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11:10 PM ET, July 11, 2006

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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Well, well, Dell  —  So Dell is starting a blog.  —  Ha.  Heh.  Ho ho ho.  —  It's a blog in content management system name only.  —  The subtitle is "direct conversations with Dell" but this is as much a conversation as yelling at a brick wall.  There is not one link there.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Dell's unorthodox blog  —  A few days ago, Dell quietly launched a corporate blog, called one2one.  Mixing words and video, it's designed to let various Dell employees talk about Dell products and services - and to share their enthusiasm for the company with customers.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Some friendly advice from Dell
Discussion: tins
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Dell blogging job comes with Kevlar-Nomex logoware
Discussion: SunbeltBLOG
Wired News:
Condé Nast Buys Wired News  —  Lycos is selling its Wired News unit to Condé Nast Publications for $25 million, Lycos parent Daum Communications announced in Korea late Tuesday, a deal that brings Wired.com and Wired magazine under the same owner after an eight-year separation.
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Valleywag:
What Chris Anderson told me before Condé Nast bought Wired News
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
MySpace Moves Into #1 Position for all Internet Sites  —  Today Hitwise issued a press release reporting that for the first time, www.myspace.com has surpassed Yahoo! Mail as the most visited domain on the Internet for US Internet users.  To put MySpace's growth in perspective …
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Jessica Lee / Google Maps API Official Blog:
Zoooooooom!  —  Today we're enabling some new zoom features on Google Maps.  We're making these features available to API v2 users as well, so please test them out and send us your feedback!  — Double-click to zoom.  Instead of double-clicking to recenter the map …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Continued CRM Momentum and Outlines Roadmap for New Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live Service  —  New software-as-a-service offering will further extend the power of choice for CRM customers and partners.  —  BOSTON — July 11, 2006 — Building on the market success …
Mark Ward / BBC:
Microsoft shuts down Windows 98  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Microsoft is urging an estimated 70 million users of Windows 98 to upgrade as it ends support for the software.  —  From 11 July, Microsoft will no longer help users over the phone with any problems they have with the ageing operating system.
Discussion: M-Dollar, Larry Borsato and Ubergizmo
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ZDNet:
End to Win98 support may boost desktop Linux
Associated Press:
Gates: Vista likely to be ready in January  —  Microsoft chief says 80 percent chance new OS software will be available  —  CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday there was an 80 percent chance the company's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, would be ready in January.
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Rise of the Socially-Integrated Media Empire  —  Rupert Murdoch built his media empire, News Corp, the old-fashioned way... by vertically and horizontally integrating deep and wide into the layers of the media industry (e.g. from production to distribution).
Jgovernor / James Governor's MonkChips:
My First Gartner Cease And Desist: the missing link  —  James Governor's MonkChips: On Sample Sizes for Magic Quadrants  —  Its about time, I guess.  Last Thursday I received an email, strangely enough from Gartner's Vendor Relations department, asking me to remove a link from monkchips …
Staci / paidContent.org:
NYTimes's Personalized Service "My Times" Debuts In Limited Beta  —  One of the linchpins of the new NYTimes.com design is slipping into place finally ... personalization feature My Times is now in limited beta for 5,000 registered NYTimes.com users who showed early interest (Some screenshots here).
Discussion: TechCrunch
Associated Press:
Hackers target State Dept. computers  —  Widespread break-ins appear aimed at HQ, East Asian office  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is recovering from large-scale computer break-ins worldwide over the past several weeks that appeared to target its headquarters and offices dealing …
Discussion: Realtime-ITCompliance
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
Art brings steam power to the digital revolution  —  In a field near Sandwich in Kent, Alan Gibbs, a local model maker, is firing up his steam engine.  Its chimney is coughing out irritated little clouds of smuts and its pistons are bobbing up and down.  —  At a table, curator Rob Tufnell is using an Apple Mac powered by the engine.
Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
33 Places to Hangout in the Social Networking Era  —  Update: Someone dugg this list (thanks krazydog!)  Click here to digg it if you find it useful.  —  Social networks have had giant growth spurts over the past couple of years, and it seems there's one for everyone: from dogs to moms to book-worms to shoppers.
bLaugh:
Friend or Foe?  —  Millions of fans poured into the streets in celebration late last week, when the social networking megasite Friendster.com was awarded a patent on managing real-life relationships.  Until now, relationships have been difficult to maintain - with no effective friendship tool firmly in place.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo
 
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Anything But iPod:
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Business Wire:
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iPod FM transmitter sends artist, song info to radio
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Jonathan Berr / TheStreet.com:
MySpace Grows Up  —  MySpace, the cyber home of countless teens …
Read/WriteWeb:
New Netscape = New Coke?  —  Over the past couple of days I'v …
Anything But iPod:
The SanDisk Sansa e280 8GB Flash Player is "Official"
Discussion: Engadget, dapreview.net and Gizmodo
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SageTV Brings PlaceShifting To Linux
Discussion: Engadget and PVR Wire
Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Firefox Usage Passes 15 Percent in US