Fred / A VC:
Constraints and Rules — 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. The Facebook app ecosystem is one proof point of this approach.
Discussion: Tom Hume
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.
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.
Discussion: The Outsidr, Gizmodo, DSLreports, Mashable!, Webomatica, Download Squad, mathewingram.com/work, Chip Griffin, I4U News, TomsTechBlog.com, ReadWriteWeb, Life On the Wicked Stage, broadstuff, jkOnTheRun, TECH.BLORGE.com, WinExtra, Slashdot, Smalltalk Tidbits …, CenterNetworks and UMBC ebiquity
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 …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: TRYING TO CLOSE PANDORA'S BOX
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”
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Power of Stupid — On the face of it, services like Pandora look …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Pandora Founder: “Last Stand” Decision Nearing
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: Joe Duck, The Stalwart and Chuqui 3.0
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Let a hundred Facebooks bloom — Om Malik posted recently on something I've been thinking about a lot: namely, the tension between one-size-fits-all social networks such as Facebook and a more personalized approach using blogs and tools such as Moveable Type and Wordpress …
Discussion: bijan sabet and Changing Way
David / TmoNews:
Samsung fans unite! — Usually when Samsung announces a T-mobile launch the world hardly takes notice. T-mobile fans yawn and hope for something better in the future, you know something that doesn't have a VGA camera. Well sports fans, here we go, Samsung actually has something good in store for us.
Discussion: Mark Evans, Boy Genius Report and Engadget Mobile
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Samsung's Sexy T919 Coming to T-Mobile
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: T-Mobile USA getting a beefy Tocco from Samsung?
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 …
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: Scripting News and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Dare left something out (and it's important)
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Two Approaches to Web Development
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
At School, Technology Starts to Turn a Corner — COUNT me a technological optimist, but I have always thought that the people who advocate putting computers in classrooms as a way to transform education were well intentioned but wide of the mark. It's not the problem, and it's not the answer.
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: Mashable!, Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and I4U News
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Push Mail is the iPhone's Most Pressing Achilles Heel
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