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4:35 AM ET, August 13, 2006


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BBC plans clip-on digital radio  —  The BBC is drawing up plans for a plug-in gadget that turns MP3 players into digital radios.  —  Currently plans are at an early stage and there are no firm details for the capabilities of the gadget or how much it will cost.
Discussion: Engadget, Tech Digest and TechSpot
Doc Searls Weblog:
The story of a story  —  First, Steve Garfield, in Doc Searls is Journalism: Part 2: … And Steve points to my on-the-scene coverage of what went down at Logan Airport in Boston when odd new security measures (no fluids other than bodily ones were allowed past the security checkpoints …
Discussion: Scripting News
Chris Morris /
PSP price cut might be imminent  —  Analysts believe Sony is preparing to cut PlayStation handheld gaming system prices in coming months.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK ( — While the price of the PlayStation 3 may prove to be too high …
Discussion: DigitalBattle, Kotaku, PSP Fanboy and MCV
J. D. Biersdorfer / New York Times:
How to Digitally Hide (Somewhat) in Plain Sight  —  "Searching illustrates the very nature of our lives online," says Lillie Coney of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.  If AOL's recent mishap with user search requests has you worried about who may be keeping track of your own Internet trail, you are probably not alone.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
RMX Direct: alternative ad networks battle for your blog  —  New York based RightMedia has launched a beta version of a new advertising system that lets website publishers participate in multiple ad networks and automatically display ads from whichever network will pay the highest price per impression …
The alliance against Google  —  What today's internet firms can learn from 19th-century history  —  PRINCE KLEMENS VON METTERNICH, foreign minister of the Austrian Empire during the Napoleonic era and its aftermath, would have no trouble recognising Google.
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
RIAA Wants to Depose Dead Defendant's Children; But Will Allow them 60 Days to "Grieve"  —  Just when we think we've heard it all....  In Michigan, in Warner Bros. v. Scantlebury, after learning that the defendant had passed away, the RIAA made a motion to stay the case for 60 days in order …
Discussion: and TeleRead
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
RIAA to grieving family: We depose your children in 60 days
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Reinventing the Media Interview  —  The media interview seems like a pretty cut and dry experience.  Reporter calls source.  Reporter interviews source.  Reporter uses portions of the interview in a piece and a lot more as background.  Those of us who have been in PR a long …
Discussion: StrayPackets and Mathew Ingram
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Use "POD" in your trademark, get sued.  Has Apple gone to far?  —  Has Apple gone too far?  —  Even if the product you make doesn't look, smell, feel, or do anything remotely close to what an iPod does, and even if consumers can't buy it on the shelves in a store, that apparently …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Your Life as an Open Book  —  Privacy advocates and search industry watchers have long warned that the vast and valuable stores of data collected by search engine companies could be vulnerable to thieves, rogue employees, mishaps or even government subpoenas.
Joris Evers / CNET
Microsoft's antivirus package makes a splash  —  Helped by low pricing, Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare landed the No. 2 spot in sales at American stores in its debut month, according to The NPD Group.  —  The antivirus and PC care package nabbed 15.4 percent of security suite sales …
[PS3] See the next-gen consoles side-by-side for the first time!  —  We've got a PS3 - and here it is rubbing shoulders with Xbox 360 for the first time ever!  —  Created by Sony as an accurately proportioned replica, the PS3 model may be made entirely from wood, but it takes …
Discussion: Kotaku, Gizmodo and Aeropause
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
The Search for Secret Google Services  —  Tony Ruscoe is a web developer working for a translation company in Sheffield, UK.  He's interested in translation technology, genealogy and Google.  —  Since stumbling across Google Base almost a month before its release and more recently uncovering …
Discussion: Online Marketing Blog
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Seagate Leaves me bloody...  I love seagate products, but what genius designed the packaging for their 6gb Pocket Hard Drive ?  THe drive came packaged in one of those impregnable plastic shells (see picture in link above) that makes it look pretty on retail shelves but impossible to open once you buy it.
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Debunking Blue Pill myth
Discussion: Slashdot
Nick / Rough Type:
Monetize me  —  Ron Steen, "a really good guy" with …
Chris Remo / Shacknews:
Microsoft to Introduce "Panorama;" Live Arcade for Vista?
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"Bully" trailer online - critics crying out for ban
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