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12:45 AM ET, July 15, 2006

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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
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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 …
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: Gizmodo, TechSpot and anandtech.com
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.
bit-tech.net:
Intel's Core 2 Duo processors
Discussion: Tom's Hardware Guide
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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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo and Windows Live exchange messages
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
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.
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) …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
Al Scillitani / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Dr. Google Sends Pain Relief  —  WOW!  Digg.com is going crazy!!!  For those "unbelievers," here it is, the actual scanned letter.  I am sure new comments will appear that I wrote it, but I am not sure how I can prove I did not.  I guess you are going to have to take my word for it :) Al
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: Mashable* and paidContent.org
 
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