Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT) — If you want additional proof that we're in a bubble, here it is: young people are trying to get into the venture capital business again. I get several emails a week along these lines: … They see a wonderful job: going to cocktail parties …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Will Price, The Ponderings of Woodrow, JD on EP, Open Culture, shmula, engtech, Global Nerdy and digg
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar: The VC Aptitude Test
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: Guy Kawasaki's VC Aptitude Test
Psabilla / shmula: Venture Capitalist Aptitude Test
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: Guy Kawasaki's VC Aptitude Test
Webtickle / digg: The Venture Capital Aptitude Test
David Ellis / CNNMoney.com:
Don't cry for the Zune just yet — Microsoft's challenger to the iPod takes second place in digital audio player market in first sales week, according to report. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Reports of lackluster sales of Microsoft's Zune that surfaced earlier this week might be a bit premature.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Did Microsoft Copy the Wrong iPod?
Stephane / ClicZune: Zune sales: Already No.2!
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Zune edges SanDisk in 1st week sales
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: Zune Grabs 2nd Place After 1st Week
Marketwatch Product Group / Frank Barnako: Reports of Zune's demise may be exaggerated
Samzenpus / Slashdot: Zune Sales Not So Bad After All
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Zune debuts at No. 2 — After a bunch of negative reviews …
Zune debuts at No. 2 — After a bunch of negative reviews …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: Zune A Success, Amazingly!
Unhappy mobile reader? Try Mini... Different people report different experiences reading my sites on their mobile phones. The happy bunch tend to have larger screens or prefer to scan every last link on the page. The unhappy bunch tend to have small screens and can't stand all the scrolling.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Michael / michael parekh on IT: ON THE NEW MINI-TECHMEME
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Are your people ready for more Vista and Office togetherness? — Unless you're a student of Microsoft buzzwords, you might have a little trouble cutting through the Microsoft rhetoric expected as part of the November 30 launch of Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007.
Discussion: Microsoft and Microsoft News Tracker
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Dave Nabs Xbox 360 For $200 (Sort Of) — While I often live on the bleeding edge of technology, there are occasions when I'm content to wait. As a casual gamer, I didn't pick up the Xbox 360 last year and I waited to try all three next gen systems before making a purchase.
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
The Future of Online Advertising is Video — Paid Search Works but "Doesn't Grab the Heart and Mind," says Analyst David Hallerman.....Dartmouth Researchers Crack Video Forgeries — Earlier this month eMarketer released a report by senior analyst David Hallerman on the the future of online advertising.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Ryan Stewart
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Looking for a copy editor in a crunch — By now, it's pretty widely accepted that even the most widely read and well-respected of blogs abide by a different set of standards than traditional journalism. One of those is, in many cases, the elimination of the traditional editorial conveyor belt.
Discussion: The Gong Show and CrunchNotes
Andrew Parker / The Gong Show: Leave the Blogosphere Unfiltered
Mike / CrunchNotes: Am I Under CNET's Skin?
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Halo 3 release month announced? Not likely — See past the commercial young Jedi. Look at the license plates. We don't know if this was planted viral marketing to generate hype, but we'll bite and let the masses take over from there. The license plates of the cars in this Xbox 360 ad are: "GOW 1106" and "HA LO307."
VitaminK / digg: Halo 3 Conspiracy Theory
Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Court Greenlights DOJ Case Against Realtors — A Chicago district court cleared the way Tuesday for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to proceed with its antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR). — The DoJ contends the NAR is engaging in anti-competitive behavior against online home brokers.
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Eric Jackson / Breakout Performance:
Laying Odds on Semel's Successor for the Corner Cube at Yahoo! — After the pre-turkey "Peanut Butter" memo, speculation is swirling on who's in the running for Terry Semel's corner cube in Sunnyvale. — Here are Breakout Performance's odds on the front-runners: — Susan Decker: 3 - 2.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Who Will Be Terry Semel's Successor?
Kevin / Catching a wave in Silicon Valley:
The JotSpot Google Merger — So I'm finally at a point where I need to blog about the JotSpot (http://www.jotspot.com/) merger and how it was handled. The company I work for builds custom JotSpot Wiki's for enterprise class companies and "was" JotSpot's first Partner.
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0 and Google Watch
Jerry Bowles / Enterprise Web 2.0: JotSpot Got the Goldmine. Its Partners and Customers Got the Shaft.
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Launches Group Texting Site — Yahoo! is getting in on the group text messaging biz with the launch of their new site, Mixd. TechCrunch was tipped off to the site's existence today but we have not been able to determine how long it has been live. — Mixd allows users to set …
Iemma: NSW CBDs will get free Wi-Fi — update Central business districts of key cities in New South Wales will get free Wi-Fi broadband within the next three years, under a plan announced today by the state's premier Morris Iemma. — The NSW state government will in early 2007 go shopping …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News, dailywireless.org, Tech Digest, MuniWireless and digg
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Metro Round-Up: Houston (Tex.), Albany (N.Y.), N.S.W. (Australia) …
Samc / dailywireless.org: Albany NY: Free Fi
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest: Leicester Square gets 'no catch' free wi-fi
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Russia agrees to shut down Allofmp3.com — Russia has agreed to shut down Allofmp3.com and other music sites based in that country that the U.S. government says are offering downloads illegally. — The nation has struck the agreement with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as it seeks entry to the World Trade Organization.
Discussion: Techdirt, iMedia Law Blog and TechSpot
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Is this the real Windows Vista MCE remote? — Considering the brick of a device we previously assumed would grab the role of being Vista's MCE remote didn't exactly fit the shiny, smooth look that's (apparently) taking coders so long to master, it's not too surprising that it probably, well, won't.
Discussion: istartedsomething.com and digg
Longzheng / digg: New (Real?) Windows Vista Media Center remote
Erin Teeling / The Bivings Report:
The Presence of Magazines on the Internet — TBG has recently completed a research study called "Analyzing the Presence of Magazines on the Internet". In the wake of success surrounding our previous newspaper study, "The Use of the Internet by America's Newspapers", we decided to conduct similar research on the magazine industry.
Discussion: Rex Hammock's weblog
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog: New Hammock Publishing logo
Steve Gordon / The Register:
Zune means zilch for artists — What Universal does with digital royalties — Column How much can artists expect to benefit from Microsoft's Zune MP3 player? — Microsoft recently agreed to pay a royalty to Universal Music, which with acts like U2 and Jay-Z is the world's most successful label …
Discussion: Medialoper and The Digital Music Weblog
Grant Robertson / The Digital Music Weblog: What Universal does with digital royalties
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Computerless, Web-Enabled Devices Are On The Rise — The release of the RTX Dualphone and Sonos Digital Music System got me thinking about an important trend: PC-less devices on the home-network (not that I'm the first). The names of the hardware systems may not mean anything to you, but the web services that they tie into will.