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3:30 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.
Discussion: Webtown, Digital World Tokyo and digg
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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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: 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 …
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.
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
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.
 
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Kate Bevan / Guardian:
Technobile  —  Using Internet Explorer at work can be a nasty shock …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
The CIA's venture arm a revolving door — who wouldn't prefer $ over secrecy?
Alistairw / GameSetWatch:
GameSetInterview: Halo Screenwriter DB Weiss
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Read/WriteWeb:
Rhapsody Web Services Expands - Interview and Profile
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"
Discussion: Kotaku
Ashley / CyberNet Technology News:
CyberNotes: The Analysis of a Digg Effect 4X in 10 Days
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bigfoot introduces the Killer Network Interface card
Discussion: Gizmodo and broadband
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Peter / The Local Onliner:
Cox's 'Kudzu' Directory to Add 3 Markets
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Technorati raises $7.6 million series C
Discussion: VC Ratings, Valleywag and FuzzyBlog
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Disaster Relief Meetings at The FCC
Discussion: Techdirt
prweb.com:
BlogKits Launches World's First True Performance Marketing Network for Bloggers
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
MySpace Kills Internet Tube Song
Laura Bosworth / one2one, Dell's Weblog:
No Magic Wands For Customer Service
 

 
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