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7:55 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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Roeder-Johnson Current:
SKYRIDER'S SMART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS THE CREATION, LOCATION, AND MONETIZATION OF CONTENT ON P2P NETWORKS  —  Skyrider, developer of a new peer-to-peer (P2P) networking platform, today formally launched the company.  After two years of development, the company is disclosing its vision …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Net
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:   Skyrider: Commercializing P2P
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   SkyRider aims to monetize P2P
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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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 …
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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.
Sony:
LATEST WALKMAN PLAYERS ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR AND STAMINA TO YOUR DIGITAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE  —  Sony today unveiled a line of flash-based, digital music players that combine style and exceptional battery power.  The new NW-E Series of Walkman® players comes in six different colors (pink …
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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 …
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
Business Week:
Valley Boys  —  Digg.com's Kevin Rose leads a new brat pack of young entrepreneurs  —  It was June 26, 4:45 a.m., and Digg founder Kevin Rose was slugging back tea and trying to keep his eyes open as he drove his Volkswagen Golf to Digg's headquarters above the grungy offices of the SF Bay Guardian in Potrero Hill.
Discussion: digg
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
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.
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
rule #1: don't break the web  —  An important disaster communication project is offline right now because of a personal whim.  The Slidell Hurricane Damage Blog has disappeared, resolving instead to the main Weblogs Work domain.  Why?  Because my former business partner & I no longer work together …
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 …
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.
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.
 
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?
pcpro.co.uk:
ASA rules against Dell TV campaign
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
Snakes on a Phone!  —  Citizen Agency has been working …
Discussion: Valleywag and MobHappy
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Google and Microsoft blog sites driving Internet record growth
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
WordCamp kickoff party at Taylor's Refresher tomorrow
Discussion: Laughing Squid
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
HarperCollins Steps Up Its Presence on the Internet
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
New tools test VoIP security
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FBI calls for hacker help
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
Not much call for cell phone gadgets
Discussion: Techdirt and Signal vs. Noise
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Paying the Audience Pays Off: Netscape Steals Away Some Top Digg Users
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Agency.com's YouTube Pitch is Lame
Discussion: ExperienceCurve and adfreak
Dan Nystedt / Macworld UK:
RealNetworks to distribute Google and Mozilla software
Longofest / MacRumors:
WWDC Keynote Info? XServe, Mac Pro, Displays?
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google, Yahoo, others team against click fraud
Chris Thompson / East Bay Express:
Publishers vs. the Censorbot