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8:40 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 …
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Waxpancake / upcoming.org:
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
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr's New Geotagging, Pretty Damn Impressive
Discussion: cubicgarden.com and Slashdot
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
EBay Gambles on Google Partnership for Success of Skype, the Internet Phone Service  —  EBay is hoping its new partnership with Google will help it find new ways to make money from Skype, its Internet calling service.  But experts wonder if enough people are willing to make the switch …
Discussion: IP Democracy and VoIP Blog
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Google:
Google and eBay Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Connect Users, Merchants, and Advertisers Around the Globe  —  Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) and eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) today announced a multi-year agreement to benefit both companies' collective communities of users, merchants and advertisers around the globe.
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.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi group to certify prestandard Wi-Fi gear
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Leaving Search Engine Watch  —  After ten years, I'm leaving Search Engine Watch and almost certainly leaving the Search Engine Strategies conference series as well.  My contracts with their owners Incisive Media are expiring, and we've not been able to agree on new ones.
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
At Forbes.com, Lots of Glitter but Maybe Not So Many Visitors  —  If Forbes.com 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.
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.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Vista pricing leaked?  —  Now that the commercial release of Microsoft's Vista operating system is just around the corner (well, probably), the question on most people's minds is, "how much is it gonna cost me?"  Fortunately, the titular Ed Bott of "Ed Bott's Microsoft Report" …
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?)
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Newsflash: 98% don't use RSS
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
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
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 …
Brett Thomas / bit-tech.net:
Parallel Worlds  —  "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.  —  "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're ALL mad here.  I'm mad, you're mad."  —  "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.  —  "You must be," replied the Cat.  "Or you wouldn't have come here!"
Discussion: Dvorak Uncensored, digg and Slashdot
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Foo Camp geek out  —  I spent last weekend at Foo Camp hosted at O'Reilly's headquarters in Sebastopol, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.  The 200-person event was 3 days of non-stop conversations, sessions, and planning with the occasional break for food or a few hours sleep under a cubicle desk.
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
The Attention Deficit Economy  —  {Note: CROSS POSTED TO BLOGHER.}  —  The most annoying marketing buzzword of the week is "Attention."  Not a new theory, the Attention mantra has been regaining traction among blogworld marketers who propose control of Attention as the Brand New Promise …
 
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Personalized Homepage coming for new hosting service
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Announcing AOL 9: The Tarnished Reputation Edition
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Times Withholds Web Article in Britain
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
GOOGLE APPS AND THE POWER OF EMBEDDED FUNCTIONALITY
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intel's Merom hits the streets today
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minneapolis picks Wi-Fi firm
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UNVEILED: O2 Germany to release the HTC Excalibur Smartphone …
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Zend raises $20 million to ride the Web 2.0 "PHP" boom
Discussion: GigaOM
Jemima / paidContent.org:
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
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List
Discussion: SlashGear and Ubergizmo
Fred / A VC:
Shopcasting
Ken McCarthy:
Domain name madness...
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Testing your MacBook for Random Shut Downs
 

 
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