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12:55 AM ET, July 14, 2007


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Intel and $100 laptop join forces  —  Chip-maker Intel has joined forces with the makers of the $100 laptop project.  —  The agreement marks a huge turnaround for both the not-for profit One laptop per Child (OLPC) foundation and Intel.  —  In May this year, Nicholas Negroponte …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What is Facebook worth?  —  There's been a debate raging on Techmeme, the website that turns the tech blogosphere into a mail list, about the value of Facebook.  —  I have two answers to the question: 1.  A lot. 2.  Or very little.  Depending on what they do.
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
LinkedIn Traffic Up 323% in Past Year, Users More Likely to be on Gmail  —  Have you been getting a flurry in LinkedIn invitations in the past few months?  I have been receiving a few requests a week, so I wasn't surprised to find that the market share of US visits to LinkedIn was up 323% in the past year …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   LinkedIn Traffic Up, But Is It Enough?
LinkedIn's Growth Impresses But Still An Early Adopter Toy
Discussion: Mashable!
NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications.  With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.
Stace / Unwired View:
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jessica Mintz / MSNBC:
Six months on, Vista users still griping  —  Some working around flaws or sticking with Windows XP  —  Chris Pirillo posted a 52-minute video rant on YouTube in March, complaining about Windows Vista.  He runs a network of blogs about technology called Lockergnome, and was one of several …
Robert McLaws /
Windows Vista: Six Months In, Your Mileage May Vary  —  This may be news to Jessica Mintz of the Associated Press, but not every Vista user has been griping.  While it's easy to look to Chris Pirillo's 52-minute rant on Vista, people forget that Chris has made his professional career out of griping about Windows.
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Sony: Enough 60GBs for "several months" in U.S. [Update 4]  —  Dave Karraker of Sony Computer Entertainment of America has contacted Joystiq to give us clarification on the story that would have made us believe Sony had truly lost its mind once and for all.  The fun never ends, does it?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
About 25 percent of iPhone buyers are 'switchers' to AT&T - firm  —  About one quarter of consumers adopting Apple's heavily-hyped iPhone handset are 'switchers' to AT&T from other carriers, financial firm American Technology Research reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The iPhone Made People Switch To AT&T
Discussion: Todd Watson and MobileCrunch
DealBook / New York Times:
Sun Valley: Late Night With Eric Schmidt  —  Thursday night at the Allen & Company conference at Sun Valley, the mogul-cracy was in full frolic by the time DealBook and his fellow press buddies got back from dinner.  The juxtapositions were fascinating to us geeks who have been peering in on the event.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Net Radio Wins Partial Reprieve as Royalties Loom  —  A coalition of webcasters have worked out a deal with the recording industry that could temporarily stave off a portion of crippling net radio royalties set to take effect Sunday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
Scott / Self Made Minds:
AdSense for mobile launches in Beta  —  Just a quick update rather than a post, a feature high up on the request list for some has now come to fruition.  I received an email tonight to say that I was invited to test out Adsense for Mobile.  —  What is Adsense for mobile?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: VCs Talk About The New Tech Economy; Facebook '07 Rev To Top $100 Million  —  It's a bright shiny morning in San Francisco, where I'm back for the Fortune iMeme conference at the Ritz-Carlton.  I'm here listening to a panel of venture capitalists talking about the outlook for technology investing.
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor:
PHP 4 end of life announcement  —  Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released.  In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4.  PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
One on one with Nintendo at E3  —  Nintendo's press conference was arguably the most controversial of the show; some have walked away from the company's unveilings feeling disappointed, while others were elated.  We found ourselves somewhere in between: unsure of the new peripherals and anxious …
Andrew /
Asus Eee PC First Thoughts  —  The Asus Eee PC 701 notebook was officially announced at the beginning of June at Computex Taipei.  Today I met with Asus to get a close-up look at this new device and talk more about the company's goals with it.  If Asus really can pull off selling this device for $250 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Engadget
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