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6:20 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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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
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.
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.
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 …
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".
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 …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
New Age judge blasts Apple  —  Californian appeals court Judge Conrad Rushing has put the public interest above private corporate interest in a verdict that deals a blow to Apple Computer.  That's the good news.  —  The bad news is that the New Age judge, in making the correct decision using …
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.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Ferrari Dual-Core Notebooks  —  Acer-Ferrari is upping the ante with its two latest laptops.  The Ferrari 5000 and 1000 are claimed to have the latest cutting-edge technology developed in the world of Formula One—so, it has car parts?  Sweet!  —  The 5000 is a 15.4-inch desktop replacement …
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Gabor / Gabor's Blog:
What's Missing in Web 2.0?  —  Web applications replacing the desktop?  Here are two problems we need to solve before that can happen.  —  I'm sitting in the New York Café in Budapest, Hungary.  It recently got redone after being in a sorry state since 1956, when it had a run-in with a Russian tank.
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) …
New York Times:
Cell Carriers Seek Growth by Catering to Hispanics  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 — Now that nearly three out of four people in this country have mobile phone service, cellphone companies are chasing new customers by marketing to ever more specific slices of the population.  But one group is getting extra attention: Hispanics.
 
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