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: Scobleizer, Dead2.0 and Skype Journal
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Scoble says half of all Live Spaces aren't blogs*
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: Jeff Sandquist, Labnotes, duncanriley.com, UMBC eBiquity and The Blogging Journalist
Duncan / duncanriley.com: 72 million blogs on Windows Live Spaces, do you believe me now about Technorati?
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity: Who is the biggest blog vendor?
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
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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, Smalltalk Tidbits … and Lost Remote
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
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Sounds like a bozo number
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: 'Easter eggs' coming to TV ads
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, POP! PR Jots and New World Notes
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com: Scion Driving Into Second Life?
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots: Second Life Convention: RL Business in SL
SLHamlet / New World Notes: SLCC '06: THE OPEN FORUM POST!
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 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
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: GigaOM, Newsome.Org and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Google's $7.4 Billion Booty
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Google Targets TV Advertising
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google launches free, kick-ass word-processor — Google has re-lauched Writely, the online word-processor they recently bought, in public beta. Writely does everything Word does, for free — and saves its output as PDFs and even RSS feeds (subscribe to a word-processor doc!).
Discussion: Scobleizer and Steve Newson DOT net
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Google Writelys home new version of online word processor
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"
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.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time! …
Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time! …
Discussion: vinnie.net blogs, Scobleizer, Dead2.0, Marketing Nirvna and Om Daily
Skeptic / Dead2.0: My Web 2.0 Part-AY experience
Mario Sundar / Marketing Nirvna: 'Are we there yet?' Party!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Thank You For Coming To TechCrunch 7
Thank You For Coming To TechCrunch 7
Discussion: Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz, 1000 Flowers Bloom, Digital Micro-Markets and alexmoskalyukblog
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz / Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz: Great techcrunch 7 party 2 nights ago in Menlo Park, CA
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Tech Parties: balloons popping, or bubbles bursting
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
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
Mike Rundle / 9rules Network Official Blog:
Niche Blogs and The Long Tail of Content — Just like with every business, the ultimate goal of what you're trying to achieve becomes clearer 1) the longer you're in business and 2) the longer you're thinking about your business. We've been running 9rules in its current state since Summer 2005 …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru, paradox1x and The Blog Herald
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: The Long Tail of Niche Content on 9Rules Blog Network
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
djay - a "groundbreaking" audio application — djay, as you can see, is a "groundbreaking" new audio app that offers a slew DJ-oriented features to get your party started, including: — Real-time audio mix transmission over Bonjour network — Real-time audio mix recording — iTunes Integration
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Jeff Jarvis: His Blog and the Street Choir — Before we get started, please recall my position statement from the other day: "I'm not so much interested in having the blogosphere operate differently as I am in calling bulls**t when people try to say it operates differently than it actually does."
Discussion: Infothought and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Bogospheric Calvinism, or Unread != Unworthy
David Watanabe / DWBlog:
buy newsfire, get inquisitor free — This weekend only, if you buy NewsFire, the most beautiful RSS newsreader on the Mac, you will get a free license for Inquisitor, the instant search extension for Safari that makes searching the web just like using Spotlight.
Discussion: The Apple Blog and digg
Amos Moses Griffin / The Apple Blog: A Weekend Newsfire Deal