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5:20 PM ET, August 27, 2006


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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Kiko Sells for $258,100  —  BBC America fans are quite familiar with a delightful show called, Cash In The Attic.  The premise of the show is that antique experts go to someone's house and find things which might look like trash but end up being valuable, selling for a lot of money at an auction.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Gregory Galant / Venture Voice:
Startup Sold on eBay for $258,100 (or: eBay turns iBanker)
Discussion: Entrepreneurship Blog
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Yahoo Blog Search - Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated  —  It looks like Yahoo might have killed blog search.  —  Yet if you do a search it returns results from blogs:  —  Isn't Lifehacker a blog?  I think its even a blog by Scoble's definition!  Scoble blog == sclob?
Discussion: GigaOM and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Yahoo! Removes Blog Search from Yahoo! News Homepage  —  It's been almost an year since Yahoo! integrated Blog posts with Yahoo! News search results hinting the marriage of MSM and Blogosphere.  But the marriage has been secretly called off as you would notice in the before and after screenshots of the Yahoo News/[Blog Search page].
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   Yahoo Kills Blog Search, New Feed Platform May Be Coming
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
More thoughts on the ASUS R2H  —  I keep thinking about the forthcoming ASUS R2H UMPC a bit more.  Why?  Because it's the first UMPC that has an integrated GPS and 1.3 megapixel camera.  This combination has me dreaming up some new usage scenarios I'd love to code for.
Brian / Copyblogger:
Journalistic Superiority at Work  —  [Could one of only two remaining daily British broadsheet newspapers be so desperate as to steal blog content?]  —  UPDATE: Melissa explains here.  While yesterday I couldn't imagine a plausible explanation, this sounds like it could be true.
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
EA executive hints of possible acquisition of Crytek  —  Chicago (IL) - A report published in a German newspaper today suggests that Electronic Arts (EA) could snuggle up with Crytek closer and beyond the distribution deal for the upcoming Crysis first-person-shooter.
Discussion: TechSpot, and Blue's News
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
10 QUESTIONS FOR SETH GODIN  —  Seth Godin and I had a recent e-mail exchange.  I asked him ten questions:  —  1. QUESTION: Your latest book, "Small Is The New Big", is not a narrative or a thesis in any sense, but a collection of your favorite writings from your blog and your old Fast Company column.
Learning%20to%20love%20the%20cable%20guy%20in%20his%20'booties' "> Ken Belson / New York Times:
Learning%20to%20love%20the%20cable%20guy%20in%20his%20'booties' ">Learning to Love a Cable Guy  —  When workers from AT&T and Verizon visit homes to install their new television services, they come with blue hospital booties that they slip over their shoes before going inside.  —  The sight of burly installers in dainty slip-ons might induce snickers.
Discussion: IP Democracy, VoIP Watch and digg
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Vista Build 5536 Review  —  And just like that, we can suddenly see the light at the end of the tunnel.  All of our hopes, all of our worries, all of whatever feelings we may have for Windows Vista are hanging on the edge of a precipice.  Will they ship it on time?  Will they ever ship it?
Christine Herron /
Announcing the Birth of Chumby  —  Favorite hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave this year's FOO Campers a sneak peek of the latest in cool gadgets: the chumby.  The chumby is a low-cost, wifi-enabled information delivery device that's so appealing you'll want to keep one close.
Discussion: Unit Structures
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Plextor preps 'world's smallest' external DVD burner  —  It looks like Plextor's going in for a piece of that "world's smallest" marketing action, with the launch of what it claims to be the most diminutive DVD writer currently on the market.  Aimed at owners of ultraportable laptops that tend …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT and digg
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
The fuss over the Windows startup sound is legitimate  —  Joe Wilcox doesn't understand the fuss over the Windows Vista startup sound: … First, let's be clear that we're talking about the startup sound, the one that plays when your computer turns on, not the logon sound that plays …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and StrayPackets
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:   Sound Off  —  I'm baffled by all the significant chatter …
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
What .Mac gets right  —  Now that we've lamented what's missing and wished for a brighter future, let's send some love Apple's way. .  Mac isn't all bad, after all.  Today, we're going to highlight some of what's good about .Mac.  No bashing today, so save your griping for this post.
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
New toys - USB Skype phone  —  I've been testing an evaluation unit of the SkyTone USB Phone (RST102) from Radian Technologies, a conventional looking telephony handset with a USB cord designed to be used with Skype.  It works very well and, based on feedback from dozens of people I spoke to using it …
Discussion: digg
Fred / A VC:
Looking For Failures  —  John Battelle follows on Paul Kedrosky's post Techcrunch party post on bubble 2.0 with a post about the lack of web 2.0 failures.  —  To all this discussion, I'll just simply add "just wait, they''ll come".  They already are coming in fact.
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Deletionists, Networkists and Blog Sourcing  —  The argument over whether to keep the Enterprise 2.0 article in Wikipedia continues, in this incredibly rich discussion page.  Bear with me here, as the innards of Wikipedia may not be clear cut enough for the blogosphere's preference for individual voices engaged in disappating debate.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
An Eye for Cool, and Cash  —  In the Hunt to Fill 'Social News' Web Sites, Contributors Now Compete  —  Corey Spring has a college student's dream job: He gets paid to surf the Internet.  —  Every morning, the 22-year-old Ohio State University senior spends at least an hour wading through 100 …
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