Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its ‘Last Stand’ — Pandora, Other Webcasters Struggle Under High Song Fees — OAKLAND, Calif. — Pandora is one of the nation's most popular Web radio services, with about 1 million listeners daily. Its Music Genome Project allows customers to create stations tailored to their own tastes.
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb: Pandora On the Verge of Closing Shop
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Pandora Founder: “Last Stand” Decision Nearing
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Why Pandora Should Shut Down — An article in the Washington …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Pandora readying for last call
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Encourage Piracy By Making Legal Music Too Hard to Listen To & Killing The Providers
Kdawson / Slashdot: Internet Radio's “Last Stand”
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Bolt Of Lightning Doesn't Fall Anywhere Near NBCOlympics.com — Michael Phelps who? In what is probably the greatest moment in this Olympics, Usain Bolt of Jamaica won gold 100m dash in 9.69 seconds, a new world record...and he didn't even have to try after the first half of the race.
Discussion: Startup Chatter, Howard Lindzon, Randy Holloway Unfiltered and Digg
Henry Work / TechCrunch:
The State of WordPress 2008: Awesome Growth — Today at WordCamp, a User and Developer 1-day conference for the WordPress blogging platform, Founder Matt Mullenweg announced impressive growth figures and reaffirmed Automattic's focus on fixing some of WordPress's biggest weaknesses.
Andrew Mager / The Web Life:
Wordcamp 2008 — In the quiet flats of University of California San Francisco Mission Bay campus, bloggers, thinkers, journalists, developers, and inventors melt together for a full day of lectures and learning. The goal of Wordcamp 2008 is to figure out the future of publishing on the web.
Discussion: Webware.com, Technologizer, >> socialTNT, Technosailor, Changing Way and ben barren
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Joy of WordCamp
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
4 Great iPhone App Review Sites — The iTunes App Store is a bit of a big deal these days. Several new applications pop up in the iTunes store every day. With hundreds of apps to download from it can be time consuming to sort through them all. Unfortunately, there is no try before you buy option for any of the iTunes apps.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U2 Tracks Leak After Bono Plays Stereo Too Loudly — U2 manager Paul McGuinness, who wants file-sharers to be disconnected from the Internet, has something else to complain about today. Four songs from U2's upcoming album ‘No Line On The Horizon’ have been leaked online after Bono played …
Discussion: The Sun, TechSpot, mathewingram.com/work and Digg
Tnkgrl / tnkgrl Mobile:
Modding the Acer Aspire One - hard drive — Welcome to part 2 of a multi-part post on moddng the Acer Aspire One! — In part 1, I showed how to take the Aspire One apart, how to upgrade the RAM, and how to add internal Bluetooth. Today I demonstrate how to replace the SSD …
Discussion: Hack a Day, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Eliot Phillips / Hack a Day: acer aspire one hard drive upgrade
Darren Murph / Engadget: Aspire One modding continues: swapping SSD for capacious HDD
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Adding a HDD to the Acer Aspire One
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
8Tracks: A Free, Legal Music Service We Love — Launching an online music startup? What are you thinking? Digital music is a money pit that only works for people who aren't trying to make money selling music. Like iTunes (AAPL). Or maybe Amazon (AMZN). — Not convinced? OK.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Platform is the Message — For years people have been saying that they will watch things in HD, that they would never ordinarily watch. In the 12 years I have been involved in Internet Video in one form or another, I have yet to have anyone ever tell me they will watch something just because its on the internet.
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers: Lots More Olympic Viewing if You Have High Definition?
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
The Bearhug — Dave Winer used the bearhug to wrap his arms around Netscape's version of RSS and not let go until a merged RSS was born. With Twitter's announcement of “a minor change to the API that should have a major impact on the Twitter community” the time may be here to bearhug Twitter and unify the microblogging architecture.
Discussion: Scripting News
Malatesta / WMExperts:
AT&T Getting ready to launch the “HTC Fuze” aka Touch Pro? — Well here's a little gem... We're hearing from a tipster that AT&T is getting not only ready to finally launch their Tilt ROM update, but a little something called the HTC Fuze. — What's the HTC Fuze you ask?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadgetell and Engadget Mobile
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: AT&T HTC Fuze (aka Touch Pro) Coming Soon?
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Is the HTC Touch Pro landing with AT&T as the HTC Fuze?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: HTC Touch Pro turning into the “Fuze” for AT&T?
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Why The MMORPG Subscription-Based Business Model Is Broken — Famed game developer and analyst Scott Jennings recently announced on his blog that he's quit online game publishing giant NCSoft to join John Galt Games. His new home is the small casual game startup developing Web Wars …
Discussion: broadstuff and Broken Toys
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: MMORPGS HAVE THE WRONG BUSINESS MODEL, THEY MAKE MONEY!
Scott Jennings / Broken Toys: Hey, Look, I'm The News For Lunch
Neil McAllister / PC World:
Microsoft's OOXML Wins ISO Approval — Office 2007's XML-based document formats will soon be published as a formal ISO standard. Now what? — Recommends — It looks as if Microsoft's OOXML office document file format will be published as an open standard after all.
Discussion: ConsortiumInfo.org …, The Register, Inquirer and ZDNet Government
Drew Cullen / The Register: ISO rejects Office Open XML appeal (redux)
Mark Ballard / Inquirer: ISO blows fanfare for OOXML
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: It's official: OOXML is a standard
ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
ISO and IEC Reject OOXML Appeals
ISO and IEC Reject OOXML Appeals
Discussion: jd/adobe, Computerworld Blogs and open
John Dowdell / jd/adobe: NBCOlympics.com aftereffects