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12:45 PM ET, July 7, 2006

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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  —  New Strategy Designed to Make Company More of a Web Portal for a Broadband World  —  AOL is considering a rapid acceleration to a new business strategy, one in which it gives away premium services that its broadband customers pay for …
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
In Digg's Defense  —  Hitwise has analyzed the data and come …
Discussion: Blogspotting and robhyndman.com
Robert S Sutor / Bob Sutor:
Microsoft press release about ODF - it's a start, but quit the FUD  —  An Indian colleague just pointed me to a Microsoft press release "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."
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Reuters:
Microsoft allows open document format for software
Consortiuminfo.org:
Microsoft Falls Back Again: Announces ODF Plugin Project
Discussion: ongoing and CNET News.com
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: Kotaku
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.
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt and Spyware Confidential
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.
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
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Google joins Xerox as a verb  —  Though you may have been "googling" people for years, the verb you were using was technically slang, until recently.  —  In fact, many regularly used tech words are just now getting the official stamp of approval from English-language dictionaries.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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 …
mobiledia.com:
Samsung A990 3.2-Megapixel Camera Phone Released for Verizon  —  Verizon Wireless set a new standard for mobile camera phones today with the availability of the Samsung A990, the first 3.2-megapixel digital camera phone available in the U.S.  —  Enabling photo enthusiasts to take high-resolution photos …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Computer Business Review:
Microsoft to start evangelizing Vista to small ISVs  —  Microsoft Corp is beginning a soft roll-out of a new program to push small software vendors to build applications for Windows Vista.  —  Aiming at what Microsoft calls "MicroISVs," the program, called "Project Glidepath," …
Discussion: M-Dollar
Geeknews / Geek News Central Revealing Technical News …:
What was Podshow Thinking Hijacking my RSS Feed!  —  First things First, if you have a Podcast that is listed on Podshow then you going to need to hope that people that visit that site dig around pretty deep to find a link to your home page, as it is buried beneath a couple layers of web pages.
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Intel to begin volume production of Rosedale 2 and Ofer-R WiMAX chips by year-end 2006  —  Intel is set to begin volume production of its second-generation WiMAX chips, the Rosedale 2 as well as its WiFi/WiMAX dual mode chip, the Ofer-R, by the end of this year, according to market sources who are familiar with Intel's roadmap.
Discussion: TechSpot
 
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Microsoft:
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Gfurry / Transparent Agenda:
Rocketboom the comic  —  Just messing around with Comic life.
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