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2:10 PM ET, June 11, 2006


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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. :-)
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).
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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 …
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:
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.
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Scoble Leaving Microsoft?
Discussion: ALLIED and Digital Common Sense
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
News Flash: Robert W. Scoble Is Leaving Microsoft
Discussion: TechBlog
Mathew Ingram /   The Scobleizer calls it quits — updated
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.
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Tech Life
Fred / A VC:
Technorati Confusion  —  Over the years (my blogging years) I've had an up and down relationship with Technorati.  —  In recent times, it's mostly been up.  Now that I've given up on Trackbacks, the Technorati link in the flare at the bottom of each post is my replacement for them.
Discussion: Rex Hammock's Weblog
Nick Bradbury:
Thanks, Microsoft  —  Yesterday I got cranky with Microsoft about a long-standing bug in a Microsoft library that was causing problems for some FeedDemon customers.  As you can imagine, I was frustrated that my work was being compromised by a known bug in code I had no control over …
Tom Krazit / CNET
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: 21talks and Damien Mulley
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