Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Daily Digest

Yesterday, the popular tech blog, Engadget, alleged that Apple's much-awaited iPhone, to be released next month, would be delayed until October. The tip turned out to be false, but in the meantime Apple's stock tumbled three percent and lost $4 billion in value by the end of the trading day. "Blog bashers will point to Engadget's flub for years to come," writes Engadget co-founder Ryan Block. "But it's important to remember 'traditional' media has fallen for similar chicanery before to[o]."

The well-traveled Christopher Dickey takes us on a history and hotel ride through Oman, the "most truly luxurious experience in Arabia."

Mike Gravel may be a fringe candidate among fringe candidates (his first-quarter fundraising pulled in an asterisk amount of $11K), but he was a two-term U.S. senator and his candor can be both refreshing and entertaining.

"Forget television executives and the FEC. The new regulators of political speech are Sergey Brin, Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg—the chieftains of YouTube, MySpace and Facebook, respectively." Ben Smith reveals the methods the big three use to censor "objectionable" content.