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5:30 PM ET, August 3, 2006

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
SkyRider, A New P2P Start Up Emerges  —  Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking is once again catching the imagination of the venture capital community in Silicon Valley.  RedSwoosh, BitTorrent, Pando, and dozens of others have come out with different twists on the core concept of peer-to-peer networking, and have raised millions.
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Skyrider: Commercializing P2P  —  A few weeks ago, I had dinner with my old friend Ed Kozel, and he gave me a peek at what's he's been working on, a new company called Skyrider that's building a platform for building commercial P2P services.  Skyrider still isn't saying that much publicly …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   SkyRider aims to monetize P2P
Roeder-Johnson Current:
SKYRIDER'S SMART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS THE CREATION …
Discussion: Net
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:   Skyrider gets $8M to launch new sort of search engine: of peer-to-peer
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
AOL to provide 5GB of online storage for free  —  AOL (this blog's parent company) announced today that starting next month it will offer 5GB of free online storage for all web users.  The free online storage will start in September, and will be powered by Xdrive, a service acquired by AOL late last year.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
AOL/AIM users to get 5GB free storage  —  The one upsmanship in giving away storage continues with an announcement today from AOL that come September the company will provide 5 GB of free storage on the company's XDrive system to anyone with as little as an AOL or AIM screen name.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Russ Walker / Security Fix:
Follow-up to the Macbook Post  —  I'd like to respond to the people who commented on yesterday's post about the video's depiction of the use of a third-party wireless card on the Macbook.  I spent more than an hour with Dave Maynor watching this exploit in action and peppering him with questions about it.
Discussion: George Ou, Daring Fireball and digg
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Timothy B. Lee / New York Times:
Entangling the Web  —  AFTER a decade of explosive growth, a revolutionary new technology transforms the American economy.  It allows people to communicate and do business across great distances faster than ever before.  Critics, however, contend that access is controlled by a few large corporations eager …
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
Hackers Clone E-Passports  —  LAS VEGAS — A German computer security consultant has shown that he can clone the electronic passports that the United States and other countries are beginning to distribute this year.  —  The controversial e-passports contain radio frequency ID, or RFID …
Discussion: Schneier on Security and Slashdot
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Breaks 60% - U.S. July Search Volume Numbers  —  In addition to market share of visits and page impressions, one of the statistics that Hitwise compiles is the volume of searches executed on the top search engines.  Given our large sample, "top" is defined as 57 search engines used …
Rex / rexblog:
Links and love: It has taken me a few years, but I can usually follow the esoteric, internecine debates that bubble up among the more technically inclined residents of the blogosphere.  However, I've never been able to completely understand what the heck "attention" and "gesture" mean and why Steve Gillmor doesn't link to people.
Discussion: Scobleizer and A VC
Assaf / Supr.c.ilio.us:
What the Web 2.0 means  —  To everyday American, the Web 2.0 is just a normal part of life, like SUVs and apple pie.  It makes you happy, gets you laid and pays the bill.  So no wonder, we rarely stop our busy daily routine to ask ourselves: what does it all mean?
Discussion: kottke.org and Signal vs. Noise
Bloglines:
Feed Access Control Standard for RSS and ATOM  —  As we've seen more types of information get syndicated, and as feeds are becoming used for multiple purposes, we've been growing concerned about the lack of controls on the distribution of personal data, especially through RSS.
Ted's Take:
the New AOL  —  AOL made a lot of news yesterday, and the media gobbled it up.  There has been lots of speculation about our new strategy, our business model, our product plans, and the risks of such a dramatic pivot.  As someone who has been at AOL through most of its incarnations …
Matt Cutts / Google Blogoscoped:
Matt Cutts on Searching Homepages Only and More  —  Here's a partial transcript of Google employee Matt Cutt's latest video musings... edited for clarity.  —  Q: Is it possible to search for just homepages?  I try doing -inurl:html, -inurl:htm, etc., but that doesn't filter out enough.
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Matt Cutts on Duplicate Content and More
Seo Book / SEO Book.com:
The Myth of a Perfectly Optimized Page  —  I frequently get asked to look at a page to see if I think it is perfectly optimized.  But I rarely think you can tell if a page is perfectly optimized just by looking at one page.  —  Most of the optimized pages I am asked to look at have no clear goal at hand.
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Free AOL: Too little, too late?  —  Analysts debate whether giving away e-mail, other services will help the struggling Internet company.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — One of the worst kept secrets in the business world finally became official Wednesday: AOL is now going to offer many of its services for free to broadband customers.
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
Namespaced Extensions in Feeds  —  Feeds can be used for more than just text; they can embed pictures, podcasts and video.  There are even more esoteric bits of data that can be attached to feeds, like the geographic location that a post is about, the number of comments it has received and that …
Chris Thompson / East Bay Express:
Publishers vs. the Censorbot  —  As Google becomes more crucial to the revenues of online news sites, its practice of withholding ads from edgy stories threatens Web journalism.  —  Google has entered that rarefied tier of corporations whose services or products are indispensable to American life.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
FBI calls for hacker help  —  LAS VEGAS—The FBI needs help from hackers to fight cybercrime, an agency official said Wednesday.  —  "We need your expertise and input as we develop strategies to battle cybercrime in the 21st century," Daniel Larkin, a unit chief in the FBI's cybercrime division …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Introducing the CrunchBoard Job Site
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
New tools test VoIP security
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
Not much call for cell phone gadgets
Discussion: Techdirt and Signal vs. Noise
dharmesh Shah / OnStartups.com:
Joining A Startup? Top 6 Questions You Should Ask
Discussion: Valleywag and A Venture Forth
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Test for Network Neutrality
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
rule #1: don't break the web
Discussion: Scobleizer and CrunchNotes
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Paying the Audience Pays Off: Netscape Steals Away Some Top Digg Users
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Agency.com's YouTube Pitch is Lame
Discussion: ExperienceCurve and adfreak
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Mike / Techdirt:
How About Shaming Telcos Into Remaining Neutral?
Sony:
ORGANIZE PHOTOS BY 'WHERE' NOT 'WHEN' WITH GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM …
Longofest / MacRumors:
WWDC Keynote Info? XServe, Mac Pro, Displays?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Diigo is a research tool that rocks
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google, Yahoo, others team against click fraud
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rollyo Adds A Ton of Features
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Voice-over-GoogleFi  —  GoogleFi, Google's Mountain View network …