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11:00 AM ET, August 29, 2006

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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, VoIP Blog, 21talks and GigaOM
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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.
Aswath Weblog:
GTalk and Skype CAN Interop
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
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Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Great shot - where'd you take that?
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr's New Geotagging, Pretty Damn Impressive
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Flickr, Maps, Local... it's a Yahoo Mashup
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
GOOGLE APPS AND THE POWER OF EMBEDDED FUNCTIONALITY  —  There been a lot of talk today about Google releasing a suite of hosted applications, starting with basic communications (email, talk) running on your own domain and then more Office-like apps such as word processing and spreadsheets.
Zillow Blog:
Yahoo! Real Estate Adds More "Z"  —  In July we announced the first phase of our partnership with Yahoo! Real Estate which exposes Zestimates and comparable homes to their broad audience.  Today we are equally excited to announce the next two phases in our partnership with Yahoo! Real Estate …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ResourceShelf
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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.
dash.net:
Dash Navigation Launches to Fundamentally Change Auto Navigation Experience with Backing from Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital  —  Company to Unveil Product at DEMOfall Conference  —  Dash Navigation™, Inc. (www.dash.net), a Silicon Valley start-up, emerged from stealth-mode today.
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Dash: New Kleiner-Sequoia start-up delivers Internet-connected …
socialtext.net:
Wired Wiki  —  Attachments:  —  In an experiment in collaborative journalism, Wired News is putting reporter Ryan Singel at your service.  —  This wiki began as an unedited 1,059 word article on the wiki phenomenon, exactly as Ryan filed it.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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
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
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.
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Can the PS3 Save Sony … Never try to introduce the same product twice.  That was the lesson from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May.  A year earlier, at E3 2005 in Los Angeles, Sony had wowed the videogame industry with demonstrations of the upcoming PlayStation 3's unprecedented graphical muscle.
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 …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Singapore: One nation under Wi-Fi  —  By the end of the year, it will be possible to roam almost anywhere in Singapore and get a wireless signal.  —  As part of its Intelligent Nation 2015 program, the island nation will be able to boast of countrywide Wi-Fi coverage in a few months …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Times Withholds Web Article in Britain  —  If Web readers in Britain were intrigued by the headline "Details Emerge in British Terror Case," which sat on top of The New York Times's home page much of yesterday, they would have been disappointed with a click.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Personalized Homepage coming for new hosting service  —  With all the excitement over Google Apps for Your Domain, I thought I'd take a quick look around to see if I could find anything interesting.  I think I did — it appears Google will offer a customized Personalized Start Page (iGoogle) as part of this new service.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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.
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
QTFairUse6: is Hymn finally back to strip FairPlay on iTunes 6?
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techeblog.com:
Other Related Posts  —  3 Responses to "(Video) Philips READUS"
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Announcing AOL 9: The Tarnished Reputation Edition
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
August '06 Back Compat Update
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intel's Merom hits the streets today
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minneapolis picks Wi-Fi firm
Alfredo Padilla / the::unwired:
UNVEILED: O2 Germany to release the HTC Excalibur Smartphone …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel to release 802.11n chip before final standard
Discussion: Inside eWEEK Labs and TechSpot
Aveenash / MobileWhack.com:
Commodore Mpet II MP3 player
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
The Attention Deficit Economy
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Web Guitar Wizard Revealed at Last
Discussion: Techdirt and The Pomo Blog
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Re: What's RSS? I told you so!
Ken McCarthy:
Domain name madness...
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