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2:55 AM ET, August 2, 2006

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Mike / Techdirt:
How Truthiness And Wikiality Helped Colbert Take Down Wikipedia  —  from the the-revolution-will-not-be-verified dept  —  Since The Daily Show has been getting so much love from the tech crowd lately, with their recent discussions on net neutrality, spinoff show The Colbert Report had to really step things up to top its parent show.
Discussion: Business Filter and tawkerblog
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Andrew / tawkerblog:
I blocked Stephen Colbert on Wikipedia  —  Yes, that's right.  I blocked the defender of truth, Stephen Colbert (or at least an impostor... people are arguing if it was him or not) tonight on Wikipedia.  Yes, I am Wikipedia Tawker and yes, I blocked.  That "joke" used way too much of my bandwidth, my poor Tawkerbot4 couldn't keep up!
Corey Spring / Newsvine:
Stephen Colbert Causes Chaos on Wikipedia, Gets Blocked from Site  —  odd-news, humor, wikipedia, citizen-journalism, comedy-central, stephen-colbert, vandalism, wikiality  —  On Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the online resource Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can read or edit.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Windows Live Spaces launches  —  Windows Live Spaces has just launched, tying new social networking features into the blogging service.  The new release features an integrated friends module tied into your contacts defined in Messenger and elsewhere, and adds new customization options using Microsoft Gadgets.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Spaces Launches, Replaces MSN Spaces  —  Tonight at 9 pm PST Microsoft will announce the launch of Windows Live Spaces, a blogging and social networking site on the Live.com platform.  —  As Microsoft phases out the MSN brand in favor of Live.com, they've moved services over one at a time to the new platform.
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
YouRubes  —  Here's a metric to chew on: YouTube accounts for 60 percent of all online video viewing.  That's an astonishing achievement for a site just 17 months old, but one that's not without its problems — two in particular: copyright and artist compensation.
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking
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Dina Bass / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista  —  'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update  —  Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a survey by JupiterResearch.
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Sirius Satellite Radio Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (SIRI)  —  Executives  —  Jim Meyer - President, Sales and Operations  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Sirius Satellite Radio second quarter 2006 earnings conference call.
Discussion: Digital Music News and Orbitcast
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Manfred Dworschak / Spiegel Online:
How Google Earth Is Changing Science  —  Biologists, epidemiologists and disaster control experts are discovering Google Earth as a powerful tool in their work.  The success of the digital globe has reawakened interest in computer mapping models.  —  Erik Born constantly keeps tabs …
Discussion: Techdirt and Thatedeguy
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes + Coke = happy Apple, happy users  —  Coca-Cola, which one ran its own music download service in the UK, recently closed down mycokemusic.com because of sharp decline in its marketshare due to, undoubtedly, much stronger competitors such as Napster and iTMS pushing them out of the market.
Tor Thorsen / GameSpot:
Confirmed: No Unreal Tournament 2007 till 2007  —  Midway says the PC edition of its much-awaited shooter won't ship until "first half" of next year; PS3 version still TBA, more Xbox 360 hints dropped.  —  In October 2003, Atari announced that Unreal Tournament 2004 had been delayed...until 2004.
Discussion: Kotaku, Blue's News and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Lure Executives At eBay, Yahoo  —  After six years at Yahoo Inc., including a stint as vice president of the company's successful online-shopping business, Rob Solomon wanted a new challenge.  —  Last year, he was offered the job of chief executive at Internet travel start …
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
JR passengers to generate electricity at train stations  —  The East Japan Railway Company (JR-East), as part of research aimed at developing more environmentally friendly train stations, is testing an experimental system that produces electricity as people pass through ticket gates.
Discussion: Engadget and SCI FI Tech
Tony Smith / The Register:
Nvidia unwraps 64x SLI monster GPU rig  —  What do you get for the graphics buff who has everything?  How about Nvidia's Quadro Plex 1000, a racked collection of GPUs in their own box, together capable of rendering 80bn pixels every second and powering monitors with a combined resolution of up to 148 megapixels.
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
AC/OS:
Can open source crack the "B" barrier?  —  Stephen O'Grady apparently spent last week at the wrong conference.  He came away from OSCON wondering if open source companies can ever reach the $1 billion mark in sales.  He writes: … What's interesting to me is that the very same numbers …
Discussion: tecosystems and open
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Oracle 'Losing Patience' with XenSource, VMware  —  Oracle is fast losing its patience with both XenSource and VMware over their reluctance to work together to help develop a single interface that will integrate a variety of virtualization solutions in the Linux kernel.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Bloglines wants to block private feeds from search  —  "Everything you blog goes on your permanent record!"  How many times have we heard that lately?  From employment to family situations, many people have been frustrated to find out that things they intended to write for a personal audience …
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Can Your Programming Language Do This?  —  One day, you're browsing through your code, and you notice two big blocks that look almost exactly the same.  In fact, they're exactly the same, except that one block refers to "Spaghetti" and one block refers to "Chocolate Moose."  —  // A trivial example:
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More Lies From Vonage?  —  The Vonage earnings report is out …
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Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
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Verizon Reports Continued Strong Quarterly Results
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