Nick / Rough Type:
The Great Unread — Once upon a time there was an island named Blogosphere, and at the very center of that island stood a great castle built of stone, and spreading out from that castle for miles in every direction was a vast settlement of peasants who lived in shacks fashioned of tin and cardboard and straw.
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: The revolution of the blog peasants - or who gives a hoot …
Assaf / Labnotes: How I Beat the Great Unread
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com: Self Reinforcing Market Positions
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid: MORE GATEKEEPER-Y GOODNESS
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Hacking A listers — Ahh, why do I fall for this stuff?
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Noted — Dave: I've seen so many articles on Wikipedia …
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Nick Carr is right — sort of
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: Excellence in blogging — Shelley, commenting on Nick Carr's post …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Is Nick Carr the new Robin Hood, or just an A**hole? — Nick goes on a rant about how unfair the blogging world is. It's an easy way to get links (hey, he's getting mine for the first time), but his post is complete nonsense and shows that he has no idea what blogging is all about.
Discussion: Infothought, Howard Lindzon, Mark Evans and Digital Micro-Markets
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Nick Carr - "The Great Unread"
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 cold shower: Mike vs. Nick
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Blogging Is the New Novel/Screenplay Writing — There's yet another (tiresome) dust-up in the blogosphere over the existence of an "A List" and its relationship to the "long tail" of 50 million+ bloggers — and whether it's fair — courtesy of Nick Carr, everyone's favorite lightnight rod.
Discussion: Scripting News
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Why I Read Nick Carr
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Says It Has No Plans for National Wi-Fi Service — Even as it rolls out a local wireless Internet service in the city where it is based, Google says it has no plans to position itself as a national provider of such services. — The free service in Mountain View …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Google Launches Mountain View Network
Minnie Ingersoll / Official Google Blog:
Free citywide WiFi in Mountain View — Today, Google launched a WiFi network in our hometown of Mountain View. Radios hanging on lampposts throughout the city are now broadcasting a "GoogleWiFi" wireless (802.11b/g) signal that brings wireless Internet access to the city's residents, businesses, and visitors.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And there will be no referring to the fine citizens of Mountain View as "lab rats"
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Systems are go for Mountain View WiFi
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Google officially launched WiFi in Mountain View
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google WiFi Available In Mountain View
Michael Sciannamea / The Wireless Report: Google's Mountain View wireless network launches
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google WiFi Hits Mountain View For Free
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google launches WiFi Network in Mountain View — Less than a year after the search engine giant said that it would unwire its hometown of Mountain View, California, GoogleFi is now open for packets. — The Mountain View network that cost nearly a million dollars to build went live at 9pm PST today.
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog, IP Democracy, AMCP Tech Blog and Kevin Burton's Feed Blog
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Google WiFi is live, local coupons for everyone
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Google: We Only Want to Be a Catalyst in Wi-Fi
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Google Launches Mountain View WiFi Network
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Google Launches Mountain View Wifi
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Talk Adds Voice Mail, File Sharing
Google Talk Adds Voice Mail, File Sharing
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Lifehacker
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Talk getting upgrades like VM and file sharing?
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker: Google Talk celebrates first birthday and gets new features
AOL Acquires GameDaily From Gigex — AOL Games Expands Audience by Acquiring Some of the Best Gaming Content on the Web. Check out the full press release on this exciting news! — Dulles, VA - August 16, 2006 - AOL LLC announced today that it has acquired GameDaily ( http://www.gamedaily.com ) …
Discussion: Neowin.net, paidContent.org, Joystiq, Kotaku and duncanriley.com
Todd Tanner / Neowin.net: AOL acquires Gamedaily from Gigex
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq: AOL acquires GameDaily
Duncan / duncanriley.com: AOL Acquires GameDaily
AOL's Ralph Rivera Explains the GameDaily Purchase — If you haven't heard the news, first go read the press release. Then come on back and check out this informative Q&A session with Ralph Rivera, General Manager of AOL Games. The acquisition presents a wonderful opportunity for both GameDaily and AOL.
Discussion: ClickZ News Blog and paidContent.org
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ News Blog: AOL Gets Into the Game
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Google snaps up photo-technologist Neven Vision — According to Google's blog, the search giant has bought Neven Vision, a small Santa Monica-based company that specializes in object and facial recognition technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Adrian Graham …
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, The Pondering Primate and Blogspotting
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google, Neven Vision & Image Recognition — Google, Neven Vision & Image Recognition — Google today acquired a key player in face and image recognition biometrics, Neven Vision. The benefits and new features which Google can roll out with Neven Vision under its belt are seemingly endless …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Even with Neven Vision, Google is "one step behind Riya"
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: News Nuggets — Yahoo! Class Auction Settlement Information Revealed
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google hires Neven Vision and takes on Riya
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Google buys photo recognition company Neven Vision
Jason Snyder / InfoWorld Tech Watch: Picture my face, Google
Webtickle / digg: In-depth review on why Google bought Neven Vision
With shovels, AOL looks for retribution — Internet company to dig for gold at home of spammer's parents — WASHINGTON (AP) — AOL is preparing to dig for buried gold and platinum on property in Massachusetts owned by the parents of a man it sued for sending millions of unwanted spam e-mails to its customers.
Discussion: TechEffect, Cathode Tan, GigaLaw.com Daily News, Boing Boing and Slashdot
Brian Ward / TechEffect: AOL to dig another hole
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: AOL to Dig for Gold Believed Buried by Spammer
Samzenpus / Slashdot: AOL Digs Up Yard for Spam Gold
Jay Fitzgerald / Boston Herald:
You've got gold - AOL goes digging
You've got gold - AOL goes digging
Discussion: MarketingShift and Dvorak Uncensored
John Gartner / MarketingShift: AOL Turns to Gold Digging
Frank Cifaldi / Gamasutra:
GameFest: Xbox 360 Camera To Ship With Free Game — As part of Microsoft's Gamefest this week in Seattle, Gamasutra has obtained exclusive new details on the launch of the Xbox Live Vision video camera accessory for the Xbox 360, including confirmation of a gesture-based game that is set to be included for free with the hardware.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, Kotaku, Tech Digest and Joystiq
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: FREE XBOX LIVE ARCADE GAMES! HUZZAH!
Robert Summa / Joystiq: XBLA Texas Hold 'em to be free for 48 hours [update 2]
CBS to air primetime shows online —Text+NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp. on Tuesday said it plans to air prime time television programs, including its top-rated CSI series and "Survivor" show, on the Internet for free. — The shows will include "limited commercial interruption" …
Discussion: Off On A Tangent, TechEffect, thebloggingtimes.com, Lost Remote and Valleywag
Steve Garfield / Off On A Tangent: CBS Teases Mac Users
Brian Ward / TechEffect: CBS to follow ABC's Internet model
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: CBS.com to stream hit shows for free
Mattmcal / Matt McAlister:
Recommending RSS feeds on My Yahoo! — Former Yahoo! colleague Don Loeb (now at Feedburner) called out the recent addition of RSS feed recommendations to the My Yahoo! product. This module automatically bubbles up sources that you might want to add to your page so that you don't have to hunt …
Discussion: Bradley Horowitz's Blog and Geeking with Greg
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Feed recommendations on My Yahoo
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook To Offer Credit Cards — Facebook, America's second largest social network, is set to announce a partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase to promote the Chase credit card. It's a one-year marketing agreement, and Chase will become the exclusive credit-card sponsor to Facebook.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, PostBubble, Web Strategy, thebloggingtimes.com and Sharpshoot
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Facebook hawking credit cards
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Facebook opens APIs for Mashups -Why build another social site …
Sumon Sadhu / Sharpshoot: Facebook launches open API
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
A Food Web Site, Spiced With Attitude — HIPNESS is rarely a prime ingredient in the most popular Web sites devoted to food and drink. Chow.com, a new food Web site that begins its rollout next week, hopes to inject that sensibility into its smorgasbord of recipes, restaurant reviews …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
IE7 and standards compliance - Microsoft's Chris Wilson charts progress — Yesterday I interviewed Microsoft's Chris Wilson, the Group Program Manager for IE, to address the issue of whether Microsoft's latest web browser IE7 is - and will be - CSS and Web standards compliant.
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar: In defense of Internet Explorer
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Microsoft Insists IE7 is Standards Compliant
Paul Loughrey / GamesIndustry.biz:
Changing Times — Ian Livingstone's career history, which now spans more than three decades, has been well documented. From Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy to Eidos, Tomb Raider, a BAFTA and an OBE, he's not just an industry veteran, but something of an industry legend.
Discussion: Go Nintendo, Joystiq, Kotaku and 4 color rebellion
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo: Eidos talks Wii
Robert Summa / Joystiq: Stop the presses! Positive PS3 news!