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4:06 AM ET, June 15, 2006

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Valleywag:
Scoop: Exclusive screenshots reveal: Digg v3 will cover all news  —  [Update: Digg, meet AOL's Digg killer.]  —  Digg already soared past Slashdot as the most influential tech-centered news portal.  The "Digg effect" can bring down the servers of sites linked from the homepage and drive …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL-Netscape Launches Massive Digg-Like Site  —  AOL-Netscape Launches Massive "Digg Killer"  —  On Thursday, AOL's Netscape property will no longer be just another portal - it's being converted into a Digg-killer.  I was briefed on the new site by Jason Calacanis last week.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Digg v3 screenshots show aims beyond tech: will it work?
bobwyman.pubsub.com:
As I May Think...  An infrequently updated collection of comments on random subjects.  —  The Rumors of our death are only slightly exaggerated.  —  Rumors have been flying lately about the demise of PubSub.com.  While I've seen quite a bit of exaggeration in various forums, I can't deny that things are not going well for us.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   PubSub Co-Founder Takes The Gloves Off, Digs Hole
Tom Yager / InfoWorld:
Why Apple snubs its open source geeks  —  What obscure sort of person wants the freedom to compile the OS X kernel?  I know this guy named Steve ...  Apple extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online.
Discussion: Open Culture and Tech_Space
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Wall Street didn't believe Steve Ballmer (and what he can do about it)  —  You might have missed that Microsoft's stock has been in a freefall lately.  —  My friends have been asking me "why doesn't Wall Street believe Steve Ballmer?"  —  That's an easy one.
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Internet Neutrality - Tough Issue  —  If the telcos have their way, the Internet in the US COULD become as innovation-free as the phone networks and as content-challenged and inflexible as the cable networks.  On the other hand, legislation to prevent these companies from doing …
Discussion: Techdirt and Perceptric Forum
I4U News:
Sony Vending Machines Out Now  —  "Push C-4 for Wireless Headphones".  It's not the typical vending machine repertoire, but via these high-tech "robotic stores", you will be able to purchase PSP software, Sony brand blank media, headphones, and other accessories.
Discussion: qj.net, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Patrick / Play Gadgets:
$2.32 Million of Black Nintendo DS Lite Gone Missing  —  Looks like the black Nintendo DS Lite is hotter than ever.  A container (those large metal structures that carry cargo) full of black Nintendo DS Lite and DS games had gone missing in Hong Kong when it was making its way from China …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Money lost to cybercrime down—again  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—While many headlines spell doom and gloom when it comes to computer-related misdeeds, the average losses at businesses due to cybercrime continue to drop, according to a new survey.  —  For the fourth straight year …
Reuters:
Toshiba, others to cooperate on 45-nano chips  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp. (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and other Japanese chip makers on Tuesday scrapped a tentative plan to set up a microchip foundry but said they will standardize technology to make cutting-edge chips in a latest effort to join forces.
Discussion: Engadget and Neowin.net
Antoinette Martin / New York Times:
Pastoral Site of Historic Inventions Faces the End  —  HOLMDEL, N.J., June 7 — For 44 years, a six-story, two-million-square-foot structure nestled here in a 472-acre exquisitely pastoral setting was a habitat for technological ferment.  —  The vaunted Bell Labs, whose scientists invented …
Troy Dreier / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi music player cuts out the PC  —  review There are numerous music subscription services on the market, such as those from Virgin, Yahoo and MTV, that let you download all the music you want to your home computer, then transfer it to your portable player.  But what if you can't wait that long?
InfoWorld:
What users hate most about Web sites  —  Too many sites are low on usability and high on annoyance  —  Too many organizations unwittingly give their competitors a free kick by having Web sites that are low on usability and high on annoyance.  —  Users have a short fuse when they are browsing the Web …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
i360 iMac Turntable  —  Sorry to disappoint Xbox 360 fans, but this unfortunately has nothing to do with your console.  The i360 iMac Turntable allows you to place your iMac or Apple Cinema Display on it for 360 degree rotation.  Instead of scraping up your desk from manually twisting the display …
Discussion: OhGizmo! and Ubergizmo
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Service lets people rip videos from YouTube, other sites  —  Two services run by two people in Australia are giving people new ways to access and use video content from sites like YouTube and Google Video, and copyright holders may well find themselves up in arms about it.
Forbes:
Murdoch's MySpace Plans Tie Up With Search Engine  —  We're taking a stab in the dark here, but it's possible that Rupert Murdoch, the 75-year-old media billionaire who runs News Corp, might not have quite the same grasp on "coolness" as the young users of his social networking Web site MySpace.com do.
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
 
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Luca Filigheddu / Thoughts on VoIP, technology:
Skype-eBay, my doubts  —  This article from Reuters really makes me laugh.
Mike / Techdirt:
The RIAA Says No Dancing To Music On YouTube
Grant Robertson / The Digital Music Weblog:
Weird Al Yankovic Says Digital Is a Raw Deal For Some Artists
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MTV's Denmark West on super-serving the audience
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Philips announces GoGear SA9100 and SA9200 DAPs
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eBay Wiki Is a Smart Move
Discussion: PostBubble and Download Squad
Joe / Techdirt:
Advertisers Thrilled About New Ways To Irritate Readers
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: FEBE and CLEO
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Sony develops smallest LED projector
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Dell Seen Rolling Out AMD-System in Sept.
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