Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
R.I.P. Marc Orchant, 1957-2007 — It breaks my heart to report that Marc Orchant passed away today, after being hospitalized since suffering a massive heart attack exactly one week ago. Sue Orchant sent this message this morning: … Marc's colleague Oliver Starr, who has helped keep …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Scobleizer, Disruptive Telephony, Technosailor, michael parekh on IT, Jeff Sandquist and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Rest in Peace Marc Orchant
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Damn... It's 2 a.m. or something like that over in Paris …
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor: Marc Orchant, a Hero to Many
Michael / michael parekh on IT: ON LOSING MARC ORCHANT
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Marc Orchant, Missed by Thousands
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
R.I.P. Marc Orchant — A week after suffering a massive heart attack Marc Orchant passed away today. Marc was part of our ZDNet blogger team for a few years and well known and respected in the tech blogger community. Marc's good friend Oliver Starr posted the sad news here.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion, blognation USA, bub.blicio.us, VoIP Watch and The Mind Mapping …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Honoring the Memory of Marc Orchant
Tris Hussey / blognation USA: We Lost a True Friend and Man of Honour Today
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Goodbye Marc Orchant, Rest in Peace
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Rest In Peace, Marc Orchant
Electroman / The Mind Mapping Software Weblog: R.I.P. Marc Orchant
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage:
Rest In Peace Marc Orchant — This is really tough to write. Our good friend and friend to so many, Marc Orchant, passed away today. If you've been following the pages here this last week you know we've been posting updates on Marc's condition after he suffered a massive coronary a week ago.
Discussion: chrisbrogan.com, Alec Saunders .LOG, Connecting the Dots, Open The Dialogue and Ryan Block
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots: Marc Orchant, R.I.P.
Chris Thilk / Open The Dialogue: Marc Orchant has passed
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Robert Scoble doesn't understand enterprise software — Before saying a word, let me state that in my few dealings with famed uber-geek blogger, Robert Scoble, I've found him to be a great guy and I like him. Having said that, let's address the issue: Scoble asks his readers about enterprise software …
Discussion: Glass House, michael parekh on IT, deal architect, Ross Mayfield's Weblog and Smalltalk Tidbits …
deal architect: The Con-sumerization of technology — So on flights this weekend I took along paperwork.
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Enterprise Social Software doesn't get you laid, it gets you promoted
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Enterprisey Defined
Nick / Rough Type:
Misunderstanding enterprise software — In a post titled "Robert Scoble doesn't understand enterprise software," ZDNet blogger Michael Krigsman lays in to Scoble for having the temerity to ask why business applications can't be redesigned to be more like consumer applications - fun, friendly, even "sexy."
Discussion: broadstuff, IT Project Failures and Anshu's Blog
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: ENTERPRISE 2.0 SOFTWARE - THE IMPOTENCE OF BEING EARNEST
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures: Nick Carr's enterprise software fantasy land
Anshu Sharma / Anshu's Blog: Nick Carr Doesn't Understand Anything
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why enterprise software isn't sexy
Why enterprise software isn't sexy
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, The Yourdon Report, WinExtra, Alfred Thompson …, AccMan Pro, confused of calcutta, SMC, Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab, Between the Lines, deal architect, Irregular Enterprise, Sadagopan's weblog …, Insider Chatter, Don Park's Daily Habit, Anshu's Blog and Craig's Rantings
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Web software makes sexy headlines, enterprise software makes bottom lines
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Why corporate software isn't sexy and Web 2.0 will be a corporate step-child
Alfred Thompson the Cyberspace People Watcher: If you haven't got anything nice to say - blog about it
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: Software sucks...a lot of the time
Susan Scrupski / SMC: Enterprise Suits Up for the Ride, but Seeks a Safe Landing
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise: Enterprise apps not sexy?
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Bill Gates on Software Market: TINY Google Web Services Lag BIG Microsoft Business
Anshu Sharma / Anshu's Blog: Enterprise Software Sexy like Diane Keaton, Not Britney
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Imeem Pens a Deal with Universal Music. Now Has All the Majors. — Ad-supported music streaming is now officially legit. Music social network imeem has inked a deal with the fourth and final major label, Universal Music Group, to make its entire digital catalog available for free to imeem members.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Silicon Alley Insider and A VC
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: Imeem announces deal with Universal
Robert Sanzalone / blognation:
Zooomr - Conquering The World (From Japan) — Kristopher Tate is a known entity in the Web 2.0 world. Both he and his startup Zooomr are frequently covered in Techcrunch, Mashable and many, many other blogs. While most articles have focussed on his age (he's 20), the part which seems …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Fark.com trying to get trademark on "Not Safe For Work" — Abbreviations, acronyms, and memes fall in and out of fashion on the Internet all of the time. Today's "I can has cheeseburger?" is often tomorrow's "All your base are belong to us." Some stand the test of time, including phrases like …
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Facebook Beacon attracts disdain, not dollars — I have been watching the uproar over Facebook Beacon over the last couple weeks with some amusement. — The system was intended to aggregate purchase histories from some online retailers, a poorly thought out attempt to deal with the lack …
Discussion: All Facebook, SMC and Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
LinkedIn: No NWS News. But Plenty Of New Features — Still no update on LinkedIn's possible deal/non-deal with News Corp. (NWS). To remind you of where we stand: Late last month LinkedIn CEO Dan Nye told Fortune that Rupert Murdoch's company had approached them about a deal.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Paid Content on the Web Is Not Impossible, But It's Hard — The case for why publishers should be able to charge for content on the web always revolves around the exceptions that prove the rule, e.g. Consumer Report and WSJ — which, let's be honest, are the same examples everyone was using back in 1998.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Success without ads
Success without ads
Discussion: broadstuff and Slashdot
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: SUBSCRIPTION BASED C2B SERVICES - LESSONS FOR VRM
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Last.fm Powered Music Section — The music section is a beta release, but it already looks very promising. It allows you to discover new artists based on hundreds of genres or tags. — True to the p2p nature of the site, The Pirate Bay uses the last.fm API to collect their data.
Discussion: The Pirate Bay and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Twice Shy Entrepreneur — Silicon Valley these days is made up of two kinds of entrepreneurs (I'm painting with broad strokes, bear with me). The first group is the old guard. These are people who started companies during the late nineties and up until the 2000 stock market crash.
Discussion: The WebGuild Blog, Insider Chatter, David Dalka, Texas Startup Blog, HipMojo.com and Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog
Joe Duck / The WebGuild Blog: Startups - Revolution Or Evolution?
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Edgeio Web 2.0 Bomb: Michael TechCrunch Arrington Cheers $5 million Startup Loss
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: Conservative Entrepreneurs Suck?
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Why Startups Fail: From the Front Lines
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Top US military research labs infiltrated by hackers — Hackers successfully infiltrated Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), one of the nation's leading military research facilities. The attackers gained access by sending e-mails infected with trojan horses to ORNL employees.
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
ASUS Calms the Fears of Eee PC Owners with Warranty Update — Upgrading the Eee PCs memory will no longer result in warranty invalidation — Eee PC users can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to recent actions taken by ASUS. Up until this point, Eee PC users have been faced with the prospect …
Matt Bai / New York Times:
The Web Users' Campaign — Before they chartered planes and opened teeming offices in Des Moines or Manchester, even before they announced their lofty ambitions to the world, the current field of presidential candidates set about absorbing the lessons of Howard Dean's 2004 campaign.
Mathew Ingram / SMC: Politics 2.0: Learning the lessons