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.
Discussion: rev2.org, AMCP Tech Blog, Blogging Stocks, Mike Davidson, Virtual Economics and Digital Inspiration
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Netscape: Web 1.0 Portal -> 2.0 Digg-Killer
Ben Mateus / AMCP Tech Blog: AOL launches Digg Killer
Tobias Buckell / Blogging Stocks: Netscape.com relaunched as web 2.0 media site
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: AOL and the dangers of democratising news
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL to Turn Netscape Site Into a Newspaper of Sorts — In attempt to revive an aging but still well-known Internet brand, AOL is turning its Netscape.com site into a collection of links to news articles, submitted by users and expanded upon by a staff of bloggers.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Blogging Stocks
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: AOL tries to revive Netscape by copying Digg
Sarah Gilbert / Blogging Stocks: AOL making Netscape in Digg's image
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: Open (finds, minds …, Laughing Squid, The Browser, Bloggers Blog and Random Culture
Antony Mayfield / Open (finds, minds, conversations): Digg Wars: new version of site goes up against AOL
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Digg to branch out beyond tech news
John Keehler / Random Culture: Digg V3 Sneak Peek
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
New Netscape.com focuses on news — Netscape is expected to relaunch its Web site on Thursday, transforming from a general purpose portal into a news site in which both readers and editors choose the content. — In its latest incarnation, Netscape is a hybrid news site combining elements …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and ResourceShelf
Netscape wears Digg's clothing - but underneath it's still a portal — Techcrunch has the scoop on the new Netscape portal beta, which bears a striking resemblance to Digg. Mike thinks it's a "digg killer" and in terms of pure numbers it may well be. Netscape gets a surprising 811 million …
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: AOL remakes Netscape in Digg's image
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Digg this: Calacanis relaunches iconic Netscape.com as a "social news" site — Remember when Netscape was synonymous with Web surfing? Other Internet names have moved to the fore now, and the iconic Web site has languished as an un-hip Web portal. But now it wants to make a comeback.
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Calacanis' New Gig - Social News
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Netscape.com Relaunched As a User-Driven News Aggregation Site …
Netscape.com Relaunched As a User-Driven News Aggregation Site …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Make Money Online …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Netscape Aims To Be Digg 2.0, Slashdot 3.0 With Community News Model
Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …: AOL Relaunch Netscape as Social Bookmarking Site
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Digg v3 screenshots show aims beyond tech: will it work?
The Rumors of our death are only slightly exaggerated. — Rumors have been flying lately about the demise of PubSub.com. While I've seen quite a bit of exaggeration in various forums, I can't deny that things are not going well for us. Our days are numbered.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Joseph Scott's Blog and Crazy Canuck Chronicles
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: PubSub has about three days to live
Joseph Scott / Joseph Scott's Blog: PubSub Problems — Looks like the rumors of PubSub.com's closing …
Spierzchala / Crazy Canuck Chronicles: PubSub: Death by Shareholder Stupidity
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: PubSub Co-Founder Takes The Gloves Off, Digs Hole
Sony Vending Machines Out Now — "Push C-4 for Wireless Headphones". It's not the typical vending machine repertoire, but via these high-tech "robotic stores", you will be able to purchase PSP software, Sony brand blank media, headphones, and other accessories.
Martin Davies / Guardian:
Gamers don't want any more grief — Players who abuse others in online games may soon be ostracised as virtual communities start to police their own environments — The gaming community calls them "griefers": people who like nothing better than to kill team-mates or obstruct the game's objectives.
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Joystiq: Griefing and self-governance in online games
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Money lost to cybercrime down—again — SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—While many headlines spell doom and gloom when it comes to computer-related misdeeds, the average losses at businesses due to cybercrime continue to drop, according to a new survey. — For the fourth straight year …
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Business Losses Due to Cybercrime Drop Again
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
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
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
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone: Scoble eschews PR
Steve Garfield / Steve Garfield's Off On A Tangent: Wait until Tuesday to talk about it
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Not quite — Robert Scoble on why Ballmer isn't believed:
Dazzla / notebookreview.com:
Guide for Choosing Boot Camp or Parallels to Run Windows on an Apple MacBook — Introduction — Turn the clock back to January 22nd 2006 and to a competition started by enthusiasts to have Windows XP and OS X coexisting on a Mac. Donations were taken and steadily the prize fund grew …
Launch of Conde Nast's Portfolio will help competitors — Media Life Magazine staff writer Samantha Melamed writes that despite the fears from other business glossies that Conde Nast Portfolio, a new business magazine that will debut next year, will take away advertising …
Discussion: Kevin Maney