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2:15 AM ET, July 25, 2006

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New York Post:
$KY'S THE LIMIT  —  SUN VALLEY BUZZ BOOSTS YOUTUBE TOWARD $1B  —  July 23, 2006 — WHAT is a week at investment bank Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley confab worth?  —  For Chad Hurley, the founder of the hot online video company YouTube, it might be $400 million.
Discussion: down the avenue
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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  —  from the hype-hype-hype dept  —  A year ago, we were amazed at how Skype's founders and investors more or less manipulated the press into claiming the company (which had made very little money) was worth $1 billion …
Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
Technorati turns 3, rolls out a major update  —  After months of work and weeks of testing, we just released an updated version of technorati.com.  I hope after spending some time with the updated service, you'll join me in celebrating its release.  —  For those of you with ADD …
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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, JG etc. and i-boy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Relaunch
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
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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: TechBlog and digg
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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 …
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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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Founders Take on TV
Discussion: VoIP Watch
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   We're going to call it Bahaa in honor of all the arrogant cable industry execs
Mary Hodder / Dabble Blog:
Dabble Launches  —  After a year of work, and both an Alpha and invited Beta period, Dabble launches!  —  We invite you to come check out our site, which is now fully open for people to search, browse and view media or requests.  For people who were part of the invited Beta, we have a few changes.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Gotuit - YouTube for Premium Content?  —  Boston-based Gotuit is a new video portal that went live on Sunday night.  But unlike YouTube, MySpace Video, Google Video and their ilk, Gotuit isn't about user-generated content.  Instead, the site serves up mainstream music videos, news, sports and other professional media - all for free.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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 …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
JotSpot's nascent wiki-based office suite
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Robinson / Freedom to Tinker:
Rethinking DRM Dystopia  —  Thanks to Ed for the flattering introduction — now if only I can live up to it!  It's an honor (and a little intimidating) to be guest blogging on FTT after several years as an avid reader.  I've never blogged before, but I am looking forward to the thoughtful …
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
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 …
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 …
AdAge:
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 (AdAge.com) —As Apple and Microsoft duke it out over music, Amazon is focusing its attention on video.  —  August launch
Dan Warne / apcstart.com:
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
 
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Tech companies hope to cash in on Web 2.0
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Start-up testing auto-aiming antenna for wireless nets
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