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8:35 AM ET, November 22, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blogger Wars: How Jason Calacanis Gets Even  —  Nick Denton (pictured left) likes to use his blog Valleywag to take shots at competitors - his most recent attack was on Jason Calacanis (on right), who founded and then cashed out of the blog network Weblogs, Inc. Denton has always played second fiddle …
Discussion: and Starked SF …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
My favorite blogger/blog of the moment...  Since I gave Nick a hard time about's pages/status falling off a cliff earlier today, I figured I'd talk about Gawker's best blog and blogger.  —  The one blogger I wished we had landed at Weblogs, Inc. was Gina Trapani from LifeHacker.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
GoogleOS: What To Expect  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  There's no such thing as the GoogleOS in reality - but despite that, it is one of the most talked about Web products.  People can't stop discussing it - and even imagining screenshots for it!
Deal or no deal?  —  Overshadowed by Google, the Yahoo CEO needs to make a move.  Now he's flirting with AOL.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Yahoo must have a new appreciation of how Burger King feels about McDonald's: Constantly looking up at No. 1 gets vexing.
Microsoft Gears Up for Holiday Season  —  With the competition having just launched, Microsoft needs to hold its ground.  We speak with Microsoft's Jeff Bell about the company's Xbox 360 marketing strategy, part of which obviously involves the blockbuster Gears of War.
Computerworld Blogs:
Can't Wii all just get along? (and a testy TSA tale)  —  100% Fun.  That's right, it's IT Blogwatch, in which the Wii game console stokes amazement ... and resentment.  And rubber bands join the parade of banned items at one TSA checkpoint ...  Is the Nintendo Wii gaming console a stroke of brilliance, or an exercise in frustration?
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google's Shares Climb Above $500  —  After Google's shares nearly doubled in the first few months after its initial public offering, Mark Mahaney figured it was time for his clients to take advantage of the frenzy that had built up around the company.  He advised them to sell Google shares and put the money into Yahoo.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Guardian Unlimited
PSP Firmware 3.0 User's Guide Online  —  At work and itching to see what kind of interfacing the PSP can do with the PS3?.  Check out this video.  What?  Your work blocks YouTube?  Then take a look at Sony's online manual for version 3.0 of the PSP firmware.
Police to fingerprint on streets  —  Police across England and Wales are to begin taking fingerprints while on patrol using mobile electronic devices.  —  The portable gadgets - similar to a pocket PC and linked to a database of 6.5m prints - will enable officers to identify suspects within minutes.
Discussion: Techdirt and Ubergizmo
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Triple Treat  —  Today we're launching three new features: guest pass, a new mobile site and camera finder.  Here's the scoop on each:  —  Guest Pass  —  Ever wanted to share private photos with friends and family without making them go through the rigamarole or opening their own Flickr account?
Don't bet against the internet  —  It's simply the best, argues Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google  —  The internet bubble of the 1990s may have been investor folly but it heralded a new era, the impact of which we are only just beginning to understand.  Those years rewrote the rules of production …
Discussion: digg
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
The Spam Farms of the Social Web  —  Blogs and other social media tools have changed the publishing landscape over the past few years, making it easier than ever to share information with the world.  The ease of use and focused attention of the medium has also helped create new opportunities …
Discussion: GigaOM
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Trillian Astra sneak preview  —  At long last, Cerulean Studios has released some more information on Trillian Astra, the long-awaited next version of its popular multi-protocol instant messaging client.  Apart from a sparse few screenshots, until now we've seen very little of Astra.
uShip's painful viral video … uShip's painful viral video  —  uShip, some online logistics company, is trying to raise its profile with a spoof of The Office.  The video, with Matt Chasen, the company's CEO, taking the role Steve Carell fills in the TV show, is actually quite slickly made.
Discussion: digg
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Flickr Blows up Market Research Biz  —  My friends at Flickr have just rolled out something very, very smart — and potentially game-changing.  They have released live meta-data about trends in the camera market based on what they are seeing in pictures uploaded at that popular photo-sharing site.
Joanna Bale / Times of London:
Health fears lead schools to dismantle wireless networks  —  Parents and teachers are forcing some schools to dismantle wireless computer networks amid fears that they could damage children's health.  —  More schools are putting transmitters in classrooms to give pupils wireless access …
Discussion: Techdirt and Wi-Fi Networking News
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Journal:
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Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Don't wait for the muse  —  Yet another benefit of constraint …
Seeking Alpha:
Ten Worst Internet Acquisitions Ever
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Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
Spam never dies
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 Earlier Items: 
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Make your Mac's Speech Recognition work for you
Discussion: digg
Michael Hirschorn / The Atlantic Online:
Get Me Rewrite!  —  A modest proposal for reinventing newspapers for the digital age
Deane / Gadgetopia:
Drinking From a Fire Hose
Discussion: Adam Kalsey and Bloggers Blog
Hoffman / Tuttle SVC:
Emulating the OLPC XO On Windows
Discussion: Engadget
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Google vs. Microsoft Market Cap Game
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Are SugarCRM, Socialtext, Zimbra, Scalix and other abusing the term "open source?"
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MochiMedia Introduces Ad Network for Flash Games
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and JD on EP
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Berggi, Mobile Messaging for the Masses
Discussion: VentureBeat and MobileCrunch