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5:35 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 …
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
SixApart To Launch Comet, Renamed Vox, on June 1  —  San Francisco based SixApart, which owns the Typepad, MovableType and LiveJournal blogging platforms, will start letting users test their new Vox (formerly Comet) hosted blogging platform on Thursday, June 1.
Discussion: Make Money Online …
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 …
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 …
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.
David Cohn / Wired News:
Strap Up and Jump Like Mario  —  NEW YORK — Mario can jump four times his height, and soon so could you.  —  The Nintendo Amusement Park is a project by three New York University students who want to create a life-size obstacle course based on Super Mario Bros. that lets players strap …
iab.net:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES CLOSE TO $4 BILLION FOR Q1 2006  —  New York, NY (May 30, 2006) - The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising revenues reached a new record of $3.9 billion for the first quarter of 2006.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Screenwerk
Patrick Baltatzis / Business 2.0:
Searching for the Google of cell phones  —  Can startups like 4Info and Promptu challenge the Web search giants in the mobile market?  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - On the Web, Google may have search all wrapped up.  But search on cell phones is still a wide-open …
Discussion: MocoNews.net and Smart Mobs
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Vista revs up peer-to-peer engine  —  Whenever Windows Vista computers arrive, they will have their own special way of talking to one another.  —  Microsoft's new operating system, which won't arrive for consumers until early next year, has a new collaboration feature that allows laptops …
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
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
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
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Bill Gates kicks of the "D" conference  —  Updated 11:50 PM PST: Bill Gates held court at the D (all things Digital) conference at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad, Calif., touching on the usual topics (Vista, Office, Google, Xbox) during a Q&A with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Making the IPod More Sensitive  —  Apple Computer and Nike's new iPod-sneaker combination for monitoring exercise could be just the first of several activity-aware applications for the iPod — and maybe even a new gesture interface that uses movement to select songs or adjust the volume.
 
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ard Reg / The Register:
AOpen re-styles second-generation MiniPC
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
OurStory, SnapJot and Tabblo all want to tell your life-story
Discussion: Screenwerk
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
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Second Life + Web 2.0 = Virtual World Mashups!
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Library Stuff
Carlo / Techdirt:
My Phone Is Too Complicated, But I Love It
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Debating the Bugs of High-Tech Voting
Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Ballmer Heads to Wall Street to Counter Criticism
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Why Google makes everyone else nervous