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5:55 PM ET, September 26, 2006


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Rafe Needleman / CNET
Wallop, the social network where you pay for pretty  —  The "important" social network I mentioned in my post about Piczo is launching at DemoFall on Tuesday, and going into limited beta tonight.  It's called Wallop.  A lot of Wallop was developed inside Microsoft, but it's been spun out into a separate …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Spinoff Wallop Launches  —  Wallop, previously a semi-forgotton Microsoft Research "sandbox" social network and photo sharing project, was spun off into a new, independent, venture backed business earlier this year (details here).  Tonight at 9 pm California time, Wallop is launching a semi-public beta.
John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
$10 million in venture capital to help Wallop build social network  —  Wallop, the social networking startup that was spun out of Microsoft Research Labs earlier this year, has landed $10 million in venture capital that it will use to create a new competitor to MySpace, Friendster and Facebook.
Carlo / Techdirt:   Paid Social-Networking Model Doesn't Pack Much Of A Punch
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Wallop Shows Up to Party
All the music, imaging and Internet functionality of Nokia Nseries in a sleek folding design  —  Nokia Open Studio 2006, New York, US - Nokia today introduced the Nokia N75, its smallest multimedia computer, offering digital music playback, quality photography, telephony and rich internet communication.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Phone Scoop
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Judgment for the plaintiff: 1,000 hours of AOL FREE!!!!!  —  It's taken longer than expected, but the uproar over America Online's data Valdez has finally made its way to the court system.  Today the division of Time Warner is facing a possible class action lawsuit over its intentional …
Discussion: and Open Culture
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple iPhone to be Cingular-exclusive at launch  —  Apple and Cingular have signed an agreement that will make the US' largest cell phone provider the exclusive carrier of Apple's forthcoming phone, sources report.  Apple's iPhone remains on track for an early 2007 release.
Mobile web shake-up gets started  —  The mobile web is about to receive the biggest shake-up in years with the start of open registration for mobile phone-specific website addresses.  —  The general public can now register websites ending with .mobi (dotmobi) as the backers of the mobile net hope to overturn consumer apathy.
Report: to buyout eBay China, PayPal  —  HONG Kong-listed is going to announce its takeover of eBay's China division and its PayPal service, the 21st Century Business Herald reported today, citing a well-informed source.  —  Tom Group is the distributor of Skype, eBay's online telephone service in China.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Hoping to Be a Model, I.B.M. Will Put Its Patent Filings Online  —  I.B.M., the nation's largest patent holder, will publish its patent filings on the Web for public review as part of a new policy that the company hopes will be a model for others.  —  If widely adopted, the policy could help …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google to Push for More Electrical Efficiency in PC's  —  Google is calling on the computer industry to create a simpler and more efficient power supply standard that it says will save billions of kilowatt-hours of energy annually.  —  In a white paper to be presented Tuesday on the opening …
Tom Krazit / CNET
Intel pledges 80 cores in five years  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating-point operations per second.  —  CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several thousand attendees at the Intel Developer Forum here Tuesday.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Introducing ScobleShow  —  It's 1 a.m. and the engineering team, me, and Valerie, are still working at the office.  But the show is slowly coming up.  The URL is at   —  Stuff is still broken, and probably will be for a little while longer.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
New Slingbox AV at Best Buy.  Symbian Support!  —  I was somewhat doubtful when I read yesterday that someone had picked up a new Slingbox, but I figured what the heck and headed over to Best Buy (Fairfax, VA) during lunch.  Low and behold, about half a dozen AV Slingboxes were on the shelf next to the original Slingbox.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, PVR Wire and digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: reports 1 million users - post Yahoo! growth tops all of Digg  — founder Joshua Schachter just posted to the blog that the service has registered its 1 millionth user.  Schachter says that number has more than tripled in the last 9 months.
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Cancelling Vonage Difficulties  —  I thought I would share my interesting experience with cancelling my Vonage service.  I recorded the entire call, including the traversal over their IVR to reach an agent.  Surprisingly, I was connected pretty quickly to an agent.  I was expecting a much longer hold time.
Discussion: Digital Common Sense
Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta and Visual Studio support for Vista  —  Today, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the beta of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.  —  Based on your feedback, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer reports …
Adam Frucci / SCI FI Tech:
Info rings save us from hassle of human interaction  —  You gotta love technology designed to remove as much human interaction as possible from our days, moving us closer and closer to the dream of everyone existing in private spheres, completely cut off from any legitimate human contact.
Discussion: Gizmodo, technology filter and digg
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
CinemaNow's Internet Cliff-Hanger  —  The online movie business hopes downloadable DVD services will start an industry-wide trend.  But studios want to see strong sales first  —  The movie download business just got more fast and furious.  On Sept. 26, online movie distributor CinemaNow announced …
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