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Web 3.0 Definition

We are all doomed, Jason calacanis has come out with his definition of web 3.0, and for everyone who is not gifted, then well, and maybe we are not web 3.0 worthy. There is a lot of user developed content out there, some good, some bad, most down the middle of the road.

Apple’s PR Nightmare

Tons of people on Twitter are reporting problems with their iPhones. Including my son. Including Jeff Clavier.

Yahoo Buys BuzzTracker

The big news from Yahoo today is they will announce the acquisition of news aggregator BuzzTracker. All Things Digital suggests the deal has been done and that Yahoo has paid $5 million, after passing on more expensive options such as Sphere.

Does Facebook Really ‘Cost Businesses Dear’?

I don’t have a Facebook account. At least, not yet, as I have mentioned in another blog post I shared over here not so long ago. But from that to say "[...] sites such as Facebook could be costing firms over £130m a day" is a bit of an over-reaction.

Technorati Touts Topics

A new feature from blog search site Technorati offers a Fark-like tabbed organization of topics as relevant posts arrive.

Facebook Killing Google? Um, No
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Some buzz centered on Robert Scoble’s contention that properties like Facebook and human-edited search engine Mahalo add up to a Google-free future misses out on an important factor.

Don’t Try Crawling Google News Comments

The newest feature on Google News – comments solicited from participants in a news story – won’t be part of anyone else’s news.

Facebook? Why Now?

John Battelle asks a compelling question: why Facebook and why now?

Scott Rosenberg of Slate follows up with another point: that Facebook’s friends definitions are all messed up.

Why Decker isn’t the CEO of Yahoo…

So, just before interviewing Sun Microsystems’ DTrace team today (that’s a photo of them) I got a call from a source. He said “Semel is out. Yang is taking over.”

TechMeme Isn’t Quite Google News

TechMeme really wants to be Google News, it seems. I see less and less blogs on TechMeme lately and more and more “professional news.”

TechMeme: Anti-linking Engine

I’ve noticed this several times and thought I’d bring it up.

TechMeme seems to penalize bloggers who link to other bloggers. Most bloggers believe that a major part of how TechMeme decides which is the most important story is to count links. That isn’t true in following mine, and other people’s results.

I believe there’s a “linking penalty” on TechMeme. At least it seems that way after doing my own link counting.

Let’s say there’s three stories.

Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera Speaks

Gabe Rivera — creator of Techmeme, the site bloggers love and/or hate (depending on whether they are on it or not — keeps his cards pretty close to his chest when it comes to the site and how it functions.

And he doesn’t exactly spill the beans in a surprise interview with Beet.tv. But it’s still interesting to see and hear him discuss how it works. He also hints about doing some hiring, and possibly launching some new Techmeme spinoffs.

Web 2.0: Traditional Media vs. Blogosphere News
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Since receiving news from online sources is becoming increasingly popular, traditional media forms may have a challenge on their hands.

Microsoft Mixes it Up

I’ve posted a few of the best posts from the floor of Mix to my link blog. I didn’t post much news myself, instead have been listening to developers up in the BlogZone about what they think to get a feeling of how well Microsoft’s announcements are going over with attendees.

Microsoft Fine-Tunes Branding

Microsoft is making several subtle and smart moves to improve its inconsistent and unimaginative branding schemes:

Who Gets the Majority of Your On-line Attention?

It just occurred to me that if I look at the on-line services I used most, there’s not really a clear winner when it comes to who gets the bulk of my online attention. Here’s the current list along with the current owner of each (since 3 of the 4 were acquisitions):

New Advertising Deals for Google and Yahoo

Google is brokering a deal with DirecTV for broadcast ads. (Techmeme)

Ad Exchange Market Heats Up

It hasn’t been a secret in the industry that Doubleclick is working on an ad exchange that’s something along the lines of what we do at Right Media.

Google Research: Conference and Hard Drives

The Google Research blog has announced they will be holding a conference on scalable systems on June 23 in Seattle. They’re soliciting speakers and offering free food, all in an effort to spread knowledge about systems that scale in order to handle big jobs for huge amounts of people.

Companies and Marketing 2.0

Just saw on Twitter that Emily Chang had posted about RSS feeds for archiving your own personal history.

Sirius and XM Consolidate

Ahh, yes, I will jump on the bandwagon and talk about Sirius and XM merging. No, not so I too can get on the top of TechMeme (it’s too late to play that game, if you want to get to the top of TechMeme you’ve got to be early, or you’ve got to say something interesting about the news, like Doc Searls did).

Since I’m late and not interesting, we’ll give up on that game, OK? Heheh.