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5:00 AM ET, May 26, 2006


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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 …
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Controversy about our "Web 2.0" service mark  —  Sara Winge, our VP of Corporate Communications, asked me to post this:  —  The blogosphere has been buzzing today about O'Reilly sending a cease-and-desist letter to IT@Cork, demanding (yes, that's the legal term) that they not use "Web 2.0" in the title of their conference.
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike / CrunchNotes:   O'Reilly Associated with "Web 2.0″ Trademark Scandal
Dell embraces Google  —  Google and Dell have agreed to a first in a series of deals to preinstall Web and desktop search software on the PC maker's computers, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday.  —  Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in Las Vegas, Schmidt discussed details …
Discussion: Rough Type and TechSpot
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google Reaches Agreement to Have Its Software Installed on New Dell Computers  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 — Google and Dell have reached an agreement to install Google software on millions of new Dell computers over the next few years, Google's chief executive said on Thursday.
Discussion: Googling Google
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Dell Googles  —  Apparently, Google has scored Dell as a big distributor of the information vendor's software and services.  Or so says several news sites this afternoon, including Wall Street Journal.  The Microsoft doomsayers claiming fierce Google competition will have yet another sign …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
My Thoughts on The Vonage IPO  —  Many will look at the first day performance of the VONAGE public offering as an indictment for VoIP overall.  That's not fair, nor is it accurate.  What has happened in my view is that the Emperor's new clothes scenario has run its coure, but now everyone can see.
Alan Meckler:
Jeff Pulver, Vonage And Some History
Discussion: The Jeff Pulver Blog
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" …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
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: Geek News Central …
Tanya Palta /
Nokia CK-20W Car Kit  —  Nokia has just showcased its first integrated handsfree product which delivers top notch communication, music, navigation and push-to-talk features in a vehicle.  The new Nokia Multimedia Car Kit CK-20W is able to achieve this near to impossible feat thanks …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Engadget Mobile
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 …
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Xbox Live Update Brings Major Enhancements  —  I just got off the phone with some Microsoft peeps.  They walked me through what features the Live update will include and said it will hit around next Friday.  Among other things, the update includes major music and DVD playback tweaks …
Nick Bradbury:
Pick a Format (Any Format)  —  I've been meaning to write this post for a verrryyyy long time, so long that it should be outdated by now (but, unfortunately, it's not).  Here's the deal: I keep running across sites that offer the same exact content as an RSS feed and an Atom feed.  —  What's the point of this?
Discussion: The RSS Blog
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 …
Ivan Berger / New York Times:
Listen Up, Navigation System.  I Know a Shortcut.  —  Navigation devices may suggest routes that do not match your tried-and-true paths.  But the Pioneer AVIC-Z1, an in-dash entertainment and navigation system, will learn and follow your favorite routes, storing the information on the hard drive that holds its map data.
Discussion: All Points Blog and
Stace / Unwired View:
iPod Sport coming from Apple soon?  —  Recently there seem to be a new category of cellphones emerging - Sport phones.  First there was Nokia 5500 Sport, then a week later Sony Ericsson 710 Walkman sport phone.  These mobile handsets have built in pedometer and specially programmed functions …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Nick / Rough Type:
Now, let's bury the myth  —  Now that we have (haven't we?) come to accept the death of the True Wikipedia - even if the True Wikipedia only ever existed in our fantasies - maybe we can move on to bury, once and for all, the great Wikipedia myth.  —  The myth begins with the idea of radical openness …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
I Like Companies That Say "We Suck"  —  I like companies and products that have the guts to say "we suck" or something close to it.  It's very un PR.  It says to me, "hey, we want a best of breed product and we're going to work our butts off to give it to you."
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Spinvox Makes Mobile Messaging Hyper Efficient  —  You've probably been there before; you're in a meeting, your cell phone is vibrating in your pocket, you can't interrupt the meeting by taking your phone out to see what the person on the other end wants but you're dying to know what the other party has to say...
Discussion: 21talks and TechCrunch
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