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1:55 PM ET, August 17, 2006


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Caterina /
BizDev 2.0  —  When another blogger notices something you said, and points out its blogworthiness, the temptation is strong to scoop them.  And so I'm scooping Fred, who contacted me about a small startup that wanted an introduction, but I said we (that is, Flickr) probably didn't have the space …
Fred / A VC:
Business Development 2.0  —  It used to be that web companies needed …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page  —  After years of going ad-free, has quietly started to integrate contextual search ads from Yahoo Search Marketing.  For now, ads only show up when users search the entire index of bookmarks.  Note the ads to the right of this search for Apple.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch: Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Dstrange / Office Rocker!:
Blogging tools OneNote and SharePoint Server 2007  —  Blogging tools are all over the news today with the release of the new Microsoft blogging tool, Microsoft Windows Live Writer which is now in beta.  —  The tool is really great.  I am really impressed by it.  You just put in the URL to your blog and does the rest.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Citywide Wi-Fi equipment maker boosts speeds  —  Cities using gear from Tropos Networks to build their citywide networks could have more bandwidth capacity at their fingertips this fall, as the company introduces its next-generation wireless gear.  —  On Thursday, the company whose gear …
Discussion: and
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Tropos Tunes in Another Radio
Discussion: GigaOM
David Pogue / New York Times:
Old Records Go In, CD's Come Out  —  ARE you over 30?  Sorry to hear it.  That makes you part of the Transition Generation, those who have witnessed the world's shift from analog to digital recordings.  You therefore probably have a collection of phonograph records, audiocassettes …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Public Knowledge
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple retains huge lead in music player market  —  Apple holds a 75.6 percent share for Q2 in the U.S. digital music player market  —  Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Jeffrey Selingo / New York Times:
Back to School, With Cellphone and Laptop  —  It used to be that getting ready for another school year meant buying a few new No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks and a lunchbox.  Not anymore.  Young children and teenagers, as well as college students, are going to school with more electronic gadgets than ever.
Discussion: David Card and
Zack / SnapStream Blog:
Project Hoover: Suck up every TV show in the new fall season, be your own TV critic  —  Each fall, the avid television watcher faces the daunting task of sorting through all of the new shows to decide what to watch.  The traditional method would be to trust a reviewer to suggest a few new shows …
Discussion: PVR Wire, eHomeUpgrade and PVRblog
YouTube aims to show music videos  —  Video sharing website YouTube is in talks with record labels about offering current and archive music videos.  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters news agency it was hoped that within 18 months the site would "have every music video ever created".
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
AOL Search Queries Open Window Onto Users' Worlds  —  Out of more than 36 million search queries that hundreds of thousands of AOL users typed into AOL's Internet search engine from March to May, here is the term most queried: Google.  —  That so many customers would use one search engine …
Discussion: Valleywag
Jenstar / JenSense:
Third party downloads triggered by viewing Google AdSense  —  Several days ago, reports starting coming through about people being prompted to download third party applications on pages containing AdSense, prompting publishers to receive complaints from site visitors about the warnings of applications trying to auto-install.
Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta version "Odin"  —  Odin release notes  —  Release note for the second Mandriva Linux 2007 beta version  —  Linux 2007 Odin is the second beta version for the Mandriva Linux 2007 release.  —  You can see the technical details at DistroChangelog.  —  Availability
Discussion: and digg
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Yahoo Photos and Flickr may grow closer  —  Yahoo may build links between Yahoo Photos and Flickr, though it has no plans to consolidate the photo-sharing services.  —  "There are no plans to merge Yahoo Photos and Flickr," said Will Aldrich, Yahoo Photos director.  "But there are exciting integration opportunities."
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Drive Info: Deleted Post From Team Member  —  We've speculated that Windows Live Drive, Microsoft's upcoming online storage service, may be launching very soon.  New information today suggests that the internal Live Drive team formed around the end of last year, and contains some additional information as well.
CRN Australia:
Red Hat a no-show at LinuxWorld  —  Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show.  —  That's the big question on the minds of attendees …
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
Xeni Jardin / Wired News:
Wireless Works Wonders in Tibet  —  DHARAMSALA, India — Across the border from Chinese-occupied Tibet, the tech infrastructure in this high mountain village is a mess.  —  But a former Silicon Valley dot-commer and members of the underground security group Cult of the Dead Cow are working …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hear About PopSugar Yet?  —  If you haven't heard of San Francisco-based PopSugar yet, prepare yourself.  You are going to start hearing about them a lot in the mainstream press.  They are a blog network, and more recently a social network, targeting young, hip women (as well as a few guys that want to hang out with young, hip women).
Discussion: SiliconBeat and DearSugar
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube gets its close-up  —  Just about everyone these days seems to be talking about the video-sharing phenomenon that is YouTube.  —  That was definitely the case at a digital media conference in San Jose on Tuesday.  In the hallways, in panels, in casual conversation, YouTube came up constantly …
Discussion: and Valleywag
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Startups Given The Floor At Digital Hollywood
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