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9:05 PM ET, August 11, 2006

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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Missing the point about YouTube  —  Commentary: Pent up demand and ease of use add up to explosive growth  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — YouTube, the privately-held video sharing website, now delivers an estimated 100 million videos a day to its users.  The site has been online for barely a year.
Discussion: TechEffect, HorsePigCow, ReveNews and digg
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Compete Blog:
Social Networks gaining on Top Portals  —  Membership at social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace is exploding.  Everyone is doing it.  Well... a lot of people are.  In June, 2 out of every 3 people online visited a social networking site.  —  Since January 2004 …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Social Networks gaining on Internet portals
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   Top Web 2.0 Apps in Russia
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Too Many Online Travel Start-Ups?  —  How many web travel startups make a bubble?  We're not sure, but it's starting to look like one.  —  Yesterday Groople said it has raised $6 million led by ArrowPath Venture Partners and FA Technology Ventures for its group-targeted travel.
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denver.dbusinessnews.com:   Groople Secures $6 Million in Additional Financing
CNET News.com:
First Blu-ray disc drive won't play Blu-ray movies  —  The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned — it won't play commercial BD movies.  —  Sony officially announced its BWU-100A product at its "Experience More 2006" event in Sydney yesterday …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, HD Beat and Slashdot
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Jobs talks up Apple cell phone  —  Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs has been boasting about his company's much-rumored iPod cell phone amongst inner circles, AppleInsider has been told.  —  The remarks are uncharacteristic of Jobs, who is often regarded for his obsession with secrecy …
Gizmodo:
VIVOphone VoiceKey: Skype Gets Even Easier  —  Voice-over IP (VoIP) gets easier to deal with every day as the old-skool phone companies shake in their boots, and here's the next nail in their coffin from VIVOphone, the VoiceKey which is scarcely larger than a thumb drive.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com, Engadget and Gear Live
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
A Wall Street Rush to Patent Profit-Making Methods  —  THERE is a new cold war on the horizon.  —  An intellectual property arms race is escalating on Wall Street, where financial services firms like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are building up stockpiles of patents on processes like software-based pricing …
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
What's Up, Mike?  A Brief Talk with TechCrunch's Editor  —  Mike Arrington's new CrunchGear blog won't be the end of his ambitions.  Mike told me he's planning two more blogs in the next month, starting with gaming, probably by acquisition.  That's on top of flagship TechCrunch …
Andru Edwards / Gear Live:
Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Review: MacBook Pro  —  For anyone that has picked up a MacBook Pro, or any other laptop computer that has replaced the PCMCIA card with the newer ExpressCard format, you will be happy to hear that a couple of options have become available for getting on the Internet while on the go.
BBC:
Twenty five years of the IBM PC  —  Computer firm IBM made technological history on 12 August 1981 with the announcement of a personal computer - the IBM 5150.  —  Costing $1,565, the 5150 had just 16K of memory - scarcely more than a couple of modest e-mails worth.
Discussion: TechSpot and Neowin.net
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
whocalled.us  —  Here's another take on Suburban Mom Embraces the Surveillance Society. whocalled.us is a site where people can share comments about the identity of phone spammers.  Get a call from an unrecognized number on your cell?  Look it up to see who it was, where they are, and who else they called that didn't like it.
BBC:
Texting study to catch criminals  —  The individual styles of hundreds of people's text messages will be analysed in a study that aims to help police with criminal investigations.  —  Researchers will scrutinise volunteers' SMS messages to tease out patterns in the language and style of texts.
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Video - What a Difference a Link Makes  —  Saw this post from Steve Rubel that alerted me to the fact that Google changed the links above its main search box yesterday (Wednesday), removing Froogle and replacing it with Video.  As the links on Google's home page don't change very often …
Ars Technica:
Mac Pro  —  Apple lays the PowerPC architecture to rest with the introduction of the new Mac Pro.  How well does this dual-Xeon, quad-core workstation this measure up to its PowerPC predecessor as well as the rest of Apple's Intel lineup?  —  » Full Story » Discussion
Discussion: MacSlash
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Zune vs. Heightened Airport Security  —  A reader sent in this tip about the clash between a friend and airport security, with a little bit of Microsoft Zune thrown in.  Apparently, this Microsoft-insider friend was flying somewhere today, and when he got to the security check …
TIM / LibraryThing:
Forums are broken: Introducing LibraryThing's new Talk feature  —  This post introduces the Talk feature.  —  Although still developing, we think Talk is our most significant addition since LibraryThing started mining for book recommendations and similar libraries.
Discussion: unmediated and Joho the Blog
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Interview request  —  These days when I get an interview request from a professional reporter, I offer to answer the questions, best I can, on my blog, without saying who the reporter is and exactly what questions were asked.  This way I create a public record, something that can be useful to anyone …
Soumya Srinagesh / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Teen's warning on the gospel of Wikipedia  —  Wikipedia is one of the Internet's latest additions to the information revolution.  More importantly, it's the reason I was able to finish my massive second-semester AP English research final project in less than 45 minutes.
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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Companies Battle Over Who Can Make A Worse Next-Gen DVD Standard
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's BeoSystem 3 HD "stage manager"
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Apple putting Merom in MacBooks and MacBook Pros next month
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Disclosure fight over Google jet settled
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Fanpop: an easy, fun way to share topical information
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Hubpages helps you publish and make money; raises $2 million
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Q&A with Fotolog Co-Founder Adam Seifer
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Strict vs Google Deprecated
Discussion: InsideGoogle
USA Today:
Google promises all searches stay private
Discussion: Rough Type and Download Squad
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Elgg - social network software for education
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CEA FORMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO EXPLORE GAMING EVENT OPTIONS
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Web 2.0 Around the World
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