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1:00 PM ET, August 17, 2006

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Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Del.icio.us Redesigns, Again.  Plus Contextual Ads  —  Del.icio.us has redesigned yet again, and just when I was starting to get used to the last change!  Only the main page of del.icio.us has had significant changes made, now including screenshots, hot stuff (popular bookmarks at the moment) …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   Del.icio.us Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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: CNNMoney.com and dailywireless.org
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Tropos Tunes in Another Radio
Discussion: GigaOM
Brian / Google Talkabout:
It's Finally Here!  —  Hooray!  The new Google Talk features (file sharing, voicemail, and music status) have completed testing and are now available to everyone.  Just use Google Talk normally, and it will auto-update to the new version over the next few days.  If you just can't wait, you can download the new version directly.
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Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:   Boring update to GTalk ships
Caterina / Caterina.net:
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 …
EdH / EdHolloway.com:
Ink Blog Beta 1 released for Windows Live Writer  —  Since I finally spent some time this weekend setting up Community Server for my new blog (Yea, I know, welcome to the 90's Ed), I decided to also have a look at  —  the new MS Windows Live Writer blog posting tool.
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Dstrange / Office Rocker!:
Blogging with Live Writer versus OneNote 2007
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
David Pogue / Gizmodo:
Exclusive Microsoft Zune Picture - Zune In The Wild!  —  Thanks to our awesome tipsters, we scored this exclusive picture of the Microsoft Zune.  Yes, it looks almost exactly like the images we've shown you before on Gizmodo.  The player also comes with a pair of magnetic headphones …
Discussion: Public Knowledge and PalmAddicts
qa.mandriva.com:
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: Neowin.net and digg
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
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: GottaBeMobile.com
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.
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
BBC:
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".
Seth Schoen / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
How To Keep Your Search History Private  —  How can you help prevent damaging privacy invasions like AOL's data leak?  Along with spreading the word about this debacle, you can take steps to protect yourself online.  Beneath the fold, we've listed some tips and tools that will help keep your search history private.
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: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris  —  SAN FRANCISCO—OpenSolaris isn't a true open-source project, but rather a "facade," because Sun Microsystems doesn't share control of it with outsiders, executives from rival IBM say.  —  "Sun holds it all behind the firewall.
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
Mobile Phone Industry News from mad4mobilephones.com:
Revealed: The top 50 mobile & cell phone websites  —  When China Mobile overtook Vodafone as the biggest mobile phone company in the world last week we started thinking about which companies had the biggest websites.  There are a variety of mobile & cell phone sites on the web from handset manufacturers …
 
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