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3:40 AM 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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Spencer Kelly / BBC:
The new wave of Silicon Valley start-ups
Discussion: EarlyStageVC
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.
Discussion: the Constant Observer
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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
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:
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and digg
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.
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
A Graphic View of Apple iPhone's Impact  —  The ChangeWave survey of the Apple (AAPL) iPhone's impact on the broader cell phone market is getting a lot of press (see here, here and here)  — perhaps more than it deserves, given the demographic it sampled (more on that later).
Discussion: PC World
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
Andrew McAfee:
And Now for Something Completely Different  —  Wikipedia's article on Enterprise 2.0 has been heavily edited by the administrator Jreferee since July 26.  I just read through the most recent version, which consists largely of a history of the term.  According to this version,
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Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
The Wikipedia Enterprise 2.0 Debate - Again
Discussion: Open Gardens and Between the Lines
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.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Lanner rolls out four-bay NS04-3100 NAS server  —  While there's not a great deal to distinguish it from the multitude of other NAS servers out there, Lanner's new NS04-3100 looks like it should easily satisfy those with hefty storage appetites, offering four bays for some SATA drives of your choosing.
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.
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.
Discussion: Spyware Hunter
LinuxDevices.com:
Linux to power Google GPhone?  —  Google's first mobile phone will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments "Edge" chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008, according to unconfirmed reports.  "GPhone" call minutes and text messages reportedly will be funded by mobile advertising.
Discussion: Digital Common Sense
 
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New bill calls for all-knowing, all-seeing, cross-platform V-chip
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