DaveNet: The Dark Side of Syndication.
Important Note: This is an Editorial Environment. "If you bought an ad on the op-ed page of the NY Times, there's nothing to stop the Times from running an editorial that is critical of your company, or even against the interests of your company, and they could run it on the same page as your ad."
News.Com: eBay shuts down search engines. "Leading online auctioneer eBay is clamping down on outside companies that use search engines to find items for sale on its site, arguing that the technology affects site performance."
We started a Top 50 page for XML-RPC.COM.
Wired: MS Denies Spy Key. "The issue centers around two keys that ship with all copies of Windows. The keys grant an outside party the access it needs to install security components without user authorization. The first key is used by Microsoft to sign its own security service modules. Until late Thursday, the identity and holder of the second key had remained a mystery."
Michael Swaine: Why Rebol Matters. "Rebol's built-in datatypes include types for currency, times, dates, numbers, strings, words, tags, logic, lists, hashes, data types, and objects (although Rebol is not really an object-oriented language). Built-in networking protocols include HTTP, FTP, POP, SMTP, NNTP, Finger, and Daytime."
David Carter-Tod: Including Channels in Pages.
And Bill Humphries is using David's service (who uses our service which reads Bill's RSS file that now appears back on his home page). The web as pretzel!
E&P: MarketWatch sells headlines on iSyndicate. "iSyndicate will distribute CBS MarketWatch.com headlines which will link back to stories on the financial news site."
iSyndicate flows value in the reverse direction, flowing dollars from sites that repurpose stories to the sources of stories. The fact that MarketWatch is selling their collection of headlines indicates that at least one content provider sees value in the collection, contrary to the arguments of the scraper engines.
iSyndicate is sponsoring Internet Content 99, with a stellar lineup of speakers, all from the big-money sites. But.. where are their competitors? Shades of Vignette.
Here's their session on syndication. Yes yes, it's the iSyndicate CEO and some customers. Oy!
Press release, 6/15/99: Vignette investment in iSyndicate.
3/19/99: ICEing RSS. "RSS looks great to me, with just a little more icing on it, simple stuff based on XML-RPC, it will be able to do everything ICE can do, without requiring a $50K tariff to Vignette."
The ICE Summit, in Redondo Beach CA, 9/23/99.
The Alan Turing Internet Scrapbook. A site dedicated to the inventor of the Turing Machine.
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