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3:15 PM ET, July 10, 2006

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CoCaman / Geekness:
GOOGLE TESTING GDRIVE (CODENAME PLATYPUS)  —  Okay, Writely accepts new users, no big deal here.  And because I am a very interested person, I wanted to know on which system (programming language) it now runs.  So I started to append index.jsp, index.py and so on at the URL.
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Gdrive Surfaces  —  Corsin Camichel discovered first traces of Gdrive, Google's rumored online storage solution.  Corsin was snooping around Google's writely.com, trying out the page name "index.html", when he hit on what looks like a Gdrive download page.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
At AOL, a Plan for a Clean Break  —  Should AOL sacrifice its cash cow in hopes of finding a prosperous future?  —  In two weeks, the board of Time Warner Inc., which owns AOL, will hear a proposal from Jonathan Miller, AOL's chief executive, calling for a near halt in marketing …
BBC:
'Magnetic memory' chip unveiled  —  A microchip which can store information like a hard drive has been unveiled by US company Freescale.  —  The chip, called magnetoresistive random-access memory (Mram), maintains data by relying on magnetic properties rather than an electrical charge.
Om Malik / gigaom.com:
SightSpeed Shifting Places  —  In VoIP + Connected Home + Start-Ups + Place Shifting  —  A few days ago I read something about ABC trying to out-hustle the DVR technology.  I found it amusing because these studio guys are sooooo late to the game always.  DVR as a technology is at a point …
Peter Branton / itp.net:
Wealth of experience  —  The rich are different from you and me" the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have once remarked to his friend Ernest Hemingway. "  Yes, they have more money," Hemingway replied.  —  Larry Ellison, founder and CEO of software giant Oracle, certainly has more money …
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Peter Branton / itp.net:
Larry sets sights on Red Hat's customers
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Shopping by Phone, on the Move  —  SOMETIMES it seems hard to figure out whether younger consumers enjoy shopping more than using their cellphones, or vice versa.  Soon, readers of a Condé Nast magazine will be invited to do both at once.  —  The magazine, Lucky …
Associated Press:
Student, Phone Home  —  CINCINNATI — For Ron Chicken and other freshmen at Montclair State University, the new freedoms that presumably came with college age included a mandatory cell phone with which the school could pinpoint their whereabouts on or off campus.
Discussion: GigaOM and Gizmos for Geeks
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Teenagers used to push Zango on Myspace?  —  Wouldn't it be nice if someone found a network of websites apparently designed to do nothing else but spread Adware around Myspace?  Not only that, but get the innocent end-users themselves to do the job of pushing that Adware for the guy making all the money …
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Argo aims guns at more than iPod  —  Microsoft is indeed developing a digital-media player to compete with Apple's iPod, and there's much more to the story.  —  A few details trickled out last week from music companies that Microsoft is lining up to support the device.
PR Newswire:
Xplore Technologies Launches New iX104C3 Mobile Computer  —  Highlights of Security and Accessibility Features in New Rugged Offering  —  AUSTIN, TX, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Xplore Technologies® Corp. (TSX:XPL - News), an innovative manufacturer of rugged mobile computers worldwide …
Discussion: What Is New
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Old Media, Not New, Is World Cup Winner  —  On the playing field, the World Cup soccer tournament produced only one winner.  In the marketing arena, however, it created many opportunities for glory — as well as a few disappointments.  —  France's surprising run showed that "old" …
Discussion: MocoNews.net and Socialtwister 2.0
Matt / Photo Matt:
WordCamp - WordPress Conference  —  The idea for an event for WordPress users has been bouncing around in my head for a long time, as there is a really interesting group of people around WP but we don't do nearly as many face-to-face interactions as some similar projects.
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Site-Lookup Service Foils Fraud  —  Few netizens think about the internet's domain name system: the architecture that invisibly translates a browser's request for, say, wikipedia.org into the numeric IP address where the site is hosted.  —  But a new startup is hoping to make DNS …
 
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In YouTube Clips, a Political Edge
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Intel aims for 32 cores by 2010
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Are Tape Backup systems obsolete?
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Lotus Notes tuned for Linux
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