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4:50 AM ET, September 11, 2006

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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Microsoft Max and You  —  Important note: If you hate Microsoft, aren't a developer, etc, hit the next blog entry, nothing to see here.  —  Important note 2: I used to work for Microsoft, good comments, I'm an unpaid shill, bad comments I'm a sour grapes, ex-employee, feel free to pick either.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   I love the new Max, but... (& speaking to BlogCamp in India)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Desktop Feed Reader
Discussion: TechBlog, LiveSide and Netscape.com
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Living a Virtual Life  —  Is World of Warcraft a game, or is it a harbinger of virtual realities that we all might inhabit?  Only a Night Elf knows for sure.  —  Two years into the history of World of Warcraft-an online game that accommodates 7 million players around the world …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Joint Statement of Podcasting Organizations and Podcasters on the Proposed Wipo Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasts and Broadcasting Organizations Presented to 15th Session of Wipo Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  —  We, the undersigned individuals and organizations …
Discussion: Scripting News and BizPodcasting
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
URGENT: Podcasters act now to stop anti-podcasting UN treaty!
Discussion: A View from the Isle
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?  —  Jason Calacanis says in an AOL memo he's posted that his model for Netscape has been vindicated by the recent conflagration at Digg and rapid growth of page views at Netscape.  He says recent events are proving that top contributors …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Netscape Update (the internal memo)  —  I sent this internal note to a bunch of folks at AOL earlier today... sort of an update on the state of Netscape and what we've learned about the 1, 19, and 80%.  After thinking about it for 27 seconds I realized that this is the kind of stuff I used …
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley  —  It was supposed to be an easygoing celebration of a coronation.  In early 2005, after Mark Hurd had been chosen to be Hewlett-Packard's new chief executive officer, he and his wife joined chairman of the board Patricia Dunn and her husband at the Marin County home of director Tom Perkins.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and Scobleizer
natrium42.com:
IDE to NDS Connection  —  I was busy the past couple of months, so this is the first post after a long while.  —  To get back to hardware development, I decided to do a quick IDE to GBAMP (GBA Movie Player v2) hack.  I also took a few pictures for the few people interested in doing this (at their own risk)
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, I4U News and Slashdot
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen  —  We've all seen the complaints about .Mac from every corner of the internets.  Our own Dave Caolo posted a fantastic editorial covering .Mac's slow death, but he isn't the only one tossing a vote into the hat.
Discussion: seattleduck and digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?  —  Every so often a mod comes along that's so intricate, so amazing, so over the top, that words simply don't do it justice (but we'll try anyway).  Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop is one such mod.  Having garnered no small amount of fame …
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News
BBC:
Top prize for 'light' inventor  —  A Japanese scientist who invented environmentally friendly sources of light has been awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize.  —  Professor Shuji Nakamura was given the 1m Euro (£680,000) prize at a ceremony in Helsinki, Finland.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Ageitgey / Uninnovate:
Amazon Spends Over A Year Developing Movie Download Service Then Shackles It With Absurd Restrictions  —  Amazon launched it's new Unbox Video service yesterday.  After reportedly over a year of development, the new service allows movies to be permanently downloaded for the same price …
Warren St. John / New York Times:
When Information Becomes T.M.I.  —  IF there is a single quality that separates those in their late teens and early 20's from previous generations of young people, it is a willingness bordering on compulsion to broadcast the details of their private lives to the general public.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
World Internet Penetration Now 16% - Asia Growing Fast!  —  The latest internetworldstats.com statistics show that worldwide Internet penetration has increased to 16.0%, largely thanks to Asia.  About 3 months ago when I last posted on this, the worldwide penetration was 15.7%.
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Preview: Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"  —  Culver City (CA) - Intel's first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab.  Several weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press …
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
David Smith / Observer:
Why the iPod is losing its cool  —  Apple has added ever more extras to its digital music-player in a bid to stem falling sales.  But fears are rising that the device is now too common to be cutting edge  —  The Mermaid, Puddle Dock, is not the first place you might go in search of the cool and cutting edge.
 
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Doug Caverly / Internet Security News:
Trojan Horse Discovered On Samsung Site
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Enterprise 2.0 Inclusionists and Deletionists
James Bannan / apc:
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 Earlier Items: 
ResourceShelf:
Is Google AdSense for TV Coming Soon?
Discussion: Googling Google
Fred / A VC:
How AOL Ruined Email
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Nokia Releases E70, N93 Phones in USA; Opens NYC Store
Mark Shuttleworth:
Conflicting goals create tension in communities
Discussion: digg and Slashdot