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7:25 PM 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: Gadgetell and Slashdot
Google Blogoscoped:
Browse Sites to Target in Google AdWords  —  When you create a Google AdWords campaign, you can decide to advertise on specific domains only (if the domain owner allows this via their AdSense settings).  Now, you can also browse sites by category, as the Google AdWords blog announces.
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Browse sites by category in the site tool
Stacy Collett / Computerworld:
What's Hot, What's Not: IT Skills You'll Need in 2010  —  The IT worker of 2010 won't be a technology guru but rather a 'versatilist.'  —  July 17, 2006 (Computerworld) — The most sought-after corporate IT workers in 2010 may be those with no deep-seated technical skills at all.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Tim / Hawk Wings:
Ten Mac tools for Getting Things Done  —  Tools to help Mac users with Getting Things Done (or "GTD"), David Allen's work-smart philosophy, fall into three camps:  — Email clients, where most of the stuff that needs to get done arrives in the first place, tweaked to do the job.
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 …
Christian Zappone / CNNMoney.com:
e-Passports: Ready or not here they come  —  The State Department expresses confidence in "e-Passports" while technologists fret about their security risks.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Imagine being overseas and your identity being available for the taking - your nationality, your name, your passport number.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
SIPphone brings Voice to Nokia 770
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Screenwerk
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Get better battery life under XP
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shutters Windows private folders
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Wikipedia Article Revisions Now RSS Enabled
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Technorati, Lion Cells raise money
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Rumor: Mother compilation coming to US?
Discussion: Kotaku and DS Fanboy
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
As Firefox infiltrates the enterprise, its market share will increase
Discussion: Open Culture
George Ou / ZDNet.com:
Craigslist silently fixes their end in the Cox fiasco
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Jessie Seyfer / Mercury News:
Mtn. View WiFi net being tested by 100 users
Discussion: SiliconBeat and 21talks