Katie Hafner / New York Times:
The Young Turks of Cyberspace — The drumroll leading up to the publication of Sarah Lacy's book about the 20-something entrepreneurs who brought us such familiar Web sites as Facebook was certainly impressive. For months, Lacy demurred when asked to reveal the title yet talked up her project …
Discussion: Labnotes, Startup Chatter and Drew B's take on tech PR
NYT Review of...Me? — by sarah lacy. — That's right. Me personally. Not so much my book. (Also mentioned. Is my love. Of incomplete. Sentences.) — Apparently, the NYTBR circulates reviews of books to publishers before they come out as a courtesy.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again — Yahoo's inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley. — Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service.
Britta Gustafson / delicious blog:
public service announcement: do you know where your password is? — After months of work, the new Delicious is almost ready to come out of the oven. When we release it, you'll be automatically logged out of your account and will have to log in again, due to some changes we're making behind the scenes.
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Social Bookmarker Delicious Issues Another 2.0 Tease
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Rumored Apple tablet vs. traditional Tablet PC: How dual-sided screen panel approach could give Apple an edge — Imagine a laptop that can instantly turn into a touch-screen tablet—a super-sized iPod Touch when shut. — Might this be the mysterious Apple product transition? — Clues are out there.
Rex Hammock / RexBlog.com: Confessions of a MacBook Touch rumor monger
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Looking for ‘Plan B’ — One of the striking things to me about Internet entrepreneurs and VCs is that almost no one is seeking to create long-term value or build businesses that will be sustainable and be around in a decade. Many will deny this but if you look around, the Craigslists of the Internet are anomalous.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Howard Lindzon / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Google Isn't Spending $200 Million On Digg — The price is wrong. — Digg is truly the most useless of the big Web 2.0 sites. It won't make you money and it can't make money. Its early investors and founder will make money, and if they pull off a sale, management and the founders will have done their job.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Search Engine Journal, VentureBeat, TECH.BLORGE.com and CNET News.com
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Yahoo to reimburse customers, and the Digg deal is off
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Buries Digg Buy-Out Deal
TJ Kirchner / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google acquisition of Digg fails
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com: Report: Google-Digg acquisition talks fall through
Randall Stross / New York Times:
First It Was Song Downloads. Now It's Organic Chemistry. — AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that …
Discussion: Communications …, Connecting the Dots, Technology Questions, Lockergnome and Digg
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots: Textbooks, Kindle, the Apple Tablet, PDF & RIA's
Justin Capasso / Lockergnome: Pirating Music To Pirating Textbooks
Jaxon Van Derbeken / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. computer tech had turned life around — Prosecutors portray Terry Childs as an unstable, power-mad computer engineer who held hostage the San Francisco city network he had built and awaited its destruction as revenge on bosses he saw as inferiors. — To Childs' friends …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs — WHILE we all worry about where we're going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there's also another alternative: Use less power. That may soon be simpler, thanks to the introduction of a bevy of inexpensive devices …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Home Automation Knowledge Leads to Less Power Usage
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? — BEREA, Ohio — Books are not Nadia Konyk's thing. Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest. — Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet.
Discussion: RexBlog.com, Life On the Wicked Stage, TechBlog, /Message, peterme.com and Social Media
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Stowe Boyd / /Message: The New Literacy and The Enemies Of The Future
JD Lasica / Social Media: Young people prefer reading online
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Open Web Foundation — Disclaimer: This post does not reflect the opinions, thoughts, strategies or future intentions of my employer. These are solely my personal opinions. If you are seeking official position statements from Microsoft, please go here.