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8:40 PM ET, September 6, 2006

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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Six Apart Buys Rojo  —  Blogging company Six Apart will soon announce it has purchased Rojo, the web-based feed reader, for undisclosed terms.  —  Six Apart won't be adding an aggregator based on Rojo, but instead incorporating some elements of the technology into its existing products, according to Six Apart CEO Barak Berkowitz.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Acquires Rojo  —  Blogging platform company Six Apart will announce this morning that it has acquired Rojo, a feed reader and search engine that competes with Bloglines and other companies.  —  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but our assumption was that this a less than $5 million deal.
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Six Apart acquires Rojo Networks  — Software/Feed aggregators- Software/Weblog platforms/Six Apart  —  Blogging company Six Apart has acquired online feed aggregator Rojo Networks.  Rojo will be integrated with the Vox blogging tool allowing users to browse updated content and create more blog posts.
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Are Feed Readers Just Another Feature?  —  Online feed reading service Rojo has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by blogging service Six Apart.  Liz Gannes at GigaOm suggests that feed readers like Rojo and Bloglines are just another feature, rather than self-sustaining companies.
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Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Six Apart Acquires Rojo  —  I've been a big fan of Six Apart for a few years now.  Not only do they have a great blogging service (and Vox seems poised to take over the world) but they just acquired Rojo as well.  —  Six Apart will be issuing a press release on the subject and I'll …
Discussion: Valleywag and digg
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
What Windows 2000 and XP say about Vista's schedule  —  Will Microsoft finish Windows Vista on schedule?  That's one of the biggest questions facing the company these days.  And the completion of the first Windows Vista release candidate last week creates a new opportunity to assess its chances …
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CNET News.com:
Will Vista stall Net traffic?  —  Thanks to new directory software, Windows Vista could put a greater load on Internet servers.  But experts disagree over whether we're headed for a prime-time traffic jam or insignificant slowdown.  —  Microsoft's launch of Windows Vista could slow …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
With Vista release in sight, a key Windows exec exits  —  Valentine heads for Amazon months before new OS hits shelves  —  A Microsoft Corp. executive who led Windows Vista's development is leaving for Amazon.com, with the clock ticking down to the scheduled release of the delayed operating system.
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor and CNNMoney.com
Jesusphreak / jp's domain:
'Democratic'?  'User-driven'?  These do not describe Digg  —  Earlier today I submitted an article to Digg about a flaw I have found in their submission model.  There is further info at the actual article itself, but essentially, a small group of Digg's top users are always among the first few people to 'digg' each others' stories.
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Jesusphreak / jp's domain:
Digg the rigged?  A closer look at Digg's democratic model  —  Earlier this evening (Sept. 5) I decied to take a glance at Digg's frontpage.  I do this fairly regularly, as do many other thousands of people.  —  Upon checking the frontpage, I immediately noticed a common element in several stories …
Discussion: Netscape.com and digg
BBC:
Google opens up 200 years of news  —  Web giant Google is further expanding its online empire with the launch of the Google News Archive Search.  —  The web-based tool allows users to explore existing digitised newspaper articles and more recent online content, spanning the last 200 years.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Searching in time  —  Google today unveils an outstanding …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google to Offer Print-Archives Searches
Ruchi Sanghvi / blog.facebook.com:
Facebook Gets a Facelift  —  You've probably noticed that Facebook looks different today.  We've added two cool features: News Feed, which appears on your homepage, and Mini-Feed, which appears in each person's profile.  —  News Feed highlights what's happening in your social circles on Facebook.
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Associated Press:
European sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 delayed until March  —  TOKYO Sony's upgrade video-game console PlayStation 3 will be delayed until March in Europe, but will go on sale in November as planned in the U.S. and Japan, the executive in charge of the project said Wednesday.
Holovaty.com:
A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change  —  A blog entry titled 9 Ways for Newspapers to Improve Their Websites has been making the rounds lately.  I don't write about the online news industry on this site as much as I used to, but this article inspired me to collect my current thinking on what newspaper sites need to do.
Discussion: Small Initiatives
comScore:
Online Classifieds Increase in Popularity; Category Visitation Surges 47 Percent in the Past Year Craigslist.org Leads Category; Sees Traffic Double to More than 13 Million U.S. Visitors  —  comScore Media Metrix, the leader in digital media measurement, today released an analysis of consumer activity at the top online classified sites.
Ben Drawbaugh / HD Beat:
TiVo Series3: Worth $800?  —  Many of us can't wait to get our hands on the latest HD DVR; the TiVo Series 3, but others are left wondering why it costs $799, not to mention the monthly service fee.  Other than the fact that you hate your SA8300 or Motorola 6412 or DirecTV is letting …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Silicon Valley to Receive Free Wi-Fi  —  A consortium of technology companies, including I.B.M. and Cisco Systems, announced plans Tuesday for a vast wireless network that would provide free Internet access to big portions of Silicon Valley and the surrounding region as early as next year.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
This Web TV Is for You, Especially if You're a Male Aged 21 to 34  —  IF Anheuser-Busch has its way, it may not be long before consumers start insisting "I want my BTV."  —  That's "BTV" as in Bud TV, an online entertainment network that Anheuser-Busch, the nation's biggest brewer …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Fingerprinting WiFi could secure MAC addresses  —  MAC address spoofing on wireless networks could come to an end with a new security technique that would allow network administrators to see a unique WiFi fingerprints for each device.  Carleton University researcher Dr. Jeyanthi Hall analyzed …
 
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