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7:05 PM ET, May 21, 2006

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How to compete with FeedBurner  —  If I were going to launch a competitor to FeedBurner, here's how I'd do it.  —  First, I'd either do a deal with a registrar, become a registrar, or merge or partner with one.  It's absolutely essential that the user own the domain that their feed is hosted at …
Discussion: Geek News Central … and Voidstar
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedpass Does Absolutely Nothing  —  There has been a lot of debate about a new service called Feedpass over the last couple of days.  —  Feedpass, like Feedburner, will take any RSS feed URL and convert it into something more manageable.  For example, I created a TechCrunch feed at Feedpass …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
FeedPass makes RSS subscription and monetizing other peoples' content easy  —  People around the web have been talking about the RSS support service FeedPass, which as you can see in action here at a FeedPass page for my personal blog, or this NYTimes feed I've wrapped in AdSense and split …
Discussion: Mashable*
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Editorial: I'm not sure I understand what FeedPass is doing …
Discussion: Geek News Central …
Jessica Guynn / Contra Costa Times:
Call them equal opportunity bloggers  —  Word to the wired: Don't ask the founders of BlogHer where the women bloggers are.  —  You see, a hyperbolic debate is raging in the blogosphere: Why is this supposedly democratic medium recreating real-world inequality?
Discussion: Scobleizer and Worker Bees Blog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Enabling v. owning  —  Umair Haque is suffering a big strategic crush on Fox, In this post, he takes out after the first, early investment relationships from Denuo, the Publicis think tank.  I won't comment on that because I have loads of conflict of interest (friendships and working relationships with Denuo and its investments).
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
For Tiny Screens, Some Big Dreams  —  IN a nondescript office park, hard by a freeway and other markers of suburbia like Circuit City and Trader Joe's, a band of creative souls is working on another staple of the American experience: new forms of entertainment for people to fill the few remaining gaps in their media-oversaturated days.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
The Fight Against V1@gra (and Other Spam)  —  TO the antispam researchers at MessageLabs, an e-mail filtering company, each new wave of a recent stock-pumping spam seemed like a personal affront.  —  The spammers were trying to circumvent the world's junk-mail filters by embedding their messages …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
The age of privacy  —  Gen Y not shy sharing online — but worries about spying  —  Over the past 12 years, Melissa Gira has cultivated a daily audience of 4,000 strangers, whom she lets watch her most intimate moments on her Web site.  They have watched her wake up and recall her dreams …
Discussion: apophenia
mobiledia.com:
Samsung Invents Sliding-Clamshell Design  —  Samsung has combined two popular cell phone form factors into one design, inventing the sliding-clamshell.  —  Having advantages of both sliding and folding phones, the new form is built from a soft cover, allowing the body to slide lengthwise as well as become extended and folded.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches direct deposit, tax withholding and faster payment turnaround  —  Direct deposit is one of the most-requested features made by YPN publishers, and I am pleased to say that this feature is now a reality.  —  Publishers can now enter their bank account details to receive their payments via direct deposit.
Gregg Keizer / Yahoo! News:
Windows System Reqs.  1990-2006: More For Less  —  The publication Thursday of Windows Vista's minimum hardware specs is only the last in a long series of requirement postings by Microsoft.  To show some perspective, TechWeb compiled the Redmond, Wash. developer's stated reqs for each major Windows release since 1990's Windows 3.0.
net-security.org:
"Pay Per Click" fraud botnet discovered  —  PandaLabs has detected a network of computers infected with the bot Clickbot.A, which is being used to defraud 'pay per click' systems, registering clicks automatically and providing lucrative returns for the creators.
ZDNet:
UK law will criminalise IT pros, say experts … Security experts fear that the UK government is on track to outlaw the supply of network security tools, and even scripting languages such as Perl  —  IT and security professionals who make network monitoring tools publicly available …
random($foo):
Nintendo DS Lite Mania!  —  Recently with the impending US release, I finally got the Nintendo DS bug.  I don't know what tipped it over for me (probably SylphIRC), but it looks like there's some momentum at the office.  Ed, Kevin, and Eric are all getting NDSLs.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Lessons Learned from Trader Joe's  —  I was talking with a colleague today about the magic of Trader's.  Here's how they make billions:  —  1. they target a consumer that cares a great deal about what they buy at the supermarket.  As a result, their customers are more loyal …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Bill aims to school judges in patent law  —  A new proposal in Congress aims to expand the number of federal judges who specialize in complex patent litigation.  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a bill late on Thursday that would establish …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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Continuations and web apps
John Tokash / John Tokash's Blog:
Vista on an eo....  A few people asked me what steps I took.
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Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus:
Mass defacement puts Turkey on the map
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T-Qualizer Sound Activated Flashing T-Shirt
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
SmartTags make return on blogs?
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Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Lindens as Micropayments  —  Second Life has its own currency, Lindens.
Discussion: Things That
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality field in Congress gets crowded
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle:
Is the blogosphere ready for more aggressive monetization of blogs?