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2:40 AM ET, August 9, 2006

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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Leaving Microsoft  —  I am leaving Microsoft to start my own company.  My last day at Microsoft is next Friday, August 18.  It's uncertain whether Microsoft will continue the feed platform work I started, but it's some good stuff so I hope they do. … I joined Microsoft in April excited …
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Valleywag:
Exclusive: Niall Kennedy's Microsoft exit interview: He'd only rejoin if Microsoft split up  —  Today, a product team manager left Microsoft's Windows Live division to start his own company.  That manager was Niall Kennedy, who had only joined Microsoft in April after leaving Technorati.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
News Corp, Google Deal Deconstructed  —  The $900 million deal between News Corp. and Google might seem to be all about MySpace, but in reality its all about other Fox Interactive properties, such as IGN.  It is also a tactical admission by News Corp., that when it comes to running big ad networks …
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Financial Times:
Viacom considers bid for Bebo  —  By Tom Braithwaite in London and Joshua Chaffin in New York  —  Viacom, the US media group, is considering a bid for Bebo, the social networking site.  —  The acquisition would represent the latest attempt by Viacom to regain ground lost …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bebo (Still) For Sale
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift
New York Times:
A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749  —  Buried in a list of 20 million Web search queries collected by AOL and recently released on the Internet is user No. 4417749.  The number was assigned by the company to protect the searcher's anonymity, but it was not much of a shield.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google calls click fraud estimates overblown  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google is fighting back against what it says are exaggerations in industry estimates of click fraud in its bread-and-butter pay-per-click advertising system.  —  In a report released Tuesday, the search giant disputes claims …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
I'm renaming my XV6700 to mylo  —  Yep, going forward, I'm introducing my XV6700 to everyone by the name of mylo.  When I saw the picture to the right of Sony's new personal communicator, I immediately thought of my current Smartphone, since the functional design is so similar.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sony Bets on WiFi With Mylo
Robert Manetta / Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Announces 4G Wireless Broadband Initiative with Intel, Motorola and Samsung  —  Media Contacts  —  Sprint: John Polivka - 972 405-5139  —  Intel: Amy Martin - 408 391-5194  —  Motorola: Jennifer Weyrauch - 847 435-5320  —  Samsung: Brett White - 817 992-6770  —  Investor Contact
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:   Sprint Details Mobile WiMAX Plans
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Giant Robot Imprisons Parked Cars  —  The robot that parks cars at the Garden Street Garage in Hoboken, New Jersey, trapped hundreds of its wards last week for several days.  But it wasn't the technology car owners had to curse, it was the terms of a software license.
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0: The 24 Minute Documentary  —  A couple of weeks ago Michael Arrington got together with a number of startup CEOs and executives to video a discussion about Web 2.0.  Participating in the discussion were Aaron Cohen (Bolt), Scott Milener and Steven Lurie (Browster), Keith Teare …
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft: No Virtual PC for Intel-based Macs  —  Microsoft has decided not to move forward with a version of Virtual PC for the Intel-based Macintosh, and will also be discontinuing support of Visual Basic scripting in the next version of Office for Mac, the company said.
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Cshields / OSU Open Source Lab:
Rackathon 2006  —  Greetings!  We are looking for individuals to help sponsor the OSL in our new fundraising campaign.  However, this is a campaign like no other.  When you make a donation to the OSL, we will stick your name on one of our racks as our own way of saying "Thanks!".
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog and digg
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Has Steve Jobs Lost His Magic?  —  Steve Jobs' keynote speech on Monday was the most uninspiring he's given in recent memory.  It hints at the trouble Apple will be in marketing-wise if he ever steps down.  —  Steve Jobs usually gives his keynote speeches solo, but at Apple's annual developers conference …
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Technorati's Numbers are Wrong  —  Dave posts another state of the blogosphere with some interesting stats.  The one I found shocking was the claim that there are 50 million blogs.  —  These numbers are overly optimistic and dangerous.  There are not 50 million blogs.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
e-learning 2.0 - how Web technologies are shaping education  —  Written by Steve O'Hear and edited by Richard MacManus.  This is a two-part series in which Steve will explore how Web technologies are being used in education.  In Part 2 he will profile Elgg, social network software for education, and interview its founders.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Topix.net Launches Massive News Search Engine  —  Topix.net Launches Massive News Search Engine  —  Big news from Topix.net today as they have unveiled their news search technology platform which searches news stories and news trends over a one year archived index.
Discussion: comscore.com and Screenwerk
casio.com:
Features Wide-Aspect Movie Recording and Data Storage Function  —  Casio, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the EXILIM ® Card EX-S770 .  This latest addition to the stylish EXILIM digital camera series is a powerful digital camera packed with advanced functions.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, I4U News and Neowin.net
 
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft to Pay Reparations for Vista, Office Delays
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PC Pro:
AMD stays hand over ATi brand axe
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
A Futuristic Utopia For Duran Duran
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Actors seek new scale for new media
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The Myth of the Living-Room PC
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The Internet: a Series of Spoofs
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