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3:10 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 …
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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.
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork  —  This is just too bizarre.  Tim O'Reilly is either the father of the term "Web 2.0," or he gets credit or blame for popularizing the term.  For better or worse, the phrase has caught on.  IT@Cork in fact is holding a conference about it the week after next.
Discussion: Valleywag
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)  —  You the next contestant on who wants have image melt down.  Rarely do you get to watch somebody build up an amazingly positive reputation only to watch it explode, live, on the Internet.  —  Tim O'Reilly is suing Tom Raftery over the term Web 2.0.
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Mike / CrunchNotes:
O'Reilly Associated with "Web 2.0″ Trademark Scandal
Discussion: TechCrunch
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" …
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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.
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Alan Meckler:
Jeff Pulver, Vonage And Some History
Discussion: The Jeff Pulver Blog
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: Geek News Central …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
MSFT announces first major Xbox 360 update  —  I just spoke with Aaron Greenberg, Group Marketing Manager for Xbox Live, about the first major update to the Xbox 360 since last November's launch.  The spring update is expected to be released to all Xbox Live users "in about a week" …
CNET News.com:
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 …
CNET News.com:
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
Microsoft:
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 …
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
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."
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Nokia CK-20W Multimedia Car Kit  —  What can this do?  More like what can't this do!  The CK-20W puts "communication, music, navigation and push-to-talk" into your hands—the same hands that should be on the steering wheel instead of diddling with this.  —  No matter.
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.
 
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Dell Googles  —  Apparently, Google has scored Dell …
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Discussion: Engadget and Joystiq
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Reuters:
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Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
hitwise.com:
Hitwise Data Shows Overall Visits to Video Search Sites Up 164%
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Discussion: Engadget
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Review: Sony Vaio VGN-UX50 handheld PC
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MSNBC:
Canon considers halting film cameras
Discussion: Engadget and Techdirt
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
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Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Yahoo, EBay Announce Web Partnership