Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users — Firms impose limits even as demand rises — Amanda Lee of Cambridge received a call from Comcast Corp. in December ordering her to curtail her Web use or lose her high-speed Internet connection for a year.
Adam Thierer / The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog: Why Not Meter? — The Boston Globe reports that some broadband …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Please refer to the section on Double Secret Probation in your …
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs blogs: Comcast: We'll blackball big downloaders with no warning
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
As Mobile Phones Grow More Complex, Carriers Insist on Fewer Operating Systems — Two operating systems run more than 95 percent of the world's computers, but dozens of systems are behind the 2.5 billion mobile phones in circulation, a situation that has hampered the growth of new services …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, Gadget Lab, Slashdot and MoCoNews
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Platform proliferation limiting mobile content?
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear: Everyone Hates Windows Mobile, Duh
David Becker / Gadget Lab: Survival of the Fittest For Phone OSes
James Quintana Pearce / MoCoNews: Carriers Seek To Minimize Number Of Operating Systems
Newspapers and Radio Find Unlikely Ally in Google — Search Giant's Ad-Sales Test Boosts Revenue for 'NYT,' 'Seattle Times' — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Maybe it's no surprise that Google's effort to help small and medium-size advertisers buy offline media such as newspaper space and radio spots appears to be working.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, PaidContent and Screenwerk
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Print & Radio Ads A Success All Around
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google + Local Media Buying: So Far So Good
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Google about to sign ad deal with Dish Networks — Google is about to sign a deal with Dish Network, the nation's second largest satellite TV company, to deliver ads for Dish's network, VentureBeat is hearing. — We haven't been able to confirm the rumor (Google has not yet responded to a request for comment).
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Dish Network to Launch Online Video Service
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta: Google, Echostar in ad tie-up?
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent: Google Testing Targeted Cable Ads: Report
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Tests: Search Counts, TV Ads
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Google Testing TV Ads in California
Kate Zimmermann / SearchViews: Google Testing TV Ads for Future Deal with Dish Network?
Adam Berger / Gadgetell: Google to start TV advertising with Dish Network
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Google testing TV ads in California
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Rumored To Have Dish Networks TV Ads Deal
Eisner to take on the Internet — NEW YORK — Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner built his career trying to identify and shape hit movies and TV shows. Now he's at it again, this time on the Internet. — His investment firm, The Tornante Co., will announce Monday the formation of a studio …
Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher: 3.12.07 Eisner dives into Web TV
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent: New Eisner Internet Video Venture: Web Studio Vuguru
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy: Eisner's Web Studio
Oliverryan / The Browser: Eisner's new Prom Queen
Anastasia / Ypulse: Ypulse Teen Tube Roundup
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Vuguru Spices Up the Video Scene
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Eisner Backs Original, Professional Web Productions
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Eisner helps start web 'studio', advertisers would stream
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Venture Capitalists and Angels invest $40 Billion per year but see only $18B in exits — Venture Capitalists invested $25.5 Billion in 3,416 companies in 2006. Angel investors invested about $26B in 50,000 companies. With $52 Billion invested in start-ups in 2006, there were only about $22B in "exits".
Discussion: Now What? and alarm:clock
Scottmaxwell / Now What?: Startling VC Statistics!
Phil Butler / Profy.Com:
Interview: Jimmy Wales - Artist of Web Community — March 11, 2007 - Profy got a rare opportunity today to talk with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, Wikimedia (non-profit foundation), Co-Founder of Wikia Inc., and more recently innovator of Wikia-Search which we have covered on other occasions.
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Wikia plans editable Web search engine
Wikia plans editable Web search engine
Discussion: AppScout, Infothought, BGSL and Slashdot
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: More On The Vaporware Cult Search Engine
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Wikipedia's Search Engine Plan
Mike / Techdirt:
Who Will Protect Teens From This New Obsession With Book Reading? — from the whatever-shall-we-do? dept — If you look at a lot of the fear-mongering stories about children and video games, one of the big ones is the idea that kids are just sitting around getting fat playing video games …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: The World Is Complex: Teens Buying More Books
Heather Chaplin / New York Times:
Is That Just Some Game? No, It's a Cultural Artifact — When Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science and Technology Collections at Stanford University, started preserving video games and video-game artifacts in 1998 he thought it was closer to professional oblivion than a bold new move into the future.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Gadgetopia
James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq: 10 most important video games of all time, as judged by 2 designers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Warning Against Letting Your Search Results Get Indexed — The days of doing a Google search that brings up results leading to search results from other sites are heading for a close. Matt Cutts, in his Search Results In Search Results post today, points out a change to Google's guidelines …
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable
Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA Gets College Kids To Create Free Propaganda — from the but-I-thought-if-it's-free,-it's- stolen? dept — For years, the entertainment industry has attempted to use school programs to help get kids to believe their propaganda about file sharing. While there's little evidence …
SNT IOPS in car PC — SNT Korea will unveil the IOPS in car PC at the Cebit trade fair which starts on March 15. Powered by Windows XP the touchscreen PC is equipped with GPS for navigation. It supports T-DMB for viewing Live TV on the move which can be later recorded on the onboard hard drive …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Crave and NaviGadget
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car Part Deux
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog: All-in-one dashboard PC
gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
The first universal mobile phone charger — March 12, 2007 The world's first universal mobile phone charger is being introduced at CEBIT this week. Designed by Professor Luigi Colani, a nearly 80-year-old legend in the field of industrial design, the Anyfix can recharge more than 80% …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, CrunchGear, Ubergizmo and Ministry of Tech
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Colani's AnyFix: the world's first cellphone charging beetle
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear: AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time
DJ Neawedde / Ministry of Tech: AnyFix universal mobile phone charger
Imran Haque / ExtremeTech:
GCensus: Using Google Earth for Census Analysis — I started the gCensus project for two reasons: First, the Census Department's interface for mapping its data was clunky and looked like something out of the mid-90's—hardly appropriate for a modern web service.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Slashdot
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: GCensus: Let the Real Local Targeting Begin