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4:25 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:   Sprint Details Mobile WiMAX Plans
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.
Gottfried's first post: What I learned from TechCrunch's documentary  —  Tonight's film-with-commentary comes from Valleywag's new intern, Beth Gottfried.  —  Today, TechCrunch released a 24-minute documentary on Web 2.0, leaving his viewers even more in the dark on whether or not Web 2.0 actually exists.
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
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.
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Hey everyone - Adrian Stone here again, stepping in for Craig Gehre to provide a quick overview of the security updates we've released Today.  The full list of the updates released today are below, and, as always, additional information on the specific vulnerabilities resolved with this release are included within each security bulletin.
Discussion: Security Fix and IEBlog
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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