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11:05 AM ET, July 6, 2006

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Amanda UnBoomed:
For the Record  —  I am disheartened by Andrew Baron's decision to spread misinformation.  He knows I cannot move to LA without a job...but insists on spinning things this way to shore up his assertion that I am "walking away" from Rocketboom.  I did not walk away.  I did not accept Andrew's idea of "partnership".
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Heather Green / Business Week:
Splitsville at Rocketboom  —  The pioneering video blog's founders are going their separate ways, leaving the fate of the daily mock news show up in the air  —  Amanda Congdon's days with Rocketboom, the pioneering video blog, ended the way they began: in front of a world map.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Blogumentary
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Advice and an Offer for Amanda Congdon  —  Update: Funny... someone DUGG this story.  —  Update2: Yes, going indie is also a great choice for Amanda.  If she has the bank she could just hire a writer or two part time, as well as one or two tech people, and just rock this out on her own.
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Popular News Anchor Leaves Video Blog Site  —  She was no Tom Brokaw, and that was always the point of Rocketboom.com.  —  Internet star Amanda Congdon, known as the host of the popular video blogging Web site Rocketboom, announced yesterday that she is leaving the site immediately over differences with her business partner.
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Keeping talent happy... a primer.  —  Amanda has printed her back and forth with her former partner Andrew Baron—it's really sad.  This is a text-book example of how not to treat your talent (and frankly, how not to respond when you're treated bad).  The whole thing is a mess and everyone winds up losing.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple filings reveal potential iPod redesigns  —  A recent series of design filings made by Apple Computer suggests the company may have intentions of abandoning its Click-Wheel interface in future versions of its iPod digital music players.  —  In January of 2006, Apple successfully registered …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Microsoft:
Microsoft Expands Document Interoperability  —  Company to sponsor open source project for Open XML-ODF file translation to deliver more choice for government customers and their constituents.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 5, 2006 — Expanding on its customer-focused commitment to interoperability …
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Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Microsoft to Support OpenDocument
Discussion: Consortiuminfo.org
Brian Jones / Open XML Formats:   Open XML Translator project announced (ODF support for Office)
New York Times:
Motorola and Intel to Invest in Clearwire  —  SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 — The investment units of Intel and Motorola said Wednesday that together they would invest $900 million in Clearwire, a wireless Internet service provider, in hopes of speeding development of its high-speed wide-range network.
Discussion: Engadget and IP Democracy
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Reuters:
AOL may offer free high-speed Internet  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc.'s <TWX.N> AOL unit may offer its full menu of services, including e-mail, free of charge to anyone with a high-speed Internet connection, The Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: IP Democracy, 21talks and broadband
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Mike / Techdirt:   Forget Walled Gardens, AOL May Go Completely Free For Broadband Users
Anders Bylund / Motley Fool:
To Google or Not to Google  —  It's official: Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) really is a verb now.  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which bills itself as "The definitive record of the English language," added the company name as a verb in the latest round of updates, placing Google in such august company …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The challenge for Europe: keeping tech there instead of the valley  —  Interesting article in Computer Business Review Online.  Open Source companies are urged to remain European by Matt Asay, director of the Open Source Business Conference.  —  I have been talking about this with quite …
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
After Delays, Wireless Web Comes to Parks  —  By the end of August, wireless networks will be established at 18 locations in 10 of New York City's most prominent parks — including Central, Prospect and Riverside Parks — in a major citywide expansion of free Internet access, according to city officials.
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
`Leopard' puts its prey on the spot  —  APPLE TAUNTS MICROSOFT WITH FASTER OS LAUNCHES  —  In 2004, when Apple Computer showed off its latest ``cat,'' Tiger, it couldn't help but taunt Microsoft.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software giant was working on its long-awaited next-generation Windows …
Erik / SEO Speedwagon:
A SERP of One's Own  —  With apologies to Virginia Woolf, a bit of SEO potpourri today, revisiting topics both old and recent.  —  Google Finally Knows Us.  One of Tom's pet peeves has always (and I mean always) been that a Google search for [seo speedwagon] brought up Google's famous "did you mean...?" line, suggesting a typo.
 
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