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7:50 PM ET, June 25, 2006


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Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Waiting for the Dough on the Web  —  NOW and then, an executive whose brain I'm siphoning will turn the tables and pose a question.  And lately, I've been getting a few versions of this: "You talk to a lot of the traditional media companies.  Who do you think has got this Internet thing figured out?"
Carlfish / The Fishbowl:
WE COME TO BURY WINFS...  The first thing to strike me about the blog post announcing the end of WinFS as a Vista feature is how totally un-blog-like it is.  —  Every comment (bar one) got the point.  WinFS is dead.  Its carcass is being split between SQL Server and ADO.NET …
Palfrey / John Palfrey:
"How to Make Money" BloggerCon session  —  We didn't start from scratch this morning in talking about how to make money session at BloggerCon IV, and I think the un-conference group made a lot of progress in exploring the topic.  (Dave had duct tape over his mouth.)
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:   Yesterday sure was a fun day
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BloggerCon: Dave talks about exiting the blogosphere
Discussion: Corporate Engagement
Chris Pirillo:   Freedbacking  —  Just had my session on Users at Bloggercon.
Stuart / Popgadget:
Egokast video belt buckle  —  Oh, decisions, decisions.  What belt shall I wear tonight to set off my new outfit?  Hmm, the traditional leather?  The one with the clamp fastener or the metal buckle?  I guess I'll just settle on the one with the 3" video display where I can insert an SD card …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Egokast Video Belt Buckle  —  Bah.  Who needs a LED belt-buckle when you can go balls to the wall with a full color LCD belt buckle like this one from Egokast?  The idea behind this is pretty simple, it is a 3-inch screen mounted on a stainless steel case that can attach to any standard belt.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Production values debate breaks out during videologger session  —  I just listened to the video blogging session at BloggerCon.  —  In the discussion it was clear that there is a coming conflict between people who "do it for love" and those who are doing video to build an audience …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper  —  Newspapers are dying, but the news is thriving.  —  That high-pitched squealing you hear in the background is the sound of the American newspaper shrinking.  —  The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple to play integral role in Best Buy Mac sales  —  June 24, 2006 - Apple will staff Best Buy locations selling its computers with its own employees in a similar fashion as the company has done with its displays at many CompUSA stores.  —  The Apple-badged workers, or Apple Solutions Consultants …
Tom Espiner / CNET
Zombie builders send out phone texts  —  Hackers are trying to lure people to a malicious Web site using cell phone text messages, a security company has warned.  —  The blended attack uses social engineering techniques in its attempt to trick people to the site, security vendor Websense said in an advisory.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Look, New Name For  —  Tag metasearch engine (TechCrunch posts describing the service are here) is getting a name change and a redesign at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle later this week (Chris Pirillo founded the company and also runs the conference).
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Digg users spurred to register and contribute  —  My story yesterday, "Digg's 8 million "social freeloaders", in which I discuss the Social Web's very low user contribution ratio, has spurred passive Digg readers to become active Digg contributors!  —  Registered, active Digg user "kazzyD" …
Gina Bianchini / Ning | Blog:
Introducing the Ningbar  —  Good Morning!  Last night, while small children and dogs slept, the social web apps running on Ning got a little facelift and a ton of new features.  —  We've replace the Sidebar, formerly hogging the right hand column of every Ning app, with the new Ningbar …
Discussion: d2r: diego's weblog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sidekick 3 Sells for $4050 on eBay  —  Now some of us have been lucky enough to test out the Sidekick 3 - for instance, The Engadget Boys and Phone Scoop Gang - but even they could not have predicted the mad dash for the new Danger Hiptop, aka T-Mobile Sidekick 3.  —  One of these puppies just sold for a whopping $4050 on eBay.
Discussion: the j. botter weblog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Best Widget Ever - Gapingvoid  —  If you don't know Hugh Macleaod and his daily cartoons on Gapingvoid, you aren't in the cool crowd.  His art is clever, insightful and always timely.  It's often strange.  He also doesn't mind pissing people off every once in a while.
Trinity Rubicon:
The jig is up...  I'm going to be honest here: When I posted those Leopard screenshots on Blogger, I was never expecting quite the popularity it ended up acheiving.  For it to get on the front page of digg is one thing, but to have it get commented on 200 times is pretty surprising to me.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Apple's Leopard has its eye on Redmond  —  For the second time in as many years, Apple Computer is looking to outshine rival Micrsoft Corp. in the inevitable battle between the two companies' software operating systems.  —  There's still over a month to go before Apple will take the wraps off Leopard …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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