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5:20 PM ET, July 14, 2006

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Here they come: Intel unveils Core 2 Duo processors  —  The reign of Core Duo has dominated 2006, but now is the time for a line of desktop processors to take the stand for justice.  Or something like that.  Announced in June, Intel's Core 2 Duo is officially "out" today …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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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: jkOnTheRun and digg
bit-tech.net:   Intel's Core 2 Duo processors
Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Revised Dell XPS 700 to feature overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype protocols opening up, ready or not.
Discussion: Webtown, Digital World Tokyo and digg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
KinderStart Becomes KinderStopped In Ranking Lawsuit Against Google  —  Kinderstart has lost its case over lost rankings on Google, though the company will be allowed to amend defamation claims relating to its PageRank zero score.  If it does by September 29, I suspect that reattempt will go down in flames as well.
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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 …
Official Google Blog:
"Let click fraud happen"?  Uh, no.  —  You may have seen some of the media coverage generated by a blogger's quoting Eric Schmidt about click fraud.  By using select excerpts and ignoring the context of the remarks, that blog post made for an interesting read, but was unfortunately misleading.
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 …
Discussion: 21talks and IP Democracy
Jessie Seyfer / Mercury News:
Mtn.  View WiFi net being tested by 100 users  —  GOOGLE SAYS ENTIRE CITY COULD GO ONLINE IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS  —  More than 100 people are test-driving Google's free, wireless Internet network throughout the city of Mountain View, officials from the search giant said at a community meeting Wednesday evening.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Broadband Video is overrated too !  —  No i dont hate technology.  I just prefer a little realism with my technology planning.  Broadband Video is smoking hot right now.  Why ?  Because thats where the money is.  Advertisers have gone bonkers over it.  For good reason.  Its a great use of the net for advertisers.
Discussion: Joseph Laszlo and broadband
BBC:
Apple gives up on hunt for moles  —  Apple has ended its legal fight to make bloggers reveal who leaked secret information about its new products.  —  Legal action began in 2004 after details of an audio breakout box, code-named Asteroid, appeared online.  —  Apple won the first round …
Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Microsoft Seeks to Stop Search Spam  —  Microsoft Research has embarked on a new project to automatically seek out search engine spam before it can be used to defraud advertisers on MSN, Yahoo and Google.  Called Strider Search Defender, the tool combines two other projects from MSR: Strider Honey Monkey and URL Tracer.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru, eWEEK.com and Slashdot
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 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Spreadsheets getting Charts soon?  —  To quench my curiosity, I had to take a closer look at the source code for Google Spreadsheets after it was updated yesterday.  To my surprise (or not), it shows clearly that Google has definitely been working on a "Chart Create" feature that many users have been waiting for.
Discussion: Download Squad
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Multiply closes first funding round  —  Online social network Multiply has closed a Series A funding round with $5 million from Transcosmos and $1 million from the company's founders.  Multiply is a service that filters all networking functions, from highlighted users to visible tag clouds, through a proximity filter with a slider.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Todd Woodward / symantec.com:
Mac OS X: Viruses and Security  —  Researchers and engineers who are working in the security field must have strong constitutions—especially when it comes to weathering negative backlash and tired conspiracy theories whenever security and Mac OS X are mentioned in the same breath.
George Ou / ZDNet.com:
Craigslist silently fixes their end in the Cox fiasco  —  For months, Craigslist had been held up as the poster child for what can happen in a world without Net Neutrality.  That poster child status expired last month when we found out what really happened was a simple technical glitch …
Discussion: The Original Blog
 
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Will Price:
Age and Entrepreneurship  —  A Silicon Valley axiom equates …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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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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CyberNotes: The Analysis of a Digg Effect 4X in 10 Days
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Plan-as-you-go `unconference' unleashes ideas
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Disaster Relief Meetings at The FCC