Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Where was Google? — Thinking back on the last two days of Gnomedex and I am wondering "where was Google?" I don't remember meeting a Google employee (I just looked through my stack of more than a hundred business cards and didn't find one from Google). — But, yet, Google was the talk of the conference.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets and Randy Holloway Unfiltered
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Google all the rage at Gnomedex, but not present
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google a one trick pony? — BusinessWeek has an interesting article about Google "So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits". This follows the theme of my previous post "MacroMyopia and the Technology Hype Cycle". The article basically says there is way too much hype about anything Google announces …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT and Incremental Blogger
Aneil / PostBubble:
A fresh perspective on the Google saga — Google's really taking some heat for its wanton launch of products in all kinds of different Internet sectors. Commentary ranges from "I love Gmail" all the way to questioning if Google is a one trick pony. — I'm going to have to assume …
Discussion: Sadagopan's weblog …
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: Google : Hype & FanFare
Randall Stross / New York Times:
AOL Said, 'If You Leave Me I'll Do Something Crazy' — "YOU'RE going to listen to me." — This was the taunting command of an AOL customer service representative who sounded like a jailer twirling his keychain. The customer on the phone wanted to complete his business …
Discussion: Message, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Life On the Wicked Stage, IP Democracy, 21talks and A VC
Stowe Boyd / Message: AOL And The Open Web
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: It's not your father's customer service hell anymore
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: When Customers Bite Back Using the Web As Teeth
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Forget Authorities: Customer Service Complaints Aired on the Web
Fred / A VC: Easy Out = Easy In
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
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.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Gnomedex Notes: Day 2 — 10 a.m.: Web browsers are going to be one of the subjects here at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle today, with Blake Ross of Firefox slated to speak later this afternoon. It's an interesting moment in the market, with Opera 9's recent launch, and Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 on the way.
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: John Edwards Buzz from Gnomedex
Jessie Seyfer / Mercury News:
Seven bidders step up with wireless Net plan for valley — NETWORK TO COVER 1,500 SQUARE MILES FROM SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO THROUGH SANTA CRUZ — Seven bidders stepped up Friday with proposals for bringing affordable wireless Internet access to all 1,500 square miles of Silicon Valley — a costly, technically challenging task.
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: Digital Micro-Markets and Make Money Online …
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 financial success: Easy as 'two weeks and $700 bucks'?
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 …
Michelle Meyers / CNET News.com:
Some MacBooks have premature age spots — What began as a few isolated reports of mysterious stains appearing on the wrist rests of Apple Computer's MacBooks looks to be more widespread and the impetus for a growing Web community of displeased owners. — Reports of the discoloration …
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Eon8 - a Summary — Well, Eon8 came and went, and a whole bunch of people are probably feeling majorly burnt out. Eon8 (a mysterious site that developed a creeping sense of inevitable doom, thanks to some nifty tricks employed by the site creator) was simply an experiment …
Discussion: SunbeltBLOG and My blog index
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 …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Jabra announces iPod Bluetooth adapter — Since Apple's still showing no sign of caving into consumer demand and releasing a Bluetooth-equipped iPod (even a proprietary solution would be a good start — anything to get rid of that annoying white cord), more and more manufacturers are looking …
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Gizmodo
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: PA TECH — Here are a couple of quick Sunday tech stories …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Seagate's leaking hard drives for 10x the fun — The wild and wacky frontier of hard drive technology is always full of surprising new ways to keep those drive capacities growing, and this new patent for leaking nanotube-housed lubricant onto disc platters is no exception.
Helen Knight / New Scientist Invention blog:
Leaking hard drives
Leaking hard drives
Robin Harris / StorageMojo: Cool Hot Nanotubular Disk - 10x Areal Density Kicker
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: Scobleizer and IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Day of exit interviews — I'm no longer a Microsoft employee.
Dick / Burning Questions:
newTunes for iTunes (Podcast Category Changes) — Apple has launched a streamlined new categorization scheme for podcasts listed in the iTunes Music Store. Somebody wasn't paying attention to our "don't launch changes on a Friday before a holiday" policy, but we'll let it slide this time.
Anthony Ramirez / New York Times:
Library phone answerers survive the Internet — For years, a small band of researchers at the New York Public Library has been tackling questions from young and old, the clueless and the haughty, the vexed and the unvexed, reducing life's infinite jumble to an answer, more or less.
Discussion: 21talks and Alice Hill's Real Tech News