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Comcast broadband went south today, so I'm parked at the Canvas in the Sunset. Just as I was about to leave after three hours of tanking up on lattes, 'casts, and Skype, Marc Canter walks in for a meeting with the Laslo team.

March 10, 2005 by Steve Gillmor



Walt Mossberg weighs in WSJ sub req'd:In my tests, for instance, it added links to the addresses of movie theaters I had called up in a Yahoo page, and the links took me to Google Maps, not to Yahoo's own map page. When I looked up a book on eCampus, a book-selling site, AutoLink turned the ISBN numbers on the page into links to Amazon, which competes with eCampus to sell the books.

March 9, 2005 by Steve Gillmor


Deaf dumb and blind boys

Listening to Sam Whitmore's experimental Closet Deadhead 'cast, my mind drifted (who knew) past the many squalls and storms rending the Net in recent times. Squalls like AutoLink, the Apple court "decision", the resurfacing of Mark Lucovsky, Jonathan Schwartz' attack on Web Services soup.

March 5, 2005 by Steve Gillmor



Splash! Fwoop! Znorf. It's the sound of nextgen RSS plays parachuting into the Valley, Rte.

March 1, 2005 by Steve Gillmor

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Line in the sand

Dave Winer launches the Morning Coffee Notes channel with a 'cast from Florida's east coast. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

February 28, 2005 by Steve Gillmor


The Pirillo Gang

Chris Pirillo VoIPs me in for a 'cast about attention, the new Microsoft cluetrain, and the hive mind. But when I asked him about GnomeDex futures, Ponzi lowered the cone of silence.

February 25, 2005 by Steve Gillmor


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CoughOdeo plans to base its business on the premise that the explosion ofdigital audio content has created the need for a central place to findrelevant material and that there will also be a need for a market tobuy and sell "premium" content in much the style of the eBay online marketplace. Odeo,noting that advertising is already an accepted component ofconventional radio, also plans to embed automatically generated audioads within the downloadable files.

February 24, 2005 by Steve Gillmor

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Dan Farber: Invitation to a party

Dan Farber questions whether Microsoft is able to cross its chasm in this Sunday morning post. He points at Gates' musings on how to avoid the scrap heap of history--by innovating its way out of the Xerox Parc deadend user interface.

February 20, 2005 by Steve Gillmor