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4:20 AM ET, April 23, 2007

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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Move over MySpace, Gaia Online is here  —  By the middle of last year, it was attracting half a million unique visitors monthly; fast forward to last month, and that number is two million.  It's not a traditional MMO like World of Warcraft; it's not a social game like There …
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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Kids and teens have pushed at least 6 immersive online worlds to over 2m UU/mth in the US  —  Wagner James Au has a great post on GigaOm about Gaia.  Gaia is a casual immersive MMORPG that describes itself as: … In an interview with Gaia's CEO, Craig Sherman, he quotes that Gaia has gone …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon/Statsaholic Dispute Just Got A Lot More Complicated  —  The Amazon/Statsaholic dispute went from a simple UDRP domain name dispute to a full blown lawsuit last week (pdf of lawsuit is here).  —  Statsaholic, formerly called Alexaholic, offered Alexa traffic data graphs to users …
Discussion: Startup Meme, 901am and Zoli's Blog
Chris Pirillo:
Google Calendar Security Notice  —  Uh, guys... y'all gotta tell your friends not to store usernames and passwords in public documents - at least, not without protecting them with passwords themselves.  More importantly, the last thing you want to do is set a reminder for yourself …
Discussion: Startup Meme
Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Is social networking dead?  Nope.  We've only just seen the beginning.  Here's why  —  Social networking lacks credibility.  —  And it's not hard to understand why.  Small VC firms receive two or three proposals for new social networking sites every single week.  Large VC firms are getting two or three every single day.
Robert Levine / New York Times:
New Model for Sharing: Free Music With Ads  —  For years, music labels have been trying to prevent fans from downloading their songs on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.  Now, some of them would like to encourage people to listen to music that way — provided they view some advertising first.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Former Media Executives Give New Life to 'Blank Check' Corporations  —  Time was that former media executives were offered consulting contracts, partnerships at private equity firms or book deals.  Now, they are being offered a blank check.  —  Over the past several months …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Digital Subscribers Like Free Radio, Too  —  As a group, fans of digital radio do not listen to traditional radio less than everyone else.  In fact, they listen to slightly more, according to a study recently released by Arbitron and Edison Media Research.  —  The study was conducted through …
louisgray.com:
Google's Earth Day Logo Makes a Splash  —  Though Google's home page remains spartan, the company often makes edits to their logo around holidays, notable birthdays, or to commemorate anniversaries of significant events.  —  Today being Earth Day, Google debuted a logo that shows …
Miles Evans / MacApper:
Exclusive: Coda from Panic Software Reviewed  —  Nothing brightens up a Saturday morning hangover like toys I'm not supposed to have in my inbox.  An anonymous tipster (thanks Anonymous!) dished me a copy of Panic Software's new developer workflow application Coda today.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
PC Games, Once Down, Show Signs of Rebound  —  Navigating the aisles of a GameStop video game store in Midtown Manhattan, Bennett Kirschner passed by the latest titles for consoles like Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 2 and 3, and Nintendo's runaway hit, the Wii — all lit and displayed like best-selling novels.
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Ripoff Commercials = Stupid TV Stations and Networks  —  Its hard to turn on the TV today and not see commercials for some of the biggest ripoff schemes in existence.  From Get Rich Quick schemes around the internet, around trading stocks, around real estate and anything else scam artists can think of …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got That Ping  —  THE BlackBerry network went dark last week — cache-flow problems, apparently.  Service stopped for a mere 12 hours, but to bereft users, 12 minutes was too long.  Information feeds our lives, they protested, and the BlackBerry provides it.
Peter / The Local Onliner:
IBM: Thru 2010, Traditional Media Dominates  —  It is not especially surprising, but media shift is being accelerated by new devices, expanding media channels, user generated content and aggregation.  IBM Global Business Services tries to make sense of all of it in a new report: "Navigating the Media Divide."
 
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Barry / Thought Mechanics:
Some very funny and totally wrong predictions of the past
Discussion: digg
Gizmodo:
World's Shortest Phone: Oddly Reminds Me of a Tootsie Roll
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WashingtonWatch Now A Wiki. This Should Be Good.
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
FOLLOWING THE FROGS IN THE POT
Discussion: Invisible Inkling
Telegraph:
Googlephobia  —  At the GooglePlex, the central London headquarters …
Leisa Reichelt / disambiguity:
Yes, you should be using personas
 Earlier Items: 
Geoffrey Lean / The Independent:
Wi-Fi: Children at risk from 'electronic smog'
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: CNN.com Had Record-Breaking 11 Million Video Views …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's privacy nightmare just starting
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
More information surfaces from Dell on Tablet PC rumors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Middio: Music Video Search Engine For YouTube
Discussion: Podcasting News