Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Launches MyMaps — Tonight Google launched MyMaps. It adds the ability to create and share maps directly from Google's site (you can see a map that I created above). These maps will be added to Google geoindex and will be available to search in Google Earth and in Local Search.
Discussion: Ogle Earth, CNET News.com, Webware.com, Center for Citizen Media, Micro Persuasion and Live Maps
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Google makes mashups easy, even for me
Elinor Mills / Webware.com: GOOGLE INTROS MAPS MASHUPS FOR DUMMIES
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media: Google's My Maps — Google Maps personal version is going to …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Google Turns Maps Into a Community
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
Map-making: So easy a caveman could do it — Posted by Jess Lee, Product Manager, Google Maps — Humans have been making maps since the Stone Age. In fact, map-making predates written language by several millenia. Nowadays, people make maps online using tools like the Google Maps API …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, Google Maps Mania and The Map Room
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google 'My Maps': Mashups For The Masses
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Lets Users Customize Own Maps
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Google Maps Adds My Maps Feature
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google MyMaps Smashes Mash-ups — Google is announcing a new service, My Maps, that allows anyone to create their own Google Maps-based mashups, reports The Wall Street Journal. Essentially, anyone can go in and plot all the great Thai restaurants in San Francisco, and save it as SF Thai Food Maps.
Discussion: Mashable! and franticindustries
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Google Launches MyMaps - Platial Gets Screwed
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: Create your own mashups with Google's MyMaps
A fresh, new look for AdSense ads — You may have noticed that some of your ad units have started to look a little different lately — we're happy to announce that, just in time for spring, we've given our standard ad units a fresh makeover. After extensive testing and research …
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: New Look for AdSense Ads
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Google blurs line between advertising and content, again
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: AdSense Give Ad Units a Spring Clean
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Daily Links: Yahoo/Facebook, Claria Personalweb, New Adsense Formats...
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
The State of the Live Web, April 2007 — Hey, it's that time again, time to slow down, take a deep breath, and dig into the data! — About this Report, and the Obligatory Plug for Technorati — Technorati is known widely for its quarterly State of the Blogosphere reports, analyzing the trends around blogs and blogging.
Jason Chervokas / Social Media Club: Social Media Now: Spanning the Blogosphere, Selling In Second Life, Valuing Facebook
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Japanese is the No. 1 Blogging Language
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: Live Web Infopr0n
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: As Daily Postings Slide, Blogging Peaks
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Trash TechCrunch And Win A Free Pass To The Web 2.0 Expo — We've gotten our hands on three free passes to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on April 15-18, valued at $1,500 each. We traded these passes for excess advertising inventory on our sites, and our plan is to give them away to readers.
Discussion: maradydd.livejournal.com, Read/WriteWeb and Techquila Shots
Meredith L. Patterson / maradydd.livejournal.com: In which Michael Arrington invites me to shoot fish in a barrel
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Web 2.0 Expo Giveaway
The Man Who Would Change Microsoft: Ray Ozzie's Vision for Connected Software — Ray Ozzie has a long and storied history of technological innovation, with accomplishments that include creating Lotus Notes and founding Groove Networks. But Ozzie may now be facing the most daunting challenge of his career …
Discussion: Rough Type, Don Dodge on The Next …, The Universal Desktop, Between the Lines and Channel 9
Nick / Rough Type: Ozzie walks the line
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop: Ray Ozzie on Adobe and software as a service
Sourcecode / Channel 9: Decent Article: The man who would change Microsoft.
David Pogue / New York Times:
TiVo Plays a Trump Card: Web Smarts — What is it with the rash of new set-top boxes lately? One recent box brings the best of the Internet to your TV screen, like podcasts, Web videos and Internet radio. Another one is a video recorder that you can operate from anywhere in the world …
Discussion: Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Marketing in Second Life doesn't work... here is why! — Last week, the Hamburg-based research firm Komjuniti published the first extensive survey of Resident attitudes toward real world marketing in Second Life. It's been a long time in coming: a British branding agency established …
Discussion: MediaVidea, Glass House, Modern Marketing, flashpoint, Like It Matters and bytesized
James Cherkoff / Modern Marketing: Second Life : Geek Heaven
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: Second Thoughts — Wagner James Au on the ineffectiveness …
Mike / Techdirt:
Verizon Wireless Slowly, Quietly, Backing Away From Misleading Claims Of Unlimited Service — from the shhhh...-don't-tell-anyone dept — For years, Verizon Wireless has been pushing its EVDO wireless internet service as "unlimited" — but then cutting off users if they passed some unknown, unstated "cap."
James Quintana Pearce / MoCoNews: Verizon Backing Away From "Unlimited Data" Claim
Can the internet be truly neutral? — Net Neutrality is dividing opinion. For some it is a cause worth fighting for, but others claim it's a red herring that's impeding progress. Andrew Orlowski investigates — In a much celebrated remark, a senior Bush administration aide told journalist Ron Suskind …
Discussion: The Navel of the Internet
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Rewriting ethics rules for the new media — Some members of the so-called old media establishment may no longer be able to wag a finger at what they say is questionable ethics among bloggers. — Two weeks ago, ABCNews.com video blogger Amanda Congdon's appearance in online infomercials …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
John Leyden / The Register:
WEP key wireless cracking made easy — Code breakers have discovered a technique for extracting a 104-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key in under a minute. — Cryptographic weaknesses with the first generation wireless encryption standard have been known for years …
Discussion: George Ou and Wi-Fi Networking News
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: WEP Breaks Faster
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: New attack cracks WEP in record time
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sees DRM-free music in Zune's future — Microsoft plans to follow Apple in selling unprotected songs from EMI, though the company won't say just when such tracks will appear on the Zune Marketplace store. — When CEO Steve Jobs issued his open letter calling for an end to DRM …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Podcasting News, Microsoft News Tracker and Macsimum News
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Zune to go DRM-free with EMI sometime
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple offers DRM-free music; Microsoft says 'me, too'
Kostas Tzounopoulos / Zune-Online.com:
Zune for free with a phone-like plan?
Zune for free with a phone-like plan?
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gadgetell, Engadget, Gizmodo, Digital World and CrunchGear
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Free Zunes? Microsoft says "Maybe"
Michael Yurechko / Gadgetell: Rumor: Free Zune with music subscription
Paul Miller / Engadget: Microsoft hints at a free-with-subscription flash Zune
Cathy Lu / Digital World: Free Zune with Subscription Someday?
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Rumor: Free Zune With Music Subscription
Wall Street Journal:
Ask.Com's 'Revolt' Risks Costly Clicks — Web Users Feel Duped — In U.K. Campaign — LONDON — Internet-search site Ask.com has adopted a risky advertising strategy in Britain: highlighting the huge popularity of rival Google Inc. — The goal of the campaign is to convince consumers …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and paidContent.org
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: WSJ Covers Ask.com's "Information Revolution" Ad Campaign
Reginald Braithwaite / Raganwald:
Don't have a COW, man? What Haskell teaches us about writing Enterprise-scale software — Berlin Brown asked: … Yes, I use what I read on programming.reddit.com in my day job. That's one of the reasons I have this day job: it's part of what I do to sift through all of the cool stuff and find the things that are practical today.