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11:30 PM ET, July 4, 2006

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DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's Unto.net:
On RSS and Atom  —  RSS is great.  No, I'll go further than that.  RSS, as a representation of an idea, is perhaps the single most influential cultural shift of the post-2001 technical and business community.  RSS is the embodiment of the notion of sharing and syndication.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Lead engineer at Amazon recommends Atom over RSS  —  DeWitt Clinton has a long, and thoughtful, post on RSS and Atom today.  If you're a geek/developer it's worth reading and thinking about.  Thanks to Niall for linking me to it.  —  It's interesting that the Atom side of the fence …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   DeWitt on Atom syndication 1.0
Chris Coker / QJ.NET - PSP Updates:
Another "Unconventional" Ad From Sony - UPDATED  —  The fourth of July is an special holiday instated that Americans might never forget the struggle for independence and freedom, as such it's somewhat ironic that this little beauty should come to our attention this morning.
Discussion: DigitalBattle and Opposable Thumbs
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
New Windows Genuine Advantage lawsuit  —  Another lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft over Windows Genuine Advantage, alleging that the anti-piracy tool is spyware.  (See earlier story about the first suit.)  Here's the new complaint, also filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle: PDF, 428 kb.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and Bink.nu
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Stephen Baker / Blogspotting:
The blogosphere is not "credible"  —  Steven Straight leaves a comment on Heather's post warning that the blogosphere is losing credibility.  (I left a comment on the post, but don't feel like waiting for it to be approved.)  My point: The blogosphere by itself has no credibility.
Daniel Jalkut / Red Sweater Blog:
Apple Phones Home, Too  —  Lately I've heard a lot on technical podcasts about the public outrage over "Microsoft Genuine Advantage" and the fact that it "phones home" every day.  —  Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.7 last week, and ever since I installed it, I've been noticing Apple's own modest home phoning behavior.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
If Google Didn't Exist...  * our mail account would still have 2MB or 4MB of storage and we would be happy about that.  —  * we would find a mail by manually reviewing each subject and sender.  —  * we would pay for software like Picasa, Keyhole (now Google Earth), Sketchup.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:   What the world would be like without Google
Irving Wladawsky-Berger:
Democratizing Innovation  —  I recently attended a lecture by Eric von Hippel on Democratizing Innovation.  Von Hippel is Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Head of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group.  The lecture was based on his book of the same title, which is also available as a free download.
Discussion: mobile jones
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
More Internet users mobile than wired in Japan  —  The number of Internet users in Japan accessing from cellphones exceeded those using it from personal computers in 2005, according to a government report published Tuesday.  —  At the end of the year there were 69.2 million people using …
Eric Caoili / 4 color rebellion:
New Super Mario Bros.  Challenge Mode  —  Thought you'd done all there was to do with New Super Mario Bros?  You rocked Bowser Jr's face off, collected all the Star Coins, and figured you were the cat's pajamas?  Think again, young whipper snappers.  Until you've played …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and DS Fanboy
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Metacafe Gets $15 million for Video-Sharing Site  —  Metacafe, the popular Israeli video site, has taken a hefty $15 million in funding from Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners - on top of an original investment from Benchmark of $5 million.  Metacafe, which launched in 2003 …
Discussion: SMS Text News
NEWS.com.au:
Computers 'glued' to protect data  —  SOME companies are taking drastic action - including supergluing computer connections - in a bid to stop data theft.  —  A rise in the level of corporate data theft has spurred some companies to take measures to stop rogue employees sneaking corporate data …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Get Your Art in Bob Ross Game  —  Bob Ross Interactive is holding a contest to get a gamer's art into the upcoming Bob Ross video game.  The contest starts on July 4 and will only accept work created using Bob Ross's patented wet-on-wet technique and Bob Ross "approved" materials.
Discussion: Go Nintendo
Aaron / The Blog Herald:
Defining Blog Networks  —  What is a blog network?  It's a question I hear asked often, especially since I'm involved with a network.  Blog Herald, too, is involved with a network.  —  Tyme has a good grip on what a network technically is: … Darren thinks there is a much more organic definition:
down the avenue:
Faces of Gnomedex  —  A few shots taken on-the-ground in Seattle.
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
 
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Valleywag:
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Gawker's Restructuring, Old New Media, and Bubble 2.0
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Stars & Stripes:
South Korea temporarily lifts decision to block VoIP services
Discussion: VoIP Lowdown and 21talks
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New chip, new case for next Pro Mac at WWDC
Discussion: Engadget and Infinite Loop