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10:00 AM ET, September 25, 2006

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Young Internet Producers, Bankrolled, Are Seeking Act II  —  Silicon Valley is awash in serial entrepreneurs, those who start a company, run it for a while, and then after success, failure or something in between, move on and start again.  —  Jay Adelson, 36, and Kevin Rose, 29 …
Pew Internet:
The Future of the Internet II  —  A survey of internet leaders, activists, and analysts shows that a majority agree with predictions that by 2020:  — A low-cost global network will be thriving and creating new opportunities in a "flattening" world.  — Humans will remain in charge of technology …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Pew, The Future of Internet Is Obvious  —  Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a new (and second) report on the Future of the Internet by 2020, which surveys thinkers, stakeholders and others, and comes to a conclusion, that the Internet will continue to spread in a flattening and improving world.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Payphone Warriors' call on New York streets  —  reporter's notebook NEW YORK—In this era of ubiquitous cell phones, I never imagined I'd be so excited about making a call from a pay phone.  —  But thanks to "Payphone Warriors," a game in the Come out and Play festival of street games …
Discussion: SMS Text News
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Pluggd to make podcasts chunkier, searchable  —  Seattle based podcast discovery and management service Pluggd is unveiling a major new feature at DEMO this weekend that combines speech recognition and semantic analysis to let users search for and skip to parts of an audio file that are related to topics of interest to them.
Discussion: Squash, Raw and John Furrier
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Googleyness: Inside The Google System  —  For some great weekend reading, check out this Fortune magazine article that gets inside the great Google brain.  Some extracts that I enjoyed...  Later in the article it states that Google has released "at least 83 full-fledged and test-stage products" …
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Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Making your blog popular through content  —  As a blogger one of your goals might be to become popular.  You might be able to do this by optimizing your blog or by using the diverse social mediums out there today.  These methods are great and can really boost your popularity, but they are usually not in your control.
Discussion: Listics and digg
net|log:
Google's dirty little secret  —  ... AND HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SEARCH ENGINE TRAFFIC  —  Most traffic to websites nowadays comes through search engines.  In Europe, this means mostly Google.  However, Google segments their traffic based on location.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and digg
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
MSFT Launching 'Digital Advertising Solutions'  —  At Advertising Week this week, Miscrosoft is announcing the launch of "Digital Advertising Solutions" and a media campaign to go with it.  It's an effort to bring together Microsoft's various properties into a unified platform …
Discussion: WebProNews
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
In Search Of The Valley: DVD movie released today  —  A new documentary on Silicon Valley premieres today on DVD.  It was directed by my friend Steve O'Hear, who I met over the Web earlier this year and now work with on my corporate blogging project called Micro Media Corp. 'In Search …
Discussion: digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Farecast expands airfare predictions; just know when to use them.  —  Farecast, the start-up that predicts whether airfares are about to go up or down (earlier coverage here), has expanded predictions for 20 more airport destinations, bringing the total to 75 airports.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Attensa 2.0 reads feeds and multimedia in Outlook, for free  —  Enterprise RSS and Attention company Attensa has released version 2.0 of their plug-in for Outlook and there are a number of notable changes that have been made.  Most important, Attensa 2.0 is free.
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
MacBook wireless hack possibly much ado about nothing?
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Understanding DEMO  —  I've never been, but hear quite a bit …
Gizmodo:
Black Xbox 360 Coming?
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Cable VoIP calls clearer than landlines?
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Google relents, publishes Belgian court ruling
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Parasites in the SEO Biz
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Roomba Vacuum  —  It finally happened, an off-the-shelf household robot …
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
With "pod" on lockdown, Apple goes after "podcast"
Darren Stevens / DigitalBattle:
1 Million Wii Units At Launch In North America
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Post-RC1 Vista build temporarily available
Zack Stern / Joystiq:
Free CDX adventure game released with BBC tie-in
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