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3:55 AM ET, July 5, 2006


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DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's
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.
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
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
What the world would be like without Google  —  Ionut has an interesting post about what the world would be like without Google.  I agree that the Internet would be quite a bit different than it is today.  I wonder what points will be added to this list ten years from now?
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
BSkyB May Offer Free Broadband to UK Customers  —  UK satellite broadcaster, BSkyB, will reveal the details of its long-term broadband internet strategy on July 18, said News Corp chairman, Rupert Murdoch, at a recent investors conference.  —  Many analysts expect the company …
Discussion: and broadband
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
Celia Lin /
Brisk sales of Apple MacBooks boost shipments for Asustek  —  Sales of Apple Computer's Intel Core Duo-based MacBook laptops have been stronger than expected, boosting monthly shipments of 13.3-inch MacBooks from Taiwan-based Asustek Computer to about 120,000 units in June …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Internet Knows What You'll Do Next  —  A FEW years back, a technology writer named John Battelle began talking about how the Internet had made it possible to predict the future.  When people went to the home page of Google or Yahoo and entered a few words into a search engine …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Google says bill could spark antitrust fight  —  Google warned on Tuesday it will not hesitate to file antitrust complaints in the United States if high-speed Internet providers abuse the market power they could receive from U.S. legislators.  —  The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee …
CNET   Perspective: What U.S. broadband problem?
Nicholas Deleon / Gizmodo:
Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh.  Your.  God.  —  Press Release (in Japanese) [Marantz Japan via]  —  Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh.  Your.  God.  —  READ MORE: BEDS, DECOR, GADGETS, MAGNETIC FLOATING BED, SCIENCE, DESIGN  —  Every so often, we like to take a look …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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.
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
The Register:
Rank outsider sues Google over zero score  —  Google has defended its right to rank web pages in any manner it likes in a groundbreaking court case over its search engine results.  —  The search giant is being sued in California by a parenting website which claims it lost most of its traffic when its ranking dropped to zero.
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.
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
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 and Bloggers Blog
Phill Ryu /
The Top Ten Most Beautiful OS X Apps  —  Top ten lists are a dime a dozen, but I haven't seen one floating around yet on the most beautiful OS X apps out there.  And as someone who's hitting MacUpdate daily as a small part of my job, always on the hunt for what's cool and new …
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Why Windows takes so long to shut down.
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