Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Ning news: new investment round — If you follow such things, you may have seen a report that my new Internet company, Ning, has just raised a new investment round. — To date, Ning has been mostly internally financed by me and a small group of angel investors who are close friends and colleagues of ours.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Ning: $2 billion Google AdSense Business Model
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Should you raise a lot of money or not? …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice: Congrats to Ning on raising $44M
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Marc Andreessen's Ning raises $44M - Social Network on a Freemium business model
Deepak / TechBizMedia: Social networking: Hot or not?
Rhiza Sanchez / 901am: Ning closes $44M investment round
Michael Eisenberg / Six Kids and a Full Time Job: Social Networking Experiment
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Ning Raises $44 Million
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Big, Big Round of Funding For Ning — This is just a rumor at this point, and I haven't confirmed it with the company (update: this is now confirmed, see below), but I'm hearing that Ning has closed a very large round of financing, led by Legg Mason - $44 million total on a $170 million pre-money valuation.
Discussion: Marc's Voice and MYBLOG by Ouriel
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
New Web metric likely to hurt Google, help YouTube — Nielsen/NetRatings to use total time spent by users of a site as its primary measurement metric — In a nod to the success of emerging Web 2. technologies like AJAX and streaming media, one of the country's largest Internet benchmarking companies …
Discussion: Are You Paying Attention? and Slashdot
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Nielsen scraps Web page view rankings — NEW YORK - A leading online measurement service will scrap rankings based on the longtime industry yardstick of page views and begin tracking how long visitors spend at the sites. — The move by Nielsen/NetRatings, expected to be announced Tuesday …
Discussion: Telegraph, Digital Media Wire, MYBLOG by Ouriel, ProBlogger Blog Tips, Publishing 2.0, WebProNews, Lost Remote and HipMojo.com
Shane Richmond / Telegraph: Five things you might not know
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: Page Views - Are they Dead?
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Nielsen Saying No To Page View Metrics
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Nielsen revises web rankings
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Nielsen Scraps Pageviews: Let Confusion Reign
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tyranny of the Page View Nearly Over? — An AP report today states that Nielsen/NetRatings, one of the leading Internet stats services, will "scrap rankings" based on page views and replace it with how long visitors spend at websites. The reason is that online video and technologies such as Ajax …
Discussion: Inquirer, Journalistopia, broadstuff, Teaching Online Journalism and Epicenter
Andrew Thomas / Inquirer: Page views are so passé — Time for a change, says Neilsen
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE VALUATION OF ONLINE ADS - UP IN THE AIR AGAIN.......
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: Nielsen Ditching Page View Ranking
Apple plans cheaper, Nano-based phone: JP Morgan — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report.
Discussion: DailyTech, CNET News.com, ParisLemon, Infinite Loop, Gadget Lab, GracefulFlavor, hypebot, Product Reviews Net, The Register, The Next Net and Macsimum News
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com: JPMorgan: Next iPhone based on iPod Nano design
Grover Saunders / Infinite Loop: Nano-style iPhone rumor bolstered
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Nano Based iPhone Planned?
Jeff Ventura / GracefulFlavor: Apple planning cheaper, Nano-based iPhone for 4Q.
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: New Music Business Briefing: New iPods & Cheaper iPhone …
Austin Modine / The Register: Analyst rubs crystal ball and sees iPhone 2.0 based on Nano
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: In Time For Christmas, iPhone Nano?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: 'iPhone nano' coming in the fourth quarter?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bay Partners Launches Facebook-Apps-Only Fund — Here's another indication of the importance of the new Facebook platform: Silicon Valley VC fund Bay Partners has earmarked millions of dollars for investments in startups creating applications for Facebook. The new program, called AppFactory, will be officially launched on Tuesday.
Discussion: Insider Chatter, GigaOM, Read/WriteWeb, Inside Facebook, HipMojo.com, Ajaxian, Vinny Lingham's Blog and MediaShift
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Facebook Platform Misses 1.2 billion Internet Users
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Why Not Just Flush Your Money Down the Toilet, Pal?
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Bay Partners Announces Facebook AppFactory Seed Program
Vinny Lingham / Vinny Lingham's Blog: Would you like some FaceBook with your coffee?
Mark Glaser / MediaShift: Facebook Rising::Social Media Runs on 'Friend' Power
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Names Ex-AOL Official Marketing Chief — Social-networking company Facebook Inc. has hired a young Web veteran to fill its top marketing role in a bid to bolster its management ranks and find new ways to make money. — Chamath Palihapitiya, a former executive at Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit …
Discussion: All Facebook, CNET News.com, Lightspeed Venture … and Inside Facebook
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Apparently Facebook Has Their Exit Strategy
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: Facebook makes top marketing hire
TiVo Users Can Get Amazon Movies From TV — ALVISO, Calif. (AP) — Users of TiVo Inc.'s digital video recorders will be able to order movies from Amazon.com Inc. directly from their TVs starting Tuesday. — The two companies partnered in March to deliver Amazon's Unbox download service to TiVo machines …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gadget Lab and ParisLemon
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: TiVo Users Get Amazon Movies Direct From Box
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Amazon Unboxes Tivo
Facebook: "F— you, Yahoo, they're going IPO!" — "F— you, Yahoo, they're going IPO!" — Just in case you had any remaining doubts that Facebook is going public — a fact that Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi Jayne, profanely sings about in a video that's since been taken down — check out this job listing:
Discussion: Insider Chatter, bub.blicio.us, WebProNews, Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab, Webware.com, ParisLemon and digg
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Valleywag: Lots of Ham, Where's the Beef?
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Facebook IPO Watch
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Facebook Heads For IPO, Rumor Says
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com: JOB POSTING MAY HINT AT FACEBOOK IPO DOWN THE ROAD (UPDATED)
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Hint of a Facebook IPO?
TASER XREP — Introducing the TASER XREP - the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile. XREP is a self-contained, wireless projectile that fires from a standard 12-gauge shotgun. It delivers the same Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) bio-effect as our handheld TASER X26 …
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News.com, Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Tech Blog
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Details on Taser's XREP electric shotgun shell emerge
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com: Taser's new six-shooter, of sorts
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: TASER XREP: New Details, Nastier than Ever
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Buys a Manager of E-Mail — Taking further aim at one of Microsoft's core franchises, Google said Monday that it would acquire the e-mail security and management company Postini for $625 million in cash. — The deal underscores Google's ambitions to become a serious player …
Anna Haynes / Wired News:
Open-Source Journalism: It's a Lot Tougher Than You Think — Editor's Note: This story is reprinted from Assignment Zero, an experiment in open-source, pro-am journalism produced in collaboration with Wired News. This week, we'll be republishing a selection of Assignment Zero stories on the topic of "crowdsourcing."
Discussion: Once More unto the Breach, NewAssignment.Net, mathewingram.com/work, PressThink and digg
Stephen Walli / Once More unto the Breach: Wired Publishes Assignment Zero Interviews
David Cohn / NewAssignment.Net: Eight Analogies for Community Journalism