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4:45 AM ET, August 20, 2006


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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time!  Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1999... TechCrunch 7  —  Super Blogger Robert Scoble with the Man of the Hour Mike Arrington  —  THOMAS HAWK'S DIGITAL CONNECTION  —  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006  —  Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time!
Discussion: Marketing Nirvna and Scobleizer
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
TechCrunch 7 Party  —  Tonight TechCrunch had their massive TechCrunch 7 Party at August Capital in Menlo Park.  Over 750 people were in attendance and since Mike Arrington dubbed me the "official photographer", I felt that I should probably shoot a few photos.
Discussion: Dead2.0 and alexmoskalyukblog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Thank You For Coming To TechCrunch 7  —  The TechCrunch August Capital Party last night was a big success (if you define success as the police showing up at a top tier venture fund's offices at midnight to shut a party down).  Not everything went perfectly, but the alcohol and food flowed smoothly …
Discussion: alexmoskalyukblog
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
TechCrunch Party Pictures
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Scoop: More Details On Amazon's Unbox Video Service  —  We have some more details about Amazon's expected upcoming video service, dubbed Unbox.  Kevin Kelleher, a frequent contributor to Business 2.0 was able to actually download the Unbox software when it was up briefly on the Web.
Discussion: GigaOM and
Mikael / Fosfor Gadgets:
Top 10 most beautiful cellphones  —  Here's another of our popular Top 10 lists - this time we have looked into beautiful cellphones.  If your favorite designer phone didn't make it into the list, please add it in the comments.  Thanks.  —  10. Hitachi W42H
Official Google Base Blog:
Reporting on Google Base  —  We're pleased to offer Google Base providers more information on how your items are faring.  For example, you might want to know how often they are part of search results ("impressions"), and how frequently people are clicking on them ("clicks").
Discussion: Googling Google
James Kim / CNET
Archos 604 (30GB)  —  CNET editors' review  —  Archos's 604 (link to PDF) represents the latest in an esteemed line of gadgets from the king of portable video players (PVPs, or PMPs).  Superb construction and design, an all-encompassing feature list, and solid performance …
Discussion: Engadget
Griffin Wright / Wired News:
Putting Google-Fi to the Test  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Google launched its citywide Wi-Fi service here this week, and Wired News decided to put it to the test.  —  Our first stop: Off the freeway at the southwest end of town, and the coverage was not bad.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Is this the new Amazon video store?  —  People were snatching early glimpses of what may be's new video store on Friday, after a former employee posted screenshots of the store on his blog.  —  Web pages that first surfaced at, titled "Amazon Digital Video" …
Ian Sager / Business Week:
Google Video: No Tube of Plenty  —  The search giant's video service is easy to use, but skimpy when it comes to programs you actually want to watch  —  The Good An endless flow of viral videos; simple upload process  —  The Bad Poor selection of videos for sale; lacks tools that let users personalize pages
Discussion: Google Watch and digg
Dublin man plans Apple "walk of shame"  —  Following a week of waiting for Apple to arrange for the pickup of a malfunctioning iMac G5, a Dublin says he has decided to prove that he can walk to Cork — the location of the nearest Apple repair center — faster than Apple can arrange for the pickup of his broken Mac.
Discussion: MacUser
Stowe Boyd / Message:
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand... Or Can It?  —  The shape of my reading this past week allowed me to somehow miss the controversy stirred up by the gloriously prickly Nick Carr with his Great Unread post, destined however to be known for his use of Galbraith's "innocent fraud" term vis-a-vis the blogosphere:
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Looking through the wrong end of the wire  —  There's a fascinating — and entertainingly pissy, if sometimes obtuse — argument going on over Metcalfe's Law (which states that the value of a communications network grows exponentially as its number of users grows).
Discussion: Newsome.Org, A VC and BGSL
USA Today:
Will consumers tune in to a tiny TV in their hand?  —  NEW YORK — Rick Ung has a great way to kill time at the car wash, bank or airport.  He watches TV on his cellphone.  As a subscriber to the MobiTV service on Sprint, Ung uses a Palm Treo 650 smartphone to take in the Discovery Channel, TLC and other channels.
Discussion: Gearlog and PalmAddicts
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