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9:40 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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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. :-)
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).
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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 …
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.
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:
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?
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:   The Scobleizer calls it quits at Microsoft
Kent / Newsome.Org:   Scoble Leaving Microsoft?
Munir Umrani / The Blogging Journalist:   Is Blogger Robert Scoble Leaving Microsoft?
Plesstv / Beet.TV:   News Flash: Robert W. Scoble Is Leaving Microsoft
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: Swarming Media and Publishing 2.0
Narendra / 30 Boxes:
30 Boxes Webtop!  —  Our latest toy is a slick new webtop that you can use as a starting point for your web apps and stay up to date on the latest updates (calendar and web stuff) from your buddies.  —  I love that fact that you can customize your background image.
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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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Chipmakers admit: Your power may vary  —  If there's one lesson to be learned from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices' weeklong spat over server power consumption, it's that test drives are important.  —  Assessing only pure performance is passe.  The debate these days is about performance-per-watt …
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.
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.
Discussion: West Coast Grid
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Cell Journalist - Paying People for Photos and Videos while Disrupting Mainstream Media  —  Anyone that carries a camera phone and has snapped a timely shot should love CellJournalist, the new website that pays you for photos uploaded to their servers that they subsequently sell to media outlets all over the world.
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