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1:55 AM ET, June 13, 2006


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Scoop: Blogger Om Malik quits Business 2.0 and takes funding  —  Keep inflating the media-bubble-about-the-tech- bubble: blogger Om Malik took funding for his tech site, GigaOM.  The news comes from a leaked internal memo from Business 2.0 editor Josh Quittner.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Om Malik quits Biz 2.0, raises cash to build out broadband news site  —  It was only a matter of time.  —  Om Malik (bio), the San Francisco writer of the cutting-edge blog on broadband news, Gigaom, has raised several hundred thousand dollars from San Francisco venture firm True Ventures …
Discussion: Business Logs and
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Its Time To Transition  —  What do you do, when all your life you have chased scoops, and then got scooped on your own news?  You tip the hat to the person who beat you to your own story.  As kids would call it, I got punked by Valleywag.  —  I wanted to wait till end of this month …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Om Malik Leaves Business 2, Turns Free Agent  —  Business 2.0 journalist/blogger Om Malik is reportedly quitting Business 2.0 and going solo.  According to Technorati, Om's Gigom blog is the 85th largest in the world.  You know this is becoming a trend when ABC News asks "Should you quit your day job to blog?"
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Newsome.Org
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
At Google, Innovation Is Not Just Fun, Games  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Eric Schmidt has a message: Don't let the lava lamps fool you.  Google Inc. is serious.  —  As Google's chief executive, Schmidt presides over a headquarters filled with trinkets, pets, free food and bouncy-ball chairs.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ERIC SCHMIDT STILL SEES GOOGLE AS A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY; BUT WE KNOW IT'S MORE...  From an interview in the LA Times: … But to equate Google not doing its own content with a free pass from the media company classification is, well, absurd.  That presumes that media companies only make packaged goods …
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Major New Announcements for Google Earth  —  Reporting LIVE from Google Geo Developer Day in Mountain View, California.  —  Starting off the presentation at this launch was the three top figures at Google: Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.  From the presentation by John Hanke …
Top Microsoft blogger to resign  —  A business blogger who changed the wider world view of Microsoft is leaving the software giant for a Silicon Valley start-up.  —  Robert Scoble's blog about his life and events inside and outside Microsoft became the unofficial corporate voice of the company.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Scoble Mountain  —  Scoble's move has garnered lots of press outside …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Scoble leaves Microsoft for start-up
Discussion: Beet.TV
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
MediaStorm  —  OK, it is indeed a bit over the top …
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Washington Post:
The Internet's Future  —  THE SENATE will hold hearings tomorrow on "net neutrality," the idea that the pipes and wires that form the Internet should treat all content equally.  An alliance whose membership ranges from the Christian Coalition to is demanding that Congress write …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
MingleNow - social networking that mingles online and offline  —  I just got an early briefing on an interesting idea for social networking coming out of BlueLithium, the online advertising agency headquartered in San Jose, CA.  It's an idea developed in Blue Lithium Labs …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Yahoo e-mail under worm attack  —  Symantec warns of mass-mail worm that exploits a vulnerability in Yahoo's Web e-mail  —  A mass-mail worm that exploits a vulnerability in Yahoo's Web e-mail is making the rounds but the impact appears to be low, security vendor Symantec said Monday.
Blogger / iBloggedThis:
Apple MacBook discoloration issues  —  If your brand new MacBook mooing isn't enough of a problem, now there are reports of a casing discoloration issue.  It appears that there are more than a few people on Apple's support site, who are experiencing this issue.
EBay U.S. to unveil further Skype tie-ins Tuesday  —Text+LAS VEGAS, June 11 (Reuters) - Online marketplace eBay Inc. (EBAY.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is set to detail on Tuesday how it plans to combine its Skype Web telephone-call service into its core U.S. auction business, executives said on Sunday.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Will eBay Launch Skype on Tuesday?
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Lars-Göran Nilsson / The Register:
PC-less VoIP Wi-Fi phone  —  Computex 2006 A little-known company called BCM used Computex to show a multi-format VoIP Wi-Fi phone based on the Windows CE kernel.  The WLAN800I is compatible with Skype, SIP services, MSN Talk and MSN Messenger.  —  There's no need for a PC for it to function …
Discussion: Gizmodo and 21talks
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Zombies most prevalent Windows threat  —  Many Windows PCs have been turned into zombies, but rootkits are not yet widespread, according to a Microsoft security report slated for release Monday.  —  More than 60 percent of Windows PCs scanned by Microsoft's Windows Malicious …
Discussion: Security Fix, TechSpot and JD on EP
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Startup Centers  —  Paul Graham recently wrote a couple of thought-provoking essays on the social and economic conditions that are most conducive to the formation of startup companies, How to Be Silicon Valley and Why Startups Condense in America.  —  Paul had sent one version of these essays …
Discussion: A VC and Datamation IT News Blog
Business Week:
Marissa Mayer: The Talent Scout  —  Marissa Mayer helps run one of the world's most innovative companies by being an amazing talent finder.  As Google's vice-president for search products and user experience, she is the last stop before founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the way to final approval …
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