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10:45 AM ET, May 31, 2006

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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.
New York Times:
Vonage Moves to Reassure Nervous Investors  —  Vonage, tarred by a disastrous initial public offering last week, is scrambling to reassure investors.  The company, which provides Internet phone service, said yesterday that it would reimburse the bankers who handled the sale if any Vonage customers refused …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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.
Sean Michael Kerner / internetnews.com:
Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote  —  Mozilla has reached the latest development milestone for its next-generation Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" browser with a little anti-phishing help from Google.  —  Anti-phishing capability, which Mozilla has branded "Safe Browsing," …
Sarah Gilbert / Blogging Stocks:
Liveblogging Microsoft's Steve Ballmer at Strategic Decisions Conference  —  8:02 a.m. As I wrote yesterday, Strategic Decision #1: Steve Ballmer's decision to speak today, "directly to investors."  He'll be answering questions from the little guy and the question on everyone's lips: will he be defensive?
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: jkOnTheRun
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Loren / Incremental Blogger:
My weekend with a Samsung Q1
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Redmond Derby: Microsoft Meets NASCAR  —  Security experts have long compared the process of securing and safely using a Microsoft Windows PC to that of maintaining an automobile.  Most people depend so much upon their cars — and their computers — yet have such a poor grasp of how to keep …
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.
David H. Holtzman / Business Week:
The DVD War Against Consumers  —  Makers of new DVD players are going too far in copyright protection efforts, but buyers needn't take it lying down  —  Having grown tired of one war, we're on the eve of another, complete with alliances, secret codes, and laser beams.
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Next-generation Wi-Fi tech to deliver IPTV  —  Next-generation Wi-Fi could soon be used to deliver IPTV throughout the home.  —  Airgo Networks, which makes Wi-Fi chips, announced Tuesday that Caton Overseas and STMicroelectronics will use its latest generation of wireless technology …
Discussion: Engadget
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Marchex Buys Openlist  —  Search and contextual marketing provider Marchex has purchased the assets of Openlist for $13 million in cash and Marchex common stock.  As part of the deal, Openlist CTO Matthew Berk will join Marchex as a full-time employee.  I've been a fan of Openlist since its launch as Local-i a couple of years ago.
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
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 …
Zephoria / apophenia:
blog production/consumption musings  —  I'm not very good at reading blogs.  Let me clarify... i'm not particularly good at reading blogs that are good for me.  I check in on Brangelina is the new pink gossip daily, consume cute imagery until i'm overloaded, depress myself with what happens post secret …
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
Big in Japan released SocialMail  —  Big in Japan released SocialMail last week without much fanfare.  The latest powertool released by the Biggu team allows users to create email addresses that are accessible via RSS only.  Reading your email via RSS feeds is not unique, Google has allowed it for a while.
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 …
Wolfgang Gruener / tgdaily.com:
Hitachi to ship $2200 1080p LCD TV in November  —  High definition appears to be arriving for those of us not willing to spend $5000 or more for a TV that is capable of displaying the highest resolutions provided by HD DVD and Blu-ray media later this year.  Hitachi today said that it will be shipping …
Discussion: Engadget and HDBlog.net
 
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