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5:05 PM ET, May 19, 2006

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Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
A Few Signs of Froth Do Not a Bubble Make  —  THIS may seem familiar: A pair of venture capital firms agree to pay $26 million for a modest-size stake in a start-up that has yet to earn a penny.  A third plunks down more than $12 million for a sliver of a company started by a college kid so young he cannot legally be served at a bar.
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Look Who's Back: Friendster
Discussion: B2Day
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Symantec Sues Microsoft to Stop Vista  —  Company claims Microsoft is wrongfully using its Veritas storage technology in the next version of Windows.  —  Symantec has asked a U.S. court to order a halt to the development of Windows Vista, claiming that its rival is wrongfully incorporating …
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CNN:
Reclusive Linux founder opens up  —  (CNN) — Portland, Oregon is the unlikely capital of a global software revolution.  The revolution is called Open Source.  And its leader?  Linus Torvalds, the reclusive founder of Linux.  —  Linux is the free software code developed by a global community of programmers.
Discussion: All about Linux and TechSpot
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Properties - Understanding the Breakdown  —  Leveraging the custom category capability of Hitwise, I've created a category of the top 20 Google domains in order to understand the popularity of Google's varied services.  The table below details the percentage market share …
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Not all Macs meet Vista requirements  —  Julio Ojeda-Zapata of the Pioneer Press points out the system requirements for Microsoft's [latest piece of vaporware] soon-to-be-released update to Windows, Vista.  According to Microsoft, Vista may run on machines that don't meet their "Premium Ready PC" …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Missed big HR meeting (MyMicrosoft is now improved)  —  Wow.  I missed a HUGE [HR] townhall, er, employee meeting today (they announced new compensation and review changes).  I just got the email from Lisa Brummel and, wow, wow, wow.  —  Is Lisa reading Mini?  Damn straight she is.
Discussion: Keep Trying
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Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft's May 18th 2006 - a Big Turning Point (?)
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:   Microsoft rethinks employee reviews ... and towels
Andrew / Treonauts:
Treonauts At Innovate!  Europe 2006  —  I've just returned from the Innovate!  Europe event which took place throughout this week in the sunny, beautiful and extremely friendly city of Zaragoza in Spain.  —  Organized by the Guidewire Group (the same people responsible for the famous DEMO events …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Peer Pressure
MobileWhack.com:
Blue Pearl Life Headsets  —  Whoever said that diamonds are girls best friend has obviously not laid eyes on ProfitWing 's BluePearls "Life" headset which will appeal to the atheistic sense of the fairer sex.  This girly Bluetooth headset weighs about 7.9 grams and has a talk time of up to 18 hours.
Discussion: Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
Elizabeth Biddlecombe / Wired News:
DIY Phone Club Channels PC Past  —  Matt Hamrick hates standard-issue mobile phones almost as much as he loves tinkering with them to make them better.  —  The software security expert reckons he's spent around $3,000 over the past two years trying to get his calendar and e-mail to sync between his Apple computer and his phone.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Apple, a Success at Stores, Bets Big on Fifth Avenue  —  Shortly after Ron Johnson joined Apple Computer in 2000, his new boss, Steven P. Jobs, summoned him to a room at the company headquarters.  Mr. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and impresario, pointed to a conference table with just four computers on it.
mil-embedded.com:
General Micro Systems Introduces Full Featured, High-Performance PC for Military Manpack Applications  —  • Ultra small footprint - 6.5"x3.0"x 0.5" (first rugged UMPC)  —  • Fits in Warfighter's pant pouch, with 6-hour battery life  —  • Up to 1.4GHz Pentium®-M processor with up to 2Mbytes of L2 Cache
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Apple MacBook  —  Introduction  —  MacBook  —  Quick specs: Intel Core Duo T2500 CPU, 512MB RAM, 60GB hard drive, Intel GMA950 graphics  —  Price as configured: US$1,299 (shop for this item)  —  We all knew it was coming and we had a pretty good idea about what form it would be arriving in.
donnysblog.com:
One Month of Torrents is Worth More Than The GDP of France  —  We have all heard how the RIAA is suing people over piracy, giving figures such as "300 million dollars a year" in lost revenues due to piracy.  However, what you might not have heard is that this figure is actually lowballed - they are actually losing significantly more!
Discussion: Boing Boing, SearchViews and broadband
Wall Street Journal:
Vonage Faces User Complaints As IPO Looms  —  Erick Loss, a small-business owner in Chino Valley, Ariz., says he spent 11 hours, most of it on hold, trying to get someone at Vonage Holdings Corp. to cancel his Internet-based phone service and move him back to Qwest Communications International Inc …
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Politicos propose new action on Net neutrality  —  WASHINGTON—The push for new laws mandating Net neutrality principles appears to be gaining steam on Capitol Hill.  —  The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee released a five-page bill on Thursday that would embed …
Jonathan D. Glater / New York Times:
Colleges Chase as Cheats Shift to Higher Tech  —  LOS ANGELES — At the University of California at Los Angeles, a student loaded his class notes into a handheld e-mail device and tried to read them during an exam; a classmate turned him in.  At the journalism school at San Jose State University …
Discussion: Techdirt
Carlo / Techdirt:
FCC's Martin Hates Regulation, Except When It Suits Him Politically  —  from the seven-hundred-thousand-dirty- words dept  —  It's sort of funny how when it comes to things like net neutrality and line sharing, Kevin Martin and his cohorts at the FCC keep their hands out and spout a less-regulation …
SLHerald / Second Life Herald:
Town Hall: Philip Getting Friendly With the Feds  —  At a packed town hall meeting with live Skype call-in as well as typed text in-world, SL chief executive Philip Linden, in reply to a query from Second Life club owner Trader1 Whiplash, responded to residents' concerns about repeated grid-grashing …
Ed Hardy / brighthand.com:
Verizon Denies Motorola Q Launching Next Week  —  A few days ago, Motorola CEO Ed Zander promised that the oft-delayed Motorola Q would finally launch next week.  —  Verizon Wireless recently began running promotions touting the fact that it will be the first wireless carrier to offer …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, jkOnTheRun and Gadgetell
 
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Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Help Wanted  —  Starting immediately, Flickr is hiring for the positions below.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
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