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7:55 PM ET, May 30, 2006

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Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Pew: Nearly 50 MM Americans Create Web Content  —  At home broadband users are more likely to create and post user-generated content on the Web, according to the "Home Broadband Adoption 2006," a report published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  —  Forty-eight million American adults …
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Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown:
Google's AdSense API: the Cash-Rewards-for-User-Contribution Trend
Discussion: Screenwerk
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social Networks are the New Media  —  No one can argue that MySpace has been the "it girl" for the past year.  And the fact that she belongs to Rupert Murdoch only seems to have heightened the envy, and gotten everyone's knickers in a twist.  As a result, it seems that nearly every media company …
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Nick / Rough Type:
The global karaoke machine
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Service Mark Controversy (Tim responding this time)  —  A lot of people have been waiting for a statement from me (Tim O'Reilly) about the Web 2.0 service mark.  I'm back, and here it is.  This is a long post, because the issues are complex, and I hope people will read to the end.
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Why Google makes everyone else nervous  —  Firm's ad-based software is changing the media landscape  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. first gained notice early in the decade, as a small and quirky start-up with a disarmingly simple Internet search engine and an idealistic slogan, ``Don't Be Evil.
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Tony Glover / thebusinessonline.com:
Threat to traditional broadcasters
Stan Beer / itwire.com.au:
Ultimate Vista and Office 2007 at an ultimate price  —  There's no word better than "ultimate" to convey the impression that you're getting nothing but the best.  However, when it comes to Microsoft's new software, whatever you end up getting is going to cost you heaps.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Download Squad
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Windows Vista Ultimate: $450 US?
Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Ballmer Heads to Wall Street to Counter Criticism  —  May 30 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp.'s Steve Ballmer is heading to Wall Street to meet with analysts and investors in an effort to blunt criticism that he's ignoring shareholders.  —  The chief executive officer …
Mark Peplow / Nature:
Simple sounds make for sound investments  —  Easily pronounced stocks do better on the market.  —  For those of you struggling to pick a winner in the complex world of stocks and shares, help is at hand.  A psychology study has found that, at least in the short-term, stocks with names …
Shane / Aeropause:
Game consoles and all their dimensions  —  Do you care to know the size of every current and next gen console out there?  I know I do!  Like how big is a 360 to a PS3?  This is important data and must not be overseen.  It looks like the PS3 is the winner by an over aged gamers nose hair …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
techspot.com:
Winamp Tweak Guide  —  Editor: Julio Franco H.  —  Nullsoft Winamp website  —  Find software prices.  —  When it comes to media players there is no doubting on the popularity of Winamp.  Its ease to use and extensive customisation via plug-ins have made it quite a legendary piece of software …
Discussion: Download Squad
New York Times:
Technology and Easy Credit Give Identity Thieves an Edge  —  PHOENIX — In a Scottsdale police station last December, a 23-year-old methamphetamine user showed officers a new way to steal identities.  —  His arrest had been unremarkable.  This metropolitan area, which includes Scottsdale and Phoenix …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Apple's Great Glass Elevator As Buggy As Willy Wonka's  —  Oops.  Last week, the fancy glass elevator at Apple's new NY retail store got stuck, and got stuck extravagantly.  The NYPD had to be called in to help evacuate the passengers, and two people got their hands blistered on the "hot lights in the shaft".
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google makes some missteps as it finds its way in corridors of power  —  WASHINGTON — Of the billions of searches conducted by Google, potentially its most important is playing out in offices above an Asian fusion restaurant: the quest for influence in the nation's capital.
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Old media to embrace internet upstarts  —  High-level media and advertising executives are to meet for a brainstorming session aimed at capitalising on the surging popularity of social networking websites.  —  McKinsey, the management consultancy, is understood to have asked senior executives …
Make Easy Money with Google and AdSense:
The new Google AdSense API  —  RateItAll.com just sent out a press release titled Online Social Network RateItAll.com Integrates Google AdSense via an API to Deliver Revenue Sharing to its Members.  This press release is interesting for three reasons:  — It's dated May 18 but was sent on May 30
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google's video replay  —  news analysis Google appears to be in fast-forward mode with its new video ads.  —  The search giant may have bumbled with the January beta launch of the Google Video hosting service.  But experts said the company will have better luck with a new computerized auction service …
Discussion: Beet.TV
marchex.com:
Marchex Acquires Assets of Open List; Open List to Complement and Accelerate Content Strategy for Marchex Web Sites  —  SEATTLE, WA - May 30, 2006 - Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX, MCHXP) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc. (www.openlist.com) …
 
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Discussion: TechCrunch and HorsePigCow
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Debating the Bugs of High-Tech Voting
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Intel goes boom or bust on summer collection
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
New Age judge blasts Apple
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Ferrari Dual-Core Notebooks
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Another real world example of why DRM is evil
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba Gigabeat V30T: a Portable Media Center with mobile TV
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
A Concept Misunderstood by Wall Street: "Voice" and "TV" as an Application
New York Times:
Cell Carriers Seek Growth by Catering to Hispanics
Gabor / Gabor's Blog:
What's Missing in Web 2.0?
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Project #2: Fixing AOL Search (or "we need to love our users a little more"
John JCal Callaham / firingsquad.com:
» Defcon Interview  —  After releasing two acclained indie games …
Discussion: Kotaku and GameSetWatch
Matt Biddulph / hackdiary:
Alas, Second Life! Web 2.0 in a virtual world
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Pay Bills With a Click?  More Americans Are Doing It and Banks Are Loving It
Discussion: IT Facts