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7:40 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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Second Life + Web 2.0 = Virtual World Mashups!  —  My two favorite things, together at last!  Using Second Life's HTTP Request functionality, you can now mash up your favorite web services with the virtual world.  In fact, there are already two projects doing just that.
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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Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
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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 …
Jonathan Ex / British Gaming Blog:
New Zelda: Twilight Princess Screenshots
Discussion: Kotaku
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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
Paz / Coolest Gadgets:
T-shirt that measures a patient's vital signs
Darren / Digital Photography School:
How to Hold a Digital Camera
Johnny Minkley / gamesindustry.biz:
Microsoft execs slam Sony Blu-Ray strategy
Shane / Aeropause:
Game consoles and all their dimensions
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Debating the Bugs of High-Tech Voting