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.
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog: O'Reilly and the "Web 2.0" Trademark
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: Timely podcast recording with Tom "Don't touch my Web 2.0 conference" Raftery
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Crowdsourcing 'meme' debate
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Company Asserts Trademark Rights to "Web 2.0" Name
Nick / Rough Type:
The neck of Beck's guitar — Beautiful day today. Summer arrived in our neck of the woods right on schedule this year, unfolding her tent on Memorial Day weekend. After a month of rain, it felt good to be out in the heat under a blue sky, worshipping the old sun god.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Wired crowdsourcing: the birth (planned?) of a meme
John Markoff / New York Times:
Software to Look for Experts Among Your Friends — PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 — For anyone who has hesitated before making a purchase on a Web site, uncertain which brand is preferable, Tacit Software is preparing to introduce an online service that will make it simple to pick the brains …
Discussion: Off the Top, Bleeding Edge and Alec Saunders .LOG
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.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, mathewingram.com/work, A View from the Isle, IP Democracy and Policy Blog
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: The Democratic Web Has Always Been An Illusion
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: The Web — not democratic, but open
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: NYT: End of the Democratic Web
Art Brodsky / Policy Blog: The New York Times Back Net Neutrality (Again)
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Checkout - Answer to Yahoo Paypal? — Google Checkout - Answer to Yahoo Paypal? — On the same day that Yahoo & eBay announced their PayPal and Yahoo Search Marketing oriented partnership, Google registered the domain GoogleCheckout.com, according to ZDNet's Garett Rogers.
Discussion: The Browser and CyberNet Technology News
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Bloggers "discover" Google payment service
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.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Online Memorials Ease Isolation
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Big Web Site Gives Lift to a Littler One — A reader who trolls around on The New York Observer Web site for a while may spot something unusual: a green-and-white box of headlines with links to news and opinion articles, all crowded under the title "Huff Post."
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
All Good Things... All good things come to an end. Or to a long pause, or to a ride off into the sunset, or to at least a substantial hibernation (preferably on a holiday weekend, to make the least amount of noise). — I don't often talk or write to other people about what I do here.
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft … and The Unofficial Microsoft …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Mini-Microsoft retiring from blog?
Jason Clarke / The Unofficial Microsoft Weblog: Mini-Microsoft taking a break
Mike / CrunchNotes:
On Conflicts of Interest and TechCrunch — On a recent Gillmor Gang, at around minute 21:30, Jason Calacanis innocently says something like "I heard you could buy a review at TechCrunch". A discussion begins about conflicts of interest, at one point Jason says "just the appearance of impropriety is impropriety."
Discussion: The Jason Calacanis Weblog
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, Download Squad, Googling Google and Search Engine Lowdown
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Rumor Alert: Google expanding Purchases, Google Checkout?
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google holding closed beta
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
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com:
Quick Indications of Low Quality Search Spam — As more and more of the web becomes spam (as a total % of the web) engines are going to get more selective about what they let in their indexes and people are going to be more selective about what they are willing to link at.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Search Engine Journal
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Quick Indications of Low Quality Search Spam
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: SEO & Search Engine SPAM Identifiers
Mini apps - Bitty Browser and Wampad — I've come across two nifty apps recently that demonstrate a couple of neat things: 1) mobile web utility, and 2) integration with other web services. Both of those things are becoming increasingly important on the Web.
Discussion: Download Squad
Jordan Running / Download Squad: WAMPAD: A personalized home for your phone
Alan Rose / Joystiq:
Atari halts NWN1 support, in financial ruin — Just a few days after the announcement of the latest Neverwinter Nights premium module, Infinite Dungeons, Neverwinter Nights Vault is reporting that Atari has ceased support of the popular Dungeons & Dragons RPG.
Discussion: Kotaku and Blue's News
Blue / Blue's News: NWN Support Ending?
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Send a Smile utility for Office 2007 beta testers — Last week Microsoft released Office 2007 Beta 2 to the world, and had somewhere over 500,000 downloads in the first two days. The primary reason for releasing this test version of the software so early is to get as much feedback …
Discussion: Things That and InsideMicrosoft
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: OFFICE 2007 "SEND A SMILE" TOOL
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Jangl's new angle on phone calling — We weren't sure about Jangl when we first sat down with founder Michael Cerda last week. But after an hour of dissecting the company and its product, it seems Cerda might be onto something. — Jangl is a new phone service that, initially anyway …
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: Jangl, a phone number anonymizer service