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6:35 AM ET, June 12, 2006

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The joy on her face  —  I met Cali Lewis yesterday.  Don't know her?  I didn't either, but her story tells you a lot about why I am jumping into Podcasting and Videoblogging and Second Life with both feet.  —  She started her videoblog in December (she does the Geekbrief videoblog).
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Page Views 2.0  —  It's funny that I posted the PlentyOfFish.com post not long before the Scoble-leaving-Microsoft announcement predictably blanketed Techmeme.  Because reading Robert's latest post about his decision made me think about the fundamental reason why 'Web 2.0' is (dare I say it) in bubble phase right now.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Scoble shocks blogosphere, trumps World Cup  —  The major weekend news, at least according to Technorati's blog search, was A-list blogger Robert Scoble leaving Microsoft to join PodTech.net.  News of Scoble's change of venue outranked the World Cup on Technorati as the top ranked search term on Sunday …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The geeks on Saturday night  —  Tris Hussey, in the comments on Toby Bloomberg's blog, asks "what the heck where all these bloggers doing up at 11 p.m. on a Saturday?"  —  Tell me about it!  I was out to dinner with a bunch of video bloggers.  It was interesting to watch how the news started spreading.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Turns One Year Old  —  I started writing TechCrunch one year ago, on June 11, 2005.  Looking back, it's been the best year of my life, although there were also some incredibly difficult times as well.  I'm sure years from now I'll have more perspective on things.
Discussion: Weblogs Work and Micro Persuasion
Paul Vitello / New York Times:
A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears  —  In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a ring tone that many adults cannot hear.  —  In settings where cellphone use …
Discussion: Paul Boutin
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
PlayStation 2 outselling Xbox 360 in US  —  Like a good soccer match, the monthly sales battles between the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 2 have a lot of exciting back-and-forth.  So far, however, the PlayStation 2 has remained in control of the match, outselling the Xbox 360 in six of the seven months since the Xbox 360's debut.
Discussion: Kotaku
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Older Consumers Flex Their Muscle (and Money) Online  —  ANY child knows that good things happen when grandparents reach for their wallets.  Internet executives are starting to remember the feeling.  —  Older shoppers, who generally sat out the Internet's first big commercial push, are helping to feed the surging Web economy.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Lest We Regret Our Digital Bread Crumbs  —  EDWIN ANDRES PENA, the accused mastermind of an Internet phone hacking scheme who was arrested in Miami Wednesday, was already famous at UnitedBimmer.com, a forum for BMW enthusiasts.  —  "He was a great guy — very friendly and intelligent," …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Video start-up One True Media lands $5 million from Kleiner Perkins  —  One True Media is a new Silicon Valley start-up (Redwood City) that is offering video creation tools, and wants to be the next video-sharing company.  There are dozens of competitors, so this is a long shot.
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
eBay to test advertising auctions on other sites  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Online marketplace eBay Inc. is set to unveil a keyword advertising system for eBay sellers to promote auctions on other Web sites, borrowing from the strategies of Google and Yahoo.  —  Michael van Swaaij …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Coming Soon (Maybe): Even More TV Channels  —  LET'S take a poll, couch potatoes.  Raise your hand if you are excited about the possibilities of television multicasting.  —  We jest, of course.  Chances are that only people who work as lobbyists or media executives have a vague notion …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Mosh Pit as Innovation Model  —  "Professionals" in any field come in two flavors: Knowledge Sharers and Knowledge Hoarders.  The hoarders believe in the value of their "Intellectual Property"(IP).  The products of their mind must be carefully guarded lest anyone steal their precious ideas.
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Here .Coms the Bride  —  For Her Big Day She Found a Place To Plan, to Chat, To Drown in Ads  —  It was the moment I dreamed of my entire life.  From the top of the hill, the sun poked through the clouds, illuminating the glimmering Pacific Ocean and an island in the distance.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Vista Beta Available on Bittorent  —  The Windows Vista Beta 2 download weighs in at a whopping 3.2 GB (even the product guide is over 70 mb).  You can download the file or order a DVD.  Microsoft is strongly pushing the DVD option, noting that their servers are under severe strain …
 
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