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9:40 AM ET, June 23, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg 3.0 To Launch Monday: Exclusive Screenshots and Stats  —  Digg 3.0 will launch Monday, June 26, in the morning PST.  The launch is being announced this evening, and Digg has made a number of screen shots available to me which are included in this post.
Digg 3.0 expands beyond tech  —  This Monday Digg will release the next version of the enormously popular community news site  Mike Arrington and I did a TalkCrunch podcast with Digg's co-founder and Chief Architect Kevin Rose and CEO Jay Adelson, in which we discussed Digg's evolution …
Leslie Walker / Washington Post:
Online News With a New Angle  —  To see who will create the Internet newscast of the future, look into a mirror.  —  You and millions of other readers are being cast as Internet news anchors by a fresh crop of Web sites that may well represent the future of news.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Digg v3 Party Photos  —  On Monday Digg will be releasing version 3 of their website, so tonight they had a small party at Anu in San Francisco to celebrate the occasion.  Here are a few photos, including some screenshots from v3.  For more on the Digg v3 launch, check out TechCrunch.
Discussion: Things That
Nik Cubrilovic / TalkCrunch:
Episode 10: Digg 3.0 Launches - Interview With Founders Kevin Rose & Jay Adelson
Discussion: TechEffect and Scobleizer
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Torrentspy names alleged MPAA hacker  —  A month after accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of conspiring to commit data theft, the operators of a file search engine presented more details regarding the alleged relationship between the MPAA and a man who admits hacking the small company's network.
Discussion: Techdirt
Lakshmi Sandhana / Wired News:
Next Game Controller: Your Phone  —  Researchers are turning cell phones into motion-detection game controllers similar to Nintendo's new Wii device.  —  In a recent demonstration, the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand used a pair of Nokia Series 60 phones in a game of AR Tennis.
Discussion: Cathode Tan, Joystiq, 21talks and Kotaku
Lee Hollaar /
A Bad Trade: Will Congress Unwittingly Repeal the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Violate Our Trade Treaties?  —  Synopsis  —  In his recent IPI Ideas paper "Will Congress Circumvent the DMCA?," Richard Epstein notes how the "other purposes" of Rep. Boucher's (D-VA) H.R. 1201 …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Maxthon: China's hip browser  —  Web surfers in China frustrated by censorship in search engines are increasingly turning to a little-known Internet browser with a big following in the Middle Kingdom.  —  Maxthon, a browser made by a tiny Beijing company of the same name …
Jo Best / CNET
Next Nokia minitablet to get Webcam, WiMax?  —  After the success of its original Linux tablet, the 770, Nokia is looking at the next generation of Internet-only devices.  —  The original tablet device debuted last year and caught the attention of gadget fans wondering why Nokia was making a device that had no cellular connectivity.
Discussion: 21talks, Engadget, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Om Malik / GigaOM:   The Truth About (Nokia) Tablet
Novell ditches top execs … Jack Messman has been sacked as Novell chief executive, as the company looks to speed up its Linux strategy  —  The board of Novell has dismissed two top executives, including chief executive Jack Messman,as part of a management shake-up at the software and networking firm.
Joris Evers / CNET
Microsoft swims upstream on security  —  Microsoft's security ambitions don't stop with the consumer.  The company also has an eye on the multibillion-dollar enterprise security market.  —  Now that it's launched the Windows Live OneCare security service for consumers …
Chris Pirillo:
Users vs. Developers  —  In prepping for my talk at BloggerCon tomorrow, I thought I'd incite a riot tonight.  Most of the world won't be there, but you can tune into the live stream at some point right after lunch (when I'll be leading the discussion).  I put all of this in tonight's Lockergnome report …
Discussion: Lockergnome
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
PostApp launches WidgetBox, a marketplace for widgets  —  Stealth start-up PostApp announced at Thursday's SuperNova Connected Innovators session the launch tomorrow of WidgetBox, its new beta marketplace for managed web based widgets, and $1.5 million in funding from Hummer Winblad.
Discussion: CrunchNotes and
Gregory Daigle /
Printable Robots  —  Advances in inkjet technology forecast robotic origami  —  From the diminutive ASIMO from Honda to the colossus in the animated film Iron Giant, kids around the world know that robots are cool yet complex machines.  Advances in robotics, fuel plans from NASA that read like science fiction movie scripts.
Discussion: MIT Advertising Lab
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Roundup — the Silicon Valley beat continues with YouthNoise, more  —  Here's the latest action:  —  YouthNoise, a social network for social change, raises $1.5 million — The San Francisco non-profit start-up will target users aged 16-22, and organize their profiles according to their cause and issue preference.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and
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