Peter Lauria / New York Post:
HEAVENLY DEAL — SIRIUS, XM SET TO CONFIRM MERGER PLAN TODAY — Satellite radio operators Sirius and XM are expected to announce their long-awaited merger today, according to a source familiar with the deal. — The two sides were locked in negotiations over the weekend trying to hammer …
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: It's Official: XM and Sirius Are Merging
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast: Sirius, XM Merger to be announced today?
Lance Ulanoff / Gearlog: XM and Sirius Announce Merger
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Sirius and XM Merging Today?
Paul Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: The Merger Proves It ... Satellite Radio Is A Gimmick, Not A Format
Froosh / HipMojo.com: XM, Sirius To Merge?
Darren Murph / Engadget: Sirius and XM set to merge?
Scott Goldberg / Digital Media Wire: New York Post says XM and Sirius to Announce Merger
Evan Blass / Engadget:
It's official: XM and Sirius plan to tie the knot — It's been more than two years since we first reported that XM and Sirius were in talks to merge, and although the New York Post may have jumped the gun a bit way back then, it was certainly on the money today, as the two satellite radio pioneers …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Sources: XM Radio, Sirius merger imminent — XM Radio and Sirius are reportedly in final negotiations that should result in a merger. First reported by the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal is confirming that the two companies are very close to a deal that may be announced as early as today.
Discussion: Orbitcast, Doc Searls Weblog, PaidContent and Graceful Flavor
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast: OFFICIAL: Sirius and XM Announce Merger
Rafat Ali / PaidContent: XM and Sirius To Announce Merger?
Jeff Ventura / Graceful Flavor: XM Radio and Sirius to merge as equals
My Data Stream — After a year and a half of using social applications heavily, I recently had to revisit the plan to aggregate all my activity into one data stream. As the calendar rolled to 2007, I kept wishing I could look at all my social activity from 2006 in context: time, date …
Discussion: Download Squad, unstruc chitchatting … and Trends in the Living Networks
Grant Robertson / Download Squad: Taming your own river of news
Daniela Barbosa / unstruc chitchatting …: When What i Say and do Probably Matters the Most
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Traffic And Flow — Emily Chang has announced her consolidated "data stream" all posted in one place, courtesy of an ExpressionEngine plugin by Andrew Weaver. The specifics, and her terminology, are less important than the motivating desire: … I have been working on something (hush hush) …
Catharine P. Taylor / Adweek:
The Ties That Bind: Connection Beats Page Views — Digital media executives watched throughout 2006 as Web 2.0 asserted Internet users' creative independence from the media giants. And by November, it was nearly a fait accompli. That was when comScore Media Metrix showed that …
Discussion: Mashable! and Online Dating Insider
David Evans / Online Dating Insider: Myspace or Yahoo, Pageviews or Quality?
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog:
The Lisa's Problem With Wikipedia Explained — It's fair to say that I've done some mild Wikipedia bashing lately. I may have even referred to it as "devil spawn Wikipedia" on more than one occasion. And because our loyal readers like to keep us/me in check (please don't ever stop that) …
Discussion: VentureBeat, 901am, WebProNews, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Grand Challenge downtown, Sparter frees your game $, Visto revisited...
Muhammad Saleem / 901am: Lisa Has Issues with Wikipedia (And She's not Afraid...)
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: Wikipedia Should Change Its Name To Googlepedia
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google is Wikipedia's Sugar Daddy
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Sending Wikipedia A Ton Of Traffic
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Wikipedia Is a Miracle — and Now a Brand
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Why AOL Created 63 Million New OpenIDs — Written by Jitendra Gupta of Karmaweb and edited by Richard MacManus — Late last week AOL announced its support of the open identity system OpenID, for all 63 million of their AOL/AIM Ids (for those looking for a quick introduction to OpenID, click here).
Discussion: Venture Chronicles and KarmaWeb
Jitendra Gupta / KarmaWeb: AOL creates 63 million new OpenIDs
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 — Update is fully compatible with Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system; new licensing updates enhance opportunities for virtualization. — Microsoft Corp. today released Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 SP2 …
Discussion: M-Dollar, OakLeaf Systems, All about Microsoft and Microsoft News Tracker
Jeremy Reimer / M-Dollar: Microsoft releases SQL Server 2005 SP2
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Vista-compatible SQL Server 2005 SP2 ships
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft releases SQL Server 2005 SP2
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
JetBlue, Blogging, and Normal Accidents — Everyone is rightly complaining about how little ongoing information there has been from JetBlue about its troubles. To a perhaps naive way of thinking, it seems like a classic opportunity (one right out of Scoble/Israel's Naked Conversations text) …
Discussion: a shel of my former self, Center for Citizen Media and Global Neighbourhoods
Matthew Aslett / Computer Business Review:
Take Microsoft's Linux money, says Red Hat — Red Hat Inc's CEO has said the company is encouraging customers to adopt Microsoft Corp's offer of support vouchers for Novell's Inc's rival Linux operating system in order to get the issue over with. — Microsoft announced in November 2006 …
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog, Slashdot and JD on EP
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Red Hat Dismissing Microsoft, Oracle
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Latest MyBlogLog Spam — Adding Coauthors? — Checking my email, I found not one but two different requests to be an coauthor at MyBlogLog. It's making me guess that this is simply a new way people are trying to draw attention to their own sites, related to the MyBlogLog visit spamming reported by SoloSEO last month.
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips, mathewingram.com/work, WebMetricsGuru and Practical Blogging
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: MyBlogLog - Is it Adding Value?
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: MyBlogLog Spam - it's not just Danny Sullivan - it happened to me today
Robyn Tippins / Practical Blogging: MyBlogLog CoAuthor Spam
John Chow / John Chow dot Com: MyBlogLog Open To Attacks
Adobe ships Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 — Adobe today announced it is now shipping Photoshop Lightroom 1.0, its professional level digital photography application and also that it has released updated Camera Raw 3.7 software with additional support for digital cameras.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
While Others Struggle, Norwegian Newspaper Publisher Thrives on the Web — The online version of VG, the biggest-selling tabloid newspaper in Norway, had the latest news flashes on the death of Anna Nicole Smith, of course. But a little down the page was something else — oil company earnings reports.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and Screenwerk
Zac Bissonnette / Blogging Stocks: MTV and NPR adapt to changing demographics
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Norwegian Online Newspaper Success
Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Norwegian newspaper publisher finds the secret to profiting online
Norwegian newspaper publisher finds the secret to profiting online
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Journerdism, Message and PaidContent
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Entrepreneurs profit from free Web names — NEW YORK — It's not often you can compare Internet addresses with clothing, but a growing practice comes close, contributing to a global shortage in good names. — Entrepreneurs have been taking advantage of a five-day grace period to sample millions …
Discussion: Things That
David Carr / New York Times:
Do They Still Want Their MTV? — MTV prospered for decades because it looked like what a network might look like if a 16-year-old were doing the programming. But now the music channel is trying to make its way in a multidevice, multiplatform, multichannel world, most of which is being programmed by a 16-year-old.
Jimmy Guterman / PaidContent: MTV at 25: More Than Videos ... and More to the Net
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TOOLKIT — Russia attacks Microsoft licensing costs — The Russian government has hit out at Microsoft, claiming the software giant's overly strict and costly licensing regime is to blame for the high rates of consumer piracy in the country.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Russian government criticizes Microsoft
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Think you know your mobile keyboards? Guess right and you might win an i-mate JAQ3 — I think quite a few people enjoyed my i-mate JAQ3 first impressions article and I personally found the device to be pretty decent. However, I am smitten with my T-Mobile Dash and just can't give …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Gear Diary
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Prove you know your mobile keyboards, win an i-mate JAQ3!
Judie Hughes / Gear Diary: Name That Keyboard...and WIN a JAQ3
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google News isn't top dog in UK news search, either — Last week, my article, "Is Google News the Tail Wagging the News Search Dog?," appeared in Search Engine Watch - just as Search Engine Strategies was getting underway in London. The article cited data showing that Yahoo News and AOL News …
David Krug / 901am:
Real Estate Blogging is catching on, big time! — A lot of people ask me what kind of business would I start if you were starting a blogging business from scratch. Usually I scratch my head in awe and make up something like advertising. After pondering this for awhile I now understand …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Ahead of my time, Real Estate blogging wise