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8:45 AM ET, July 25, 2006


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Netflix Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (NFLX)  —  Executives  —  Deborah Crawford - Director of Investor Relations  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Netflix second quarter 2006 earnings conference call.  Today's call is being recorded.
Discussion: Hacking NetFlix
Rafat /
Reed Hastings' FUD Tactics on Digital Downloading  —  This is very typical of the sly fox called Reed Hastings...creating FUD in the digital market, just when it is beginning to take off.  And I have talked about it at least three times in the last three quarters, and will keep pointing out his spin as long as he keeps doing it.
Sky News:
Mayfair?  Put It On The Card  —  Monopoly board game players can now pay for properties with debit cards.  —  Game makers Parker have phased out the standard multi-coloured cash in a new version.  —  Players will instead use a Visa mock debit card to keep track of how much they win or lose.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Monopoly ditches cash, goes plastic
Discussion: Techdirt
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Study: Net telephony quality worsening  —  While it's no secret that Net phone services don't offer the same call quality as traditional phones, a new study suggests that the quality of voice over Internet Protocol is actually getting worse.  —  Brix Networks, a company that develops monitoring tools …
Discussion: GigaOM, Techdirt and VoIP Lowdown
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
Tim Smalley /
Intel pulls ATI chipset license
Socialtext Releases First Commercial Open Source Wiki  —  Socialtext, the first Wiki company, releases Socialtext Open at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON).  Available for immediate download, Socialtext Open is the first open source wiki with a commercial venture as its primary contributor.
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 …
Fred Stutzman / BarCamp:
BarCampRDU … Welcome!  —  What you see below is a wiki, which is a special kind of website YOU can edit!  —  Take a tour to see what you can do, or get a wiki yourself! … July 22, 2006 - Red Hat Offices, Raleigh, NC.  —  What's a Bar Camp?  Read this First!
Discussion: Unit Structures
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
New Google service for developers  —  In a post that was designed to get us all talking, Greg Stein builds suspense on the opening day of OSCON — the Open Source Convention.  His article, "A New Google Service" on the Google Code Blog says that he and his team have been working on a new service …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
Tuan Nguyen / DailyTech:
Apple to Introduce Bluetooth Mighty Mouse  —  More product releases from Apple  —  Apple has submitted a filing with the FCC for the Bluetooth version of its single-button right-clickable mouse, the Mighty Mouse.  The new mouse will be exactly the same as the current Mighty Mouse except for its wireless feature.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's Mighty Mouse finally gets Bluetooth
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Raising the Bar on Viral Web Ads  —  Those funny clips that push products are getting slicker and more expensive to make and distribute.  YouTube and Google are taking note  —  Six years ago, ad executive Ed Robinson carried out an experiment.  He spent $10,000 to produce a humorous video …
Discussion: cgm and Adverblog
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
AOL founder says he is 'sorry' for Time Warner merger  —Text+NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Case, co-founder of the one-time biggest online service AOL, apologized for the company's merger with media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. in an interview with U.S. journalist Charlie Rose.
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Nokia Announces Official Shipping Dates of N93 and N73  —  Nokia has just announced that they're beginning to ship two of the sexiest and most advanced new phones ever produced; the N93 Video Phone and the N73 which has been dubbed the "Multimedia Computer".
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
JotSpot's nascent wiki-based office suite  —  JotSpot CEO Joe Kraus thinks that wikis are trapped in "nerdy clothing."  He's launching the latest version of JotSpot Wiki 2.0-combining the wiki collaboration foundation with pre-defined page types that provide productivity application functionality-to bring wikis into the mainstream.
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, The Tech Report and Slashdot
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Revenge of Nintendo  —  Nintendo just boosted their profit estimates for the coming year by $150 million from over half a billion dollars, indicating that the company might be one of the unlikely winners in the console wars.  —  I would have laughed at that thought even a year ago, but the numbers speak for themselves.
Discussion: Go Nintendo
Motorola KRZR K1 officially announced  —  While it comes as no surprise (thanks to the ample supply of leakage), Motorola has officially announced the KRZR K1.  Codenamed the Canary, the Motorola RAZR K1 will come in both GSM and CDMA variants.  The CDMA version will be dubbed the K1m …
Discussion: Gizmodo and
Motorola RIZR Z3 announced
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Merom crashing Intel's Core 2 Duo launch event
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Slim Devices Transporter unwires high end
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Mary Hodder / Dabble Blog:
Dabble Launches  —  After a year of work, and both an Alpha …
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The Internet Is Your Next Hard Drive
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