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12:10 PM ET, September 7, 2006

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The Digg Crew / Digg Blog:
Digg Friends  —  Over the last (almost) two years we have learned a lot about the user base and how to defend digg from spam, artificial diggs, and digg fraud.  It's a battle we will continue to fight and one that we don't take lightly.  —  That said, today we read a couple blog posts that highlight users digging each others stories.
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Derek van Vliet / Neothoughts:
Digg's Top User Says Goodbye
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Troubles in Diggville  —  The incredibly successful news site Digg …
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Elizabeth Montalbano / PC Advisor:
November release date looks safe  —  Early feedback from testers already using Windows Vista RC1 (Release Candidate 1) report that the OS (operating system) is more stable than expected, which bodes well for Microsoft's plan to have Vista out according to its current schedule.
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
10 essential tweaks for Windows Vista RC1  —  Admit it: You're curious about Windows Vista Release Candidate 1.  Now that Microsoft has made it available for download by the public (after giving technical beta testers a five-day head start), you can take it for a test drive.
Fred / A VC:
Facebook's Feeds  —  The other morning my oldest daughter Jessica, a Facebook fan, said to me, "Dad one of the great things about Facebook is that they are constantly adding cool new things".  That's one of the things I believe is critical to do with web apps/services - always add new stuff, surprise your user base.
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Lore Sjöberg / Wired News:
The Ultimate Blog Post  —  While blogging has only reached prominence in the last few years, it was actually invented by the ancient Romans who built a majestic blog in 200 BC from marble, granite and links they stole from the Greeks.  —  "Blog" itself is short for "weblog," which is short for …
Discussion: Labnotes and Bloggers Blog
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Veni, Vidi, Wiki  —  Wikipedia has edited its way into the big time.  —  The massive user-driven site is now the biggest encyclopedia in the world.  The mainstream media covers it extensively.  It was recently lampooned by The Onion and Comedy Central.  Soon, Wikipedia may also become familiar …
Fred / A VC:
YouTube's Potential Revenue  —  I heard last week from a pretty good source that YouTube is serving 100 million videos per day.  Say what you will about YouTube's content (unlicensed, kids falling of skateboards, etc), that's a huge number.  And it got me thinking about how much revenue could be extracted from such an audience.
Mark Walsh / MediaPost Publications:
Borrell: Local Search Spending To Double  —  LOCAL ONLINE ADVERTISING WILL ENJOY another year of strong growth in 2007, increasing by 32 percent to $7.7 billion, according to a new report by research firm Borrell Associates Inc.  —  Paid local search is expected to remain the fastest-growing ad category …
Barak Berkowitz / Six Apart News:
Six Apart acquires Rojo Networks  —  I'm very happy to announce that Six Apart has acquired Rojo Networks.  As many of you know, Rojo runs the popular Rojo and Nooz services.  —  Not only are we excited to be affiliated with Rojo and Nooz, we are thrilled about the people and technologies that join Six Apart through this acquisition.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Download Squad
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom  —  As corporate intrigue goes, it is hard to beat this: an uproar over news leaks from the boardroom, a cloak-and-dagger investigation, allegations of spying and double-dealing, and a clash involving some of Silicon Valley's best-known names …
Matthew Rand / Forbes:
Really Free Software  —  Mark Shuttleworth is rich enough to cause some havoc in the feel-good Linux community.  In January 2000, at the peak of the dot-com bubble, Shuttleworth sold his South African security software firm, Thawte, to VeriSign for $700 million in stock.
CBC News:
Wireless zone goes live in downtown Toronto  —  The City of Toronto launched its own Wi-Fi network in the downtown financial district Wednesday, allowing users to tap into the largest such network in Canada and possibly one of the cheapest.  —  "This is an historic day for Toronto …
Discussion: 21talks and Wi-Fi Networking News
N Rumas / 4 color rebellion:
Playing Nintendo v24 - Korea Needs a Reggie-lution  —  Go to any video game store in Korea and you're bound to hear the name 'Mario' within a matter of minutes.  Mothers come in looking for gifts for their kids, and they usually don't ask for Final Fantasy, Tekken, or even Everybody's Golf …
Discussion: DS Fanboy, Joystiq and Kotaku
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC gets official on their Q4 lineup  —  All four of these phones have had their fair share of leaks, but now HTC is ready to fess up and assign some names to their Q4 lineup of phones, which is all set to bust up on Europe this fall.  Starting from the left we've got the S3300, codenamed Artemis …
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Wiki That Edited Me  —  Journalists love to complain about their editors, whose job description seemingly entails rewriting a piece's best lines, cutting thousand-word gems down to workaday news briefs and sending reporters out to do even more interviews.
Gizmodo:
Dog-Gone GPS Locator: RoamEO Keeps Track of That Roving Beast  —  Numerous GPS devices have been released for dogs, and here's the next one, called RoamEO, letting you find that little lost sheep when he's gone astray.  This is a fairly simple-looking device, which shows you location …
Mike / Techdirt:
How Newspapers Can Make Their Data More Useful: Uncovering The Semantic Newspaper  —  from the stuff-to-think-about dept  —  Earlier this week, when we wrote about yet another weak strategy that newspaper industry-types were discussing as a plan to "fight back" against the internet …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Treo In Trouble?  —  If you ask anyone about their Palm Treo, they either love it or they break into a litany of woes about the device.  Since I have given up on the device, it is hard to speak from personal experience.  Katie, dropped Treo in favor of a Blackberry and there were at least five other people who did the same.
 
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FTC Closes Door on Spyware Operation
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Google Doesn't Like My Ads
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