Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
O'Reilly trademarks "Web 2.0″ and sets lawyers on IT@Cork! — IT@Cork is a not-for-profit networking organisation for IT professionals. IT@Cork organises regular information and networking events which are free for its members. — One of these events - the upcoming Web 2. half …
Discussion: The Post Money Value, CrunchNotes, Damien Mulley, Things That, Digital Micro-Markets and Ben Metcalfe Blog
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 architecture of participation belied by Web 2.0 tussle
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
Discussion: Valleywag and Damien Mulley
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Cablevision sued over planned DVR service — MAY. 25 12:29 A.M. ET Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a federal court to stop a video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month. — The companies sued Cablevision, the nation's sixth …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny, Gizmodo, LawGeek and eHomeUpgrade
Jason Schultz / LawGeek: Hollywood sues Cablevision over remote DVR service
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Cablevision Sued over Planned Network DVR Service
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
TV networks say "No!" to Remote Storage DVRs, file suit in US District Court — Concerns over copyright are being brought before a judge in a move that could once again subject innovation to the whims of the entertainment industry. At the center of the debate is Cablevision's "remote storage" …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Gizmodo and paidContent.org
David Berlind / Between the Lines: Movie studios: "Sorry folks. The network most definitely is NOT the computer."
Jeff Howe / Wired News:
The Rise of Crowdsourcing … 1. The Professional — Claudia Menashe needed pictures of sick people. A project director at the National Health Museum in Washington, DC, Menashe was putting together a series of interactive kiosks devoted to potential pandemics like the avian flu.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets, Open Source Culture, Smalltalk Tidbits … and SocialTwister.com
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Online trumps print debuts, or vice versa
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Source Culture: Crowdsourcing, Open Source, and Web 2.0
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Army of Davids Expands
House panel votes for Net neutrality — WASHINGTON—A bill that seeks to prevent broadband providers from offering an exclusive high-speed lane for video and other services has taken a step closer to becoming law. — By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Linux Journal, dailywireless.org and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doc Searls / Linux Journal: Localizing the Broadband Battle
MSN Spaces Now Largest Blogging Service Worldwide — comScore Media Metrix rankings show more than 100 million unique visitors connected with each other through Microsoft's MSN Spaces in April. — REDMOND, Wash. — May 24, 2006 — MSN® Spaces is the most widely used blogging service worldwide …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: MSN SPACES OFFICIALLY NUMBER ONE
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: MSN Spaces Has Beaten Blogger
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: More on the Spaces URL change
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: RIAA's next moves in Washington — It must be a good time to be at the helm of the Recording Industry Association of America. — The RIAA, the primary trade association for the American recording industry with a $27.7 million annual budget, is enjoying a string of recent political and legal victories.
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central …
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Yahoo, EBay Announce Web Partnership — Yahoo and eBay, two giants of Internet commerce, announced a "strategic alliance" today clearly aimed at rivals Google and Microsoft in the ongoing war for billions of dollars in market share on the Worldwide Web. — The companies, in a joint statement …
Jonathan Berr / TheStreet.com: Yahoo!, eBay in Search, Ad Pact
Erling Ellingsen / Medallia Blog:
SmackBook Pro … I usually keep two 20" screens side by side on my desk, so I can code on one and test on the other. I find I can work much faster if I can just make a change in Eclipse, and by the time I turn my head to the other screen, the tests have already run.
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and THE RAW FEED
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Vonage IPO: A New Way To Piss Off Your Customers — I don't mean to jump on the sick-horse-kicking bandwagon, but it appears Vonage has invented a new kind of leverage. The company reserved about 14% of its IPO shares for its customers. In other circumstances, this might be seen as a perk: Buy the service, get hot stock.
Discussion: The Ponderings of Woodrow, GigaOM, The Browser and Mark Evans
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow: Vonage Customers hurt by IPO allocation?...I'm going to need a very small violin
Om Malik / GigaOM: Vonage: Post IPO Analysis
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Vonage IPO disconnects users from wallets
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Vonage IPO - When the Crowd Is Always Wrong
Vonage IPO - When the Crowd Is Always Wrong
Discussion: Skype Journal and Jon Arnold's Blog
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: Vonage IPO Post Mortems: Reacton and Comments...
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog: Vonage IPO - On Second Thought....
Hitwise Data Shows Overall Visits to Video Search Sites Up 164% — New York, May 24, 2006 -According to Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, the market share of Internet visits to the 10 leading online video sites has increased by 164 percent in the past three months …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Watch Blog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Will Fox Buy YouTube?
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog: YouTube Dominant, Now an Acquisition Target?
Gert Stahl / G-Stahl.com:
MacBook's vent blocked — This is either the most self-explanatory observation or something Apple's production process has overlooked. In the first case I hope you forgive me:) — Just as many other MacBooks, mine got really hot and that got me a bit concerned.
Ryan Block / Engadget: MacBooks packin' heat due to covered up vent?
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SightSpeed 5.0 beta adds new video codec — SightSpeed released a beta download of its 5.0 version (it's confusingly labeled version 4.6) of its IP video and voice service last night, with a bunch of new features, listed below. The highlight of the beta is a new codec that improves video clarity and resolution.
Discussion: 21talks and VoIP Watch
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: SightSpeed now rings on mobile phones
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Dan Farber on the New SightSpeed
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
MPAA accused of hiring a hacker — The Motion Picture Association of America hired a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. — The lawsuit (click for PDF), filed in U.S. District Court …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: What do you mean you thought it was a good idea to draw up a contract?
Justin Mann / TechSpot: MPAA sued for using hacker to steal private files
Chris Nerney / Datamation IT News Blog: Spy vs. Torrentspy
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Review: Sony Vaio VGN-UX50 handheld PC — It's rare that a new product causes as much of a buzz as that surrounding Sony's take on the UMPC that was announced here in Tokyo on May 16. Looking at the VGN-UX50 handheld PC in the flesh, as we have been doing for the last week, makes it easy to understand at least a little of the hype.
Discussion: Engadget, Ubergizmo and jkOnTheRun
Ryan Block / Engadget: Vaio UX reviewed
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Digital World Tokyo reviews the Sony UX
Michael Astor / Associated Press:
Google to shut down Orkut communities — RIO DE JANEIRO — Google (GOOG) said Wednesday that it has agreed to shut down some communities on its popular Orkut social networking site because the Brazilian government says they advocate violence and human rights violations.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog