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: Read/WriteWeb, Clickety Clack and Sean on Life
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog:
Google Spreadsheets: Very Basic, Pretty Interesting — Google Spreadsheets is, indeed live—but not yet, alas, open to all comers. Try to get in for the first time, and it'll let you get in a first-come-first-served queue; I did, and got in, and found that this service, which is a …
Discussion: rev2.org, Scobleizer, Google Blogoscoped, GOOG - Blogging Stocks and Mashable*
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Google Does It Again with Spreadsheets
Brian White / GOOG - Blogging Stocks: Google after the bell for 6-6-06: More challenges to Microsoft
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: Google Spreadsheets Goes Live
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: CyberNet Technology News, Googling Google, 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
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Google Spreadsheet and Google's Microsoft Obsession
Google Spreadsheet and Google's Microsoft Obsession
Richard Wray / Guardian: Google adds web-based spreadsheet to Microsoft woes
Jonathan Rochelle / Official Google Blog:
It's nice to share
It's nice to share
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor, buygoogle.com, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, TechCrunch and The Test Bed
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor: GOOGLE MY SPREADSHEET — So, Google is doing a spreadsheet. On the Web.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Spreadsheets Launches
Marc Delehanty / The Test Bed: Google Spreadsheet Adds Up
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
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
What Netflix Could Teach Hollywood — BETWEEN "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II," Francis Ford Coppola made a movie called "The Conversation." It stars Gene Hackman as a paranoid wiretapper in Watergate-era San Francisco, and the cast includes Robert Duvall, a young Harrison Ford …
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
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
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
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
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: Boing Boing, Gizmodo, CyberNet Technology News 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
Paul Korzeniowski / Yahoo! News:
Balloon Cell Towers Starting To Take Flight — Americans' appetite for cell phone service appears insatiable. But expanding cellular coverage with new cell towers can be a problem. The towers are big, expensive and often seen as a blight on the landscape.
Discussion: textually.org and 21talks
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: Wireless networks expand in the stratosphere