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The Cold War between blogs and traditional news sites

Posted on Wednesday, May 04 2005 @ 22:47:23 CEST by

On Thursday of last week Molly Wood, senior editor of CNET complained about the "Cold War" practice of vendors who hold traditional publications under NDAs while blog sites like Engadget are able to get the news out more quickly. Jason Calacanis, the head of Weblog and Engadget, fired off a heated response using words like "borderline slanderous" and was clearly so upset that he is "starting an investigation" into the ethics at CNET.

Her point was that the Internet has changed the rules surrounding how information is actually released and NDAs now only seem to hurt the traditional publications along with the customers of those publications and should be rethought. After watching Apple take some bloggers to court for doing what any news organization can do, I certainly agree we need to rethink a lot of the rules here.

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