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4:05 AM ET, August 29, 2006


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Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Great shot - where'd you take that?  —  Flickr's great for exploring photos by photographer, tag, time, text and group, and now it's also great for exploring photos by place.  There are a couple of short video tutorials (or "screencasts") which give the 90 second overview on how to geotag …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr To Launch Geo Tagging Today  —  Sometime Monday Flickr will add geo tagging functionality and search to its pictures.  —  Adding location information on Flickr is done through the Organizr, under the Organize tab.  In addition to the "Your Sets" and "Your Groups" tabs in that area …
Waxpancake /
Undiscovered Events, Flickr Integration, and More  —  Yeah, we've been busy.  What's new?  Undiscovered events, Flickr photos for events, buddy icons, new event pages, and more than we can remember.  —  Undiscovered Events  —  Since we launched almost three years ago …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Flickr, Maps, Local... it's a Yahoo Mashup  —  Yahoo today will tie together a bunch of its properties — Flickr, Yahoo Maps, Upcoming, and Yahoo Local.  These are natural and powerful combinations of existing projects and acquisitions, and of course the question is what took Yahoo so long.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Atheros to pave way for cheaper WLAN  —  Company details chipset it claims will let equipment makers sell access points for less than $100  —  Wireless LAN access points based on the first draft of a new, faster standard are likely to dip below US$100 for the holidays.
Tom Krazit / CNET
Intel to release 802.11n chip before final standard
Discussion: TechSpot
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Wi-Fi group to certify prestandard Wi-Fi gear
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
New York Times:
Wireless Providers Poised to Win Spectrum Licenses  —  When the government's multibillion-dollar auction of radio spectrum licenses began two weeks ago, it looked as if newcomers might get the chance to buy their way into the mobile phone business, leading to more choices for consumers.
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:   The Wall Street Journal Is Wrong: The US Doesn't Have Competitive Telecom
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Web Guitar Wizard Revealed at Last  —  Left, Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times; right, Seokyong Lee for The New York Times  —  EIGHT months ago a mysterious image showed up on YouTube, the video-sharing site that now shows more than 100 million videos a day.
Discussion: Techdirt and The Pomo Blog
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
At, Lots of Glitter but Maybe Not So Many Visitors  —  If was looking to create some Internet buzz last week, it succeeded.  —  The Web site published an article called "Don't Marry Career Women," which suggested that if a man did, he was more likely to be cheated on, get divorced and have a dirty house.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Evhead: pageviews are obsolete  —  Evan Williams (Odeo CEO and Pyra/Blogger co-founder) has an interesting post up about the fading significance of pageview and hit counts in determining the reach and influence of websites.  Ajax, RSS and widgets have something to do with it, argues Ev …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google Announces New 24X0 Support Service for Business Users  —  This press release was sent to Nicholas Carr but somehow found its way to me.  —  New Google Service Offers 24x0 Support for Business Users  —  Intermedia.NET, US Leader in Microsoft Exchange Hosting, praises Google for innovative new business service
Aragoto / dottocomu:
Japanese government prepares online lie-detector  —  Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is, for reasons best known to it, earmarking Y300 mn in its 2007 budget to produce what the Asahi Shimbun terms a lie-detector for online information.
Discussion: Techdirt, Ubergizmo and The Raw Feed
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Turn Your iPod into the Ultimate PowerPoint Accessory  —  This is the second in my series of posts on various gear that I find useful.  —  Many readers of this blog work in PR or marketing or for Web 2.0 related start-ups.  This means you spend a lot of time preparing presentations in either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple's Keynote.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Intel Core Duo?  Whassup?  Faster?  —  So what's the big deal with these latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, anyway?  Well, the Merom chips introduced today take the higher power and efficiency of the desktop Core 2 Duo processors introduced a few weeks back and apply that to laptops.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Remote Shoppe Remote Control Magazine:
In Living Color: Photo of Philips Pronto Professional  —  Here it is folks.  You no longer need to look at the artist renderings of the new Philips Pronto Professional 9600 expected to be announced at the CEDIA Expo in just a few weeks.  —  Now we have this pretty picture …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and eHomeUpgrade
Skeptic / Dead2.0:
Re: What's RSS?  I told you so!  —  So last month I challenged mom on the question, "What's RSS?" and hilarity ensued.  I was pretty sure that most of the world has no clue on the topic, despite reading...  - Some bloggers steal content over RSS (wow, why bother?  I mean, why wouldn't you give attribution?)
Ash / The Apple Files:
Testing your MacBook for Random Shut Downs  —  Following the frustrating experience of having my MacBook shutting down without warning, I came across a terminal command that "tests" if your MacBook suffers from the issue.  I thought I'd share this with everyone considering that many MacBook owners …
Ryanne.Hodson / Ryan Is Hungry:
Behind The Scenes At Technorati  —  We recently did some work for Technorati and realized "Hey, these kids are rad!" and we thought we'd help expose you all to their techie coolness.  Technorati is a blog search engine that helps you find content on blogs through tags.
Discussion: Valleywag
Ken McCarthy:
Domain name madness...  Some people worry about the power of Google.  —  There's only one force on the Internet that I worry about and that's...  The institutions that control the domain name system.  —  Why?  Because they have the power to change the domain name rules radically.  —  Who cares?
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Optimus mini three
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Zend raises $20 million to ride the Web 2.0 "PHP" boom
Discussion: GigaOM
Jemima /
BBCi's New Approach To User Content: You Do It, We'll Link To It
Discussion: Technology360
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Turkey
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Foo Camp geek out
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List
Discussion: SlashGear and Ubergizmo
Mike / Techdirt:
Who Do You Blame When Your Virtual Bank Fails?
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The Attention Deficit Economy
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AOL 9.0 Accused of Behaving Like Badware
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TiVo Series 3 coming September 17th for $799?
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