Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
AOL acquires Userplane to expand AIM network — A brief interruption of my holiday schedule to announce a great news: portfolio co Userplane has been acquired by AOL LLC a couple of weeks ago, and I just heard that the official press release is now up there.
Discussion: paidContent.org, VC Ratings and Texas Startup Blog
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings: AOL beats VCs to the punch with Userplane acquisition
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Jeff Clavier - The Web 2.0 VC!
AOL Acquires Userplane — Company's Industry-Leading Web-Based Chat & Instant Messaging Services Will Expand the AIM Network, Serve Social Networking Audiences and Emerging Online Communities — AOL LLC today announced that is has acquired Userplane (http://www.userplane.com) of Los Angeles …
Discussion: Download Squad, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Mashable! and 21talks
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Userplane CEO Michael Jones - Download Squad interview
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: AOL acquires Userplane
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: AOL Buys Userplane to Expand AIM
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Userplane purchased by AOL — Web messaging services company Userplane has been acquired by AOL, it was was announced this morning. Terms remain undisclosed. Founded in LA in 2001, Userplane uses Flash and Ajax to offer video, audio and text chat in the browser, in single or multiple chat rooms.
Discussion: Download Squad, SiliconBeat, AMCP Tech Blog and Message
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Userplane is now part of AOL
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Userplane, instant messaging company, snapped up by AOL
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: AOL Acquires Userplane, Messaging Service
Stowe Boyd / Message: AOL Acquires Userplane
Microsoft Invites the World to Create Its Own Xbox 360 Console Games for the First Time — More than 10 esteemed universities to add XNA Game Studio Express and Xbox 360 game development into their curricula starting this fall. — In the 30 years of video game development …
Paul Mooney / dotnetjunkies.com: LIVING, LINKING AND LEARNING
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft offers free XNA Game Studio Express for wannabe game developers
Brandon Paddock / Brandon Live!: Goodbye Homebrew, Hello... Homebrew?
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Create Your Own Xbox 360 Games
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Play your own Xbox game — Microsoft is trying to turn hard-core gamers into Xbox programmers. — The company plans to show off on Monday a new set of developer tools that will let college students, hobbyists and others create their own games for the Xbox 360 console, for a Windows PC or both.
Rafat / paidContent.org: Microsoft's Launches Tools For User-Gen Video Games; Rev Share For Creators
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Community gaming — XNA Game Studio Express, described …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Microsoft plans "community-powered arcade" with new XNA tools
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: Xbox - Another Microsoft Ecosystem Play
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Microsoft Has a Starter Kit for Aspiring Game Designers — During the last decade, the cost of recording and producing music and video has plummeted, giving amateur auteurs a chance at stardom. But at the same time, the expense involved in making video games has gone up …
Discussion: B2Day and Jeffrey McManus
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: The Long Tail of Videogames
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Xbox offers do-it-yourself games — ONE OF THE HOTTEST online trends is to get people to create and contribute their own material — things like reviews, photos and videos. — But will user-generated content work for video games? Microsoft plans to find out.
Discussion: Gamerscore Blog, Good Morning Silicon Valley and Lost Remote
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog: More on XNA Game Studio Express
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Finally, someone can develop a "GTA" with some real grit
David Johnson / Lost Remote: Microsoft unveils DIY game development
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Netvibes secures a $15 million investment — NetVibes, a Paris/London based company, will announce a $15 million round of financing on Monday. Index Venture (which is a prior investor) and Accel ventures lead the investment operation which certainly is one of the largest in European internet this year …
Discussion: B2Day, Blake Ross on Firefox, GigaOM, Pradeep Sethi and digg
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: NetVibes Is on Fire — Netvibes, one of the sites I picked …
Om Malik / GigaOM: Jeff Clavier's Big Day
Koregaonpark / digg: Netvibes secures a $15million investment
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
NetVibes, the slick "homepage" company, raises $15 million — NetVibes, the Paris based company that lets you personalize your home page with cool little modules that you can drag across the screen, has raised $15 million in more financing. — If you go there and play …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Verizon Is Rewiring New York, Block by Block, in a Race for Survival — It's 9 in the morning, and a team from Verizon has been stringing fiber optic cable along a residential side street in the Bronx for three hours. In a basket about 20 feet in the air, James DeMattia guides the cable …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog, TechEffect, Mark Evans, CNNMoney.com and broadbandreports.com
Brian Ward / TechEffect: Verizon: Upgrading to maintain
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Are big cities doomed in the broadband age?
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE'S NEW VIDEO TAB - WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? — Just off the phone with an AP reporter (Jessica Mintz, sharp reporter from the Journal who moved over) who was grokking the fact that Google has added Video to its hallowed first tier of search options on the home page, and relegated Froogle to a pop up window off the "more" link.
Discussion: The Internet is People, Blogging Stocks, paidContent.org and Online News Squared
Ben Werdmuller / The Internet is People: Youtube: the Napster of video or the shape of things to come?
Tom Taulli / Blogging Stocks: Google Put a "Hit" on YouTube?
Staci / paidContent.org: Google's Approach To (Some) Content Matures; Google Video Gets Home-Page Boost
Sara Ivry / New York Times:
Segway Plans 2 New Models of Transporter — The Segway Human Transporter was introduced in late 2001 after a flood of anticipation, a barrelful of venture capital and a promise from its inventor, Dean Kamen, to revolutionize the way cities worked. Since then, the two-wheeled vehicle …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Segway launches two new models: the i2 and x2
Segway launches two new models: the i2 and x2
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Segway rolls out more overpriced scooters
Method ~ of:
enter windows live writer — it's official! — for the past few weeks i've been able to use a new tool just released, called windows live writer. at it's core, writer is a blogging client (i'm sure there will be other uses for it in the future, but for now, this is what i use it for).
Discussion: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, MSTechToday and Mark Evans
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Windows Live Writer, Write On!
Windows Live Writer, Write On!
Discussion: OakLeaf Systems, Digital Inspiration, J. LeRoy's Evolving Web, Zoli's Blog, Supr.c.ilio.us, PaulStamatiou.com, Guardian Unlimited, B2Day, Paul Kedrosky's …, Lifehacker, Teching It Easy, AccMan Pro, Buzzworthy, Chris Pirillo, The Blog Herald, SeekingAlpha Software Stocks, CNNMoney.com, The Post Money Value, GottaBeMobile.com, Incremental Blogger, Mathew Ingram and LiveSide
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Microsoft WYSIWYG Blog Editor: How do I Delete Temporary Post Used …
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Windows Live Writer - Yawn...
Ryanking / Supr.c.ilio.us: Windows Live Writer Test Post
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Review: Windows Live Writer Beta
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Microsoft releases Live Writer for bloggers
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Windows Live Blogger, Er, Writer
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: WINDOWS LIVE WRITER LOOKS A WINNER
Brian Chin / Buzzworthy: A Live blogging tool
Matt / The Blog Herald: Windows Live Writer
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Software Stocks: Microsoft's New Windows Live Writer is a Waste of Time
Oliver Ryan / CNNMoney.com: Microsoft woos bloggers with new software
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: Windows Live Writer - What he said
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Windows Live Writer: New Blogging Tool From Microsoft Is Ink Friendly Sort Of
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Microsoft gettin' all bloggy with it
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide: Exclusive: Interview with J.J. Allaire, Architect for Windows Live Writer
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Getting a Job in Silicon Valley But Didn't Know Who to Ask — Many people ask me for advice about getting a job in Silicon Valley, so here's the inside scoop. Not everyone will agree with this advice, and some will outright deny what I'm saying …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo, Search Engine Journal, The Bb Gun, ben barren and digg
HSN to offer point and shop by TV remote — See something you like on Home Shopping Network? Point your remote at the TV. Hit "select." And buy, buy, buy! — At least, that's what HSN (IACI) hopes its viewers will do. — On Monday, HSN is announcing the nation's first shop-by-remote system for digital TV customers.
Discussion: paidContent.org, SearchQuant and Lost Remote
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
10 Tips on Maximizing Laptop Battery Performance — I am on the planes a decent amount of the time (100,000 miles by late May) and tend to spend a chunk of my flights using my laptop. Most of the time it's productive, but it can also include a DVD or the occasional game …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile.com
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: 10 battery maximization strategies for notebooks: LIVEdigitally
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Getting Things Done Software Systems (Part 1 of 2) — Native Windows (offline-capable) software — Scope — While there are a great number of ways to put a Getting Things Done system into action on a Windows PC, I'd like to compare and contrast the benefits of using native Windows software like Outlook …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
DO WE NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT GOOGLE? — Damn, everytime I go through Valleywag, I say, "Surely, they've crossed the line this time!" Amazingly, there is no anti-Valleywag campaign, no angry missives from Google, and no blogs spouting angry rhetoric against the Silicon Valley gossip king.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and gapingvoid
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Googlers Go For Pizza Stunt
Shailaja Neelakantan / GigaOM:
Indian Villages, Internet and Crazy Headlines — A mere Web site or a laptop doesn't empower the underprivileged. Developing countries like India need technology, yes, but what they need more are coherent projects with reliable delivery systems that link technology to the country's needs.
Discussion: The Internet is People