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3:50 PM ET, August 17, 2006

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Caterina / Caterina.net:
BizDev 2.0  —  When another blogger notices something you said, and points out its blogworthiness, the temptation is strong to scoop them.  And so I'm scooping Fred, who contacted me about a small startup that wanted an introduction, but I said we (that is, Flickr) probably didn't have the space …
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Fred / A VC:
Business Development 2.0  —  It used to be that web companies needed to hire one or more smart networkers and set them loose on all the other web companies in search of deals that bring traffic, users, additional functionality, revenue, and a host of other good things.
Richard White / height: 1%;:
Kiko in the deadpool  —  It was both a sad and liberating day for me as Kiko dived into the deadpool.  I won't get into all of the dynamics of the situation, but, in a nutshell, we had lost our spark and were letting our users down by not improving the product the way we should have.
Dharmesh Shah / OnStartups.com:
Hindsight 2.0: Lessons From A Failed Web 2.0 Startup  —  Certain circles are buzzing with the news that Kiko is on sale on eBay.  I first heard the news last week, but it wasn't public until today so I didn't want to write about it.  —  For those that don't know who/what Kiko was …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Del.icio.us Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page  —  After years of going ad-free, del.icio.us has quietly started to integrate contextual search ads from Yahoo Search Marketing.  For now, ads only show up when users search the entire index of bookmarks.  Note the ads to the right of this search for Apple.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
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Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Del.icio.us Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Create an Email Blacklist in Gmail  —  If you constantly receive messages you'd like to ignore from the same persons or Gmail's spam filters aren't too good for you, it's time to create a blacklist.  How to do that in Gmail?  —  1. Go to Contacts, click on Groups and create a new group (let's say "Blacklist").
Discussion: Lifehacker and rianjs.net
Tony Smith / The Register:
Linux-based HandyPC to challenge Nokia Communicator  —  German phone maker Road has announced its answer to Nokia's Communicator.  Dubbed the HandyPC, the phone-computer combo is based on the Linux operating system and Trolltech's Qtopia GUI.  It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board too.
Discussion: Mike Rowehl and Slashdot
Zack / SnapStream Blog:
Project Hoover: Suck up every TV show in the new fall season, be your own TV critic  —  Each fall, the avid television watcher faces the daunting task of sorting through all of the new shows to decide what to watch.  The traditional method would be to trust a reviewer to suggest a few new shows …
Discussion: PVR Wire, eHomeUpgrade and PVRblog
Jeffrey Selingo / New York Times:
Back to School, With Cellphone and Laptop  —  It used to be that getting ready for another school year meant buying a few new No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks and a lunchbox.  Not anymore.  Young children and teenagers, as well as college students, are going to school with more electronic gadgets than ever.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and David Card
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple retains huge lead in music player market  —  Apple holds a 75.6 percent share for Q2 in the U.S. digital music player market  —  Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
AOL Search Queries Open Window Onto Users' Worlds  —  Out of more than 36 million search queries that hundreds of thousands of AOL users typed into AOL's Internet search engine from March to May, here is the term most queried: Google.  —  That so many customers would use one search engine …
Discussion: Valleywag
BBC:
YouTube aims to show music videos  —  Video sharing website YouTube is in talks with record labels about offering current and archive music videos.  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters news agency it was hoped that within 18 months the site would "have every music video ever created".
David Pogue / New York Times:
Old Records Go In, CD's Come Out  —  ARE you over 30?  Sorry to hear it.  That makes you part of the Transition Generation, those who have witnessed the world's shift from analog to digital recordings.  You therefore probably have a collection of phonograph records, audiocassettes …
Discussion: Public Knowledge
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hear About PopSugar Yet?  —  If you haven't heard of San Francisco-based PopSugar yet, prepare yourself.  You are going to start hearing about them a lot in the mainstream press.  They are a blog network, and more recently a social network, targeting young, hip women (as well as a few guys that want to hang out with young, hip women).
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Yahoo Photos and Flickr may grow closer  —  Yahoo may build links between Yahoo Photos and Flickr, though it has no plans to consolidate the photo-sharing services.  —  "There are no plans to merge Yahoo Photos and Flickr," said Will Aldrich, Yahoo Photos director.  "But there are exciting integration opportunities."
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration
Jenstar / JenSense:
Third party downloads triggered by viewing Google AdSense  —  Several days ago, reports starting coming through about people being prompted to download third party applications on pages containing AdSense, prompting publishers to receive complaints from site visitors about the warnings of applications trying to auto-install.
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Top Ten Video Sharing Websites  —  Ease of Use (30 points possible)  —  File Size, Storage Limitations (30 points possible)  —  Other Stuff: Format Flexibility, Editing, Distribution, and Privacy Options (40 points possible)  —  Final Score  —  Does everything imaginable with uploaded videos.
Discussion: paidContent.org
CRN Australia:
Red Hat a no-show at LinuxWorld  —  Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show.  —  That's the big question on the minds of attendees …
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
 
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