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7:25 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.
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
Experimenting with Brands in Second Life  —  In 1954, Frederick Pohl, a gifted social satirist and science fiction writer, published the short story, "The Tunnel Under the World", which should have been made into a first rate Twilight Zone episode.  A man wakes up in bed next to his wife …
Discussion: reBang weblog and New World Notes
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
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
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Douglas Engelbart's HyperScope 1.0 Launched  —  Brad Neuberg has announced the release of HyperScope 1.0, a Web app based on tech legend Douglas Engelbart's 1968 NLS/Augment (oNLine System).  Engelbart and team have been working on Hyperscope since March this year, in a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
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 …
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: Filtered and Naked Conversations
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
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Narrowcasting with customized homepages  —  Personalized homepages have been around for over 10 years and recently have gathered increased attention as a new generation of personalized homepages enter the space.  The programmed personal homepage is changing, with cobrands …
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Very Early Look at Synthasite's Ajax Website Builder  —  South Africa based incuBeta will soon launch a website builder called Synthasite to help people build webpages entirely online.  It will include a lot of the functionality of desktop applications like Frontpage and Dreamweaver (think Writely or Zoho Writer v. Word).
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
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!)
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
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. …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Smart speeding sign flashes your license plate number
Discussion: Tech Digest
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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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Apple pays woman to "de-Pod" her product
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Digg that Fat Belly!
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Start-up pays people to answer questions online
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Found Footage: a Mac Classic booting
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Some thoughts about FOO and elitism...
Discussion: Open Culture and John Furrier
 

 
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