Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Kevin Rose cracks (or "how to know when you've won the debate") — Update: This story has been DUGG (but is not yet 'Scaped). — Update2: Looks like the story has been killed on DIGG—go figure. :-) — OK, it's on. :-) — On the latest DIGG Nation (minute 8), Digg co-funder Kevin Rose goes …
Discussion: Things That, Digital Micro-Markets, Valleywag, Kevin Burton's Feed Blog, CrunchNotes and digg
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Digg vs. Netscape, Kevin vs. Jason, Web 2.0 vs. commercial Internet
Mike / CrunchNotes: Netscape v. Digg
Kevin Rose / my blog:
Calacanis — I rarely blog, but I recently saw this post by Jason Calacanis so I thought I'd share my thoughts. — Jason, — Clever PR stunt, but man, in the end I believe it's going to do more damage for Netscape than good. Ya see users like Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit and Flickr …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, LOL: The Life of Leo, Guardian Unlimited, robhyndman.com, theory.isthereason, Scripting News, paradox1x and digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: The Users Will Decided Who Gets Their Content
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited: Netscape v Digg: Does Web 2.0 pay?
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: More on Paying Top Editors
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Digg's Kevin Rose responds to Jason Calacanis, but doesn't really respond.
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Should Community-Edited News Sites Pay Top Editors? — If there is one push-and-pull balancing act that defines news in the age of Web 2.0, it's the question of how much power to give the audience, the masses, the collective mind, and how much control remains centralized.
Discussion: InterMedia, paidContent.org and Lost Remote
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Calacanis doth Protest Too Much
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Paying users for creating content
Diane Mermigas / Hollywood Reporter:
MySpace a launch pad for next-gen media biz — First of two parts. — CHICAGO — What do you do for an encore after you sold Rupert Murdoch on the idea of buying an exploding online lounge called MySpace? — Fox Interactive Media president Ross Levinsohn knows what his next move is.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Hear 2.0, Web Publishing Blog and Lost Remote
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Unlocking MySpace's Value
Mark Ramsey / Hear 2.0: Where MySpace is headed, and what it means to you
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: MySpace's plans for the future
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Men at Work At MySpace
Men at Work At MySpace
Discussion: Like It Matters
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
NewAssignment.net — This is an answer — not the answer — to the frequently asked question in the shrinking news business these days: How will we support journalism and investigation? NewAssignment will not replace the work of professional news organizations.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram, InterMedia, Sunlight Foundation and Publishing 2.0
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: A really, really... nice idea
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: NewAssignment.net is like News 21, but Open Source
Paul Blumenthal / Sunlight Foundation: Blogs on Blogs v. Newspapers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Daylife Peeks From Behind the Curtains
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
TiVo Is Watching When You Don't Watch, and It Tattles — AS the advertising and television industries debate how to measure viewers of shows watched on digital video recorders, the pioneering maker of the recorders, TiVo, is getting into the argument. It is starting a research division …
Discussion: Techdirt, Clickety Clack and Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: TiVo to sell commercial viewing data
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google to offer advertisers click fraud stats — Responding to concerns about click fraud in the online-ad industry, Google will be revealing to advertisers the number of invalid clicks on their ads with changes it's set to make to its AdWords system late Tuesday.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity, Digital Micro-Markets, Techdirt, Search Engine Watch Blog, Inside AdWords and Slashdot
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity: Revealed: how Google manages click fraud
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Click fraud: Google 'estimating invalid clicks', transparency or PR?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: The Abridged Version: Independent Report On Google's Click Fraud Detection Practices
Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords: Estimating invalid clicks
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: How Google Manages Click Fraud
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Real-Time Traffic From Google Maps Mobile — Google Maps has rolled out a new mobile version offering real-time traffic information in 30 US cities. The service also offers directions designed for those who are walking, in addition to driving. — The mobile version is explained more here from Google.
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog, 21talks, PalmAddicts, Gizmodo, Google Watch, dailywireless.org, WebMetricsGuru and Daggle
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: Google, Microsoft and traffic jams
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: GET REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DATA ON YOUR CELL PHONE!
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: Google Phones in Live Traffic Data
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: Real-Time Traffic Via My MSN Direct Spot Watch
DID YOU KNOW? NINTENDO GAME OFFERINGS HEAT UP AS THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN — July 25, 2006 - The fourth quarter of 2006 will herald a new era for Nintendo with the launch of its remarkable new Wii™ home video game system. But that's not what this news item is about! How could that be, you ask?
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News, Kotaku, iBloggedThis and Joystiq
Blake Snow / Joystiq: Press release decoder says Wii to launch October 2
John Scalzo / Gaming Target: Nintendo's fourth quarter release calendar
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Software Stocks:
Microsoft's Current Situation: Like IBM in the 80s — Carl Howe (Blackfriars Communications) submits: A flurry of stories about Microsoft (MSFT) recently got me thinking today about computer history. First was the story yesterday in the Wall Street Journal about whether it's Time to Dump Your Desktop?
Discussion: Webtown and Jeffrey McManus
Tropicaljantie / Webtown: Where will Skype be in 5/10/20 years from now.
Tanya Klowden / Infinite Loop:
Skype releases 1.5 beta for Mac and "video preview" for the intrepid — As those of you with iSights are painfully aware, your video chat choices on the Mac have been severely limited. There's iChat and... well, pretty much just iChat. If you want to go all Jetsons on your PC-using friends …
Discussion: Skype for Mac, 21talks, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Skype Journal
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Skype 1.5 beta and video preview
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Skype for Mac 1.5 Beta released
OpenDarwin Shutting Down — OpenDarwin was originally created with the goal of providing a development environment for building and developing Mac OS X sources as well as developing a standalone Darwin OS derivative. OpenDarwin was meant to be a development community and a proving ground …
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Guardian Unlimited and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: OpenDarwin Shutting Down — "OpenDarwin was originally created …
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: OpenDarwin shutting down
Joshua Chaffin / MarketWatch:
Time Inc. to suspend print version of Teen People — Teen People, one of the first major magazines to be launched simultaneously in print and on the web, on Tuesday said that it would suspend its print operations. — The decision, which was taken by Time Inc., is another sign of the migration of readers …
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
FACT-CHECKING MY ASS — I'll take it as a compliment that I now warrant a proper Wall Street Journal takedown for crimes of...well, I'm not quite sure what the crimes are. But Lee Gomes has tried mightily to find flaws with the Long Tail theory and deserves a response of some sort.
Discussion: David Card, rexblog and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Facebook Launches Back-to-School Promotion to Give Away 10 Million Music Samplers from iTunes — PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 25, 2006—Facebook, the social directory that allows people to share information, announced today a back-to-school promotion to give away 10 million music samplers …
Discussion: TechCrunch, PostBubble, Infinite Loop and ilounge.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Facebook and iTunes to treat students like children
Larry Angell / ilounge.com: Facebook giving away 10 million iTunes music samplers
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Symantec continues Vista bug hunt — After poking around the Windows Vista networking stack, Symantec researchers have tried out privilege-escalation attacks on an early version of the Windows XP successor. — In a second report on Vista, Symantec takes on a security feature called User Account Control …
Dwight / TechBlog: Updated: Midweek linkfest
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Why I Love Apple — I just noticed something about Apple's Mail program that perfectly illustrates why people love Apple and its products. — Like most e-mail programs, Mail's main window is divided into columns: "From," "Subject" and "Date," etc. — While I was adjusting the width of the columns …
Discussion: Tech Digest, michael parekh on IT, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Joe Wilcox and Hawk Wings
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest: Little touches on applications that make them nice to use
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Leander Kahney and Apple sitting in a tree
Nintendo DS Browser Review — Josh goes over the Nintendo DS Opera Browser for his DS Lite in a 7 minute review. If you're interested in how this looks on a real-life system, reading sites like Slashdot, Digg, and Gizmodo—Which looks and runs perfectly fine, says Josh, except for the Youtube videos, because Flash isn't supported.
Discussion: Joshua Zimmerman and I4U News
Database guru to run Yahoo social search research — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. <YHOO.O>, said on Monday named a top academic database expert to head its research team studying links between computer and human-aided Web search. — Yahoo hired Raghu Ramakrishnan, 45 …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Search Engine Roundtable
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Yahoo Invests In Social Search Research