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11:05 AM ET, July 15, 2006

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Scott Wasson / techreport.com:
Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors  —  Conroe at last  —  INTEL'S DESKTOP PROCESSORS HAVE NOT been in a good place for the past two and a half years.  Pentium 4 and Pentium D CPUs have run at relatively high clock speeds but delivered relatively low performance compared to their competition from AMD.
Discussion: ShopTalk, Gizmodo and TechSpot
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ExtremeTech:
The Core 2: Intel Goes for the Jugular  —  It's been a long time coming.  —  Over the past year, the hype machine has been beating the drum for Intel's new processor architecture.  Dubbed Core, the new architecture is a radical shift for a company that was once the chief proponent of ramping up CPU frequency.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
AMD To Counter Conroe With '4x4', Power Programs  —  AMD executives say they remain "supremely confident" in the strength of their own architecture, even though the launch of Intel's Core 2 Duo or "Conroe" processor steals several pages from AMD's own book.  —  For all the details on Conroe …
Discussion: Slashdot
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Here they come: Intel unveils Core 2 Duo processors
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Skype's Opportunity for IM Federation Leadership  —  It's been a busy week:  — The previously announced (eight months ago) MSN/Yahoo IM federation became real.  Yawn.  — Phil Wolff and Alec Saunders have commented on the Skype code cracking by a Chinese engineering team.
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BBC:
Yahoo, Microsoft tie message knot
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Vaudeville  —  This media showdown is getting really interesting.  In no particular order, some comments about some of the players:  — Mike Arrington — Why on Earth is he keeping Marshall Kirkpatrick in such a visible position.  Nothing against the guy, he's a good writer and a competent reviewer …
netomer.de:
flickrInspector 0.1.1.2  —  About flickrInspector  —  what is flickrInspector  —  flickrInspector is a non-commercial website, that displays publicly available data about single flickr users. flickr itself is probably the most amazing photo sharing site. this is by no means an official tool …
Discussion: Scobleizer
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Time, space put Eventful at the intersection of, .. well, of everything  —  This week, at Mashup Camp at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, I had the opportunity to sit down with Eventful.com's API Developer Chris Radcliff.  The interview is available for download …
Orli Yakuel / Go2web2:
Turn your Flickr into a Photoshop with Preloadr!  —  Preloadr is a free image tool (web based), that connects you with your flickr account and lets you design your photos before or after you upload them to your flickr account.  —  The service is very easy and simple to use.
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
A Week in the Valley: GData  —  I spent the week before Where 2.0 visiting companies between San Francisco and San Jose.  I've already written about my trips to Ning and Meebo.  Next is an account of a meeting with Mark Lucovsky, who was architect of the HailStorm web services product from Microsoft.
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Rumor: Mother compilation coming to US?  —  From the EGM rumor mill (which is often a bit more reliable and well-connected that some rumor sites) comes rumbling that Nintendo may re-release Earthbound in America as a DS title.  To make the deal sweeter, Nintendo would make it a compilation and have touch-screen capabilities.
Discussion: Kotaku and DS Fanboy
Adam / BLADAM:
Being under the microscope  —  I've been at Google about four months, and it's been a hell of a great ride so far.  I really need to write more about this later, but in a nutshell... my colleagues rock, the flexible and trusting environment is awesome, and I'm very excited about what I'm working on.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The "river" versus "folder" RSS approach  —  Dave Winer has been talking about RSS aggregators again.  I don't use a River of News style aggregator.  I use NewsGator which comes into Outlook.  It is NOT a river of news style aggregator.  But, I don't delete either.  I just read each folder and mark all as read.
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft Windows XP Fundamentals for Legacy PCs Screenshots  —  I have been playing around with "Microsoft Windows XP Fundamentals for Legacy PCs".  The result can be seen in screenshots posted on my gallery.  —  Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP) …
Lionel Menchaca / one2one, Dell's Weblog:
Comment Moderation  —  A few people have asked about how comments are moderated so I thought I'd clarify.  You can read our "Rules of Engagement" for more details.  —  Since launch, we've posted about 80% of comments and directed 18% to Dell support for resolution.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft: "Enterprise Search Is Our Business" (It's Not) & Google Can't Have It (They Don't)  —  Microsoft to Google: Hands off enterprise search from News.com and a similar report from The Register both cite Microsoft Chief Operating Office Kevin Turner declaring "enterprise search is our business …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
As Firefox infiltrates the enterprise, its market share will increase  —  As a follow-up to my previous post about Firefox market share increasing, note that the XiTi website has some interesting stats and graphics showing that Firefox take-up is much higher in parts of Europe and Oceania than in the US …
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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Ultraportable Acer Ferrari 1000 reviewed  —  Acer's Ferrari 1000 is likely to be nominated for sexiest ultraportable, but even if not, this 12.1-inch widescreen machine looks pretty impressive; not too far back we announced that this thing was hitting the street, and now it's been properly test-driven.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zooomr Being Courted  —  Rumors are circulating that controversial photo sharing site Zooomr, the creation of 18 year old Kristopher Tate, is in acquisition discussions with at least three possible acquirors, with discussions taking place in the $5 million range.
 
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BBC:
Apple gives up on hunt for moles