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Scobleized : Why Facebook will never give your data back

Blogger/Internet socialite Robert Scoble has a problem. In attempting to scrape his personal data from Facebook (where he *had* several thousand "friends") he angered some of Facebook's internal monitoring drones and was forcefully removed from the service. True enough, what he was doing clearly violates Facebook's terms of service which state, "Thou shall not use automated means to scrape thine...

Should Google add comment feature to Reader link blogs?

If you believe the claims in an apparently "leaked" video from Google, there are a few updates headed Google Reader's way. More social features are coming, there will be a way for Reader to recommend feeds to users, and Google might add the ability to comment on shared items. That last one caught the attention of Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch. The way he sees it, allowing users to share articles...

RealPlayer takes online videos offline

Real Networks is joining Google's quest to let you interact with online media while you're offline. On the one hand, this seems like technology that would have been great five years ago when fewer people had always-on internet connections. But it would also have been a lot harder to implement these tools back in the era of 56k modems. In June, Real Networks will launch a beta of their updated...

NYT announces coming of Web 3.0, everyone groans

Yesterday's New York Times included an, um, interesting article by John Markoff about the next generation of the web. He says that computer scientists and start-ups want to "add a layer of meaning on top of the existing Web that would make it less of a catalog and more of a guide--and even provide the foundation for systems that can reason in a human fashion." He says their effort is "referred to...

Is Windows Live (MSN) Spaces the world's biggest blogging service?

According to Richard MacManus, Windows Live General Manager George Moore told an audience at Microsoft's TechEd 2006 conference in New Zealand yesterday that Windows Live Spaces (formerly MSN Spaces) is "now the largest blogging service on the planet," and his assertion is causing a bit of a stir. Microsoft says there are 72 million Spaces in existence, but former Microsoftie Robert Scoble says...

Windows Vista just ain't gonna be ready

Bill Gates is on the record as saying there's an 80% chance Windows Vista will ship on time, but he seems to be the only one that certain it'll be ready. In order to meet its targeted release, Vista will have to be shipped to PC manufacturers in October or early November, which gives them somewhere between eight and fourteen weeks to get it done. More than a few people think that that's not...

Om Malik leaves Business 2.0, seeks funding

Apparently it's a week for leaving the nest, if you're a tech blogger, at least. The weekend saw the departure of Robert "Scobleizer" Scoble from Microsoft, and yesterday just-as-notable blogger Om Malik announced (after Valleywag broke the story) that he's leaving Business 2.0 to work full-time to transform his blog GigaOM into a real business. Malik has already raised "a tiny amount" from True...

Robert Scoble leaves Microsoft for podcast startup

The big news this weekend is that Microsoft evangelist and notable bogger Robert Scoble is leaving Redmond to join young startup PodTech.net. The story was broken by blog Beet.TV and, after much bouncing around the blogosphere, finally landed at Scoble's blog where he confirmed it and straightened out a few of the facts. He's hasty to point out that he was not unhappy at Microsoft, saying, "I love...

No rewrite for Windows Vista

Following up on our report earlier today of rumors that 60% of Windows Vista's code would be rewritten before its release, Microsoft uber-blogger Robert Scoble says it's "absolutely not true," and the rumors that developers from the Xbox 360 team had been brought in to fix Vista's Media Center functionality are equally untrue. There's room for a little doubt, here—Scoble's source...