Biggest news of the week. The world’s most famous blogger, Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft a for a start-up., PodTech.net.
Read Scobel’s exit interview by Mary Jo Foley
Second biggest news of the week. Bill Gates will step down from his day to day job in two years.
Bots are contaminating vast swaths of the Internet. 60% infection rate found by Microsoft who announced it found and removed bots from 6 out of 10 Windows computers. The company checked 5.7 million computers during a 15 month period.
Why Wall Street didn’t believe Steve Ballmer (and what he can do about it).
Wired says Yahoo “strictest” censor in China
Yahoo, world’s most popular email, hit by worm they call Yammer. Delete anything called “New Graphic Site.”
Social networking, blogs and RSS
Moms as a group, 32 million of them, spend as much time online as all other women. They are the hot demographic at social networking sites, attracting 70% of mothers online, says eMarketer.. Mommybuzz is one, Clubmom is another.
AOL to turn Netscape site into a newspaper of sorts with news articles submitted by users and expanded on by bloggers.
Google is Killing the Economics of Content by driving the creation of sites that exist solely to squeeze money from Adsense.
The Economist looks for The Un-Google in the lucrative market for web search
Around the Web
While teen-agers are using ring tones too high for adults to hear so they can keep texting in class.
And others still don’t realize that their online persona undermines their resumes.