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8:30 AM ET, July 4, 2006

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Read/WriteWeb:
Doing The Silicon Valley Conference Circuit  —  My third trip to the US is almost over, as I'm flying back to good old NZ tomorrow.  I thought I'd write a quick post about my experiences from this trip.  In particular about the 3 conferences I went to: Supernova, BloggerCon and Gnomedex.
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Valleywag:
Geek out: Chris Pirillo pulls a Jackson at Gnomedex  —  Okay, since everyone asked, here's your fanservice.  Now geez, Robert Scoble, stop with the booty calls.  —  Independence Day weekend and the no-free-pass policy may have kept you from the Seattle Gnomedex conference …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Supernova 12  —  Over 100 startups applied to present …
Discussion: vpod.tv
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com:
Thoughts on Gnomedex  —  I'm waiting at the SeaTac airport …
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
Stars & Stripes:
South Korea temporarily lifts decision to block VoIP services  —  Government will discuss Internet calling ban with USFK  —  SEOUL — The decision to block South Korea-based U.S. military community members from making phone calls via the Internet has been put on hold.
Discussion: 21talks
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Agence France Presse:
US firms accuse Qualcomm of unfair practices in South Korea  —  SEOUL, July 3, 2006 (AFP) - Two US technology firms have filed a complaint with South Korea's antitrust watchdog accusing US mobile phone chip developer Qualcomm of abusing its market dominance, officials have said.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Paul Boutin / Slate:
IT'S COMING.  IT'LL BE GREAT.  YOU'LL HATE IT.  —  For a sneak peek at the future of computing, go to YouOS and click "Try a Demo."  Your browser window turns into a desktop of its own, with sub-windows for e-mail, chat, and Web browsing.  There are also links on the YouOS desktop for a sticky-notes program and a rich-text editor.
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New chip, new case for next Pro Mac at WWDC  —  July 3, 2006 - When Apple unveils its Power Mac G5 replacement at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month, the top-of-the-line computer will sport a new enclosure, Think Secret has confirmed.  —  While specifics were not disclosed …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Steve Wiseman / IntelliAdmin.com:
Why Windows takes so long to shut down.  —  We all have been there.  It is 4:55 and you want to get out of work...But you want to make sure your system is shutdown for the night.  You dutifully close all of your applications and start shutting down  —  5 minutes later it *finally* powers off
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
More Internet users mobile than wired in Japan  —  The number of Internet users in Japan accessing from cellphones exceeded those using it from personal computers in 2005, according to a government report published Tuesday.  —  At the end of the year there were 69.2 million people using …
Bill Slawski / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ending Click Fraud with Pay-Per-Percentage  —  In Pay-Per-Percentage vs. PPC, Shimon Sandler points out an interesting new paper from the folks at Microsoft Research - Pay-Per-Percentage of Impressions: An Advertising Method that is Highly Robust to Fraud (pdf)
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Your exit interview of me  —  Thanks for asking great questions today.  We had a great day here in the Scoble house.  Had a nice goodbye party with tons of great people (we had just as many Google employees at the house today as attended Gnomedex yesterday).  Lots of good New Orleans cookin!
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
In Depth: Five Things You Must Know About VoIP  —  Ready to bring VoIP into your business?  Getting pressure to implement it but trying to avoid it?  Here's our five-point take on the state of the technology.  —  Like any emerging technology, voice over IP presents a painful series of …
Discussion: Realtime-VoIP and VoIP Watch
Tony Smith / The Register:
Palm halts Euro Treo 650 shipments  —  Palm will ship no further Treo 650 smart phones into Europe, the company said last week.  The reason: the handset doesn't pass Europe's Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation, which came into force this past Saturday.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Neville / NevilleHobson.com:
RSS subscription surprises in Feedburner stats  —  If you use Feedburner for distribution of your RSS feed, it's worth paying attention to the useful statistics about your feed such as how many people subscribe to it and which RSS reader they use.  —  Even if you only use FB's free standard stats rather …
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog and LexBlog Blog
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Why No Lester Bangs of Gaming?  —  Why aren't there any famous critics of video games?  —  Chuck Klosterman wants to know.  In a recent column for guy mag Esquire, he argues that games are the most important cultural medium of our times — "the culture equivalent of rock music in 1967" …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
MS: 20% of WGA failures not caused by pirated keys  —  You don't need to look very hard to find outraged Windows customers who have been branded pirates by Windows Genuine Authentication.  And a hefty number of them claim they're being unfairly targeted, with legitimate Windows copies that are being tagged as stolen or pirated.
Marc / Wooster Collective:
ANOTHER CRATE PIECE FROM MELBOURNE  —  CRATE TETRIS BY SAM, JEROME, ED AND GAB,
Discussion: Joystiq
Nick / Rough Type:
Netscape's junk drawer  —  Netscape served as the midwife at the birth of Web 1.0.  Now, in what would be a lovely ironic twist, it may be the undertaker at the burial of the Web 2.0 hype.  A few days ago, Netscape turned its traditional portal home page into a knockoff of the popular geek news site Digg.
 
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