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3:30 AM ET, July 8, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create Company In One Weekend  —  StartupWeekend is occurring right now in Colorado.  The goal - create a startup in one weekend, which will be called vosnap.  Everyone who attends is a founder, with equal equity.  Ideas for what the company will be have been gathered since June.
Discussion: Startup Weekend
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Technology's Untanglers: They Make It Really Work  —  SOMETIMES there is a huge disconnect between the people who make a product and the people who use it.  The creator of a Web site may assume too much knowledge on the part of users, leading to confusion.  Software designers …
Discussion: Adaptive Path
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
CONFIRMED: T-Mobile Germany announces the HTC Kaiser as T-Mobile MDA Vario III  —  Here we go - I was right when I said that T-Mobile's previously unveiled MDA Vario III will be most likely the HTC Kaiser.  Today, T-Mobile Germany confirmed the launch of the MDA Vario III during the IFA late next month …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget Mobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gizmoz To Get Mainstream Attention At MTV Music Awards  —  Gizmoz, an Israeli startup that allows people to create realistic 3D cartoon avatars of themselves and embed them on other websites, will be getting a little mainstream attention at the upcoming MTV Music Awards in September.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Microsoft outplays Apple long term  —  OK, let me set the scene here.  Three weeks ago this event didn't exist.  300 developers are here in San Francisco.  All voluntarily.  All organized themselves.  —  I've already met a Microsoft employee.  A Yahoo employee.  A Verisign employee.
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Backup Brain and JD on EP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Steorn Now Being Openly Mocked  —  Irish startup Steorn blew the hugely hyped demo of their new perpetual energy machine when "excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area" led them to abort the affair.  However, the guys at LouderVoice somehow got access to Steorn's "CEO" and "Machine" for this exclusive demo.
Discussion: EirePreneur and Techdirt
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
YAY!  Twitter Blabber Can Now be Phoned In  —  Michael Arrington gives Dave Winer a big 'ol pat on the TwitterGram back while wondering what the "media hacker" will "blend up next."  —  No need to wonder about what Winer was blending yesterday, thanks to the mighty Twitter itself: "Fresh cherries"!
Discussion: CostPerNews
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Dave Winer's TwitterGram
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Funny "no Flash" on iPhone video  —  This has gotten shown to me a few times already cause developers here know I am a Flash on iPhone advocate.
Discussion: Skype Journal and Mickeleh's Take
Daniel Escapa / Daniel Escapa's OneNote Blog:
OneNote Web Exporter - Dave Tse's cool powertoy  —  I am very happy to announce that one of the coolest powertoys I have seen is available for download!  It is the OneNote Web Exporter powertoy which will take a OneNote notebook and convert it into an interactive website.  This is what a notebook looks like in IE:
Kara Jesella / New York Times:
A Hipper Crowd of Shushers  —  ON a Sunday night last month at Daddy's, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, more than a dozen people in their 20s and 30s gathered at a professional soiree, drinking frozen margaritas and nibbling store-bought cookies.  With their thrift-store inspired clothes …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Microholography milks 500GB out of DVD-sized discs  —  A group of scientists working together with the Institute of Optics and Optical Technologies at the Technical University of Berlin claim to have discovered a way to store 500GB worth of data on DVD-sized discs.
Discussion: The Register and digg
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Z9 unveiled!  Can ya feel it?  Huh, huh?  —  Motorola has been oh so sneaky with the handsets as of late, and we've hit the jackpot.  Motorola's Z9 is apparently a new slider phone which bears resemblance to the RAZR 2 series.  Oh, and get this — it's AT&T branded with an AT&T browser key, and even AT&T firmware.
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pownce Invites For Sale On eBay  —  Proving that everything has a market, invites to Kevin Rose's P2P service Pownce are up for sale on eBay.  —  Bidding on Pownce invites start at 1c with buy it now prices at $5.  —  It wasn't that long ago when Gmail invites were available for sale on eBay …
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
So, where are the iPhone games?  —  It's got a large screen, a wireless Internet connection, and a touch interface a bit like the bestselling Nintendo DS, which you'd think would make it an ideal gaming platform.  But for some reason, in all the avalanche of hype, I've read little or nothing about iPhone games.
Discussion: Technovia
Phone Scoop:
BlackBerry With Wi-Fi Approved By the FCC  —  Today the FCC approved the first BlackBerry with Wi-Fi and cellular components together in one device.  This BlackBerry, approved for GSM/EDGE 850/1900 in the U.S., looks similar in form to the 8800 and 8830 series from Research in Motion.
 
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Next-generation iMac tracking for August
Discussion: Engadget and CrunchGear
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iPhone Native Looking Skin
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Alex Faaborg / Mozilla Labs Blog:
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Linux Rolls On  —  Know some of you saw this in last week's post …
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