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12:30 AM ET, May 25, 2006

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Nick / Rough Type:
The death of Wikipedia  —  Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that "anyone can edit," was a nice experiment in the "democratization" of publishing, but it didn't quite work out.  Wikipedia is dead.  It died the way the pure products of idealism always do, slowly and quietly and largely in secret, through the corrosive process of compromise.
Colin Campbell / next-gen.biz:
Doubts Over Pre-owned PS3 Bombshell  —  A story claiming that Sony is preparing to stop the potential sale of pre-owned PlayStation 3 games is being met with some skepticism by industry insiders.  —  According to a UK news source, citing retail contacts, Sony is preparing to make it illegal for consumers to sell used PS3 games.
Discussion: TechSpot
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gamesradar.com:
[PS3] Sony makes moves to stamp out lucrative second-hand market
Discussion: Things That, Joystiq and Kotaku
Wall Street Journal:
Should the Net Be Neutral?  —  The "net neutrality" debate has reached a fever pitch as Congress mulls legislation that would allow Internet service providers to charge Web sites for preferred delivery of digital content.  —  Net neutrality advocates, including Internet giants like Google and Amazon.com …
PC World:
Ballmer: Vista Launch Could Slip Further  —  Consumer version of the OS is scheduled to launch in January 2007, but that could change.  —  The launch of the consumer version of Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, could be pushed back past the stated January launch date …
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Gary Krakow / MSNBC:
Windows Vista Beta 2: The key word is 'Beta'
Discussion: Gizmodo and M-Dollar
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Vonage shares slide on first day  —  update Vonage's Internet phone service wasn't the only thing selling at a discount on Wednesday.  So was its stock.  —  Shares of the new public company slid more than 14 percent from its initial offering price after the company's stock completed …
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Chris Morris / CNN:
Mario creator outlines Nintendo strategy  —  Creator of the game company's biggest franchises discusses Wii, PS3 and surprises yet to come.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Psst.  Want to know a Wii secret?  —  The man who created Mario …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Web inventor warns of 'dark' net  —  BBC News science and technology reporter in Edinburgh  —  The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.  —  Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels …
Chris Pirillo:
Windows Vista Feedback  —  I spent a few hours with Windows Vista last night, per Jim Allchin's request to send him feedback about what I discovered in terms of discrepancies and oversights.  I took that task seriously, and stayed up late to compile this far-from-comprehensive list.
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Catching up with SwapTree, Limbo and Trulia  —  Bite Communications hosted a get-together at a South of Market wine bar last night to introduce folks to several new companies (some are clients, some are not).  We came late and had to leave early, but we had a chance to meet the founders of SwapTree, Limbo 41414 and Trulia.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
PodSession: Startup Do's and Don'ts with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic  —  Last night Om and I sat down with Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of open-source blogging software WordPress and a recent founder of Automattic to record our latest PodSession.  Automattic is a software services company centered around …
Discussion: JG etc. and The Glass is Too Big
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL eyes broadband and advertising  —  AOL will launch a new search function this summer aimed at broadband users, as the company seeks to make more money off advertising amid slipping revenue from subscriber losses, the chief executive said Wednesday.  —  "When we launched AOL.com seven …
Discussion: ResourceShelf and paidContent.org
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Dell to Open Stores in 2 Malls as Experiment  —  Dell, which built its business selling PC's and other electronics directly to customers by phone and online, has decided to try something new: a storefront.  —  Dell said yesterday that it would open two mall stores this summer as a test …
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Mitsubishi PK10 PocketProjector - Worlds Smallest Projector Tried Out In A Mitsubishi Concept CT Car  —  Mitsubishi found the perfect place to display their new LED PK10 PocketProjector.  The company showcased their revolutionary pocket projector in a Mitsubishi Concept CT car and used …
Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
OneNote 2007 and Outlook: Best Buddies  —  How doth OneNote 2007 love Outlook?  —  Let me count the ways...  From the beginning of OneNote we've had a lot of requests to deepen our integration with Outlook.  In 2003 we had several connection points: you could email notes directly from OneNote …
Steve Ranger / CNET News.com:
A car that slows you down  —  Vehicles in London could soon be fitted with technology that would automatically slow them down if they break the speed limit.  —  Transport For London, or TFL, said it is investigating the technology and plans to run a trial next year in an attempt to cut road traffic deaths.
Discussion: Techdirt
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
SuperOyster to monetize your place in line  —  The O'Reilly Radar profiled a pre-release service today named SuperOyster.  It's to be federated out to commercial vendors with high demand and a line of prospective customers.  The vendors use it to manage their waiting lists and draw revenue …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and TechCrunch
Read/WriteWeb:
Top Ten Underserved Web 2.0 Markets  —  Recently I posted a meta-list of Web 2.0 lists.  My current favorite list is the eConsultant's Web 2.0 Directory.  It has "1007 Web 2.0 sites/services/links in 50+ categories".  Sacred Cow Dung's is another easily-scannable catagorized list.
Discussion: Changing Way
 
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Adaley / Virtual Earth, a developer blog:
Virtual Earth Map Control v3 - Great new features!
David / Signal vs. Noise:
How to shoot a bullet through your startup
JoeHewitt.com:
FIREBUG 0.4: COME AND GET IT  —  FireBug 0.4 is now available for download!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jobster To Acquire (two month old) Jobby
AppleInsider:
Second "Mac Pro" filing by Apple surfaces
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Susan / The 360:
Salesforce.com AppExchange Apps w/o CRM
Gabrielle Taylor / Hippyshopper:
Sunlinq Folding Solar Power Panel
Amey Stone / EBAY - Blogging Stocks:
A merger between eBay, Yahoo, Google or Microsoft? I don't buy it
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
Unpacking the Treo 700p
Will O'Brien / Engadget:
How-To: Build yourself a front projection home theater
Discussion: technology filter
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Associated Press partners with Technorati
Discussion: The Blog Herald and JG etc.
USA Today:
Apple, Nike exercise iPods to track workouts
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Microsoft Says New Windows Is on Schedule
Scott Matulis / irconnect.com:
United Online Announces New PrivatePhone Service
Discussion: GigaOM and VoIP Watch
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Imagining a day without Microsoft
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Morpheus makers file suit against eBay
 

 
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Dylan Donnelly / Sky News:
A Russian court sentences Russian-American RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to six and a half years in prison for spreading “false info” about the Russian army

 
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