Scoop: Exclusive screenshots reveal: Digg v3 will cover all news — [Update: Digg, meet AOL's Digg killer.] — Digg already soared past Slashdot as the most influential tech-centered news portal. The "Digg effect" can bring down the servers of sites linked from the homepage and drive …
Discussion: The Browser, Bloggers Blog and Random Culture
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Digg to branch out beyond tech news
John Keehler / Random Culture: Digg V3 Sneak Peek
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL-Netscape Launches Massive Digg-Like Site — AOL-Netscape Launches Massive "Digg Killer" — On Thursday, AOL's Netscape property will no longer be just another portal - it's being converted into a Digg-killer. I was briefed on the new site by Jason Calacanis last week.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Digg v3 screenshots show aims beyond tech: will it work? — Valleywag got the scoop today that a next version of the hugely popular news site Digg will include many new categories outside of technology. Whether other communities of interest and expertise will follow and fill an expanded digg space seems to be the question.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Wall Street didn't believe Steve Ballmer (and what he can do about it) — You might have missed that Microsoft's stock has been in a freefall lately. — My friends have been asking me "why doesn't Wall Street believe Steve Ballmer?" — That's an easy one.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Scoble explains Why Wall Street didn't believe Steve Ballmer
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Not quite — Robert Scoble on why Ballmer isn't believed:
Steve Garfield / Steve Garfield's Off On A Tangent: Wait until Tuesday to talk about it
Tom Yager / InfoWorld:
Why Apple snubs its open source geeks — What obscure sort of person wants the freedom to compile the OS X kernel? I know this guy named Steve ... Apple extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online.
Discussion: Open Culture and Tech_Space
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: Apple vs. the Open Source Geeks
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Internet Neutrality - Tough Issue — If the telcos have their way, the Internet in the US COULD become as innovation-free as the phone networks and as content-challenged and inflexible as the cable networks. On the other hand, legislation to prevent these companies from doing …
Discussion: Techdirt and Perceptric Forum
Chris Gilbey / Perceptric Forum: Internet Neutrality
Patrick / Play Gadgets:
$2.32 Million of Black Nintendo DS Lite Gone Missing — Looks like the black Nintendo DS Lite is hotter than ever. A container (those large metal structures that carry cargo) full of black Nintendo DS Lite and DS games had gone missing in Hong Kong when it was making its way from China …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku, DS Fanboy and NintendoGossip
Jason Wishnov / DS Fanboy: Rumor: DS Lites go missing in Hong Kong
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola Canary (RAZR 2) hands-on! — That's right, suckas: we got our hands on a Canary (aka the RAZR 2), Motorola's still-unannounced follow-up to the RAZR. We only got to spend a few precious hours with the Canary, but we can confirm that this phone's glossy surface is indeed a magnet for fingerprints …
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Scoop
Paul Miller / Engadget: Engadget Mobile gets hands-on with Motorola Canary!
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
eBay Wiki Is a Smart Move — eBay Wiki, eBay's new wiki service for community members, went live yesterday. The site is powered by JotSpot, Joe Kraus' wiki startup. Users can create articles on any eBay-related topic - everything from the history of eBay to increasing the number of visits to your eBay auctions.
Discussion: Download Squad, B2Day, PostBubble, Guardian Unlimited and Enterprise Web 2.0
Jordan Running / Download Squad: eBay Wiki launches
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: eBay Gets Wiki With JotSpot
Aneil / PostBubble: Wikis for everybody
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Welcome to the eBay wiki (beta)
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0: Corporate wikis breaking out all over: MSDN Wiki
Microsoft Hardware Advances Digital Communications Experiences — First webcams from Microsoft make seeing, hearing and sharing a breeze. — REDMOND, Wash. — June 13, 2006 — Seeing your grandchild's first steps from miles away. Hearing your friend's laugh from across the country.
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide: Microsoft debuts Windows Live LifeCams
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Webcams built for blogging
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft launches branded webcams and there's a new SPOT watch
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: The booming Webcam biz
Download of the Day: FEBE and CLEO — Windows only: The Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) lets you backup all of your extensions, themes, bookmarks, preferences, and even cookies (you can pick and choose if you don't want to backup everything), while it's counterpart, CLEO …
Discussion: Download Squad and CyberNet Technology News
Jordan Running / Download Squad: FEBE and CLEO: Backup and pack your Firefox extensions into one .xpi
What users hate most about Web sites — Too many sites are low on usability and high on annoyance — Too many organizations unwittingly give their competitors a free kick by having Web sites that are low on usability and high on annoyance. — Users have a short fuse when they are browsing the Web …
Discussion: Techdirt, blackrimglasses.com and Labnotes
Black Rim Glasses / blackrimglasses.com: What users hate most about Web sites | …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Service lets people rip videos from YouTube, other sites — Two services run by two people in Australia are giving people new ways to access and use video content from sites like YouTube and Google Video, and copyright holders may well find themselves up in arms about it.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News, paidContent.org and Kevin Maney
Antoinette Martin / New York Times:
Pastoral Site of Historic Inventions Faces the End — HOLMDEL, N.J., June 7 — For 44 years, a six-story, two-million-square-foot structure nestled here in a 472-acre exquisitely pastoral setting was a habitat for technological ferment. — The vaunted Bell Labs, whose scientists invented …
Discussion: isen.blog and Frank Patrick's Focused …
30 organizations to jointly develop new advanced Internet search engine — About 30 organizations in Japan, including major electronics and communications companies and the University of Tokyo, will jointly develop technology for a new advanced search engine, industry sources said.
Discussion: Internet Stocks, Download Squad, Search Engine Watch Blog, Niall Kennedy's Weblog and SearchViews
Jordan Running / Download Squad: 30 Japanese orgs building new search engine
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Japan To Build Own Search Engine With 30 Japanese Companies & Government Help
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Japan Develops Search Engine: But Will It Be Adorable?
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Living a dual life - desktop and cloud — David Berlind nails it in is discussion of the inexorable move to the cloud. Discussing the recent connection between spreadsheet godfather Dan Bricklin's WikiCalc and SocialText, he perfectly describes the "dual modality" many of us are operating …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and Vacuum
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: Living in the Dual Mode
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
eBay-Skype-PayPal integration extravaganza — What do you do when you own the world's biggest auction site, VoIP network, and online payment service? Hook 'em all together, of course. Today there's a bunch of news floating around about Skype being integrated with both eBay and PayPal.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News, Skype Journal, VoIP Now and Alec Saunders .LOG
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: Incremental Approach to eBay/Skype Integration
Gautam.Chabbra / VoIP Now: eBay Announces Pilot Integration Of Skype
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG: Skype Comes of Age
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Music Gremlin Hands-On — It's not often that a product comes along that is both surprising and exciting. Every year, you'll see one or two things that will impress you with technical prowess or that have special cool factor which might get the blood going, but they so rarely come in the same small package.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News, Wall Street Journal, Anything But iPod, Ubergizmo and dailywireless.org
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: MusicGremlin's Wi-Fi Player
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Earth, Sketchup, and Second Life — If the hotel network here at Where 2.0 were faster and there were fewer people on it, I'd be downloading the new version of Google Earth, released for the first time simultaneously for Windows, Mac, and Linux! (Reportedly, the universal binary screams on the Macbook Pro.)
Discussion: dailywireless.org, 3pointD.com, Paolo Valdemarin Weblog and Clickable Culture
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PubSub Co-Founder Takes The Gloves Off, Digs Hole — PubSub co-founder Bob Wyman responded to rumors that PubSub is falling apart on his blog today. — He says the problems were not that the company lacked killer technology or great employees, but instead lays the blame squarely at the feet of ex-CEO and co-founder Salim Ismail.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Niall Kennedy's Weblog
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: PubSub has about three days to live
Jo Best / silicon.com:
What will your mobile look like in 2015? — Design students get their thinking caps on... What will your mobile look like in 2015? Like a necklace, some specs, or a ring? See the photos here. — Those are just some of the ideas dreamt up by 26 design students from London's Central St Martins College …
Discussion: Gadgetell and New Scientist Technology Blog
Adam Berger / Gadgetell: Mobile phones of the future
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
Flickr Cracks Down on Screenshots — Online worlds collide as Second Life fans and Flickr spar over how to handle screenshots on the popular photo-sharing site. — At stake is a little-known Flickr policy of flagging accounts that contain mostly non-photographic images and preventing images …
Discussion: Techdirt, Download Squad, Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Steve Newson DOT net and Eric Rice
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Flickr users upset over screenshot exclusion
Steve Newson / Steve Newson DOT net: SnagIt users not immune to Flickr crackdown
Eric Rice / Official Site: Flickr's NIPSA in Wired