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Posts on ‘April 26th, 2006’

Newspaper Wheeling, Dealing

Over at my Bay Area blog, here’s my comment on today’s news that McClatchy will sell the San Jose Mercury News and three other papers, in a differently structured deal that strikes me as a bit smelly.

Major BBC Web Change Adding Citizen Content

Guardian: BBC unveils radical revamp of website. The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of The proof will be in the doing, of course, but this will be a fantastic experiment to watch — […]

On the Road

I’m heading to New York for tomorrow evening’s talk at Columbia University. Hope to see some of you there…

BitTorrent Closing in on Mainstream

Dave Winer: Next steps for BitTorrent. Breadth of support is the most important thing BitTorrent needs. We need easier and more servers and clients, more non-infringing content, and more commitments from the tech industry, government, and eventually, of course, the entertainment industry. It’s a very rational, open technology, quite useful, and with a little more […]

Congresspedia and Sunlight

Take a look at Congresspedia, a new initiative to put our lawmakers under an appropriate microscope — a wiki where we can all add what we know to what is likely to become an essential resource. The site, created by the recently launched Sunlight Foundation, will have editors keeping an eye on the activity (and […]