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5:20 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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Pete Lerma / ClickZ:
No Formulas for Podcast Sponsorships  —  › › › Agency Media Strategies  —  If ever there was a next big thing in online advertising, this is it.  We've recently helped one of my agency's clients, Travelocity get in on the podcast sponsorship movement …
 
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techtree.com:
Now Create Robots with Microsoft
Discussion: Download Squad
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
Discussion: Scobleizer
Paz / Coolest Gadgets:
T-shirt that measures a patient's vital signs
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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
techspot.com:
Winamp Tweak Guide
Discussion: Download Squad
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Why Google makes everyone else nervous
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Pew: Nearly 50 MM Americans Create Web Content