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12:55 PM ET, August 5, 2007

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Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don't Feel Rich  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — By almost any definition — except his own and perhaps those of his neighbors here in Silicon Valley — Hal Steger has made it.  —  Mr. Steger, 51, a self-described geek, has banked more than $2 million.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The angst of Silicon Valley  —  This NY Times article finally gets the story of Silicon Valley.  —  For so many years they carried the myth, the genius, driven to create, to make his or her mark on the world, doing technology because it's so challenging, so mysterious, so enabling.
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Silicon Valley Is Messed Up: Single Digit Millionaires Feel Insecure  —  Sheez.  There's definitely a bubble going on when I read a New York Times article about how Silicon Valley types with under $10 million feel insecure.  Sure, a million bucks isn't what it once was with the dropping dollar …
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Spencer Kelly / BBC:
The new wave of Silicon Valley start-ups
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Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
ClickTale explores further heatmap analytics  —  About a year ago we were announcing the birth of Clicktale, an Israeli based startup that provides a new generation of web analytics service based on the analysis of recorded video sessions of your users once they land on your website.
Discussion: Mashable!
Neville / Neville's Financial Blog:
Lebanese Newspaper  —  One day a bunch of people from Lebanon tried adding me as a friend on Facebook.  One of them notified me my full Facebook profile was published in a national newspaper over there!  —  If you go to Google Images and type in "Facebook" I am the first image to come up, so they used that image in the newspaper:
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Secret New iPhone Features  —  One of the nice things about the iPhone is that, like the iPod, it can be easily updated by Apple with new features and bug fixes.  When such new software is available, you are notified the next time you plug your iPhone into your computer and the new stuff is downloaded into the phone automatically.
Tim Wilson / PC World:
Public Wi-Fi: Past its Prime?  —  For the average Internet user, wireless means Wi-Fi.  Most routers used in offices and at hot-spots in local cafes and-libraries use Wi-Fi technology.  However, the increasing development and use of the fledgling WiMAX technology has some questioning whether cities should invest in the older standard.
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Toronto Hydro Says Wi-Fi Works Great.  What about Subscribers?  —  Network World Canada provides a little back and forth between telco Rogers Communications and Toronto Hydro: The former backs WiMax as the coming thing, so why bother with Wi-Fi.  The latter once had plans …
Discussion: PC World
Megazone / TiVo Lovers Blog:
TiVo HD video issues continue despite software update  —  As I previously reported the new TiVo HD has suffered from some video issues, primarily macroblocking on digital channels.  TiVo released an update, 8.1.7b1-01-2-652, on August 1st to correct some of the video issues.
Discussion: TiVo Blog and Zatz Not Funny!
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Lenovo plans $199 PC aimed at Chinese market  —  PC manufacturer Lenovo announced on Friday that it intends to begin offering a $199 system aimed at China's vast rural population.  At $199, the desktop unit would include a PC, mouse, keyboard, and operating system, but would use the owner's television for a monitor.
Discussion: Gizmodo and UNEASYsilence
Angel Jennings / New York Times:
What's Good for a Business Can Be Hard on Friends  —  A month ago, Brandy McDowell sat down with her longtime friend, Kezia Chandler, and told her she had switched cellphone carriers.  Their relationship has not been the same since.  —  Now, they barely speak.
Discussion: Gizmodo and VoIP Watch
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Should Yahoo Buy Facebook?  The Non-Glib Answer.  —  So, Bear Stearns, the investment banking and hedge goliath who can't seem to get sub-prime mortgages right - whose two hedge funds declared bankruptcy in the midst of some of the steepest drops in the stock market memory — is now declaring itself a guru in social marketing.
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Hackers: Social networking sites flawed  —  LAS VEGAS - Social networking Web sites such as MySpace.com are increasingly juicy targets for computer hackers, who are demonstrating a pair of vulnerabilities they claim expose sensitive personal information and could be exploited by online criminals.
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
The Wikipedia Enterprise 2.0 Debate - Again  —  If you're in business, have some interest in collaboration, software, workplace dynamics, it's hard to imagine you haven't heard the term Enterprise 2.0.  Especially so after the recent Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston.
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TechCrunch 20 Blog:
Getting closer to 20, but you sure don't make it easy  —  This afternoon, we sent out our initial indications of interest to all TechCrunch20 applicants*.  In total, there were close to 700 submissions from 26 different countries.  —  We're down to approximately 100 finalist candidates, but it wasn't an easy task.
 
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