Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Welcome to Google Checkout, that will be $3.14 — The first time I looked up the domain "GDrive.com" it appeared that someone other than Google had it registered. A trip down memory lane takes us to my very first article that describes how I determined GDrive.com is in fact owned by Google, despite what it looks like on the surface.
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Rumor Alert: Google expanding Purchases, Google Checkout?
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google Checkout - Answer to Yahoo Paypal?
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Google Registers GoogleCheckout.com: an Answer to Yahoo + eBay?
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Check Out: Google Bought a New Domain
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE PURCHASES ADDING "HIGH QUALITY" MERCHANTS — Another scoop from a quality tipster: Google sent out a notice to testers recently that they are holding a confidential beta of a system to make purchases from "high-quality merchants" using their Google Accounts.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Googling Google
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google holding closed beta
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
Why the Democratic Ethic of the World Wide Web May Be About to End — The World Wide Web is the most democratic mass medium there has ever been. Freedom of the press, as the saying goes, belongs only to those who own one. Radio and television are controlled by those rich enough to buy a broadcast license.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: NYT: End of the Democratic Web
Adam Livingstone / BBC:
BitTorrent: Shedding no tiers — Newsnight's ubergeek talks to BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen and finds him distinctly equivocal about fears of a two speed internet. — So there's me driving up to Homebase to get some new wine glasses for my posh media chums to come round and watch the World Cup.
Sara Ivry / New York Times:
Squabble Over Name Ruffles a Web Utopia — Web 2.0, a term that has come to represent the latest incarnation of the Internet, a place where Web sites are more dynamic and interactive, has a certain Internet utopianism at its heart. But that image took a hit last week when a dispute broke out over who was allowed to use the term.
Discussion: Rough Type and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Nick / Rough Type: The neck of Beck's guitar
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Company Asserts Trademark Rights to "Web 2.0" Name
STICKY: Undiluted Platinum - World's First PSP Modchip - Install Pic & Features List! — Just a few short days ago, we broke the news to the world of a World's First PSP Modchip called Undiluted Platinum. Of course there were skeptics out there, but we are now delighted to share …
Ryan Block / Engadget: A look-see at Undiluted Platinum, the PSP modchip
Tony Glover / thebusinessonline.com:
Threat to traditional broadcasters — GOOGLE is planning a new version of its search engine - designed for TV screens - that the company's co-founder and its chief executive believe will rival traditional broadcasting. — Chief executive Eric Schmidt told The Business …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and InsideGoogle
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE DEVELOPING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Online Memorials Bring Strangers and Friends Together in Community of Grief — Days after his wife's death from inflammatory breast cancer in 2004, Michael Bloomer set up a Web page memorial. An old co-worker from Florida signed Kim Bloomer's online guest book. So did a high school classmate in Michigan.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Online Memorials Ease Isolation
Just Give Me a Simple Phone — OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Nathan Bales represents a troubling trend for cellular phone carriers. The Kansas City-area countertop installer recently traded in a number of feature-laden phones for a stripped-down model. He said he didn't like using them to surf the internet …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and 21talks
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Convergence or Specialization? — The biggest supposed trend …
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: Cellphones, too sophisticated, can't use it
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
From a Small Stream, a Gusher of Movie Facts — THE closest that Col Needham gets to corporate life is the Dilbert calendar in his neat office — a converted bedroom in a quaint house in the ancient village of Stoke Gifford, a suburb of Bristol, the harbor city that is 90 minutes west of London by train.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Musings On Share Your OPML — Share Your OPML is already a good blog ranking system, and over time it has the chance to become the definitive ranking and recommendation system for blogs. And when I say that, I'm thinking the very long tail of blogs, not just the top 100 or even 1,000
Discussion: Scripting News, Bloggers Blog, The Blog Herald and Randy Holloway Unfiltered
Dave Winer / Scripting News: SYO: The chicken, egg & frying pan
Randy Kennedy / New York Times:
The Shorter, Faster, Cruder, Tinier TV Show — One morning earlier this spring, Dave Sirulnick and a group of fellow MTV executives gathered in a 29th-floor conference room overlooking Times Square to observe a time-honored television ritual, one they'd performed dozens of times.
Discussion: Reiter's Camera Phone Report, paidContent.org, MocoNews.net and David Card
Pin in the map — In the mapping simplicity stakes, there is a new player: Pin in the map, a Google Maps API-based web app announced with a press release by UK developers Eden Development. — Pin in the map is nothing less (or more) than one-click placemarking, to which you can add text …
Discussion: 3pointD.com and The Red Ferret Journal
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com: Pinning Down Wikimapia … It's a nice-idea, but it seems …
Danny Westneat / Seattle Times:
Microsoft's mystery insider — The voice on the line, which had been easy and confident with a staccato laugh, suddenly lowers with concern. — It's because I mention his first name. "Please don't put that in the paper, Danny," the voice says. "I don't know what would happen, but I'm not ready to risk being exposed."
Discussion: The Blogging Journalist and Mini-Microsoft
Munir Umrani / The Blogging Journalist: Mini, It's Ok To Shut Down Mini-Microsoft
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft: All Good Things... All good things come to an end.
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Joystiq poll: Will the PS3 price affect your console combo? — Remember back in January when we asked you about your preferred console combo plan? We were operating under two assumptions then: that Nintendo's strategy involved being the second console of choice; and that the PS3 and Xbox 360 would be evenly priced.