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4:40 AM ET, July 15, 2006

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Scott Wasson / techreport.com:
Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors  —  Conroe at last  —  INTEL'S DESKTOP PROCESSORS HAVE NOT been in a good place for the past two and a half years.  Pentium 4 and Pentium D CPUs have run at relatively high clock speeds but delivered relatively low performance compared to their competition from AMD.
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
AMD To Counter Conroe With '4x4', Power Programs  —  AMD executives say they remain "supremely confident" in the strength of their own architecture, even though the launch of Intel's Core 2 Duo or "Conroe" processor steals several pages from AMD's own book.  —  For all the details on Conroe …
Discussion: Slashdot
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Here they come: Intel unveils Core 2 Duo processors  —  The reign of Core Duo has dominated 2006, but now is the time for a line of desktop processors to take the stand for justice.  Or something like that.  Announced in June, Intel's Core 2 Duo is officially "out" today …
ExtremeTech:
The Core 2: Intel Goes for the Jugular  —  It's been a long time coming.  —  Over the past year, the hype machine has been beating the drum for Intel's new processor architecture.  Dubbed Core, the new architecture is a radical shift for a company that was once the chief proponent of ramping up CPU frequency.
bit-tech.net:   Intel's Core 2 Duo processors
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Skype's Opportunity for IM Federation Leadership  —  It's been a busy week:  — The previously announced (eight months ago) MSN/Yahoo IM federation became real.  Yawn.  — Phil Wolff and Alec Saunders have commented on the Skype code cracking by a Chinese engineering team.
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BBC:
Yahoo, Microsoft tie message knot
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Jessie Seyfer / Mercury News:
Mtn.  View WiFi net being tested by 100 users  —  GOOGLE SAYS ENTIRE CITY COULD GO ONLINE IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS  —  More than 100 people are test-driving Google's free, wireless Internet network throughout the city of Mountain View, officials from the search giant said at a community meeting Wednesday evening.
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft Windows XP Fundamentals for Legacy PCs Screenshots  —  I have been playing around with "Microsoft Windows XP Fundamentals for Legacy PCs".  The result can be seen in screenshots posted on my gallery.  —  Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP) …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Time, space put Eventful at the intersection of, .. well, of everything  —  This week, at Mashup Camp at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, I had the opportunity to sit down with Eventful.com's API Developer Chris Radcliff.  The interview is available for download …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Broadband Video is overrated too !  —  No i dont hate technology.  I just prefer a little realism with my technology planning.  Broadband Video is smoking hot right now.  Why ?  Because thats where the money is.  Advertisers have gone bonkers over it.  For good reason.  Its a great use of the net for advertisers.
Discussion: Joseph Laszlo and broadband
BBC:
Apple gives up on hunt for moles  —  Apple has ended its legal fight to make bloggers reveal who leaked secret information about its new products.  —  Legal action began in 2004 after details of an audio breakout box, code-named Asteroid, appeared online.  —  Apple won the first round …
Todd Woodward / symantec.com:
Mac OS X: Viruses and Security  —  Researchers and engineers who are working in the security field must have strong constitutions—especially when it comes to weathering negative backlash and tired conspiracy theories whenever security and Mac OS X are mentioned in the same breath.
netomer.de:
flickrInspector 0.1.1.2  —  About flickrInspector  —  what is flickrInspector  —  flickrInspector is a non-commercial website, that displays publicly available data about single flickr users. flickr itself is probably the most amazing photo sharing site. this is by no means an official tool …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Orli Yakuel / Go2web2:
Turn your Flickr into a Photoshop with Preloadr!  —  Preloadr is a free image tool (web based), that connects you with your flickr account and lets you design your photos before or after you upload them to your flickr account.  —  The service is very easy and simple to use.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Spreadsheets getting Charts soon?  —  To quench my curiosity, I had to take a closer look at the source code for Google Spreadsheets after it was updated yesterday.  To my surprise (or not), it shows clearly that Google has definitely been working on a "Chart Create" feature that many users have been waiting for.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The "river" versus "folder" RSS approach  —  Dave Winer has been talking about RSS aggregators again.  I don't use a River of News style aggregator.  I use NewsGator which comes into Outlook.  It is NOT a river of news style aggregator.  But, I don't delete either.  I just read each folder and mark all as read.
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Vaudeville  —  This media showdown is getting really interesting.  In no particular order, some comments about some of the players:  — Mike Arrington — Why on Earth is he keeping Marshall Kirkpatrick in such a visible position.  Nothing against the guy, he's a good writer and a competent reviewer …
Discussion: Valleywag
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
As Firefox infiltrates the enterprise, its market share will increase  —  As a follow-up to my previous post about Firefox market share increasing, note that the XiTi website has some interesting stats and graphics showing that Firefox take-up is much higher in parts of Europe and Oceania than in the US …
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
A Week in the Valley: GData  —  I spent the week before Where 2.0 visiting companies between San Francisco and San Jose.  I've already written about my trips to Ning and Meebo.  Next is an account of a meeting with Mark Lucovsky, who was architect of the HailStorm web services product from Microsoft.
 
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