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8:05 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 …
Valleywag:   Exclusive: Niall Kennedy's Microsoft exit interview: He'd only rejoin …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Sprint Details Mobile WiMAX Plans  —  We just sat in on the Sprint's conference call, which brought together Sprint Nextel CEO Gary Forsee, Motorola's Ed Zander, Intel's Sean Maloney and Samsung's KiTae Lee.  Here are the details.  —  Sprint confirmed it has chosen mobile WiMAX as the technology …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
CDs Find Their Way Into Papers  —  A Santa Monica company is packaging movie previews, music samples, interviews and ads with Sunday editions.  —  Most newspapers have built their long-term growth strategies around the Internet.  But a Santa Monica company is betting that an old piece of new technology …
Discussion: Web Strategy
Mike / Techdirt:
Rather Than Embrace The Internet, Newspapers Look To Embrace …
Discussion: @rgumente
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.
Cyrus Farivar / Macworld:
Video highlights from WWDC 2006  —  In this special selection of video excerpts from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2006, we present three selections from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address:  —  First, we show you a clip from the demo by Scott Forstall, Apple's vice president of platform experience.
Discussion: Valleywag and InfoWorld
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker: Top:
Mac OS X Leopard and Windows Vista side by side  —  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  That's what I thought watching coverage of Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference opening yesterday, where banners that read things like "Hasta la vista, Vista" and "Redmond has a cat, too.
Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Troubling findings on how some third parties detect click fraud  —  Shuman Ghosemajumder, Business Product Manager for Trust & Safety, returns today with important information regarding third party detection of click fraud:
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.
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
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Britain's digital tribes revealed  —  Households in Britain can be classified into 23 "e-types" depending on their access to technology, say researchers.  —  E-types include mobile explorers, the e-committed and rational utilitarians.  —  The researchers, from University College London …
John Leyden / The Register:
Mobile internet is still a turn-off  —  Most punters still find mobile internet usage to be a frustrating experience they'd rather avoid.  —  Despite investment by operators in services such as i-mode and Vodafone Live, 73 per cent of respondents to a new survey said don't access the net from their mobile.
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
Candace Lombardi / CNET
Actors seek new scale for new media  —  As advertisers shift their television focus to include more Internet and mobile forms of video advertising, what's an actor worth?  —  That's exactly what actors and advertisers are trying to determine.  —  The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists …
Discussion: and Lost Remote
Peter Galli /
Microsoft to Pay Reparations for Vista, Office Delays  —  Microsoft is working on a new reparations strategy, known internally as a customer incentive program, for those customers with volume licensing programs who will be negatively affected by the delay in the release of Windows Vista and Office 2007.
Discussion: M-Dollar and Teching It Easy
Phill Ryu / The Phill Ryu Blog:
7 Apps on Leopard's Hit List  —  While yesterday's preview of Leopard didn't show too much (I'm talking about the "top secret" features that Steve left out this time around), it did show enough to, well, make quite a few shareware and freeware applications somewhat obsolete.
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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Ellie Gibson / Eurogamer:
Xbox modder on lockdown
Discussion: I4U News, Kotaku and Joystiq
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Rumor: Wii Release Date, Price
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku, I4U News and Joystiq
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Apple Warns Conference Attendees on Blogging
Discussion: BlogHer and One Louder
How I Blog  —  Seth Godin, who ruminates for a living …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Palm and Yelp partner on local mobile search for Treo
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
TripHub: Your Mom's Trip Planner
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PC Pro:
AMD stays hand over ATi brand axe
Discussion: Joystiq and TechBlog
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Peter Galli /
Microsoft: No Virtual PC for Intel-based Macs
Declan McCullagh / CNET
AOL's disturbing glimpse into users' lives
Nick / Rough Type:
Open source as metaphor
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sony Bets on WiFi With Mylo