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12:10 AM ET, July 25, 2006


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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Technorati redesigns for the MySpace crowd  —  Summer is here, meaning it must be time for a new site design from Technorati.  —  The four major Technorati redesigns have each tried to welcome a different type of crowd to the site without alienating existing users.
Discussion: Earthling and i-boy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Relaunch
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
Google Blogoscoped:   Technorati Redesign 2006  —  Blog searcher Technorati rolled …
Ars Technica:
AMD + ATI and CPU/GPU integration  —  Now that the merger is official, AMD has a set of pages up with information on the combined company's future plans.  AMD execs also gave a conference call, in which they covered some of the reasons behind the merger.  In short, the stated reasons …
Discussion: digg
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
YOUTUBE WORTH $1 BILLION?  BUT WHO WILL BUY IT?  —  This NY Post item caught my eye - YouTube was the toast of Herb Allen's Sun Valley conference, and therefore is now worth $1 billion.  I don't buy it.  I don't think the founders are smoking this s**t, I think the media is - at least I hope that's how it is.
Mike / Techdirt:   YouTube Tries On The Skype Billion Dollar Buyout Plan For Size
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Kazaa, Skype, and now "The Venice Project"  —  Serial entrepreneurs Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are at it again, this time with a venture for distributing TV and other video over the Net  —  Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the entrepreneurs who created the pioneering Web applications Kazaa and Skype …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Founders Take on TV
Discussion: BusinessWeek Online and VoIP Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Instant Messaging and Trashing Google  —  The user numbers coming out on Google Talk are staggeringly terrible.  Comscore usage numbers show that nearly a year after launch Google is a distant, distant 4th after MSN, Yahoo and AIM.  They hold a pitiful 1% of total instant messaging market share …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
MySpace returns after power outage  —  A record-breaking heat wave that crippled power systems throughout California shut down for nearly 12 hours, starting Sunday night.  —  The popular social-networking site, which recently topped Yahoo Mail as the most-visited Web site in the United States …
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Power Outage Knocks Offline
Martin LaMonica / CNET
JotSpot pretties up wikis  —  JotSpot has updated its wiki software to better resemble traditional desktop applications and is preparing an on-premise edition of its hosted service.  —  The two-year-old company said it will on Monday introduce JotSpot 2.0, a version of its hosted software …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
JotSpot's nascent wiki-based office suite
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kevin Bullis / Technology Review:
Powering the $100 Laptop  —  An efficient handheld generator could help bring computing to the world's poor.  —  As the One Laptop per Child project, a nonprofit effort based in Cambridge, MA, nears the completion of its rugged and versatile laptop designed for school children in poor countries …
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's Mighty Mouse finally gets Bluetooth  —  Looks like Apple forgot to file for ye olde confidentiality agreement, but today an FCC filing showed off Apple's latest device: the Mighty Mouse with Bluetooth.  If anyone's surprised, well, that'd be pretty silly of you being that a wireless …
Dan Warne /
Inside Vista's new image-based install  —  Vista's installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an 'installer', the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC.  —  So how does it adjust to your hardware?
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Amazon Readies Launch of Ad-Free Video Download Service  —  Like a Digital Version of the Netflix Rental Model for TV Shows and Movies  —  NEW YORK ( —As Apple and Microsoft duke it out over music, Amazon is focusing its attention on video.  —  August launch
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Wal-Mart's New Online Children's 'Hub' a Real Bomb  —  A Poorly Executed Project With Writing That Makes Us Cringe  —  You think this job is easy?  —  Walk a mile in AdReview's shoes.  Try to find something different to say week after week for 20 years.  Try to be simultaneously serious and entertaining.
Discussion: ben barren
Wade Roush / Technology Review:
The Internet Is Your Next Hard Drive  —  New Web-based services don't just store your data online — they keep it synchronized across your laptop, desktop, and mobile phone.  —  The forecast for the future of the PC: partly cloudy.  —  Online storage systems that can automatically synchronize …
Aman Batheja / Dallas Star-Telegram:
Tech companies hope to cash in on Web 2.0  —  Out of a second-floor office in Southlake Town Square, 26-year-old Josh Williams is taking on the likes of Microsoft and Oracle.  —  Williams and his staff of seven at Firewheel Design are making a name for themselves among small-business customers …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Averatec launches Voya 350 handheld NAV
Mary Hodder / Dabble Blog:
Dabble Launches  —  After a year of work, and both an Alpha …
YouTube Sues Boobs
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and digg
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
A.M.D. to Acquire ATI Technologies
Joe / Techdirt:
VeriChip VeriEasy To Clone, Researchers Say
Discussion: Engadget and digg
Modculture / Tech Digest:
iLane - send and receive email safely whilst driving
Discussion: Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Pirillo:
TechTV: Rebuilt by Community?
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
Start-up testing auto-aiming antenna for wireless nets
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM and jkOnTheRun
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Do Google Ads belong on a company desktop?
John Siracusa / FatBits:
WWDC keynote bingo
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Gotuit Launches Broadband Video Portal