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8:25 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. :-)
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 …
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).
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The joy on her face  —  I met Cali Lewis yesterday.  Don't know her?  I didn't either, but her story tells you a lot about why I am jumping into Podcasting and Videoblogging and Second Life with both feet.  —  She started her videoblog in December (she does the Geekbrief videoblog).
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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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The geeks on Saturday night  —  Tris Hussey, in the comments on Toby Bloomberg's blog, asks "what the heck where all these bloggers doing up at 11 p.m. on a Saturday?"  —  Tell me about it!  I was out to dinner with a bunch of video bloggers.  It was interesting to watch how the news started spreading.
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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 …
Discussion: Valleywag and DS Fanboy
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).
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 …
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.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Coming Soon (Maybe): Even More TV Channels  —  LET'S take a poll, couch potatoes.  Raise your hand if you are excited about the possibilities of television multicasting.  —  We jest, of course.  Chances are that only people who work as lobbyists or media executives have a vague notion …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Get out of your typical conference circuit and have a chance to meet new/different people!  —  I'm blogging from my room at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, after just arriving from Philadelphia.  Both the eBay Developers Conference and the Hyperlinked Society conference are not typical for me.
Simon Burns / Inquirer:
Origami UMPCs are a disaster  —  Microsoft's mission impossible  —  MICROSOFT'S Origami Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) is looking like the company's biggest flop since Windows ME.  Fortunately for Microsoft, it's not paying for this mistake, you are, if you buy one now.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols /
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?
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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