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9:55 PM ET, August 6, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedburner Testing Blog Networks  —  Feedburner is testing a new product called "Networks" which are groups of blogs on a single topic that are using Feedburner to manage their RSS feed.  The idea is to allow people to subscribe to a single mashed up feed containing all of the content from all of the blogs in that category.
Feld Thoughts:
FeedBurner Networks - The Venture Capital Network  —  FeedBurner is beta testing a new set of functionality - called "Networks" that is planned for a September launch.  I'm coordinating one of the beta Networks - the Venture Capital Network.  —  A FeedBurner Network is a collection of blogs that fit within a particular topic.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Flycast 2.0 aka Adify Launches  —  Larry Braitman and Richard Thompson, who had started Flycast Communications, an early ad-network in 1996, are back for an encore: this time with San Bruno-based Adify.  Right in time to cash in on the ongoing eyeball boom and a sharp upswing in online advertising …
Discussion: SiliconBeat, i-boy and Screenwerk
Fred / A VC:
Self Forming Content Networks  —  I am a big fan of the network model (disaggregated media) as opposed to the command and control model (traditional media).  Interestingly, there was an article in last weekend's NY Times talking about the emerging network model of warfare and how it is causing problems …
Adam D'Angelo /
AOL Releases Search Logs from 500,000 Users  —  AOL just released the logs of all searches done by 500,000 of their users over the course of three months earlier this year.  That means that if you happened to be randomly chosen as one of these users, everything you searched for from March to May …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AOL Research exposes data; we've got a little sick feeling
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Clickety Clack
Think Secret:
Pre-WWDC recap: Apple to complete Intel transition  —  Apple will one-up the promise it made to developers last year when it announces on Monday that the transition of its systems to Intel processors is complete, following the unveiling of the professional Mac Pro desktop systems …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
Arn / MacRumors:
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2006 Rumor Roundup [Updatedx2]  —  With the 2006 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) quickly approaching, the Mac rumor scene has been buzzing with rumors and reports.  As usual, MacRumors provides this Rumor Roundup as a summary of major rumors circulating around …
Discussion: digg
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Video clips by Viacom on Google  —  NEW YORK Google has struck a deal to allow Web site owners to put video clips from Viacom, including "SpongeBob SquarePants" and MTV's "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," on their pages.  The clips will be accompanied by advertising, with Viacom …
David Sheets / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Even dead people can't escape AOL  —  Maxine Gauthier doesn't own a computer.  She doesn't know the first thing about Web browsing or sending e-mail.  She's not even sure where to find a computer's "on" button, as she describes it.  —  Yet for the past nine months, she has been fighting …
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Nokia Nseries Blogger Relations program is a success  —  Last fall I was contacted by Andy Abramson to see if I was interested in checking out a new Nokia Nseries Symbian Series 60 smartphone.  Andy is the founder of [the] Comunicano [PR agency][ ](they do much more than PR …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
For Big Media Players, Bold Moves Are Back  —  IT'S late in the day and it's 100 degrees outside — our normal patience quotient is at the fraying end," Richard D. Parsons, the chairman of Time Warner was saying into the phone the other day during an interview.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Lost Remote
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
Repairing permissions: What you need to know  —  What repairing permissions does and whether you should do it  —  When it comes to Mac OS X troubleshooting and maintenance, Repairing permissions may be the most frequently recommended course of action.  It's also easily the most maligned.
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA:
Attending Wordcamp 2006 and SES San Jose 2006  —  One of the things that I don't get to do on the east coast of the United States, is to go to some of the more spontaeous events happening in the world of the Internet and web development.  —  But, after a red-eye flight to the west coast ending yesterday …
Anne Broache / CNET
Senators offer sweeping patent system changes  —  The U.S. patent system could be inching closer to an overhaul long desired by the technology industry.  —  Just before departing for their summer recess on Thursday, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch and Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy …
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
The Web-2.0, No-Bull-Shiitake Marketing Test by Seth Godin  —  I read the best explanation of what makes an idea spread in Seth Godin's new book: Small is the New Big.  —  For an idea to be spread, it needs to be sent and received.  —  No one sends an idea unless:  —  They understand it.
Ina Fried / CNET
Google puts up 'Beware of malware' signs  —  Google has started warning people when search results could potentially lead them to malicious code.  —  The search giant is using data from the Stop Badware Coalition to flag sites that are potentially host to malicious software.
Discussion: Clickety Clack and TechBlog
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Discussion: digg
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