What I’m reading and finding for March 29th 2011 through March 30th 2011:

  • When Media Giants Attack! Cease-and-Desist Letter to News Reader Zite Claims All Kinds of Copyright Damage | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
    kara.allthingsd.com – Kara Swisher
    A panoply of big media giants sent a cease-and-desist letter today to Zite, the Apple iPad news reader app.
    The Washington Post, AP, Gannett, Getty Images, Time, Dow Jones and many other media organizations were part of the action, which you can read all about below.
    Zite bills itself as a “personalized iPad magazine that gets smarter as you use it.”
    Not smart enough, it seems, to avoid copyright complaints from the content creators the app sucks in.
    “The Zite application is p..  show all text

  • Meet +1: Google’s Answer To The Facebook Like Button
    searchengineland.com – Danny Sullivan
    Nearly a year after Facebook Like buttons spread out across the web, Google has announced its own rival, the +1 button. It launches today as part of Google’s search engine, allowing you to “+1″ the search results and ads that you like. And in a few months, it’ll be arriving… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

  • Salesforce Buys Social Media Monitoring Company Radian6 For $326 Million
    techcrunch.com – Robin Wauters
    Cloud computing giant Salesforce.com has acquired social media monitoring company Radian6 for approximately $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock, net of cash. In addition, approximately $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash will be issued to Radian6′s founders (subject to vesting conditions over two years).
    Radian6 helps clients like Dell, GE, Kodak and UPS monitor, analyze and engage in ‘hundreds of millions’ of social media conversations. Salesforce argues tha..  show all text

  • Evan Williams | evhead: An Obvious Next Step
    evhead.com – Ev
    I'm a very lucky guy. Over the past twelve years, I've had the good fortune to work on two huge projects that happened to be the right idea at the right time. These ideas attracted brilliant, idealistic people to do the incredibly hard work of making them work for millions of other people across the globe. And through each, I learned a tremendous amount about business, products, and people. I spent about five and a half years of my professional life on Blogger. Though not a headline-grabber t..  show all text

  • Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Wants to Make Service More Mainstream – Digits – WSJ
    blogs.wsj.com – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
    Making Twitter more useful for the average person — that’s Jack Dorsey’s first challenge as he returns to the company he founded, he said Tuesday. “We have a lot of mainstream awareness, but mainstream relevancy is still a challenge,” he said during a discussion at Columbia University’s Journalism School Tuesday. Mr. Dorsey, who came up with the idea for Twitter, said Monday that he is returning to be product chief of the company; on Tuesday he outlined more..  show all text

  • The Shiny New Evernote Web: Redesigned Interface, Expanded Note Sharing Options and More « Evernote Blogcast
    blog.evernote.com – Andrew Sinkov
    Over the past several months, we’ve released major updates to our four most popular versions: Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android. Today, we’re excited to unveil the fifth newly redesigned member of the Evernote family, Evernote Web.
    All of our recent redesigns have had several key ideas in common:
    Improving the user experience
    Optimizing performance
    Getting the most out of each platform’s native capabilities
    Incorporating as much user feedback as possible
    Each one of these core..  show all text

  • Amazon Cloud Player Doesn’t Work On iOS — But It’s Not A Flash Issue
    techcrunch.com – MG Siegler
    As you may have read by now, earlier tonight, Amazon dropped a bomb on their rivals in the online music space: a fully working cloud storage and playback system. And it’s not just working on desktop web browsers, it works on Android devices too. One important place it doesn’t work though: iPhones, iPads, iPod touches — no iOS devices.
    At first, you might think this is a Flash issue (Apple’s devices famously do not support Flash). But it’s not. I don’t have Fl..  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for March 27th 2011 through March 28th 2011:

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  • http://xkcd.com/radiation

  • RIP Digg.
    techcrunch.com – Sarah Lacy
    Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals. They don’t die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues. They just fade away, eventually purchased for assets that are a shadow of their former promise. It’s pretty clear that Digg is on that path. The company isn’t dead, but it’s been fading away for a while, and its soul is all but gone. The company can spin it however it wants– the final nail in the coffin is news that founde..  show all text

  • On Twitter, ‘What a Party!’ Brings an Envious ‘Enough, Already!’
    The tantalizing window Twitter provides on the lives of friends, colleagues, rivals and celebrities can have a downside: knowing too much about the fun you are missing.

  • Kevin Rose Resigns From Digg, Closing Round On New Startup
    techcrunch.com – Michael Arrington
    Wow, when I wrote last night that Kevin Rose doesn’t really use Digg anymore, I had no idea how perfect the timing was. It turns out Rose really has tuned out. Because, say multiple sources, he’s already resigned from the company and is closing a $1+ million financing round for a new startup he’s founded.
    Rose first launched Digg in December 2004. The service was an instant hit, and for a long while just all the big players thought about acquiring the company. Things never got..  show all text

  • AP Stylebook Finally Changes “e-mail” to “email”
    mashable.com – Adam Ostrow
    The AP Stylebook, the de facto style and usage guide for much of the news media, announced on Friday that the abbreviated term for “electronic mail” is losing a hyphen, and with it, a relic of a simpler time when Internet technology needed to be explained very carefully.
    The move follows the AP Stylebook’s decision to change “Web site” to “website” last year, at which time we wrote, “[We] hold our collective breath for other possible updates, such..  show all text

  • Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists
    Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s son Seif Islam el-Qaddafi said that four New York Times journalists were being held by pro-Qaddafi forces and would be released Friday.

  • Not Even Kevin Rose Really Uses Digg Anymore
    techcrunch.com – Michael Arrington
    How bad are things at the once-mighty Digg these days? Not so good. It’s been months since Digg relaunched in August in a quest for relevance. They had 18 million unique worldwide visitors that month according to Comscore. That dropped to just under 12 million in January, a 33% drop in just five months.
    Everything official coming out of Digg says things are great and that a the company will find a way to success. But everyone knows how unlikely that is. Even, it seems, founder Kevin Rose…  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for March 16th 2011 through March 17th 2011:

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