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11:55 PM ET, June 10, 2006

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Silicon Valley Watcher:
Microsoft's top blogger Robert Scoble is leaving....  Andy Plesser from Plesser Holland and the videoblog Beet.tv just called and told me Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft and will join Podtech.net, the podcasting network.  He will be moving from Seattle to Silicon Valley.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Visiting Sun's CEO  —  Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, just dropped me off at the lobby of building 10.  So, I'm sitting on the floor near a power outlet and am blogging my experiences.  —  What an enjoyable guy!  We walked across the street to a Togos sandwich shop.
Bloomberg:
Ruling Backs Internet-Phone Wiretapping  —  WASHINGTON, June 9 (Bloomberg News) — Comcast, Vonage and other companies that provide telecommunications services over the Internet must allow wiretapping of phone calls by law enforcement officials, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Discussion: Engadget
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Alan Finder / New York Times:
For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé  —  When a small consulting company in Chicago was looking to hire a summer intern this month, the company's president went online to check on a promising candidate who had just graduated from the University of Illinois.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Seth Jayson / Motley Fool:
How Google Is Killing the Internet  —  It's nothing, I'm sure.  No really, I mean it.  It's just that, well, I noticed that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) insiders are continuing to drop shares on the public at a rate that boggles the mind.  Here's just a brief peek at the latest tallies.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Xbox 360, iPod and Plasma TVs Are Going to Transform In The New Transformers Movie  —  Xbox 360, iPod and Plasma TVs Are Going to Transform In The New Transformers Movie  —  READ MORE: HOME ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, TRANSFORMERS, IPOD, PLASMA, XBOX 360  —  According to a leaked script …
Discussion: Piaras Kelly PR and DigitalBattle
Chris Pirillo:
Windows Vista: Download vs. DVD  —  A few minutes ago, in an online group chat, Microsoft Windows Featured Community leaders received the following stream of information regarding the number of sanctioned downloads for Windows Vista Beta 2.  This report comes directly from Microsoft's own Aaron Coldiron:
Discussion: Scobleizer and Tech.Life.Blogged
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google researchers use ambient audio to augment the television experience  —  Developers from Google's research laboratory presented a paper (PDF) about interactive television applications that leverage ambient audio analysis at the Euro Interactive Television conference last week.
Tony Ruscoe / Tony Ruscoe's Blog:
Google RS2, SSD and Mobile Download Console  —  Right then folks, this is going to have to be a quick post because it's a beautiful sunny day here so I'll be soon playing golf, watching the England match and having a BBQ...  After stumbling across M Scrapbook (aka Google Weaver) a few days ago …
Discussion: Googling Google
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
John Dvorak explains how he tweaks Mac users for traffic  —  Last night after being on "This Week in Tech" (#1 tech podcast with about 250,000 downloads a week) we were standing around and John Dvorak came up to me and said hi and thanks for being on the show.
MattG / Press The Buttons:
RARE NINTENDO PROTOTYPES DISCOVERED  —  Congratulations to the lucky bastard out there who came across a whole cache of prototype, competition, and unreleased NES and Super NES games at a garage sale on sale for a mere $40.  This lucky person has put up the collection for sale on eBay a piece at a time …
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Simonc / GameSetWatch:
Garage Sale Unearths Nintendo Motherload
Discussion: Kotaku
MattG / Press The Buttons:
Monopoly: Nintendo Collector's Edition Coming Soon  —  Now this is a surprise.  Let's take the classic board game Monopoly and strip out all that Marvin Gardens and New York Avenue nonsense.  Then we'll replace it all with Nintendo-themed characters and elements, such as Slippy Toad, Princess Zelda, and King Dedede.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Anti-iTunes DRM demonstrations across the USA tomorrow  —  Tomorrow, activists in seven cities across the US will picket Apple Stores, handing out information about the dangers of the DRM hidden in Apple's iTunes. iTunes DRM may seem pretty innocuous at first, but every time you invest …
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru:
The Perfect Web Anaylst?  —  Gosh!  Avinash Kaushik posted again and I'm so busy that I did not see it first - Andy Beal did see it and posted a link from his blog to Avainash's post. … Is Avinash referring to me?  After using a variety of web metrics tools - I'm always ready to admit …
Discussion: Web Strategy and Occam's Razor
Alexandros Roussos / macosXrumors.com:
Exclusive: Leopard to bring collaborative documents  —  Since Apple announced Leopard last year during WWDC, MacOSXRumors obtained reports on two major features in the next release of Mac OS X. The first is a redesigned Finder making extensive use of Spotlight and the second is the inclusion virtualization software.
Discussion: rentzsch.com and Mac Rumors
Paul Marks / NewScientistTech:
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites  —  "I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves."  So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software.
Discussion: Swarming Media and apophenia
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
No fix for 'critical' hole in Windows 98, ME  —  Microsoft will not fix a serious flaw in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition because a patch could break other applications.  —  The security bug relates to Windows Explorer and could let an intruder commandeer a vulnerable PC, Microsoft warned in April.
Discussion: TechBlog, Bleeding Edge and TechSpot
 
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