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6:15 AM ET, September 4, 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.
Fred / A VC:   Paul Graham Talks to TechCrunch
BBC:
'Adware' attack on privacy tool  —  Software that claimed to provide increased privacy whilst surfing the web has been criticised by computer experts and the blogging community.  —  The application Browzar has been branded "adware" by many because it directs web searches to online adverts.
Discussion: Under The Stairs, digg and Slashdot
The Register:
Google developing eavesdropping software  —  Audio 'fingerprint' for content relevant ads  —  By Faultline → More by this author  —  Comment The first thing that came out of our mouths when we heard that Google is working on a system that listens to what's on your TV playing in the background …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
The New Tastemakers  —  SETH FORD-YOUNG is a professional bass player who performs up to five nights a week with local jazz and rock bands and occasionally lends his talents to recording sessions for artists like Tom Waits.  But these days he has an unusual second gig.
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 …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Image Labeler, the ESP Game, and Human-Computer Symbiosis  —  In comments on my previous entry, Stephen Rondeau pointed out that Google Image Labeler appears to be based on the ESP Game developed by Professor Luis von Ahn of CMU.  An anonymous commenter pointed to the video of Luis von Ahn's tech talk at Google on July 26, 2006.
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Image Labeler: Bionic Software Strikes Again
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Getting outside the frothy bubble  —  Thanks to Geek and Poke for the cartoon.  —  When I was eating sushi and chatting with Jeremy Wright, CEO of B5 Media, and Don MacAskill, CEO of SmugMug, Don, at one point, pointed out that SmugMug had 150,000 paying customers and was profitable.
Gizmodo:
The Mysterious Nintendo DS MP3 Player  —  Nintendo's set to release an official MP3 player for the Nintendo DS, making it not only a game machine and a web browser, but a music playing device too.  The above picture was seen in a brocure from the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany.
Discussion: Kotaku and DigitalBattle
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
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Treo 700wx launches on Sprint
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Between Popular and Personal there is Social  —  Every time I see Gabe Rivera of TechMeme, I ask for the same thing — MeMeme.  Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what my friends are interested in.
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.
Roberto / 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 …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Bob Dylan and iTunes sell un-rippable music  —  If you buy the latest Bob Dylan album from the iTunes Music Store, be prepared to lose four of the tracks when you burn it to CD.  Four of the tracks on "Modern Times," which is only sold as a whole album on the iTMS, are only made available as video files …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
I Hate Blogger  —  So on another post of mine two Thomas Hawk readers are complaining about only getting partial feeds in their RSS readers for my blog.  But if you look at the screen shot above you will see that I've got my account at Blogger configured to provide full feeds, not partial feeds.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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 …
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
 
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I continue to have problems with all three of my Macs.
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog
Shelley / The Bb Gun:
So much fun  —  The conference organizer for Office 2 …
Discussion: raving lunacy and ALLIED
Heidi Dore / Daily Mail:
Sorry, you can't have the internet... you're over 70
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Programmed personal homepages over the last 20 years
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Philips lands the 9-inch digital PhotoFrame
Discussion: digg
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Still waiting for the World's Incumbent Telephone Companies …
Discussion: Aswath Weblog and VoIP Watch
AppleInsider:
Apple settles iTunes software interface lawsuit
Discussion: Slashdot
 

 
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