Google Is A Tourist In D.C., Brin Finds — Dressed in blue jeans, silver mesh sneakers and a black T-shirt and jacket, Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin came to Washington yesterday to lobby members of Congress and found it was a little harder than he had hoped it would be to get meetings.
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Brin says Google compromised principles — WASHINGTON - Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: YOW. BRIN WAFFLES ON CHINA
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Google Spreadsheet and Google's Microsoft Obsession — Let me first eat some crow about arguing last year that Google and Microsoft were not going to go to war with each other because, except for the MSN crossover, they were in different businesses. They are in different businesses …
Inside Google Spreadsheets
Inside Google Spreadsheets
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor: GOOGLE MY SPREADSHEET — So, Google is doing a spreadsheet. On the Web.
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Microsoft Office Just Lost Me As A Customer
Tom Foremski / IMHO: Google spreadsheet moves it further away from search
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: Early reviews of Google Spreadsheet
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Spread thin, spread fast
Nick / Rough Type: Google's Office add-on
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Google Spreadsheets complements Excel?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: I don't think it's about features — Scoble on the Google Spreadsheet:
Richard Wray / Guardian: Google adds web-based spreadsheet to Microsoft woes
Google Picasa Web Albums Coming? — Picasa is Google's desktop photo management software - something like Yahoo's Flickr, except it's not on the web. However, online photo management is a big pie of "making the world's information accessible"... and consequently, a new product appeared linked …
Discussion: Googling Google, CyberNet Technology News, Mathew Ingram and duncanriley.com
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google's answer to Flickr?
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Next up — Google takes a run at Flickr
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google to add Albums to Picasa! And I Need to Vent — Google-love is getting out of hand. In fact, Google is getting out of hand. — After I wrote about the launch of Google Spreadsheets this morning, one commenter said "Its very nice and sleak. Will be very useful for keeping track of money etc" …
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Examining the reaction to Google Spreadsheets
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
AllofMp3.com Breaks Silence — AllofMp3.com. The very name conjures up either great respect or distain. Copyright holders continue to pressure the Russian government to obliterate this music service; while consumers enjoy high quality music at a cut rate price.
Discussion: Bleeding Edge
Warning over 'illegal' MP3 site
Warning over 'illegal' MP3 site
Discussion: Techdirt, Gizmodo, Geek News Central …, Ken McGuire, Neowin.net and MobHappy
Todd / Geek News Central Revealing Technical News …: Subjects of Britain told they are breaking law by using allofmp3.com
Ken McGuire / Creative Imagination: AllOfMP3.com Breaking The Law
Rob Wright / Neowin.net: Britons Warned Over Illegal MP3 Site
Russell Buckley / MobHappy: More Idiotic Promotion — Following yesterday's post …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
The programmer as journalist: a Q&A with Adrian Holovaty — Washingtonpost.com's Web tech guru answers questions about programming's role in news reporting and presentation. … OJR: I think one can safely assume that everyone in the news business understands how one "does journalism" through writing or photography.
Discussion: Terry Heaton's Weblog
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's Weblog: Tuesday: Must be the season of the geek
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft vs. Google: Who's greener? — As Google and Microsoft battle for the hearts and minds of Internet users, a new question has cropped up: Which one can better save planet Earth? — Being portals and search engines, the companies are likely among the worst energy users …
Tolles / Topix.net Weblog:
TOPIX.NET FOR SALE — On Saturday, Steve Rubell outed our Classified System, which we've been quietly baking on our local news pages for about a month. While we still think it's a bit premature to crow about this, given that a classified system is only as good as the ads it gets …
Discussion: Performancing.com and Somewhat Frank
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: TOPIX.NET ENTERS CLASSIFIED AD BUSINESS
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router — Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CyberNet Technology News, Boing Boing and 21talks
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: HOWTO turn a $60 Linksys router into a $600 super-router
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: DIY: Boosting the quality of service of your IP calls
Microsoft Names Jeff Bell Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business — Award-winning marketer brings unique mix of consumer experience and innovation to Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division. — REDMOND, Wash. — June 6, 2006 …
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Microsoft hires Chrysler exec
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life': Don't worry, we can scale — Last March, Cory Ondrejka, the chief technology officer at "Second Life" publisher Linden Lab, bet a symbolic quarter that his virtual world would within two years have more users than the wildly popular online game "World of Warcraft."
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Second Life: scalin' on up
Jo Singstad / forbrukerportalen.no:
The Consumer Council of Norway is on track to win case against iTunes — The Consumer Council of Norway won support for almost all its complaints regarding iTunes Music Store. This is a great victory for the digital rights of Norwegian consumers. — On 25th January, the Consumer Council lodged …
Joshua Schachter / joshua's blog:
Spreadsheets are remarkably flexible things. They are probably the single most common vector for "citizen programming" in the world at large, and they can easily do simple databaselike tasks, as well as their intended calculation roles. That said, I find it surprising that Excel looks so very much like its ancient ancestor, Visicalc.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Is Google Wasting Its Genius Cycles?
FCC Chairman: Too soon for net neutrality rules — CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said Monday that it would be premature for the agency to issue rules on the doctrine of Net neutrality, which would prevent discrimination in the delivery of services over the Web.
Discussion: Techdirt and unmediated
Peter Clarke / EE Times:
Analyst predicts Intel price war, profit warning — LONDON — Reading the runes on the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics numbers for April, Bruce Diesen, analyst at Handelsbanken Capital Markets, predicted a profits warning would soon be forthcoming from Intel Corp. where he said processor …
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Intel's CPU sales fall, along with prices
Nick Haywood / hexus.net:
Small and expandable... Kingston, those memory folk, have launched the K-PEX which, just to be clear, has nothing to do with Kevin Spacey films, k? K-PEX gets its name from the Kingston Portable Entertainment eXperience. — This new line of expandable media players let's you enjoy music …
Paul Miller / Engadget: Kingston announces K-PEX media player
French book publisher sues Google — A French publishing group is to sue Google for publishing book excerpts online without permission. — La Martiniere accuses the technology company of "counterfeiting and breach of intellectual property rights" by digitising about 100 of its titles.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, The Unofficial Google Weblog, ResourceShelf, MobileRead Networks and TeleRead
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: French Lawsuit Over Google Book Search
Alexander Turcic / MobileRead Networks: French publisher sues Google for e-book piracy