Steve Lohr / New York Times:
U.S. Says Microsoft Browser Is No Threat to Competition — The Justice Department, in a court filing, said yesterday that it found that the design of Microsoft's new Web browser did not pose a threat to competition in the lucrative new market for Internet search.
Discussion: Office Evolution and InsideMicrosoft
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution: Nick Carr on IE7, Google, and the DOJ
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPROVES IE7
Nick / Rough Type:
Feds clear Microsoft's browser — Despite Google's behind-the-scenes lobbying, the US Justice Department has formally okayed the design of the web-search feature built into the new version of Microsoft's still-dominant Internet Explorer browser, reports the New York Times this morning.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Feds add two years to Microsoft antitrust deal — update The Justice Department is seeking to extend the term of its landmark antitrust settlement with Microsoft by two years, blaming Microsoft's slowness in providing technical documentation to rivals. — In a statement released Friday …
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista search seems fair, regulators say — The U.S. government has given its thumbs-up to Microsoft's search box plans for Vista, shrugging off concerns raised recently by Google. — While criticizing Microsoft for its implementation of its existing antitrust accord …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Myth, Reality & Future of Web 2.0 — This week's hot meme has many of the thought leaders, investors and pundits doing a bit of hand wringing about the whole Web 2.0 thing. Some have called for a sanity check, and others called it a bubblet. — The discussion flared up when Josh Koppleman …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The 53,651 Debate — I wanted to add a comment to the discussion about whether 10,000 or 25,000 or 53,651 are a significant number of users for a web service. — It depends on how you look at it. Most bloggers would be very happy to have 10,000 readers, no matter how they got there.
Discussion: The Post Money Value and Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab
Kevin Kelly / New York Times:
Scan This Book! — In several dozen nondescript office buildings around the world, thousands of hourly workers bend over table-top scanners and haul dusty books into high-tech scanning booths. They are assembling the universal library page by page. — The dream is an old one: to have in one place all knowledge, past and present.
Discussion: Rough Type, TeleRead and robhyndman.com
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'Scan this book!': …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
My Commencement Speech at SIMS — Yesterday, I was asked to give the commencement address for the UC Berkeley School of Information (often known as SIMS, for its old name, the School of Information Management and Systems. — I was happy to see that the three masters projects selected for special awards …
Discussion: Rex Hammock's Weblog
Adam / BLADAM:
I've joined Google — A couple of months ago, I became a Googler. Since my boss—Matt Cutts—has already so kindly introduced me on his blog, I feel this is probably a good time to say a few words about my new job — The short version: I'm honored, humbled, a bit nervous, and yes, very happy.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE SNAGS ADAM LASNIK
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Better conversations — For months, a post by Tom Hespos and a related post has rolled around in my head. In my mind, having a someone doing engineering communication (reading blogs, participating in forums, answering questions at conferences or online) has helped Google to get good feedback …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
A browser just for Gmail — In a dual gesture of both kicking Mail.app to the curb and flexing the power of Xcode, Michael McCracken has built his own streamlined browser just for using Gmail. Quirky browser behaviors and avoiding the distractions that come from multiple browser windows …
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and Hawk Wings
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Back Up Your Blog — BackupMyBlog is a new service (in public beta) that will automatically back up blogs daily (I love the heavy use of green in the design). This is a much needed tool. Wordpress, which is what we use for all of the TechCrunch blogs, has this feature built in …
Discussion: Webby's World, The Blog Herald and rev2.org
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Blogging vs Traditional Media - This time its personal — A blog is media. Its a platform to communicate that can reach anyone within reach of an internet connection. Ive been writing this blog for more than 2 years and that time has allowed me to recognize the difference between a blog …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: The community around my mom
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Vocational vs. Avocational Media
J. Botter / the j. botter weblog: Mark Cuban and Blogging vs. Media
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Mark Cuban makes a great point
Josh Hallett / hyku | blog: Corporate Media vs. Personal Media
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Old dogs can learn new tricks
Ross / Random Bytes: Steamers.
Dean Jansen / Beyond Broadcast 2006:
High Order Bit: Second Life — Throughout the day, we have gotten fleeting glimpses of a replica of Beyond Broadcast — a virtual Ames Courtroom filled with virtual people. This replica conference is taking place in Second Life; a world where every character is controlled by a real person.
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com and 3pointD.com
Neville / NevilleHobson.com: The BBC's Second Life
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com: Swedish Social Network Headed to Second Life
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Dell's World Isn't What It Used to Be — Dell is sharply reducing prices on its computers. — The tactic is classic, straight out of the playbook that made the company the world's largest computer maker. As overall demand for personal computers slows, lower your prices.
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and The Blogging Journalist
Munir Umrani / The Blogging Journalist: Is Dell Finally Paying Attention to Bloggers?
Martyn Williams / Macworld:
Sony brings remote TV to Macs and mobiles — Sony Corp. plans to unveil new client software next week that will extend its LocationFree TV platform to Macintosh computers and a wider range of mobile devices. — LocationFree TV is a platform that streams a live video and audio signal from a base station to client devices.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Shane Stacks / Infinite Loop: Sony frees your TV to entertain your Mac