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11:05 AM 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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype Protocol Hacked
Discussion: Webtown
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Cracked?
Discussion: Webtown
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Skype Cracked  —  According to reports coming from Asia …
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 …
Discussion: Scripting News
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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.
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.
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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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Technorati raises $7.6 million series C
Discussion: FuzzyBlog
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 …
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
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: anandtech.com, Nyquist Capital and digg
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Cox's 'Kudzu' Directory to Add 3 Markets  —  Cox Search is getting ready to launch new city-specific versions of Kudzu.com, its hybrid Yellow Pages/Review site, in San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas this fall.  It also says that its inaugural site in Atlanta, which launched in October 2005 …
 
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to Google: Hands off enterprise search
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Joystiq:
Sony's Phil Harrison: "I don't think we're arrogant"
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Rachel Boltz / The Story of Feedster:
Feedster Announces New President, Additional Funding
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Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Face to face with high-tech medical devices
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Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
FCC Efforts to Ensure Communications Lifelines for the Next "City in Exile"
Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth:
Google Talk fails to find an audience
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
GoogleFi, Almost Live For Some
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Microsoft Research Automates Hunt for Search Engine Spam
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MySpace Pulls Ahead In Page View Race
knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu:
Online Video: The Market Is Hot, but Business Models Are Fuzzy
Discussion: TJ's Weblog and JD on EP