BBC: "Google has confirmed that an auction of its shares, which will proceed the firm's eagerly awaited flotation, will begin on Friday."
Today's audio blog post is about the faceoff between journalists and bloggers. It's in the air, coming up all over the place. In talking about it with people I've learned a lot. My story doesn't work all that well in writing, yet, so I did it in an audio post. Please listen. Thanks!
2001: "Internet 3.0 will be a bootstrap."
Chris Heilman got an extremely urgent letter from John Kerry.
Scott Johnson is getting married. Who knew? Beautiful story.
I listened to the latest Gillmor Gang on my walk today. It's always good, but this time it was a little low on quality. Two guys from Real Networks, answered every question by saying that they're open source so maybe someone else can do it. They also showed how not to do developer relations, when Jon Udell pitched his audio bookmarking idea for the 80,000th time (I can almost predict the exact words he'll use) they said they are very interested in developers. Hmmm. Just like when a girl asks you if you have a girlfriend you say you are dating ten thousand women but aren't really interested in any specific one. The girls don't go for that, btw, and neither do developers. When you have one on the hook, she's gotta be The Only One For Me. Ask Scott Johnson if he was proposing to a bunch of girls when his fiance said yes. Finally to Steve, okay it wasn't an interview, it was a conversation. Now, please stop calling everyone a player, and there isn't actually any space. Heh. Sorry. Everyone's a critic, of course.
CBS MW: Google to begin taking bids Friday.
NY Times: "Ms Sandlin is reveling in a pop-up-free existence and spreading the word about Firefox."
LA Times: "Democratic and Republican groups are increasingly courting unregistered and unreliable voters."
Engadget: "...he broke the encryption Apple uses to stream audio from iTunes to the AirPort Express, meaning that, at least in theory, you could set it up so that any application could stream to the AirPort Express."
Ed Cone buys into the unconference concept, with style.
Frank McPherson has put together an OPML file of feeds covering the summer Olympics. Most excellent Frank. Very nice.
Google sent an email to registered bidders saying their prospectus has been updated.
Arrived safely in NYC after a very eventful trip. Thunderstorms at JFK. We circled the eastern seaboard. Arrived six hours late, and were lucky. lots of flights were diverted to other cities. Traffic in and out of the airport was unbelievable. But all's well that ends well.
NY Times: "Two people were electrocuted by a dangling power line and at least five others were injured as a freakish lightning storm swept through the New York region yesterday afternoon, shattering rainfall records."
Good news about SP2 -- after running it, and then re-running Spybot and Ad-aware, the spyware appears to be gone. This is good. My machine seems to be running much faster too. Happy about that as well.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer is collating early comments on SP2.
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