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3:35 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 just called and told me Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft and will join, the podcasting network.  He will be moving from Seattle to Silicon Valley.
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  —  It looks like recently funded 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.
Discussion: Cameron's Brain
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. :-)
Chris Pirillo:
Scoble is Leaving Microsoft  —  Yeah, it's 100% true.  Scoble is heading to  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:
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  If the scoop is true, it's interesting on a lot of levels.  —  1) For Scoble, it sounds like an exciting …
Mathew Ingram /   The Scobleizer calls it quits at Microsoft
Munir Umrani / The Blogging Journalist:   Is Blogger Robert Scoble Leaving Microsoft?
Plesstv / Beet.TV:   News Flash: Robert W. Scoble Is Leaving Microsoft
deal architect:
Scoble leaving Microsoft?
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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.
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
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
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
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.
Discussion: Rough Type
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 …
Simonc / GameSetWatch:
Garage Sale Unearths Nintendo Motherload
Discussion: Kotaku
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