August 28, 2006

Google releasing Office-like package

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MSNBC is reporting that Google will release a package for offices this Monday.

The package will be called Google Apps for Your Domain and consist of GMail, Google Calendar, GTalk, and Page Creator.

The article states that Google will launch a more robust paid version of Google Apps later this year.

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August 27, 2006

PodCamp Boston

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We’ve signed up as a sponsor for PodCamp Boston, which is being held September 9th – 10th at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts.

If you’re interested in attending this FREE conference, visit the official PodCamp Boston page.

We’ll also be featuring PodCamp Boston co-founder Chris Brogan on an upcoming edition of The Blog Herald Podcast.

We’re also looking for someone that is planning on attending podcamp to liveblog the event at The Blog Herald. Interested? Drop us a note at jobs [at] blogmedia [dot] biz.

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Kevin Rose on Digg Trademark Controversy

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Digg’s Kevin Rose responds to the recent controversy of Digg’s trademark enforcement:

We don’t want to shut anyone down (not even the clone sites), all we ask is that you avoid using the name ‘digg’ in your website names/domains. We’re looking to see if we have any other options.

I’m sure that I’ll be in the minority when I say this, but they ahve to defend their intellectual property rights.. they’re doing the right thing – as much as it is likely going to suck for those of you that have setup sites that include ‘digg’ in the domain name…

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Pachelbel’s Canon on Guitar

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Today’s New York Times highlights the cover of Pachelbel’s Canon by a Youtube guitarist named funtwo:

Eight months ago a mysterious image showed up on YouTube, the video-sharing site that now shows more than 100 million videos a day. A sinewy figure in a swimming-pool-blue T-shirt, his eyes obscured by a beige baseball cap, was playing electric guitar. Sun poured through the window behind him; he played in a yellow haze. The video was called simply “guitar.� A black-and-white title card gave the performer’s name as funtwo.

This video, not to put too fine a point on it, rocks…

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Podcast 2006.11: What’s a blog network anyways, Syntagma Media, and the News.

Podcast 2006.11: What’s a blog network anyways?

Today, we examine the question of what is a blog network. We also talk a bit about Syntagma Media and their attempts to calls themselves a web network magazine. We also talk about today’s news in the blogosphere.

You can subscribe directly to our podcast feed in order to receive our show each day that it is released. For iTunes users, you can subscribe directly via iTunes.

And now, on with the show. Notes after the jump….

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August 26, 2006

Podcast 2006.10: News for August 26th, 2006

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Podcast 2006.10: News for August 26th, 2006

Today, we take our normal look at news throughout the blogosphere and world of technology. We also discuss our studio podcasting setup here in our Minneapolis, Minnesota offices.

You can read more about our setup at our post about our podcasting rig.

You can subscribe directly to our podcast feed in order to receive our show each day that it is released. For iTunes users, you can subscribe directly via iTunes.

And now, on with the show. Notes after the jump….

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The Blog Herald Podcasting Rig

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Our first two podcasts were recorded using a simple noise canceling headsetup plugging into the line in jack on our Dell XPS computer.. and we quickly learned that this setup sounded horrible. So we did some research over at Podcast Rigs and settled on something fairly similar to their Basic Rig for in-studio podcasting…

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Blogger turns 7

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Evan Williams notes that Blogger has turned 7.

Still the home of far too many spam blogs, Blogger recently released a new version with some upgraded features and continues to be one of the most commonly used pieces of blog software around…

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Corrupt DMOZ Editors?

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There’s a group out there that has long held that editors at the DMOZ Project are inherently corrupt and in it for their own self-promotion. I’ve never subscribed to this theory because I’ve known some damn fine editors over at DMOZ back in my days of running humor websites.

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Blog Herald: The Mobile Edition

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We’ve made available a slimmed down version of The Blog Herald for mobile users in our new Mobile Edition.

Suitable for viewing on a PDA phone, a Blackberry, or other mobile device, the Mobile Edition offers a quick view of the last post (with comments), links to the last 10 posts, and a run down of the complete archives.

As a Sprint PCS Pocket PC phone user myself, I’ve long wanted to do this. I hope you enjoy it!

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