redbarren / ben barren: Martin Pike CHF Hastings + GOOGs $1.43B R+D
Wendy Boswell / Search Engine Journal: A Billion Dollars Lost In Unspent Google Ad Money
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE LOST A $BILLION IN UNSPENT ADS
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Google's Ad-Grabbing Pushes Profit Up 60%
Google's Ad-Grabbing Pushes Profit Up 60%
Jason Calacanis / Weblogs, Inc.:
Moving on up at WIN: Judith Meskill and Brad Hill take on new roles. — We've had a massive growth spurt in 2006 here at Weblogs, Inc. and as a result we're bumping people up. I'm thrilled to report two promotions today that will have a huge impact on both the growth of our business and our ability to produce quality blogs.
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Visual Timeline 1996-2006 — Building upon Philipp's idea, which is as simple as it is unique, I thought that since Google was dominating so much search engine oriented news recently that it's time to give a bit of attention to Yahoo. — Here is the visual screen capture timeline of Yahoo.com …
Discussion: SEOmoz, Google Blogoscoped and The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog
Chris Price / The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog: Cool Yahoo! Homepage Timeline
TSA: Computer glitch led to Atlanta airport scare — ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — A bomb scare that led authorities to evacuate security checkpoints at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday was the result of a "software malfunction," Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley said.
Discussion: Schneier on Security and Techdirt
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Hugo Ortega spends time with the Lenovo X41 — Tonight my intention is to review the Lenovo X41 Tablet PC. Having not been a great fan of "reviews" in the past I've often struggled to put my own thoughts into a review. My biggest dilemma with reading a review is deciphering whether I'm with the reviewer, or against.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Lenovo's X41 Tablet leaves Hugo wanting more
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
EFF's sender pay email debate ends in draw — Last night Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien debated the pros and cons of sender-pay email at a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation held at the Roxie Film Center in the Mission district. Actually Mitch was the moderator …
Discussion: down the avenue, ClickZ Internet Marketing … and Napsterization
Simon Burns / vnunet:
Microsoft to upgrade Xbox 360 CPU — New CPU technology can reduce temperature and lower cost — Microsoft will upgrade the CPU used in its Xbox 360 games console early next year, the CPU's manufacturer announced today. — The new CPU will be built using technology that can reduce heat …
Discussion: Gizmodo, InsideMicrosoft and Bink.nu
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: XBOX 360 GETTING UPGRADED CPUS
Might McNealy step down at Sun? — PRESSURE BUILDS FOR DEEP JOB CUTS — After years of struggling financially, Sun Microsystems is facing such fierce pressure that some investors and analysts are calling for large layoffs, fueling rumors that co-founder and Chief Executive Scott McNealy could step aside.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
More Crap From Dead Artist's Family Members — Artist's family asks Google to take down today's `painted' logo The Mercury News is reporting today on the news that deceased artist Joan Miro's family has asked Google to take down a version of their Google logo that yesterday incorporated parts of his art due to copyright.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG, Cameron's Brain, IP Democracy, Know It All and Like It Matters
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain: Are Joan Miro's family stupid?
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Miro's Family Objects to Google's Homage
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: Dispatch from Bizarro World: Surrealist Works Not Remixable
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Gonzales calls for mandatory Web labeling law — Story last modified Fri Apr 21 12:04:38 PDT 2006 — Web site operators posting sexually explicit information must place official government warning labels on their pages or risk being imprisoned for up to five years, the Bush administration proposed Thursday.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog, Good Morning Silicon Valley and Boing Boing
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Maybe you could outsource compliance and enforcement to the Chinese
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Bush administration wants mandatory website labeling
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Alltel Introduces "Limited" "Unlimited Free Calling" with "My Circle Plan" — By offering unlimited free calls to ten pre-selected numbers with their new "My Circle" plan, Alltel hopes to increase ARPU and offset off-net settlement charges resulting in overall improved profits off of their voice customers.
Discussion: The Wireless Report and Engadget Mobile
Michael Sciannamea / The Wireless Report: Alltel launches "My Circle" wireless calling plan
Paul Miller / Engadget Mobile: With "My Circle" everyone is welcome at Alltel
Your mail is here, come and get it!:
What do hippopotami have to do with Windows Live Mail? Lots. — Hello, everyone! My name is Ben Poon and I'm the Beta Program Manager for Windows Live Mail. I've waited a long time to introduce myself to all of you because I wanted to have something great to share on my first post here.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Windows Live Mail beta expands: African Safari Giveaway!
Apple argues for blogger records — SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple Computer faced tough questioning Thursday in its bid to gain access to electronic records of Mac enthusiast sites that published leaked details of an unreleased product. — Although a lower court ruled last year that Apple …
Discussion: MediaShift | PBS and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Mark Glaser / MediaShift | PBS: Should bloggers and online journalists be able to protect anonymous sources?
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
U.S. attorney general calls for 'reasonable' data retention — ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The failure of some Internet service providers to retain user logs for a "reasonable amount of time" is hampering investigations into gruesome online sex crimes, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Thursday …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News