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3:10 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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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype protocols opening up, ready or not.  —  The VoIPWiki Blog reports a Chinese firm reverse engineered Skype's communications protocol.  It allows Skype-to-compatible softphone calls.This is credible; I've talked with a member of the team that built a Skype-compatible softphone.
Discussion: Webtown, Digital World Tokyo and digg
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Detente in IM's Cold War?
Discussion: Message and Realtime-VoIP
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
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bit-tech.net:
Intel's Core 2 Duo processors
Discussion: Engadget
Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Revised Dell XPS 700 to feature overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU
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 …
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.
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 …
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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: eWEEK.com, WebMetricsGuru and Slashdot
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: IP Democracy
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 …
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.
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
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Face to face with high-tech medical devices  —  The International Modern Hospital Show 2006 is being held from July 12 to 14 in Tokyo (Tokyo Big Sight), where nearly 400 companies have gathered to showcase the latest in healthcare-related technology.  The theme of the show is "Reliable Health …
Discussion: Gearlog, THE RAW FEED and Engadget
Computer Guru / The NeoSmart Files:
ReactOS Reviewed: The Next Windows?  —  The idea is simple: Linux isn't always the best non-Windows operating system.  Windows is excellent and unbeatable for quite a few people and tasks.  But neither is perfect.  Almost exactly 10 years ago, a team began to search for a fix.
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
Al Scillitani / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Dr. Google Sends Pain Relief  —  Several days ago, I wrote an article titled, "Dear Google, You're Giving Me a Headache."  To my surprise, they sent me the pain relief I requested.  —  After a meeting, where I was actually discussing Google reporting, I went to my desk and found an envelope from Google.
Discussion: digg
prweb.com:
BlogKits Launches World's First True Performance Marketing Network for Bloggers  —  Global performance marketing firm Forge Corporation Ltd. has acquired BlogKits Blogging Network.  Launching world's first performance marketing network built for bloggers.  —  (PRWEB) July 13, 2006 …
Will Price:
Age and Entrepreneurship  —  A Silicon Valley axiom equates entrepreneurship with youth - think of Jobs, Dell, Gates, Yang, and many other founders who built industry-changing companies in their twenties.  I once heard a Valley veteran remark that if you were either A) over thirty or B) …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, Open Sources and AC/OS
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.
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
 
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