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 …
Discussion: This is going to be BIG., Silicon Valley Watcher, Open Culture, Socialtwister 2.0 and A VC
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: Biz Dev in the Web 2.0 World
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.
Discussion: ben barren, Digital Micro-Markets, Jeffrey McManus and CNNMoney.com
Redbarren / ben barren: The Algorithm is the New Bus Dev Veep
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0: Who needs VCs?
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Silicon Valley's blue-shirt army is doomed
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 …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Don Dodge on The Next … and digg
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.
Discussion: Download Squad, Business Logs, Newsome.Org, Message, A Venture Forth and TechCrunch
Dan Grossman / A Venture Forth: Kiko Now For Sale on eBay
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Kiko Flatlines — Online calendering company Kiko.com …
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: Open Culture and Clickety Clack
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: Del.icio.us Gets New Look and Ads
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Del.icio.us Hits The Monetization Switch
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Del.icio.us Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads
Del.icio.us Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads
Discussion: Kevin Maney
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
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 and Digital Inspiration
Alex Curtis / Public Knowledge: Pogue reviews analog vinyl record recorder
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
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: SnapStream Guide to Recording Every New Fall Season TV Show
Matt Haughey / PVRblog: Project Hoover: Suck up every TV show in the new fall season
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: Good Morning Silicon Valley and 451 CAOS Theory
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OMG, that's this week? Recompile the calendar subroutine.
Raven Zachary / 451 CAOS Theory: LinuxWorld: Where is Red Hat?
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 …
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: David Card and GottaBeMobile.com
Back to the Mac — It took nearly two weeks to get the PowerBook fixed, but for now I'm a Macboy again. On balance, the Mac experience is better. But Ubuntu is not that far behind, and it's catching up. I'm thinking about the endgame. — Where OS X Wins
Discussion: Between the Lines and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
David Berlind / Between the Lines: The skinny on desktop Linux pros, cons and adoption
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Tim Bray back on Mac
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.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Roundup: The VC Carwash, Popsugar, Khosla's latest, Facebook opens, Decentral.TV, Blotter — Siteler Wash, a high-end car wash start-up, get's $1.5 million — Dave Whorton, a former protege of Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr, and partner at TPG Ventures, is now at his own firm Tugboat Ventures …
Discussion: TechCrunch and alarm:clock
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Create an API for any site with Dapper
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".
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, InterMedia, Techdirt, .:UNEASYsilence:. and Slashdot