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12:00 PM 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
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.
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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Gizmodo:
Philips READUS E-Reader Scroll Prototype  —  You've heard of e-ink devices, like the Sony Librie, or e-reader, or whatever.  But you've never seen a real working prototype of an electronic reader based on a flexible e-paper, that rolls up like a scroll.  And you've never seen a video …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and TeleRead
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techeblog.com:
Other Related Posts  —  3 Responses to "(Video) Philips READUS"
Discussion: SlashGear
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Jeff's Guide to "TV Shows Only Available on the Internet"  —  Somewhere between the world of professionally "produced" TV shows and personal video blogs lies the world of what can be best described as "TV Shows Only Available on the Internet."  —  This summer the team at pulver.com set …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Scobleizer
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.
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.
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
Financial Times:
Universal backs free music rival to iTunes  —  Universal Music, the world's largest music company, is backing a start-up that will allow consumers to download songs for free.  It will rely on advertising for its revenues, offering a different business model from that of Apple Computer's popular iTunes music store.
Discussion: Techdirt and Mark Mulligan
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
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.
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
QTFairUse6: is Hymn finally back to strip FairPlay on iTunes 6?  —  Remember Hymn?  You should, back in the day (like, um, 2004) it allowed you to strip the FairPlay DRM right off iTunes Music Store bought files just like that; well, it's been a long time in coming, but a new app called QTFairUse6 looks …
Discussion: George Ou, InsideMicrosoft and digg
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 …
 
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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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
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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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr's New Geotagging, Pretty Damn Impressive
Remote Shoppe Remote Control Magazine:
In Living Color: Photo of Philips Pronto Professional
Aveenash / MobileWhack.com:
Commodore Mpet II MP3 player
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Zend (And PHP) We Invest
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Foo Camp geek out
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
The Attention Deficit Economy
Justin B. / PSP Updates:
2.0-2.80 Firmware PSP's Say - "Hello World" as New Exploit is Found!
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
At Forbes.com, Lots of Glitter but Maybe Not So Many Visitors