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6:45 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. :-)
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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.
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 …
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).
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:
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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Robert Scoble - A legend in his own time  —  Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft to tackle a new challenge.  Silicon Valley Watcher, Tom Foremski, broke the story.  Robert did more in his three years at Microsoft to improve the corporate image than any one I know.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The geeks on Saturday night
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:   Scoble leaving Microsoft...
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 / mathewingram.com/work:   The Scobleizer calls it quits — updated
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Nintendo-Apple merger?  Don't hold your breath.  —  Repeat after me: Apple will not buy Nintendo; Nintendo will never be bought.  If I'm wrong, I will let the entire Joystiq staff and our top 5 contributors punch me in the gut.  There is an article from CNET that came out yesterday …
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Nintendo's DS Lite launch party in New York  —  Wouldn't you know it, last night instead of going out and getting our social life on, Paul and I cruised over to Rockefeller Center to the Nintendo World Store for the official DS Lite launch event (it being the eve of June 11th and all).
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.
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.
Rob Hof / TechBeat:
Digg This: Soon, Not Just for Geeks Anymore  —  Digg, the collaborative tech news site, will soon branch out beyond geekdom.  At a Web 2.0 panel at the eBay Developers Conference today, President Kevin Rose said that in the next month or so, the popular site—where people vote on stories submitted by others …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Big Microsoft Brother  —  Opinion: Who wouldn't trust a company that hid built-in spyware on every Windows-based PC in the land?  —  It turns out that Microsoft's Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program is also keeping daily tabs on Windows users.  Who knew?
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.
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 …
 
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