Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
John Edwards courts tech crowd in Seattle — John Edwards, the former U.S. vice presidential candidate, sought common ground with bloggers and other hard-core techies in Seattle on Friday — conceding, among other things, that he's sometimes too polished for the unvarnished Internet age.
JD Lasica / New Media Musings: At Gnomedex — I'm at Gnomedex, the annual geek love fest up in Seattle.
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: John Edwards Buzz from Gnomedex
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Edwards, Politics, Gnomedex, Sausage Making
David Parmet / Marketing Begins At Home: Drinking the Kool Aid
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: One voice or many? — Dave Winer is a really smart guy …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I'm a Second Life Lawbreaker — Yes, the rumors are right, I've been banned from Linden Labs' Second Life. — Why? — Because I broke the rules. — I let my son use my Second Life account. I'm not allowed to do that. Only 18-year-olds are allowed to play in Second Life.
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft …, Mathew Ingram and Newsome.Org
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Gnomedex Notes: Day 2 — 10 a.m.: Web browsers are going to …
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Scoble breaks the law in Second Life
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
Confirmed: Scoble banned from Second Life for letting his 12 year old son play — EDIT: Robert confirms the rumor, and gives us some more background on the issue. — This just in: a little bird told me that Robert Scoble is getting a talking to from some Linden Labs folks who are here at Gnomedex …
Discussion: Web Strategy and VTOR
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Robert and Son Scoble Banned from Second Life
TD Goodliffe / VTOR: Rumor: Scoble suspended from Second Life?
So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits — Rivals get the jitters when Google's nonsearch products grab headlines. But a close look shows that so far, there's not a market leader among them — It's a role once filled by IBM (IBM ) and later by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT ). Today, tech's 800-pound gorilla is Google Inc. (GOOG ).
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, Sadagopan's weblog …, Incremental Blogger, Open Sources and Newsome.Org
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: Google : Hype & FanFare
Dave Rosenberg / Open Sources and Matt Asay: Bad product strategy gets you press (Google)
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google a one trick pony?
Google a one trick pony?
How Failure Breeds Success — Everyone fears failure. But breakthroughs depend on it. The best companies embrace their mistakes and learn from them — Ever heard of Choglit? How about OK Soda or Surge? Long after "New Coke" became nearly synonymous with innovation failure …
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Paris Approves Law Aimed at Making iTunes Compatible With Rival Devices — PARIS, June 30 — French legislators gave final approval on Friday to a copyright law that could force Apple Computer to make songs purchased from its market-leading iTunes Music Store compatible with music players of its rivals.
Discussion: A VC
Fred / A VC: The French Have Got It Right
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
Scoble, the Exit Interview — When Robert Scoble quit his job, the news about the man often referred to as "the face of Microsoft" spread through the blogosphere on a weekend, and it was the professional news organizations that were playing catchup. — Scoble is known, and admired …
Discussion: IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband and Scobleizer
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: Scoble banned from Second Life: company fears MySpace-type lawsuits
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Day of exit interviews — I'm no longer a Microsoft employee.
Blake Ross / Blake Ross on Firefox:
Gnomedex — I just led—or tried to lead—a discussion here at Gnomedex about spreading software through grassroots means. — During the discussion, Dave Winer stood up and asked caustically why I wasn't discussing Firefox's future and how it will help users. The answer is simple: I wasn't leading a Q&A about Firefox.
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft … and Spread Firefox
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Firefox's Blake Ross at Gnomedex
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Suit over poor Google ranking may go forward — SAN JOSE, Calif.—A federal judge in California hinted that a parenting Web site that's suing Google over a poor ranking in the search giant's massive index would be able to proceed with its lawsuit. — During a hearing here Friday …
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Apple's Got a Secret — EVERYONE knows about how much iPods cost. But how much does it cost Apple to make them? — Apple will not say, and that bothers Robert Renck, who runs the private research firm R. L. Renck & Company. Since January, Mr. Renck has been advising clients against owning Apple shares.
Discussion: Randy Holloway Unfiltered
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
Accidental Tech Entrepreneurs Turn Their Hobbies Into Livelihoods — InformationWeek interviewed five accidental entrepreneurs, including the founders of del.icio.us and Digg and the author of the blog Dooce, to find out how they freed themselves from the paycheck-to-paycheck grind.
Discussion: Make Money Online …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Mozes, the SMS marketing company, raises angel funding — Mozes, a Palo Alto start-up that lets you send it an SMS (text message) to get information about a person, a band or other product, has raised an angel round of $750,000. Media analyst Paul Kagan is among the investors.
Discussion: SMS Text News and MocoNews.net
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My talk this morning — I'm going to try to explain how I think about communication, technology, creativity and making money. There are a couple of very very simple ideas that are behind everything I do, RSS, blogging, OPML, outlining, podcasting, unconferences, everything.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Anaheim Is Now Unwired — Earthlink, the beleaguered ISP which is betting the farm on municipal wireless turned on its Muni WiFi network in the city of Anaheim. Earthlink calls its WiFi initiatives - Feather. The network went live on June 29 at a "wire cutting ceremony".
Google All Goes Live (Blog Post From July 1st, 2022) — Google today on Google.com unveiled Google All, a new website merging all of its products into a single search box. Previously, you had to click the different homepage links to go to services such as Google Maps, Google Person Info, Google Brain Scan, or Google Where's My Robot.
Doug Coulter / technocrat.net:
The Monster Arrives: Software Patent Lawsuits Against Open Source Developers — I've actually considered getting out of the software writing business because of this. It's probably impossible to write anything meaningful without falling afoul of some patent somewhere anymore.
Discussion: Dvorak Uncensored and Smalltalk Tidbits …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Shocker: Another Bogus Patent