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4:45 AM ET, July 14, 2006

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Tropicaljantie / Webtown:
Skype Protocol Has Been Cracked.  The Skype protocol will be reverse engineered by August 2006 and application code will be offered for license.  —  It has been done.  IT HAS BEEN DONE.  I am doing a total cut and paste job here.  Read below.  Very bold statements here below.
Discussion: TechCrunch and 21talks
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Charlie Paglee / voipwiki.com:
Skype Protocol Has Been Cracked  —  At the end of 2005 I made some predictions about the VoIP industry which I will review further in a day or two.  While a couple of my predictions have already proved correct, perhaps the most interesting was: … Today I received a call through Skype …
Discussion: Webtown and PaulStamatiou.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Skype Cracked?
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Skype Cracked  —  According to reports coming from Asia …
Discussion: Webtown
ilounge.com:
What's in the Sport Kit Package?  —  For the $29 asking price, you get one sensor and one receiver, which use a proprietary flavor of 802.11 wireless technology to communicate wirelessly with each other.  Each of the items is incredibly small.  The box also includes an unusually thick instruction manual …
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AppleInsider:
High-res photos of Apple's Nike+iPod Sport Kit
Discussion: digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Technorati scores $7.6m more funding  —  Blog search engine Technorati filed an SEC report of $7.6 million in Series C funding in June, according to a report today originally from VentureWire.  Listed as investing in this round are Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Mobius Venture Capital.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Judge dismisses suit over Google ranking  —  A California judge on Thursday dismissed a Web site's lawsuit against Google over its fall in the Google search index, but left the door open for the lawsuit to be amended and refiled.  —  KinderStart, a directory and search engine for information related …
Discussion: Techdirt and Threadwatch.org
Geeknews / Geek News Central Revealing Technical News …:
Lets Talk Podcast Demographics  —  Since I am on this Podcasting demographic kick today lets talk about demographics.  Seeing I have run two surveys I have a pretty good idea who is listening to this show.  This is the demographic breakdown on my show only.
Discussion: BizPodcasting
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Ryan Singel / Wired News:
MySpace Kills Internet Tube Song  —  After hearing Sen. Ted Stevens' now infamous description of the internet as a "series of tubes," Andrew Raff sang the senator's words over a folksy ditty and anonymously posted it to MySpace.com, where about 2,500 people listened to the tune, thanks to a link from one of the net's top blogs.
Discussion: IP Democracy and digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Earthlink Debuts RSS Reader, Social Bookmarking Site  —  EarthLink has quietly launched an RSS reader called the myEarthLink Reader that's tightly integrated with a new social bookmarking site that's similar to del.icio.us.  I discovered the reader in my referrer logs.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Earthling and Chris Holland
Laura Bosworth / one2one, Dell's Weblog:
No Magic Wands For Customer Service  —  So... you wanna talk about service?  Let's do it.  WARNING: this post will be a bit longer than the norm and is just the tip of the iceberg.  I'll kick it off and then we will take it where you want to go.  —  The good news is that we know what we need to do.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Brand your life story with Dandelife  —  Dandelife is a fascinating new "social biography network" that launched its beta this week.  Users tell their life stories with text, photos, videos and time lines.  Part of the business model will be to license users' stories to corporations seeking case studies and brandable narratives.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Adds Supports For NOODP Tag To Opt Out Of ODP Titles  —  Singing for joy!  Google has now added support for the NOODP tag that MSN initiated on May 22nd of this year.  Yes, Danny asked for this back in June, and now Google has granted our wish.  If you have one of those pesky titles pulled …
Discussion: Threadwatch.org
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Inside Google Sitemaps:
More control over page snippets
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Apple abandons effort to unmask leaker  —  Apple Computer has abandoned a high-profile legal effort to unmask whoever leaked details about a still-unreleased music accessory.  —  The company's deadline to continue a legal battle to find out who leaked the information to independent online journalists …
Google Blogoscoped:
More Google TechTalk Videos  —  There are many TechTalks on Google Video (some of them new), including:  — The Science and Art of User Experience at Google  —  A Talk by Jen Fitzpatrick, an Engineering Director at Google (June 7, 2006)  — Evaluating Similarity Measures: A Large-Scale Study in Orkut Social Network
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BBC:
Google video goes international
Discussion: Mashable*
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Google's Click-Fraud Crackdown  —  Google's $6 billion-a-year advertising business is at risk because it can't be sure that anyone is looking at its ads.  The problem is called click fraud, and it comes in two basic flavors.  —  With network click fraud, you host Google AdSense advertisements on your own website.
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
Laws of the Post-Network Economy: Strategy is a Commodity  —  Not much time to write, so I will try and be concise.  —  I'm working on a longer piece about the laws of the (new) new economy.  One of the laws is the title of this post - strategy is a commodity.  What does that mean?
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, B2Day and Message
knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu:
Online Video: The Market Is Hot, but Business Models Are Fuzzy  —  On July 11, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment became just the latest media giant to put its heft behind a small startup, as the white-hot online video market has players both big and small placing bets on digital distribution.
Discussion: TJ's Weblog and JD on EP
 
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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prweb.com:
BlogKits Launches World's First True Performance Marketing Network for Bloggers
Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Revised Dell XPS 700 to feature overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ubergizmo:
I-Deck touch screen music player
Discussion: OhGizmo! and Gizmodo
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Cook breakfast with your MacBook
Discussion: digg
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Research Automates Hunt for Search Engine Spam
Discussion: Slashdot
Jim Rapoza / eWEEK.com:
Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Is No Slam-Dunk
Discussion: JD on EP
Christine Lagorio / CBS News:
MySpace Pulls Ahead In Page View Race
 Earlier Items: 
Times of London:
TV standby buttons will be outlawed
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
New Virus Pretends to be WGA
Sogrady / tecosystems:
MASHUP CAMP: DAY 1  —  The transit time from Maine to California …
Reuters:
Wired Magazine Regains Web Sites
Discussion: down the avenue and Beet.TV
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Microsoft To Show Off Vista At Asia Hacker Conference
Rachel Metz / Wired News:
Google Has No Adsense.com  —  The owners of the domain adsense.com …