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4:25 AM ET, May 11, 2007


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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
On Mozilla and The Evolution of the Browser  —  Interesting posts recently from two people who have an important role in defining the future of the browser.  Firstly, I missed it while I was in transit in the US, but Mozilla developer Alex Faaborg posted the slides of his presentation at the recent Web 2.0 Expo.
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Thoughts on Mozilla  —  You can now directly download the video or the audio.  —  Spurred by a conversation I had today, I thought I'd post some wide-ranging and very rough thoughts on Mozilla.  They're pretty raw and uncensored, and I go for about 50 minutes, but it might be somewhat thought-provoking.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Anne 2.1:
Chris Messina, Firefox, and the Curse of Expert Ennui  —  Chris Messina provides some raw thoughts on Mozilla in the form of a really long video (50 minutes!) and the notes he worked off of.  You can get an idea of the content from his notes, but there's a whole lot of extra detail in the video.
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds  —  Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings, putting it into competition with dozens of established companies like Craigslist and many newspapers.  —  Facebook, which has 22 million active users …
Ricky Cadden /
Nokia N82 Imaging KING  —  The second juicy bit of information from my friend Blue Blazer Regular today is of the Nokia N82.  This is a candybar device to followup the N73.  Similar to the N81, it has quad-band GSM and 2100 HSDPA, BT 2.0 (w/ A2DP), WiFi (b/g w/ uPnP), but also adds built-in GPS, TV-out, FM Radio, and a MicroSD slot.
Discussion: Gizmodo and michael parekh on IT
Ricky Cadden /
Nokia N81 8GB Slider
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Longhorn Server to be christened Windows Server 2008  —  To next to no one's surprise, Microsoft is going to christen Longhorn Server "Windows Server 2008."  And it might do so as early as next week to coincide with the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles.
Matt / Photo Matt:
Meaningful Overnight Relationship  —  One thing I've noticed about talking to certain types of press, particularly mainstream, is that they have a pattern in mind before they write about something, and the better you conform to the pattern the more coverage you get.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple filing reveals multi-sided iPod with touch screen interface  —  Apple Inc. is looking to patent a design for a handheld device (or iPod) that displays its output on a small front-side display screen but receives input through a larger touch- and force-sensitive back-side interface, AppleInsider has discovered.
Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide:
Apple: Next Gen iPod Patent Has "Touch Surface" On Back
Discussion: Forever Geek and Apple Gazette
Jill Whalen / Search Engine Land:
Don't Sweat the Small SEO Stuff  —  Among clients, forum members, newsletter subscribers, and seminar attendees, many hours of my day are spent answering questions about organic SEO.  One thing I've noticed is that newbies and oldies alike are paralyzed when it comes to optimizing their websites …
Lisa Barone / Blog:   Sweat The Small Stuff: Search Engine Optimization Is In The Details
Haochi / Googlified:
The New Google Analytics is So Not Cool  —  All the excitements about the new Google Analytics should be now over and let's face it, it's not that cool.  Google claim that the new user interface will "present data more clearly", but not in the case with me - it's way more confusing that the previous version.
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Web TV Start-Up Joost Raises $45 Million  —  Companies Featured in This Article: CBS, Viacom, Google, Hutchison Whampoa, Cheung Kong Holdings, eBay, Time Warner, Warner Music Group  —  Upstart Internet TV platform Joost, the latest project from the creators of Skype and Kazaa …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
See Who's Reading Your LinkedIn Profile  —  LinkedIn added a new feature this week called "Who's Viewed My Profile" that shows the last twenty people who've looked at your profile and the company or industry they are in.  —  In the last week, visitors to my profile included a student …
Discussion: loose wire blog
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Has Overuse of Bayesian Analysis Screwed Google Search?  —  A few years ago Joel Spolsky wrote a widely quoted blog post which stated … This morning I fired up my favorite RSS reader and saw the danah boyd's entry entitled quality of Google searches? where she pointed out
Discussion: apophenia and Glass House
Erik Larkin / PC World:
Google Shareholders Vote Against Anti-Censorship Proposal  —  The failed shareholder proposal would have stopped Google from engaging in self-censorship.  —  A majority of Google shareholders today voted against an anti-censorship proposal that took aim at the way the search giant conducts …
Discussion: U.S. Securities … and
Nate Whitehill / Nate Whitehill dot Com:
7 Ways To Get Readers to Stick  —  A while back I talked about "steroid traffic" versus natural traffic.  Steroid traffic is a term I coined to mean quick surges of traffic that don't necessarily average more than 1.1 pageviews per visitor.  Steroid traffic has short term benefits and the visitors rarely stick around.
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Perspective: Why I love patents and copyrights  —  perspective Keith Richards in a near-death experience.  Does TV get any better?  —  Ocean Tomo, a Chicago-based company that holds auctions for patents, copyrights and other intellectual property, will put a gem on the block …
Discussion: Techdirt
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Need a domain name?  These guys say they can help!  —  One of the most frustrating things about creating your startup is the naming process.  I joke often with friends, "Which came first, the company name or the .com?"  I remember sitting at the table with a new client in 1999 …
Discussion: GrabaGoodDomain Blog
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple hints at video rentals through iTunes
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IRS Leans On Auction Sites to Spill Customer Information
Peter Cohen / PC World:
iPod, iTunes Cited in Cease and Desist For Apple
Discussion: Techdirt
SLHerald / Second Life Herald:
Playboy Does A Strip-Tease For Second Life
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese vending machine offers free drinks for watching ads
Debra Sherman / Reuters:
iPods can make pacemakers malfunction: study
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
SonicMountain's Odeo Plans Include Video
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NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Flex Flexing Its Muscle
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Poly9 Free Earth
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Image Labeler Is More Exciting
Discussion: CyberNet News and gSpy
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Your advice: Should I debate?  —  Andrew Keen and his publisher …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Telegraph Blogs
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Samwers bankrolled Facebook clone, now Twitter clone
Wild Prognostication: The future's five enemies (and how to beat them)
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Digg