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11:00 AM ET, August 30, 2006

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PR Newswire:
Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt Joins Apple's Board of Directors  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, was elected to Apple's board of directors at their meeting today.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple + Google = Worries For Everyone  —  A few days ago when Google announced what is a precursor to Google Office, many saw it as a big move against the long term nemesis, Microsoft.  We read things differently, and don't really believe that it is going to have much of an impact.
Jonathan Thaw / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Google's top exec joins Apple's board  —  Move signals closer ties between two companies  —  Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt was elected to the board of directors of Apple Computer Inc. at a meeting Tuesday, Apple said in a statement from its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google CEO joins Apple board - is there more to this?  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt is joining the board of Apple Computer.  Om Malik thinks this could lead to closer cooperation between the two, and headaches for Microsoft.  Maybe, but I don't think so.  Eric Schmidt is a great choice …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Comcast blacklists e-mail from online group  —  A decade before Microsoft released the first version of its Internet Explorer browser and nearly a generation before MySpace, The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, otherwise known as The WELL, was the place to be on the Internet.
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
AT&T aims to build network for Ill. city  —  NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. is the lead candidate to build a citywide wireless network for Springfield, Ill., marking the company's first success in the developing market to blanket municipalities with ubiquitous Internet access.
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Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Geotagging - one day later  —  The First Day  —  When we were doing our projections for how many photos Flickr members would geotag, we though that we'd hit a million in the first month, maybe even as fast as two weeks.  Instead, 24 hours in, there were 1,234,384 geotagged photos …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add New Dimensions to Your Blog  —  One of the better posts I've seen recently is by Chris Pirillo writing about ways to eliminate the 'echo chamber'.  It's a post that I'm sure many bloggers will find a challenge (I know I did).
Associated Press:
Google to allow free downloads of books  —  AUG. 29 8:28 P.M. ET Google Inc. on Wednesday plans to begin letting consumers download and print free of charge classic novels and many other, more obscure books that are in the public domain.  —  Using Google's Book Search service …
Gizmodo:
Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS: Widescreen With a FM Transmitter  —  What's the story with this leaked GPS?  Well, I'll tell you.  Garmin is trying to keep pace with TomTom's widescreen models by adding this 4.3-inch, 480 by 272 pixel touchscreen to their latest navigator.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and InstaGPS
CNET News.com:
AT&T hack exposes 19,000 identities  —  AT&T on Tuesday said hackers broke into one of its computer systems and accessed personal data on thousands of customers who used its online store.  —  The information that was illegally accessed includes credit card numbers, AT&T said in a statement.
Brian Gorman / Motley Fool:
An Odd Buy for New York Times  —  Headlines about the newspaper business have been nothing to cheer about lately, and the news at New York Times (NYSE: NYT) is no exception.  Rising newsprint costs remain a drag on profitability, and revenue growth hasn't exactly been robust …
DigiTimes:
Microsoft Taiwan: Xbox 360 external HD-DVD drives will not be available in Asia  —  Yen-ting Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DigiTimes.com [Tuesday 29 August 2006]  —  Microsoft plans to launch external HD-DVD drives for Xbox 360 consoles in North America, around the end of this year …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, New Launches and Kotaku
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Richard Lawler / HD Beat:
Samsung BD-P1000 & 50GB Blu-ray incompatibility rumors continue  —  Ever since the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player launched there have been rumors that it did not ship with the ability to read 50GB discs based on a passage in the manual which only cited 25GB compatibility.. Over at The Digital Bits …
Discussion: Engadget, HDBlog.net and Neowin.net
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   LG's got Blu-ray fever: coughs-up media, player, desktop, and regurgitates writer
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Ways to Ride the Long Tail  —  The following is also my column in this week's Advertising Age.  —  Three Ways to Ride the Long Tail  —  What Marketers Should Know About Reach, Niches and Big Media in the New Landscape  —  One of this summer's hottest beach reads is "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson.
BBC:
Google to target software market  —  Search engine Google is to let firms run its email, calendar and other services on their own domains, to build on its offerings for individuals.  —  The move places Google, whose focus has been searching and advertising, in direct competition with Microsoft, as it updates its Office package.
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
No End to Features to Win Over Sports Fans  —  ESPN Mobile plans to announce today that it will broadcast full-length college football games on its wireless phones.  —  ESPN, which this year launched its brand of phones on the Sprint Nextel network, plans to carry as many as 25 games a month in the 2006 season.
Discussion: MocoNews.net and Lost Remote
 
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I4U News:
2 Million Already Tapped Into Ninteno DS Wi-Fi. I'm Impressed.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
The mobile Internet: Are we there yet?
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
SpiralFrog inks music deal with Universal
Mike / Techdirt:
New York Times Tells Brits They Can't Read Article On UK Terror Case
The Age:
Gremlins in the geek goddess IT calendar
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Mike / Techdirt:
As MySpace Looks At Offering Magazines, Teen Magazines Ditch Paper For Online
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Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
"Building" Windows Vista: A Podcast Interview with Sven Hallauer …
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John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
YapTA! says welcome to "Web 3.0"
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Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Goes To School To Promote Football Drama
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Vista Priced at $100 to $399 on Amazon.com (Update1)
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Reaction from the Search Community on Danny Sullivan's Departure
Gizmodo:
Sprint Leaks More Treo 700wx Brochures: September 3 Release Date, $649.99 SRP
Discussion: CrunchGear
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Webshots Redesign Launches, Video Coming
Discussion: GigaOM, rev2.org and Mashable!
Valleywag:
These three bloggers want to get you a job
Jenstar / JenSense:
Microsoft adCenter inviting selected advertisers into ContentAds pilot
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Interview with Mike Melanson, lead engineer on the Linux Flash Player team
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