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5:25 AM ET, September 5, 2006

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The Register:
Wi-Fi guidance becomes law in California  —  Manufacturers to warn on wireless security  —  By OUT-LAW.COM → More by this author  —  California legislators have passed a law which will force makers of wireless internet equipment to include guidance on keeping data secure on wireless connections.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and Slashdot
Tom Mohr / Editor and Publisher:
SPECIAL: "Winning Online" — A Manifesto  —  NEW YORK Newspapers must win online, or face a future of painful contraction.  —  To win, industry leaders must adopt a Marshall Plan embodying two key objectives: the migration to common platforms, and the acquisition of the ability to sell top-quality online product to our advertisers.
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio and Vonage Revisited - the Song Remains the Same  —  I may be the only one out there talking about these two operators in the same breath, and you know what?  - I'm going to keep on doing it.  Their IPOs were very close together, and in June I posted about them, and how they have taken …
Discussion: VoIP Watch and New York Times
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat  —  Remember Howard Stern?  He's that guy who used to be on the radio.  As everyone knows, that was before the Federal Communications Commission edged him off of the "public" airwaves and into the welcoming arms of Sirius satellite radio.
Discussion: digg
Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog:
ALL WE GOT WAS WEB 1.0, WHEN TIM BERNERS-LEE ACTUALLY GAVE US WEB 2.0  —  The blogosphere flew into its usual uproar a few days ago when the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, the venerated Tim Berners-Lee, was recently recorded in a podcast calling Web 2.0 nothing more than a piece of jargon.
Discussion: Naked Conversations and Filtered
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Bad news for mobile music  —  Survey illustrates uphill battle  —  A SURVEY carried out by Entertainment Media Research - in association with the law firm Olswang - makes pretty dire reading for the mobile phone industry.  By contrast, it gives a whacking great boost to the social networking sites.
Discussion: TechSpot and Tom Hume
Gabe Rivera / efuddle.com:
Why I don't offer a personal filter  —  I'm facing another round of inquiries on personal filtering, mostly from Techmeme fans who've read Ross Mayfield's or Dare Obasanjo's recent thoughts on the matter.  (Just for the record, the first round included requests from Jeff Clavier and Ted Leung nearly a year ago!)
Nokia:
Style with substance: tribal art, ethnic decoration define the latest models of Nokia's L'Amour Collection  —  Nokia unveils three new mobile phones for the fashion-conscious, including the first 3G fashion phone  —  Espoo, Finland - Building upon the success of last year's highly popular …
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion Announced  —  Mobile Entertainment in Your Grasp  —  Breaking new ground in design for handheld devices, HP launched the HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series.  Its compact, palm-sized smart design will enhance consumers' entertainment experience …
Discussion: Engadget and MobileWhack.com
Simon Perry / Digital-Lifestyles.info:
SanDisk Forced to Remove MP3 Players From IFA:Exclusive  —  SanDisk have been forced to remove all of their MP3 music players from their stand at the huge CE show, IFA in Berlin, Digital-Lifestyles can exclusively reveal.  —  Societa Italiana per lo Sviluppo Dell' Elettronica, S.p.A. …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Data: Small Pieces Loosely Joined  —  Chris Messina's blog entry about Gdata, entitled Building a Better Mousetrap, shows how people are waking up to the new platform wars.  Chris singles out Google in his post: … I don't know that Chris is right to point the finger at Google …
Discussion: Glass House
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Microsoft tries a new model for device team  —  'MEDX' team shares desks, ideas on the look Microsoft wants  —  With long, shared desks and a wide-open interior, one work space at Microsoft is an unexpected sight inside a company that has traditionally championed individual offices.
Discussion: M-Dollar
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WebWorkerDaily, for the Web 2.0 Worker  —  Om Malik's blog network is starting to take shape as he launches WebWorkerDaily this afternoon.  The new site is a blog for the distributed worker, where the office is wherever their laptop happens to be.  Cell phones, Skype, laptops and other tools …
Discussion: duncanriley.com
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Om Malik / WebWorkerDaily:   REBOOTING THE WORKFORCE  —  After nearly two decades of working …
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Introducing WebWorkerDaily
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Digg that Fat Belly!  —  Chris Anderson in his book, The Long Tail (read Chris' book), divides the power law distribution curve into only two segments... the hit-driven head (Big Head) and, obviously, the long tail.  What's missing is actually the most important part... the section in the middle of the curve The Fat Belly.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Italian Web Apps  —  As well as being reigning world football champions, Italy has a number of world class web apps.  Yes, Italy is the 10th country to be profiled in Read/WriteWeb's Top International Web Apps series.  The others so far have been Germany, Holland, Poland, Korea, United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, China and Turkey.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
New Way to Gauge a Publication's Appeal  —  The Audit Bureau of Circulations, which verifies the readership of print publications, released a new kind of report on Aug. 22, trying to quantify the reach of the weekly Advertising Age.  It arrived at a figure by combining the publication's print readership …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Apple pays woman to "de-Pod" her product  —  In a move that will be seen as gracious by some, extortionist by others, Apple has offered to pay a New Jersey woman an undisclosed sum to rebrand a laptop bag she sells so that it no longer includes the word "pod" — but not before reminding …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Smart speeding sign flashes your license plate number  —  The M42 is a major British motorway that has a reputation for being a testbed for new roadside technology, with a current traffic management scheme including sensors for tracking traffic built into the road and variable speed limit signs every 500 meters.
Discussion: Tech Digest
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Keymat's YALOS Diamond: world's most expensive LCD TV
Discussion: OhGizmo! and I4U News
Dr. Macenstein / Macenstein:
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Vonage Hits the Two Million Mark
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Start-up pays people to answer questions online
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Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Some thoughts about FOO and elitism...
Discussion: Open Culture and John Furrier
Robert Levine / New York Times:
MySpace Music Store Is New Challenge for Big Labels
Discussion: A VC and David Card
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Yahoo! launches 'social search' in Britain with multimillion-pound ad campaign
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New iPods, iMac due September 12
Discussion: MethodShop and Engadget