Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Since when does growing $4 Billion a year = Dead? — Paul Graham, founder of Y-Combinator, declares Microsoft is dead. Paul must be living in a cave somewhere, or drunk on the Web 2.0 Kool-Aid. Paul obviously wrote his headline to grab attention and attract links to his blog.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop, The Post Money Value, Joe Duck, larry borsato, JD on EP and Burningbird
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: The D-Word - Almost Got Me
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is Microsoft dead? Feh. — Paul Graham posits that Microsoft is dead and the cause of death is: — 1. Murder by Google. — 2. Oh who cares, it's all bulls**t. — In fact, Microsoft is not dead, because (come on get real) it's a company, and companies aren't living, and they don't die.
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Why Google IS afraid of Microsoft, big time
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: Is Microsoft Toast? — Here's a worthwhile read by programmer …
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: Microsoft is dead, Paul Graham says
Froosh / HipMojo.com: MSFT: Dead Presidents, Maybe
Paul / Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Microsoft is Dead? — Kind of like Paul McCartney was dead in the late 1960's, I guess.
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Microsoft Is Irrelevant, Not Dead
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Microsoft "Dead"? Please. — Paul Graham, VC, and one of the many men behind Y Combinator, has pronounced that Microsoft is Dead. Well, if this isn't one heckuva piece of linkbait. And on a quiet April weekend, its probably going to reverb until Monday, thanks to getting Techmeme'd.
Discussion: gapingvoid, Graceful Flavor, mathewingram.com/work, Download Squad, Dvorak Uncensored, The Reluctant Blogger and Slashdot
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid: "WHY MICROSOFT IS DEAD" — From the ever-thoughtful Paul Graham: "Microsoft is Dead":
Jeff Ventura / Graceful Flavor: Apple's role in Microsoft's downfall.
David Chartier / Download Squad: "Microsoft is Dead"
Uncle Dave / Dvorak Uncensored: Microsoft — R.I.P. — A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead.
CowboyNeal / Slashdot: Paul Graham Claims "Microsoft is Dead"
Zell Wants End to Web's Free Ride — It's time for newspapers to stop giving away their stories to popular search engines such as Google, according to Samuel Zell, the real estate magnate whose bid for Tribune Co. was accepted this week. — In conversations before and after a speech Zell …
Lucas Grindley / Lucas Grindley's blog: Sam Zell considers picking fight with Google
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: END OF THE WEB'S FREE RIDE?
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Billionaire Zell to Google: Show me the money
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Is Google the root of all pain?
James Hohmann / The Stanford Daily Online: Zell talks business, Tribune buyout
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Sam Zell is going to lose billions on newspapers and the Washington Post has no idea what they're talking about. — I just read this quote from an interview with Sam Zell, the real-estate billionaire who paid billions for a bunch of newspapers, and who apparently has no idea how Google works.
Discussion: Traffick and Paul Kedrosky's …
Note to content owners: DRM doesn't work — There are some ideas that are broken, but attractive enough to some people that they are doomed to be tried again and again. — DRM is one of them. — I was thrilled to see recently that the processing key for *all* HD discs produced to date has been discovered and published.
Two Can Play: Mock ad showing NAB flip-flops — I figured that since the NAB can create anti-merger ads, I can just as well create my own pseudo-ad showing the NAB's inconsistencies. So here goes:
Douglas A Karr / The Marketing Technology Blog:
I Canceled My Basecamp Account Today — In the past, I've been a fan of 37 Signals. I believe that they were ahead of their day in user interface design and simplicity. Their book, Getting Real, still has an impact in how I develop, design, and build product requirements.
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and Texas Startup Blog
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily: ALTERNATIVES TO BASECAMP FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Kristen Nicole / 606Tech:
Interview with Jaiku co-founder Jyri Engeström - Twitter Alternative — With the extreme popularity of Twitter, and the talk of how it should be acquired soon, it only makes sense that similar services emerge and gain traction as well. Jaiku is Twitter's most relevant rival, and I can clearly see why.
Discussion: Download Squad and SMS Text News
David Chartier / Download Squad: Jaiku - feature-packed online presence service
Mark Boslet / Mercury News:
MarketWatch blogger resigns — Step comes after report on conflicts with a startup she founded — The blogosphere has been called the Wild West of the 21st century, a free-wheeling panoply of information from sources trustworthy and not. — This unrestrained environment was evident Friday …
Jonathan Berr / BloggingStocks: Bambi Francisco leaves MarketWatch under a cloud
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Agence France-Presse, Google settle copyright dispute — update News agency Agence France-Presse has entered into a licensing deal with Google, ending the dispute between the two over AFP's articles appearing on Google News. — The agreement, announced Friday, allows Google to post AFP content …
Discussion: Technology & Marketing … and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog: AFP v. Google Settles
Doug Isenberg / GigaLaw.com Daily News: Google Licenses AFP Content to Settle Lawsuit
Burke Hansen / The Register:
Verisign wastes no time jacking up domain prices — Sweetheart deal with ICANN ready to pay dividends — Verisign yesterday announced in a press release that it will raise its registry fees for .com and/or .net domain names by seven per cent to $6.42 on October 15, 2007 …
Discussion: Daily Domainer, Epicenter and digg
Adario Strange / Epicenter: Domain Prices Get A Boost From VeriSign
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Red Octane Responds To Defective 360 Guitars — Free Jetpac Refuelled Game Guide Up — KIf you're one of the billions (estimated) who purchased Rare's remake Jetpac Refuelled on the Xbox Live Marketplace last week, I have some great news for you. Rare has filled the cold manual void …