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11:25 PM ET, August 6, 2006

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Adam D'Angelo / ugcs.caltech.edu:
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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Proudly Releases Massive Amounts of Private Data  —  Update: Sometime around 7 pm PST on Sunday, the AOL site referred to below was taken down.  The direct link to the data is still live.  —  AOL must have missed the uproar over the DOJ's demand for "anonymized" search data last year …
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
Aol Releases Googles most prized Keyword List... Google is gonna get mega spammed.  —  I'm shocked that AOL released this data, Google is going to be pissed.  —  http://research.aol.com/pmwiki/ pmwiki.php?  n=Research.500kUserQueriesSampledOver3M onths  —  The big affiliate marketers …
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
AOL Just Did the Unthinkable - Boycott AOL?  —  Thank you, Google for resisting the DOJ's effort to obtain user search data.  You put up a good fight to protect our privacy, and you won.  Too bad it was all in vain.  —  AOL, in blatant violation of its users privacy just released the log …
Discussion: AccMan Pro
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE SHARES SOME DATA  —  No, not the kind that might help you predict earnings, but the kind that might help researchers around the world play with massive sets of word phrases and figure out all kinds of new applications based on the core concept of n-grams (don't ask me, read this).
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AOL Research exposes data; we've got a little sick feeling
Discussion: Clickety Clack
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.
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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
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
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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 …
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.
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
Siobhan Gorman / Baltimore Sun:
NSA risking electrical overload … WASHINGTON // The National Security Agency is running out of juice.  —  The demand for electricity to operate its expanding intelligence systems has left the high-tech eavesdropping agency on the verge of exceeding its power supply, the lifeblood …
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
 
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