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7:50 AM ET, August 4, 2006

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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.
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Joe / Techdirt:
Forget Paper Millionaire, Digg Founder's A Vapormillionaire  —  from the bet-this-story-won't-get-dugg dept  —  We've become very accustomed to stories about how this or that startup could be worth $x billion, though they typically offer little justification for that price tag.
Discussion: Tech Beat
Tony Mobily / Free Software Magazine:
Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu  —  I don't like writing controversial editorials.  Controversy is an effective means to get a lot of accesses: most people seem to enjoy reading controversial articles, maybe because they like torturing themselves.  (And yes, I used to read a lot of Maureen O'Gara's articles myself!).
Discussion: Nik Cubrilovic, digg and Slashdot
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
SkyRider, A New P2P Start Up Emerges
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:   Skyrider: Commercializing P2P
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Introducing the CrunchBoard Job Site  —  A good percentage of emails coming to me every day are from people asking me which companies are hiring, or from companies asking me if I know someone who would be a good fit for a job.  —  I keep a separate email folder with these emails and introduce people as often as possible.
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Apple in deals to connect iPod in new car models  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) on Thursday said it has teamed up with three major automakers to link its popular iPod music player with car stereos, laying down a new challenge to a fragmented radio industry.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Michael Gartenberg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
OthersOnline matches people by online interests  —  Seattle based OthersOnline is launching a new attention based social networking service today.  Run through an IE toolbar on Windows machines, OthersOnline will show you users related to yourself via their web surfing habits mixed with user profiles.
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Melanie Colburn / John Battelle's Searchblog:
FINDING YOUR SEARCH BUDDIES
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Library clips
Erik Sass / MediaPost Publications:
Market for Online Video To Increase 10-fold By 2010  —  THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR ONLINE video content will expand tenfold by 2010, topping 130 million households, according to a new report titled "Online Content Aggregators—AOL, Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Apple—Slowly Defining the Future of Television …
Discussion: The Pomo Blog
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
'Cider' makes Windows games run on Intel Macs  —  Coming soon: Windows games that will run on Intel Macs thanks to TransGaming's new Cider software.  There's no rebooting involved and no separate Windows partition to be installed.  It all happens transparently.
Guardian:
Is Sony fighting a losing battle?  —  Sony is facing a struggle over its PlayStation 3, with critics concerned about the processor and the price.  Jack Schofield reports on the next stage in the console wars  —  At the E3 games trade show in Los Angeles in May 2005, Ken Kutaragi …
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, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
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Business Week:
What Constitutes a Click?  —  As part of an effort to combat advertising fraud, Google and other search engines are searching for a standard definition  —  Even the bitterest of enemies can find common ground when reputation is on the line.  That helps explain why Web-search rivals Google …
Discussion: Slashdot
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?  —  Like many amateur photographers, Joe Dejesus posts his photos online and compares them to the work of others on the photo-sharing site Flickr.  At some point last year, a number of landscape photos caught his eye with their vibrant tones and colors.
Yahoo! Search blog:
What's cooking at del.icio.us  —  It's been a busy few months for the del.icio.us team — building new features, scaling-up our infrastructure to meet growing demand, and working with our Yahoo! and MyWeb colleagues to share ideas and integrate our technologies.
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 …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Camouflage any webpage as "work-safe" Word file  —  WorkFriendly is a proxy that will reformat any web-page to look like a Word document, so that your snoopy boss and cow-orkers won't catch you reading non-work-related sites.  Link (via Kottke)
pcpro.co.uk:
ASA rules against Dell TV campaign  —  The Advertising Standards Authority has criticised Dell for a recent TV ad which quoted a price not available by default online.  However, the ruling cleared the practice of including upgraded components in the online spec that have been selected by default (for example, extended service support).
Discussion: Dollars and Sense, TechSpot and digg
 
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The Technorati dance
Rob Fahey / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony condemns Gangs of London leak
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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Snakes on a Phone!  —  Citizen Agency has been working …
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
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
HarperCollins Steps Up Its Presence on the Internet
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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FBI calls for hacker help
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