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.
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Pandora Might Avoid Extinction by Getting More Social
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: When The Music Labels Die, Piracy Will Continue... Then What?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Pandora Internet Radio to go Silent?
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb: Pandora On the Verge of Closing Shop
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Why Pandora Should Shut Down — An article in the Washington …
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Encourage Piracy By Making Legal Music Too Hard to Listen To & Killing The Providers
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Pandora readying for last call
Kdawson / Slashdot: Internet Radio's “Last Stand”
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Pandora Founder: “Last Stand” Decision Nearing
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Power of Stupid — On the face of it, services like Pandora look …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: TRYING TO CLOSE PANDORA'S BOX
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Perhaps Pandora Must Be Our Sacrificial Lamb — Pandora made a bold political statement today, saying they'd likely shut down rather than continue to pay exorbitant fees to play music to listeners of its massively popular service. — Radio stations pay different rates depending on how they broadcast music.
Fred Wilson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Learning To Live With Less: Constraints, Rules And Web Startups — I believe web services benefit from doing less, not more. I believe that allowing the users to stitch web apps together to get increased functionality is better than a web service trying to do everything for everyone.
Discussion: Tom Hume
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Explaining REST to Damien Katz — Damien Katz recently caused a stir on a bunch of the blogs I read with his post entitled REST, I just don't get it where he wrote … His post made the rounds on the expected social news sites like programming.reddit and Hacker News, where I was amused …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Two Approaches to Web Development
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: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, NBC Universal, Startup Chatter, Howard Lindzon, Randy Holloway Unfiltered, NBC Olympics and Digg
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: Jeff Zucker's Olympics
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.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and TVbytheNumbers
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers: Lots More Olympic Viewing if You Have High Definition?
Longofest / MacRumors:
iPhone 2.1 Beta 4 Seeded, Removes Push Notification Service — Apple has seeded iPhone Firmware 2.1 Beta 4 to developers. As usual, Apple describes the content of the update as “bug fixes.” — Interestingly, Apple has pulled the push notification service in this release “for further development.”
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and I4U News
David Chartier / Infinite Loop: Apple gets responsible with iPhone OS 2.1, drops push alerts
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: iPhone 2.1 Beta 4 Seeded, Apple Removes Push Notification “For Further Development”
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: New beta of iPhone 2.1 at Developers
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
CNN Doesn't Include Spoiler Alert In Tweets, Twitter Users Say It Ruined Olympics — The American media has been obsessively covering Michael Phelps on his quest to win eight gold medals this Olympiad - a feat that has never been accomplished. Up until now he has been perfect …
Discussion: The Stalwart and Chuqui 3.0
Vint Cerf / Guardian:
If you thought the internet was cool, wait until it goes space age — A founding father of the web says it's come a long way, but its potential for worldwide change can and will be greater still — The internet is still very young. It was only November 1977 when a group …
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 …
Wordcamp 2008 — In the quiet flats of University …
Discussion: tecosystems, Webware.com, Technologizer, Technosailor, ben barren, >> socialTNT and Changing Way
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Joy of WordCamp
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Android And The Internet Of Things — As the world waits for the first Android phone to appear in the wild (from T-Mobile), questions are being raised again about whether Google's Android ambitions will stop at cell phones. In a speculative, but well-thought-out piece, VentureBeat's Eric Eldon reports:
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Does Google want to expand Android to non-cellphone platforms?
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America? — IT'S been more than eight years since “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” made its first foray into presidential politics with the presciently named Indecision 2000, and the difference in the show's approach to its coverage then and now provides …
Discussion: PVRblog, O'Reilly Radar, Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, michael parekh on IT and Digg
Matt Haughey / PVRblog: The Daily Show and their TiVos
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar: Lessons on Blogging from Jon Stewart
G. Pascal Zachary / New York Times:
Digital Designers Rediscover Their Hands — GEVER TULLEY has only one qualification for training software designers how to become more creative. He teaches children how to build objects like gravity-powered wooden roller coasters with their hands, at his Tinkering School in Montara, Calif., south of San Francisco.
Discussion: Imaging Insider