Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Windows Live Contacts Beta Launched — Today George Moore, GM of Windows Live, announced the Windows Live Contacts Gadget beta at the Microsoft TechEd 2006 conference, in Auckland New Zealand (I'm here at the conference courtesy of Microsoft NZ). Live Contacts provides programmatic access …
Discussion: Dead2.0 and Skype Journal
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Microsoft really the largest blog vendor? — Microsofties take it on face value that they host the most blogs. They even love shoving it in your face. Yesterday someone who works on the Windows Live team was taunting me with "influentials don't matter, we got to be #1 and we don't care …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Labnotes, UMBC eBiquity, duncanriley.com and The Blogging Journalist
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Is Microsoft really the largest blog vendor?
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity: Who is the biggest blog vendor?
Duncan / duncanriley.com: 72 million blogs on Windows Live Spaces, do you believe me now about Technorati?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble says half of all Live Spaces aren't blogs* — Update: Mike, in my comments, thinks my headline is sensationalistic and says he didn't say they aren't blogs. We disagree on what a blog is, which is what this whole post is about so I changed it to say that I said that half of all Live Spaces aren't blogs.
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist and Message
Stowe Boyd / Message: Scoble on What Is (Or Isn't) A Blog?
Dthorpe / Momentary Gouts of Reason:
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News, LiveSide and OpsanBlog
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Windows Live Contacts Gadget beta released
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: Windows Live Contacts Gadget beta release
Windows Live Dev:
Chron.Com / TechBlog: Back-from-the-midwest linkfest
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
FeedCrier, another way to act fast with RSS and IM — Adam Kalsey, a founder and former CTO of RSS vendor Pheedo, released a new service last night called FeedCrier that makes it easy to receive rapid notification of new items in an RSS feed by IM. The service currently supports only AIM but Kalsey says that will change soon.
Discussion: CrunchNotes, PostBubble and AMCP Tech Blog
Introducing Feed Crier — The town crier of old made sure that everyone was informed of important news and events. Today he's back and powered by RSS and Instant Messaging. — Feed Crier is an IM bot that delivers real-time RSS feed updates to your desktop over popular instant messaging protocols.
Discussion: Joseph Scott's Blog, 21talks and TechLifeBlogged
Joseph Scott / Joseph Scott's Blog: Feed Crier — Over the weekend Adam Kalsey announced his new service, Feed Crier.
Nuno / 21talks: RSS to IM: FeedCrier debuts
Scott Kingery / TechLifeBlogged: RSS Alerts to your Instant Messenger with Feed Crier
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: IP Democracy, PVR Wire, David Card, Lost Remote and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: DVR is Not a Broadcast Network Killer...Or So Says CBS
Brad Linder / PVR Wire: PVRs are/aren't killing TV producers - part 478
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: 'Easter eggs' coming to TV ads
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Sounds like a bozo number
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
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google's $7.4 Billion Booty — Top Google executives have sold $7.4 billion in stock in the last 18 months, says Bloomberg. That might have played a role in the stock's recent decline, suggests Mark Gilbert, especially considering no insider has bought a single share of the company in the same period.
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Round 2: The Internet As Network of Networks — The other day, I was explaining to a reporter how I could be lumping in cellphones and the next generation of sensor networks into Web 2.0. "Well, Web 2.0 is really not just about the web. It's really about the next generation of internet applications …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop: Why Rich Internet Applications are a blend of "Web 2.0" and "Internet 2.0"
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Adidas, Toyota come to Second Life — The biggest business news from the Second Life Community Convention here in San Francisco this weekend comes in the form of two reputed brands entering the 3D online world as immersive, interactive objects. — First out the gate was an announcement …
Discussion: 3pointD.com and POP! PR Jots
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com: Scion Driving Into Second Life?
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots: Second Life Convention: RL Business in SL
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Adidas Reebok Runs to Second Life
Adidas Reebok Runs to Second Life
Discussion: POP! PR Jots and AccMan Pro
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots: Second Life Convention - Building Your Brand and Marketing
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: VIRTUAL ACCOUNTING - 2ND LIFE STYLE
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Archos officially announces all five Generation 4 devices — Not too many surprises here — after all, we've already seen a full review of one of these new models — but now PMP pioneer Archos has officially taken the wraps off of all the so-called Generation 4 devices we initially spotted over two months ago.
Discussion: Anything But iPod
David N. Goodman / Associated Press:
Recycled cell phones help drive Third World wireless boom — DEXTER, Mich. - With the number of cell phones in use worldwide hitting 2 billion and rising, recycled phones are playing a crucial role in the spread of wireless communications across the developing world, where land lines can be costly or unavailable.
Evan / Popgadget:
MP3 toilet — Boy, this just shows how far we are behind the Japanese. — For years now they've had toilets that raise automatically; the seats are heated and I don't even need to mention that they come with bidets.... So it's no surprise to discover that the Japanese manufacturer Toto …
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Things That