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: Valleywag and Kevin Burton's Feed Blog
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: theory.isthereason and digg
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: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Paying users for creating content
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, PalmAddicts, GigaOM, Gizmodo 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!
Om Malik / GigaOM: Live Traffic Info, Mobile Killer App
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: Real-Time Traffic Via My MSN Direct Spot Watch
Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones
Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Pull over and download Google Maps with Traffic
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones
Marshall Sponder / Smart Mobs: Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones
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: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, michael parekh on IT and Joe Wilcox
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 and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: OpenDarwin shutting down
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
Really Big Show — How does a 37-foot-tall robotic elephant run amok? Very slowly, and with lots of help. The Sultan's Elephant, seen here in central London at a performance by the French street theater company Royal de Luxe, weighs 46 tons - five times heavier than an actual African elephant …
Discussion: SEO BlackHat, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Slashdot and digg
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat: Hogan's Not a Hero . . . Yet
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: MPAA Scare Tactics go to trial
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: CEO Shawn Hogan Takes on MPAA
Djrtitan / digg: Millionaire Takes Fight to MPAA
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 Mashable!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Facebook and iTunes to treat students like children
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook Giving Away Free iTunes Music
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Takes a New Tack: Being Cool — FOR weeks, an unusual Web site linked to the World Cup soccer tournament kept visitors guessing: Could this be real? — The site, FingerSkilz.tv, shows what appear to be close-up videos of a man's hand on a desk, using two fingers …
Discussion: TechBlog, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Web Strategy and Valleywag
Dwight / TechBlog: Oxymoron of the month: Cool HP!
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: HP wants to be more like Apple
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Mainstream Advertising Adopts Viral Video -Don't forget long term Relationships
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 …
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 …
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: Clickety Clack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Return of The Big Money VC — Seattle-based real estate information service, Zillow.com raised $25 million, nine months after it raised $26 million. Think about it this way - Zillow has raised $3 million (or about $57 million) for every month of its 19-month existence.
Discussion: John Cook's Venture Blog, PostBubble, ben barren, SiliconBeat and i-boy
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog: Zillow versus Jobster
Redbarren / ben barren: The Herman Miller Fund.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Zillow raises $25, joins ranks of bigger Web 2.0 companies
George Nimeh / i-boy: Zillow: $25M second round
Skype for Mac:
Video has arrived - If you're brave! — Finally Video has arrived on Skype for Mac! The video preview of Skype for Mac was released today. Download the video preview now. We know that you've been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... so we've decided to release video early as a preview version.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, TechCrunch, Skype Journal, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Skype upgrades Mac version - now with video
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Skype for Mac 1.5 Beta released
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Skype 1.5 beta and video preview