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8:25 AM ET, July 16, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo Releases Twttr  —  Odeo released a new service today called Twttr, which is a sort of "group send" SMS application.  Each person controls their own network of friends.  When any of them send a text message to "40404," all of his or her friends see the message via sms.
Discussion: PostBubble
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Biz / Biz Stone, Genius:
Let There Be Twttr  —  Twttr is a new mobile service that helps groups of friends bounce random thoughts around with SMS.  When we showed it to Jason Goldman (product manager of Blogger) he called it "present tense blogging."  That's a great way to describe it.
BBC:
Call for 'illegal' MP3 site talks  —  The UK recording industry is urging the foreign secretary to raise the issue of Russian bargain music download website allofmp3.com at the G8 summit.  —  The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) trade group wants Margaret Beckett to discuss the site …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
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: JD on EP 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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Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Browse sites by category in the site tool
Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide:
Micro-T M689 Retro Brick Cellphone  —  Eat your heart out Zach Morris.  The retro brick phone is making a triumphant return thanks to Hong Kong manufacturer, Micro-T. It's big, it's ugly, it's gaudy and it will likely make the ladies weak at the knees.  This retro brick phone has gotten …
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
The Skype is Falling:  —  Even Viral Networks Have to Function in a Real World  —  Last week I responded to Intel's investment in the Clearwire Corp. WiMax wireless national ISP by trying to put in perspective what WiMax can and can't do.  Specifically, it can't be a very viable competitor to DSL …
Discussion: Techdirt and Webtown
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
PR Newswire:
New SANYO High-Definition Digital Media Camera Features Optimized Recording for Portable Video Players and 16:9 Still Mode Ideal for Widescreen Viewing  —  SANYO Xacti HD1a Offers In-Camera Editing, 2.2-inch LCD Display and $699.99 MSRP  —  CHATSWORTH, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and HD Beat
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.
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.
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 …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shutters Windows private folders  —  Following an outcry from corporate customers, Microsoft is removing an add-on feature to Windows that allowed users to create password-protected folders.  —  The feature was introduced as a free download last week.
Squirrelbait / core77.com:
Sao Tome e Principe works with technology  —  I know, I know - enough USB stuff already, but this is a little different:  —  Sao Tome e Principe is a West African country with a population of about 150.000, located on the Guinea Gulf along the Equator.  SEED 2006, a Design …
Bdude / Neowin.net:
The Pirate Bay making over €20,000 a day  —  · There are no comments & no trackbacks  —  The file sharing site The Pirate Bay are set to be making over $25328 a day, with single day advertisements costing €20,000.  —  The past four months the Swedish company Eastpoint Media …
 
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Debi Jones / mobile jones:
The Carnival of Mobilists Volume 1 Issue 36
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SIPphone brings Voice to Nokia 770
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Screenwerk
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Get better battery life under XP
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Ultraportable Acer Ferrari 1000 reviewed
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Lionel Menchaca / one2one, Dell's Weblog:
Comment Moderation  —  A few people have asked about how comments …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zooomr Being Courted
Discussion: robhyndman.com and rev2.org
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft: "Enterprise Search Is Our Business" …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Technorati, Lion Cells raise money
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Vaudeville  —  This media showdown is getting really interesting.