Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
TechCrunched! — I'm still recovering from last night's shindig. You know, what's the deal with these parties? They are getting to be media events, that's all. Be seen, and see. Take photos or videos, get videoed or photoed. Talk about tech? I tried. But it was just too noisy to have a decent conversation on video.
Discussion: Steve Newson DOT net and Scripting News
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time! Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1999... TechCrunch 7 — Super Blogger Robert Scoble with the Man of the Hour Mike Arrington — THOMAS HAWK'S DIGITAL CONNECTION — SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006 — Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time!
Discussion: vinnie.net blogs
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
TechCrunch 7 Party — Tonight TechCrunch had their massive TechCrunch 7 Party at August Capital in Menlo Park. Over 750 people were in attendance and since Mike Arrington dubbed me the "official photographer", I felt that I should probably shoot a few photos.
Discussion: alexmoskalyukblog and Om Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Thank You For Coming To TechCrunch 7 — The TechCrunch August Capital Party last night was a big success (if you define success as the police showing up at a top tier venture fund's offices at midnight to shut a party down). Not everything went perfectly, but the alcohol and food flowed smoothly …
Discussion: alexmoskalyukblog, Digital Micro-Markets and Life On the Wicked Stage
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Tech Parties: balloons popping, or bubbles bursting
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Skeptic / Dead2.0:
My Web 2.0 Part-AY experience — For some people, Friday night is the night to go out. Had a long week, rally with the troops, get a few drinks, and get out on the town, hoping to get a little ac-shun at the local brewpub, bridge-and-tunnel club, or after-hours lounge.
Discussion: Marketing Nirvna
Mario Sundar / Marketing Nirvna: 'Are we there yet?' Party!
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
TechCrunch 7 Party Photoblog — Last night at the Techcrunch party (Event Wiki) was amazing, the food, drinks, and swanky Sand Hill location was an event to remember. Mike Arrington has really positioned himself as the center of Web 2.0, pretty impressive.
Noah Kagan / Okdork.com: Top 5 Things to do at The TechCrunch Party
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Pausing The Panic — DVRs Were Expected to Turn TV Upside Down, But We've Stayed Tuned — Prime-time television and its mighty 30-second commercial were supposed to be in trouble when a new, cutting-edge technology arrived on the scene several years ago, giving viewers a tool to zip past the traditional, on-screen ads.
Discussion: PVR Wire, David Card and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Brad Linder / PVR Wire: PVRs are/aren't killing TV producers - part 478
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Sounds like a bozo number
Xbox 360 Vision Camera Facial Mapping Demo — Speaking of The Xbox Live Vision Camera, the upcoming Xbox 360 peripheral was demoed at Gamefest this week, showing off some great upcoming features. Among them, video chat, using your picture as your gamer pic (with various image processing effects) …
Discussion: 21talks and Gamerscore Blog
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog: Xbox Live Vision Demos at Gamefest
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Adidas Reebok Runs to Second Life — Word at the Second Life Community Convention is that virtual world services company Rivers Run Red is about to bring yet another big-name brand into the virtual world of Second Life. This time it's sneaker maker Adidas Reebok (the two companies merged a year ago) …
Discussion: POP! PR Jots, The TNL.net weblog, AccMan Pro and Loic Le Meur Blog
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots: Second Life Convention - Building Your Brand and Marketing
Tristan Louis / The TNL.net weblog: Top 10 Opportunities in Virtual Worlds
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: VIRTUAL ACCOUNTING - 2ND LIFE STYLE
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: Suzanne Vega and Duran Duran perform in Second Life
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: More Details On Amazon's Unbox Video Service — We have some more details about Amazon's expected upcoming video service, dubbed Unbox. Kevin Kelleher, a frequent contributor to Business 2.0 was able to actually download the Unbox software when it was up briefly on the Web.
Mikael / Fosfor Gadgets:
Top 10 most beautiful cellphones — Here's another of our popular Top 10 lists - this time we have looked into beautiful cellphones. If your favorite designer phone didn't make it into the list, please add it in the comments. Thanks. — 10. Hitachi W42H
Discussion: PalmAddicts, MobileCrunch, CrunchGear and MobileWhack.com
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Top 10 most beautiful cellphones
Richard Ozerman / CrunchGear: Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones
Paul Briggs / MobileWhack.com: Top 10 Most Beautiful Cell Phones
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
RocketDock-a Mac Dock clone for Windows — RocketDock by Punk Software is a great Mac OS X dock clone for Windows. It is bouncy when you mouseover, allows you to drag and drop new shortcuts to the bar, and lets you customize all the settings, including the icon height, opacity, and even edge offset.
Discussion: Things That
Official Google Base Blog:
Reporting on Google Base — We're pleased to offer Google Base providers more information on how your items are faring. For example, you might want to know how often they are part of search results ("impressions"), and how frequently people are clicking on them ("clicks").
Discussion: Googling Google
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Base items get statistics
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Google CEO wants $74 billion TV ad market — Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes television viewers should not have to stand for tv commercials that are "a waste of your time." — Schmidt is frustrated that "When you watch the television you see ads that are clearly not targeted for you."
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Slashdot
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Google Targets TV Advertising
Ian Sager / Business Week:
Google Video: No Tube of Plenty — The search giant's video service is easy to use, but skimpy when it comes to programs you actually want to watch — The Good An endless flow of viral videos; simple upload process — The Bad Poor selection of videos for sale; lacks tools that let users personalize pages
Discussion: Google Watch and digg
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: Google Video Passes Yahoo
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
The Internet Consumer Bill of Rights — A Bill of Rights follows the U.S. Constitution to protect us from the depredations of a powerful government to which we have ceded authority. The existence of a Bill of Rights assumes that there's a powerful entity against which we need protection.
Discussion: Joho the Blog
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog: Consumer Internet Bill of Rights