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.
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica: When The Music Labels Die, Piracy Will Continue... Then What?
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
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Power of Stupid — On the face of it, services like Pandora look …
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb: Pandora On the Verge of Closing Shop
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Pandora Founder: “Last Stand” Decision Nearing
Kdawson / Slashdot: Internet Radio's “Last Stand”
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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, NBC Universal, Randy Holloway Unfiltered, NBC Olympics and Digg
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?
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: AppleInsider, 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
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: Webware.com, Technologizer, Technosailor, >> socialTNT, ben barren and Changing Way
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The Joy of WordCamp
Alex Williams / New York Times:
I Was There. Just Ask Photoshop. — REMOVING her ex-husband from more than a decade of memories may take a lifetime for Laura Horn, a police emergency dispatcher in Rochester. But removing him from a dozen years of vacation photographs took only hours, with some deft mouse work …
Discussion: Imaging Insider and Guardian Unlimited
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Are you faking your past with Photoshop?
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.
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?
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
Kris Keilhack / PalmInfocenter:
Additional Treo Pro Software and Hardware Details — Following up on today's earlier report and slew of leaked images, even more Treo Pro details are emerging. With the device's core specifications confirmed, a new post by the original tipster Scottymomo has confirmed some of the device's …
Discussion: Engadget and PalmAddicts
Paul Miller / Engadget: More Treo Pro details emerge
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: More deets on the Treo Pro
John Dowdell / jd/adobe:
NBCOlympics.com aftereffects — Some early notes, after reading 'way too much all week.... ;-) — Biggest takeaway: People like rich video experiences. The big sitback screen is still first choice... broadcast served far more traffic than Web. Pundits who argue “Web vs TV” are missing that it's “Web *and* TV”.
Discussion: Randy Holloway Unfiltered