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1:55 PM ET, September 7, 2006

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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.
Discussion: Slashdot
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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.
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
AOL's AIM Phone Line Developer Program: An example of the VON Community@Work  —  Since 1996 the evolving IP Communications industry has gathered at pulver.com events to gain industry insight and answer the questions: "what is now?, what is new?, where are we going? and who's making it happen?"
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Iotum hooks up with AIM Phoneline
Discussion: Skype Journal
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.
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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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.
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 …
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 …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Magazines Going to the Web to Get Students to Read  —  COLLEGE students are famous for their transient ways, moving frequently and rarely leaving a permanent mailing address for magazine publishers to send subscription solicitations to.  —  For now, some magazine publishers are settling for their e-mail address.
Discussion: Romenesko
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 …
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Microsoft and FairUse4WM  —  If you really want to see Microsoft scramble to patch a hole in its software, don't look to vulnerabilities that impact countless Internet Explorer users or give intruders control of thousands of Windows machines.  Just crack Redmond's DRM.  —  Security patches used to be rare.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Ed Sim / BeyondVC:
Facebook and product development  —  While reading the Wall Street Journal this morning, the Facebook story caught my eye.  Facebook has clearly built a huge community and is one of the leading social networks on the web.  However, I was mystified about the backlash the company received …
Discussion: Valleywag and The Post Money Value
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 …
shahine.com/omar:
Inline Search for Internet Explorer  —  This is simply a must have add-in for IE.  For those of us that used the FireFox Find feature and were like "OMG", you can now have the same thing in IE.  —  You can see in the screen shot below how this works:  —  [Source: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus]
Carlo / Techdirt:
Theatergoers Want Mobile Phones Jammed  —  A new survey says that 72 percent of British theatergoers want mobile phone signals to be blocked in theaters.  Of course, like in the US, there's the small matter of such jamming being illegal in the UK, so new legislation would be required …
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
 
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iMac, mini drop before Showtime - why?
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
HP LP3065 30-inch monitor details revealed
Discussion: CrunchGear
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Webified Desktop Apps vs Browser-based Apps
Washington Post:
In Online Social Club, Sharing Is the Point Until It Goes Too Far
Discussion: Lost Remote
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Wiki That Edited Me  —  Journalists love to complain …
Brian White / Blogging Stocks:
Google brings AdWords ad service to the mobile phone space
Mike / Techdirt:
If You Duplicate A Weapon In An Online World, Is It Copyright Infringement?
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
LG's "Black Sapphire" MG810 Chocolate flip phone is real!
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget Mobile
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Pantech's feature-packed IM-U410 multimedia phone
CBC News:
Wireless zone goes live in downtown Toronto
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Is Gartner stooping to new lows to boost event attendance?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
ChangeEverything makes goal sharing a quiet advertisement
N Rumas / 4 color rebellion:
Playing Nintendo v24 - Korea Needs a Reggie-lution
Discussion: DS Fanboy, Joystiq and Kotaku
Gizmodo:
Dog-Gone GPS Locator: RoamEO Keeps Track of That Roving Beast
Matthew Rand / Forbes:
Really Free Software  —  Mark Shuttleworth is rich enough …