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2:15 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.
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.
Nik Cubrilovic / TalkCrunch:
Episode 10: Digg 3.0 Launches - Interview With Founders Kevin Rose & Jay Adelson
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
PhotoBucket Leads Photo Sharing Sites; Flickr at #6  —  In the SF tech bubble that I live in, most of the talk about photo sites has been centered on Flickr.  In fact, you could get the impression from most people I meet that Flickr is the ONLY site at which you can share and store photos.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Photobucket vs. Flickr in Alexa and Technorati  —  One of the top stories in the blogosphere today is a new Hitwise chart finding that Photobucket has a 46% leading market share in online photosharing and that Flickr is in 6th place with only 6%.  —  This was a big surprise for parts of the blogosphere where Flickr is a hot topic.
Discussion: FuzzyBlog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Shocking News: Photobucket is World's Biggest Photo Site, Flickr is Irrelevant
Discussion: the Onda
Om Malik / GigaOM:
PhotoBucket Rules  —  Photobucket, the plain vanilla photo hosting site …
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Wireless Piggybacking Lands Man In Trouble  —  VANCOUVER, Wash. - Brewed Awakenings, with its pithy name, artful drinks and wireless Internet service, has found itself unexpectedly percolating on the forefront of high-tech law.  —  "He doesn't buy anything," Manager Emily Pranger says about the man she ended up calling 911 about.
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: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Evan Blass / Engadget:   Next-gen Nokia 770 could sport webcam, WiMax
Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
Spike in Laptop Thefts Stirs Jitters Over Data  —  It has become the police-blotter item of our age: A small-time burglar swipes a laptop and fences it for a quick $200 at a pawnshop.  —  But increasingly, these petty crimes are causing anxiety in executive suites across the country …
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
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 and Kotaku
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Is Bill Gates learning from the mod community?  —  A lot of interesting data came out of Ars Technica's interview with Matt Lee, a Microsoft software developer in the Xbox division.  The nice thing about Matt Lee was that when the interview was over, he answered some questions in the discussion.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I know you are , but what am I...  I think I have been called more names by more people in the last week than even I thought possible.  The beauty is in the irony of it all.  —  In the first year I owned the team, I was called the same names and media wrote the exact same things they are writing today.
An introduction to Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers  —  Agile Web development meets DB2  —  Edd Dumbill (, Principal, Useful Information Company … Ruby on Rails is an open source Web framework causing a lot of excitement among Web developers.
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
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Supernova: Yahoo flexing research muscles  —  Usama Fayyad, Yahoo's chief data office, pitched his company's reseach prowess at Supernova 2006.  He is putting together what he described as the largest, deepest and smartest research group studying search, community, personalization …
Discussion: and Supernova 2006
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Locked Doors, Martin Taylor, MarkZ, and Links  —  I parked my car, grabbed my stuff, and went to the usual entrance to my building.  I waved my badge, waiting for the prompt click! that unlocks the door.  —  No click.  —  Uh-oh.  —  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and
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Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GTalk, GMoney  —  Put this one in the category - breaking but unconfirmed news.
J. Scott Johnson / FuzzyBlog:
Jakob :: Still Not Getting RSS After All These Years...
Jonathan Schwartz / Joho the Blog:
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Discussion: Wirearchy
Associated Press:
Girl, 14, sues MySpace over alleged sex assault
Ryan Naraine /
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Discussion: Earthling
Jacob Ogles / Wired News:
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