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4:31 AM ET, June 11, 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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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Scoble moves  —  Chris Pirillo says it's "100 percent true" that Scoble is leaving Microsoft and joining Podtech.  —  I've been hanging with Scoble all day, had dinner with him and John Furrier last night (also Jason Calacanis, Leo Laporte, Steve Gillmor, Janice Fraser, Maryam Scoble and Amber Dawn MacArthur).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Robert Scoble to Leave Microsoft, Joins PodTech.net  —  It looks like recently funded PodTech.net has hired Microsoft's Robert Scoble, who writes one of the most popular blogs, and he'll be moving from Washington to Silicon Valley.  —  I spoke to Robert briefly a few minutes ago.
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Chris Pirillo:
Scoble is Leaving Microsoft  —  Yeah, it's 100% true.  Scoble is heading to PodTech.net.  This is front page news if I've ever heard of it - and half the blogosphere won't find out until Monday, most likely.  Congratulations, Robert.  ;) The blogosphere is already abuzz with speculation and discussion:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Correcting the Record about Microsoft  —  I'm seeing some things on the blogs that just chap my hide.  —  First, I love Microsoft and Microsoft did not lose me — at least as a supporter and friend.  I am not throwing away my Tablet PC or my Xbox or my other Microsoft stuff. :-)
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Robert Scoble leaving Microsoft for a Silicon Valley startup  —  Reports are coming in from the Vloggercon conference about Robert Scoble's latest career move.  According to Beet.TV and a few other verbal sources who were at the conference Scoble will publicly announce he is leaving Microsoft within …
Discussion: A View from the Isle
Aneil / PostBubble:
Evil Web 2.0 Part II  —  An evil thing occurred today (not 100% verified yet) when Microsoft actually let Robert Scoble walk out the door.  If you haven't heard of Robert Scoble, he is a prominent blogger that works at Microsoft.  He puts the same heart into making positive buzz for Microsoft as Jason Calacanis does for AOL.
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
Scoble leaving Microsoft...  Tom Forenski has a scoop that Robert Scoble, the famed A-list blogger and Microsoft employee, is leaving Mr. Softee for a job with PodTech.net.  If the scoop is true, it's interesting on a lot of levels.  —  1) For Scoble, it sounds like an exciting …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Scoble Leaving Microsoft?  —  Robert Scoble, one of the more well known bloggers and Microsoft's public face in the blogosphere is reportedly leaving the company and joining Podtech.net, a podcast start-up, according to Silicon Valley Watcher.  When contacted, Podtech founder John Furrier offered a "no comment."
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Plesstv / Beet.TV:   News Flash: Robert W. Scoble Is Leaving Microsoft
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Scoble leaving Microsoft?
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Alan Finder / New York Times:
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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.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Steven Johnson, Smartguy Author Type, Talks Games On Colbert Report  —  Remember those book things?  With the paper and the words on 'em?  Well, Steven Johnson, who works for something called "The New York Times Magazine", wrote an excellent book called Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter.
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.
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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 …
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microsoft.com:
What you need.  What you want.  What you haven't discovered yet.  —  ·Ed 2006 — Microsoft's largest annual customer conference for IT Pros and developers from around the world.  More than 12,000 customers, partners, journalists, industry analysts, and Microsoft staff will converge on Boston for five exciting days.
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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 …
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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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