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3:05 PM ET, September 3, 2006

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
An interview with VC Paul Graham of YCombinator  —  Paul Graham believes we're not in a bubble, that startups shouldn't worry about their business models and the best companies are the ones with potential to kill old monopolies.  Graham is a partner at YCombinator, a Mountain View venture capital firm …
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Skeptic / Dead2.0:
Ycombinator says Yprofit?  —  At first I was going to let this one go with a mere comment over on TechCrunch, but I simply can't hold back.  Marshall Kirkpatrick, a swell guy, interviewed Paul Graham, a venture capitalist with Ycombinator.  This is the firm that funded Kiko, Reddit, WuFoo, and coming soon, Loopt.
Redbarren / ben barren:
Fast + Furious Rocket Fuel Startups Should Gauge Probability of Success  —  Paul Graham, the partner in Y'institutionalised angel investing, is one of the kings of the upside down, yet so obvious why didnt you get it soundbite.  —  This one (about a startup needing to get "a lot of subtle …
Fred / A VC:   Paul Graham Talks to TechCrunch
Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Modern Times: False alarm with nutso DRM  —  It turns out that I when I tried to burn Modern Times, I just ran into an incredibly unhelpful user interface telling me that "burning was disabled" for a bunch of tracks..." But it wasn't due to DRM.  —  Posted on Saturday 2 September 2006
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
The Last Stand of the 6-Percenters?  —  WHEN David and Annette Wolf decided that their family was outgrowing its Seattle area home, they also decided that they did not need much help finding a new one.  —  They combed Internet listings of homes for sale until they spotted a four-bedroom house …
Lisa Gade / mobiletechreview.com:
Palm Treo 700wx for Sprint  —  When the Treo 700w on Verizon came out at the beginning of January 2006, it made quite a stir since it was the first Windows Mobile rather than Palm OS Treo.  The Palm OS Treo line had nearly defined the PDA phone market with it's great ergonomics, ease of use and cross-platform syncing ability.
Discussion: Gear Live and Engadget
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
MySpace to sell music from nearly 3 million bands  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - MySpace, the wildly popular online teen hangout, said on Friday it will make its first move into the digital music business by selling songs from nearly 3 million unsigned bands.  —  MySpace is the latest company …
ResourceShelf:
Yet Another Day and More Google Domain Names,  —  Garett has discovered some newly registered domains from guess who, Google.  It's a busy time.  More new domains here, here, and here.  Garett's post and commentary (always insightful) is here.  GoogleArchives.com is one of the domains.
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Archive Search  —  The first thing I thought of when I saw domains like google-archivesearch.com (registered Friday) was the WayBackMachine.  If my gut instinct is correct, it won't be long before Google launches a similar service that lets us peer into the history of the web.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Roberto Sinclair / Torrentfreak:
Mac BitTorrent Clients Reviewed  —  Mac OS X is heralded as the most appealing operating system on the market and one of the most capable as well thanks to its BSD (Unix) core.  —  Sadly, the number of user-friendly, appealing BitTorrent clients available for the platform are very few …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Google to Give Data To Brazilian Court  —  Google Inc., which refused in the past year to hand over user search data to U.S. authorities fighting children's access to pornography, said yesterday that it was complying with a Brazilian court's orders to turn over data that could help identify users accused …
AppleInsider:
Apple settles iTunes software interface lawsuit  —  Apple Computer has settled a lawsuit filed by a Vermont-based business owner who claimed the iPod maker stole his software interface design and used it to create iTunes.  —  The terms of the deal, which were reached following a 15-hour negotiating session …
Discussion: Slashdot
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Mike / Techdirt:
Apple Settles Yet Another iTunes Interface Patent Suit
Daniel Greenberg / Washington Post:
The Buzz on Quieter Computers  —  Sometimes, it's the smallest noises that can be most annoying — like crickets chirping outside your bedroom window in the middle of the night.  —  Or those buzzing, roaring, humming and rattling noises that come from inside your computer.
Discussion: StrayPackets
Al W / Tech Digest:
IFA 2006: USRobotics Skype DECT Phone  —  Yet another company is joining the race to get every home using Skype.  This is USRobotics' Skype compatible USR9630 cordless phone.  It has one obvious flaw already - other companies, such as Philips, are cutting out the middle man and making DECT Skype phones that work independent of a PC.
Discussion: Webtown and Gadgetell
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
An Open Challenge to David Maynor and Jon Ellch  —  When I play poker, I will occasionally place or call bets that I expect to lose.  Sometimes it's a simple matter of pot odds — a bet that's a mathematically sound long shot.  Occasionally, though, I'll throw away money on a bad bet simply because I want to see an opponent's cards.
Clocke / all noise all the time:
you snooze, you win  —  z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z...  But seriously, folks, you owe it to yourself to check out this hot new — and hysterical — Web 2.0 parody site, The New New Internet.  I was Rolling on the Floor Laughing My F**k*** Ass Off.  Favorite line: "Gain a Deep, Non-Technical Understanding of Web 2.0." …
VoIP Blog:
Alcatel Acquires 3G Assets from Nortel  —  Today Nortel announced it has shed its 3G UMTS radio access assets and sold them to Alcatel.  On a conference call with financial analysts and the media, Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski was quick to point out that his company remains committed …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet  —  September is here and maybe you or someone in your household-you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?-might be in the market for some back to school technology.  Here's a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months.
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Philips lands the 9-inch digital PhotoFrame
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Google Image Labeler: Bionic Software Strikes Again
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Splogger John Bransford, ChronicNews and the head lemur Series Finale
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Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Still waiting for the World's Incumbent Telephone Companies …
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Windows Live QnA beta goes public!
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Jobs might deliver a keynote, updated MacBook Pros on September 12th?
Discussion: digg
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Meet Zazoox, a new Internet café gaming kiosk
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Sony Mylo
Discussion: PSP Fanboy
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VentureBeat is back  —  We launched early yesterday morning …
Discussion: PR 2.0 and Bloggers Blog
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Samsung's 4G  —  Fourth-generation wireless technology (4G) …
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