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2:05 AM ET, May 31, 2006

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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.
Darren / Digital Photography School:
How to Hold a Digital Camera  —  Get Free Weekly Digital Camera Tips via Email  —  One of the common problems that many new digital (and film) photographers have is 'camera shake' where images seem blurry - usually because the camera was not held still enough while the shutter was depressed.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Make Money Online …
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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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
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown:
Google's AdSense API: the Cash-Rewards-for-User-Contribution Trend
Discussion: Screenwerk
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
Harvard Business Review On 'Avatar-Based Marketing'  —  tagged Business Culture Gaming Groups Monsters On the Screen Mixed Reality Periodicals Place Second Life Technology The Media Virtual Reality  —  Harvard Business Review's Senior Editor Paul Hemp tipped me off to his latest article …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Second Life + Web 2.0 = Virtual World Mashups!
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Library Stuff
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 …
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
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?
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
FeedBlitz  —  Phil Hollows, founder and CEO of FeedBlitz LLC, announced today that I made an angel investment in his company and have become a board member.  Phil's done a great job with the company so far: almost half a million people use FeedBlitz to get email updates from their favorite blogs and websites.
Jaron Lanier / edge.org:
DIGITAL MAOISM:  —  The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism  —  An Edge Original Essay  —  In "Digital Maosim", an original essay written for Edge, computer scientist and digital visionary Jaron Lanier finds fault with what he terms the new online collectivism.
Discussion: Rough Type and mamamusings
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 Camera Release Date Announced: September 19th  —  Xbox 360 Camera Release Date Announced: September 19th  —  READ MORE: CAMERA, HOME ENTERTAINMENT, XBOX LIVE, XBOX LIVE VISION, XBOX 360  —  Lieutenant Commander Nelson let flow the mango-kiwi juice of information …
Discussion: Engadget, Joystiq and Ubergizmo
Sluggo / Dinosaur Gardens:
Conquer the Video Craze was issued in 1982, at the height of arcade games' popularity.  Over a background of ambient arcade noise, Curtis Hoard, "Atari Champion finalist", reads convoluted game tips in a slow nasal monotone.  —  I've not been able to find out much about Hoard …
Discussion: Joystiq
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: Kotaku and Joystiq
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers First Desktop Designed Exclusively for Mac Users  —  Ultimate desktop performance, comfort and design to meet Mac users' needs.  —  REDMOND, Wash. May 30, 2006 Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Wireless Laser Desktop for Mac, its first Mac-specific desktop complete …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Mark / mpolino.com:
Weekend with the Q1  —  The Q1 and the Slingbox arrived on Thursday, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend.  I had taken Friday off because we were going to the beach, so I had a really long weekend ahead.  I got most of my installs done Thursday night but I had a few left to do on the road.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and jkOnTheRun
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 …
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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Steve Silberman / Wired News:
Don't Try This at Home … The first startling thing Joy White saw …
Consortiuminfo.org:
The Free Standards Group: Squaring the Open Source/Open Standards Circle
Carlo / Techdirt:
My Phone Is Too Complicated, But I Love It
Discussion: Scobleizer
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: GcalSync  —  Freeware program GcalSync offers …
Paz / Coolest Gadgets:
T-shirt that measures a patient's vital signs
Johnny Minkley / gamesindustry.biz:
Microsoft execs slam Sony Blu-Ray strategy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Benchmark Invests in Pageflakes: Ajax Desktop War Heats Up
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Munjal / Recognizing Deven:
Episode 1: March 21 6am PST to March 28 6am
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Debating the Bugs of High-Tech Voting
techspot.com:
Winamp Tweak Guide
Discussion: Download Squad
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Intel goes boom or bust on summer collection
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google's video replay
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google makes some missteps as it finds its way in corridors of power
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Old media to embrace internet upstarts