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1:55 PM ET, July 7, 2006

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Michael / MWGblog:
PodShow And Copyright, I'm Non-Plussed  —  After much promotion and delay PodShow finally launched a revamped directory today.  All kinds of stuff going on that I assume is aimed at the new podcaster.  Not really sure of the target demographic, but my guess is the My Space crowd.
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Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting:
Podshow Hysterics  —  So, Podshow Plus launched today (a few hours ago).  Other than the fact that the launch is a few days late, it's slower than a Win98 machine on dialup and the site is buggier than three-week old sushi, things seem to be going "well" in the Blogosphere.  —  From Todd Cochrane:
Stephanie Mehta / CNNMoney.com:
AOL as Yahoo wannabe  —  If AOL greenlights a plan to give away e-mail, it will be taking yet another page from the Yahoo playbook.  —  NEW YORK (FORTUNE) — AOL has a serious case of Yahoo envy.  —  First, AOL last year built a Yahoo-like Internet portal, putting all its content …
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
AOL may give away more of its services  —  NEW YORK - AOL LLC may give away even more of its services, including its vaunted AOL.com e-mail accounts now limited to paying subscribers, to boost ad revenues and offset declines in subscriptions, a person familiar with the discussions said Thursday.
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
AOL May Speed Shift Away From Subscribers
Discussion: paidContent.org
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Digg versus New York Times Reality Check  —  Recently I've seen some posts that have hypothesized that Digg could be as big as the New York Times online, based on extrapolations from Digg's reported stats, which surely includes visitors wolrdwide.  Heather Hopkins reported last month on Digg's popularity in the UK.
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MediaPost Publications:
ABC Looks Beyond Upfront To DVR, Commercial Ratings Issues  —  ABC HAS HELD DISCUSSIONS ON the use of technology that would disable the fast-forward button on DVRs, according to ABC President of Advertising Sales Mike Shaw, with the primary goal to allow TV commercials to run as intended.
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Chris Thilk / AdJab:
ABC wants to kill DVR ad-skipping
Discussion: Gizmodo
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Lawsuits Over The Google Party Jet; Arguments Over Bed Sizes On Board  —  New details out now about the Google Jet we've written about before, the used 767 that Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have purchased.  Turns out, there are lawsuits filed over the retrofit of the plane …
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Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Lawsuits Fly Over Google Founders' Big Private Plane  —  Even billionaires have disputes with their contractors.  —  Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the low-key co-founders of Google Inc., set tongues wagging last year when they bought a used Boeing 767 widebody as an unusually large private jet.
Discussion: Valleywag and GoogleRumors
Business Week:
The Plot To Hijack Your Computer  —  They watch you surf the Web.  They plague you with pop-up ads.  Then they cripple your hard drive  —  Consumers have strong opinions about Direct Revenue's software.  "If I ever meet anyone from your company, I will kill you," a person who identified himself …
Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
New Windows Standard Theme in Windows Vista  —  How does Sidebar Geek do it?  I was just putting the finishing touches on a post about the new theme when I found out that Brandon beat me to it.  Well great job picking that up!  I had a chance to chat with Don Lindsay on the User Experience Team …
BBC:
Video game legend criticises Sony  —  UK video gaming stalwart Jeff Minter has criticised Sony for being "smug" about its PlayStation 3 console.  —  Mr Minter, who founded Llamasoft in 1982 and developed a light synthesiser for the Xbox 360, said the machine was "expensive" and lacked launch games.
Discussion: Things That and Kotaku
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Tribe.net Being Bought by NBC  —  Developing: So the rumors which Valleywag first reported on are true...NBC is buying the veteran social networking and online classifieds service Tribe.net, I have confirmed from my sources, though the deal is not supposed to be announced for some time to come.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
On document formats, Microsoft slowly bends to the customer's will  —  The hi-tech world woke up to news this morning that Microsoft has finally decided to put some wood behind the OpenDocument Format (ODF).  I deliberately chose the word wood instead of support even though most reports are construing this as some form of support.
Discussion: tecosystems
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Felicia R. Lee / New York Times:
A Rift at the Video Blog Rocketboom Triggers a Cyberspace Soap Opera  —  Star Jones Reynolds and Dan Rather, meet Amanda Congdon.  —  The departure of Ms. Congdon, the popular host of the well-known video blog Rocketboom.com, is not exactly on a par with Ms. Reynolds's rift with "The View" on ABC or Mr. Rather's with CBS News.
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
New York to Examine Creating Citywide Broadband Network  —  Even as a contractor moves ahead with plans to install wireless networks in 10 parks, New York City intends to study whether to establish a citywide broadband network similar to those planned by cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
 
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Intel to begin volume production of Rosedale 2 and Ofer-R WiMAX chips …
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Phil Wainewright / Software as services:
Google Maps, the fool's gold of mashups
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases Student With Encarta Premium 2007; Teachers …
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mobiledia.com:
Samsung A990 3.2-Megapixel Camera Phone Released for Verizon
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Rocketboom the comic  —  Just messing around with Comic life.
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Google joins Xerox as a verb
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BBC:
Go-ahead for hacker's extradition
Discussion: Neowin.net
USA Today:
Does Microsoft have an iPod up its sleeve?
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Computer Business Review:
Microsoft to start evangelizing Vista to small ISVs
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