Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
iPhone - the roach motel business model — Randall Stross has a great op-ed in today's New York Times about how Apple's iPhone comes chock-full of DRM that will restrict your freedom and your consumer choice. He makes the great point that although Apple claims it adds its DRM …
Imran Ali / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony: iClone — Almost as soon as last week's Stevenote was over …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Want an iPhone? Beware the iHandcuffs
Mickeleh / Mickeleh's Take: How Does Apple Get Such Bad Press?
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Want an iPhone? Beware the iHandcuffs — STEVE JOBS, Apple's showman nonpareil, provided the first public glimpse of the iPhone last week — gorgeous, feature-laden and pricey. While following the master magician's gestures, it was easy to overlook a most disappointing aspect …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, TeleRead, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life, Paul Mooney, Connecting the Dots and Slashdot
David Rothman / TeleRead: The iPhone and e-books, redux: Flexibility and DRM worries
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots: iPhone: *Any* Publicity is Good Publicity? — Apple has hit a nerve with the iPhone.
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Beware the Apple iPhone iHandcuffs
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com:
Enough already with the iPhone hand wringing! — My god, this is getting out of control. It seems like every Apple announcement provides an oppurtunity for self professed pundits to extrapolate how Apple action X equates to something bad Y. Usually this revolves around Apple's crippling of the device for whatever reason.
Discussion: Gadgetophile and Disruptive Thoughts
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
Four stories on why iPhone third-party apps matter, from a long-time Treo user — I mentioned earlier how disappointed I am to see that the iPhone will not support installation of third-party applications unless those apps are approved by Apple, and presumably distributed by Apple or Cingular.
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Findory rides into the sunset — Findory.com launched on January 2, 2004. The website just passed its three year anniversary and, including the early work on the ideas behind Findory, Findory has been in my life for nearly four years. — In the last few months, I have been evaluating new directions for Findory.
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, Web X.0, Read/WriteWeb, InsideGoogle, Tinfinger, TechCrunch and GigaOM
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Findory Fades Away
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: SAY IT AIN'T SO! FINDORY BIDS GOODBYE
Paul Montgomery / Tinfinger: Findory's sleepers — Greg Linden has decided to discontinue working …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Findory Put On Life Support
Om Malik / GigaOM: Findory, Memetrackers and Personal Memes
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Weebly offers free, easy Web site creation — Weebly, a start-up that lets you easily create Web sites with the latest Web 2.0 tools, has raised seed cash from YCombinator, and moved to San Francisco. — The company is just three people from State College, PA. Co-founder David Rusenko …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Weebly Goes With YCombinator
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Hollywood Asks YouTube: Friend or Foe? — Did you miss Eminem's hit movie "8 Mile"? You're in luck: Many of its rap battles and other major scenes are available for viewing on YouTube, the video-sharing Web site owned by Google. Indeed, until recently, the entire film was there …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: The YouTube Love-Hate Relationship Game
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop: Daily Links: Fear not, Gitmo prisoners, duh Utube communitee will save u!
AOL Announces Recommended All Cash Offer for TradeDoubler — Appealing Offer Combines Attractive Premium with Long-Term Vision for TradeDoubler — Acquisition to Enhance AOL's Online Advertising Business in Europe — NEW YORK, DULLES, Va. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall …
Discussion: TechCrunch and PaidContent
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: AOL to Acquire TradeDoubler for $900 million
Ambient video awareness and visible conversations — A few years ago Marc Eisenstadt, chief scientist with the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute, wrote to tell me about a system called BuddySpace. We've been in touch on and off since then, and when he heard I'd be in Cambridge for the Technology …
Rod Boothby / Innovation Creators:
Read/Write Intranet Idol — I believe that 2007 is the year when companies will start to understand that they need a read/write Intranet. Here is a list of some of the start-ups and large companies that produce systems that could be used to build a read/write Intranet.
David Carr / New York Times:
24-Hour Newspaper People — Like a lot of modern newspaper people, I have a blog. — For those of you who don't have a blog yet, think of one as a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding your attention. — Having a blog (mine …
Discussion: IP Democracy and daily.gigaom
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Are Blogs Like Dollhouses? — The New York Times' David Carr …
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
First HD-DVD Movie Leaked Onto BitTorrent — The HD-DVD has been cracked, and high definition content is now being distributed freely over BitTorrent. We all knew this would happen sooner or later, looks it was "sooner". The first HD-DVD to be uploaded to BitTorrent is Serenity, the Firefly movie.
Discussion: HDTV Blogger, EuroTelcoblog and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Napster Buys AOL Music: What's Next? — Napster is one of the oddest companies. It is a deeply unprofitable startup trying to grow a business, and with a huge war chest of cash. We have the rare ability to see deep into its financial situation because it is publicly held.
Robin Good / Robin Good's Latest News:
RSS Tools and Services - The Best Picks From Sharewood — RSS tools and services play an increasingly important role in the effort to effectively aggregate, syndicate, market and distribute online content. — Photo credit: Eric Ejk — Thanks to RSS feeds, many of your readers need …