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12:25 PM ET, July 14, 2006

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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 …
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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: 21talks
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype protocols opening up, ready or not.
Discussion: Webtown, Digital World Tokyo and digg
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Detente in IM's Cold War?
Discussion: Message and Realtime-VoIP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype Protocol Hacked
Discussion: Webtown
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Cracked?
Discussion: Webtown
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
When Did Earthlink Get So Cool?  —  Earthlink doesn't conjure up images of cutting edge new web apps.  In fact, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Earthlink is my old dial-up ISP account that took me forever to cancel.  And on more than one occasion I've asked Steve Gillmor …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Earthlink's feed reader is an important product  —  The job of a newspaper is to show you what's new.  —  Imagine a newspaper that got more and more clogged with old stuff every day, as every category of news accumulated all the old stories you didn't read, and showed them to you every time you looked …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
George Ou / ZDNet.com:
Prices released on Conroe, AMD may need to slash 70% on FX62  —  The word is out on Intel Core2 Conroe processors.  The price and model numbers have been set on the new Intel processors while the price on older Pentium D processors have been slashed.  Even the dual core Pentium D 945 running …
Discussion: digg
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Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Revised Dell XPS 700 to feature overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU  —  Grapevine (TX) - On the day Intel announces its next generation of Conroe desktop processors - which is expected within days - Dell Computer will upgrade its top-of-the-line XPS 700 desktop computer model to offer …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Business Week:
Dailies Strike Back At Web  —  This just in: Newspapers and Yahoo! in talks to reslice the ad pie  —  Major newspaper companies and three online giants are deep in discussion about the future of newspapers on the Web.  —  Yahoo! (YHOO ) and a loose consortium of newspaper publishers …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Technorati raises $7.6 million series C  —  Technorati received a $7.6 million investment in June from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Mobius Venture Capital.  The investment was revealed in a SEC filing on June 22 and made public on Monday.  VentureWire reported the investment in its popular newsletter this week.
Discussion: VC Ratings, Valleywag and FuzzyBlog
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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 …
Bill Herman / Policy Blog:
Responding to Felten (& Co.), squared  —  Submitted by Bill Herman on July 13, 2006 - 11:42pm.  —  My response to Ed Felten's policy recommendations (Felten suggests we wait and see before imposing network neutrality mandates), has garnered its own response.
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Disaster Relief Meetings at The FCC  —  Jeff Pulver and I went down to Washington, DC today for a series of meetings at the Federal Communication Commission on the petition Jeff and I filed last spring for better phone service in and following a Katrina-like disaster.
Discussion: Techdirt
Rachel Boltz / The Story of Feedster:
Feedster Announces New President, Additional Funding  —  San Francisco, CA — Feedster, Inc., the leader in search and syndication of dynamic content, has announced today that Tyler Goldman will join its Board of Directors and become acting president.  Mr. Goldman was previously Senior VP …
Discussion: SiliconBeat, GigaOM and Mark Evans
Ashley / CyberNet Technology News:
CyberNotes: The Analysis of a Digg Effect 4X in 10 Days  —  Free For All Friday  —  An article making the front page of Digg and the effects on the website it came from is jaw-dropping to say the least.  It effects everything from the obvious such as traffic to the not so obvious like new RSS subscribers and dedicated readers.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Mike Langberg / Mercury News:
Plan-as-you-go `unconference' unleashes ideas  —  How do you plan a tech conference agenda in the Age of the Internet, when everyone learns about developments in any given field as soon as they happen?  —  You don't.  —  Instead, you give up on planning and hold an ``unconference,'' also known as an open space meeting.
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.
Robin Finn / New York Times:
A Visionary Seeking to Connect the World, Wirelessly  —  GEEKSTER-HOOD is powerful.  And visionary.  And necessary.  At least it is in the worldview of Marshall Brown, the Internet impresario who is making good on a personal vision this summer by staking New Yorkers …
 
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Will Price:
Age and Entrepreneurship  —  A Silicon Valley axiom equates …
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
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