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9:15 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
Jaime Espantaleon / Associated Press:
Apple defends iTunes-iPod compatibility  —  AUG. 2 7:01 P.M. ET Apple Computer Inc. has struck a defiant stance with Scandinavian regulators, staunchly defending its right to make its iPod the only portable music player compatible with songs purchased from the company's iTunes music store.
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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
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
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
AOL Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs, Some in Virginia  —  AOL said yesterday it planned to lay off more than a quarter of its workforce — including hundreds of employees in Northern Virginia — over the next six months as the company restructures its business to focus on online advertising instead of dial-up subscriptions.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
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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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rip, mix, save and convert YouTube videos for your iPod with TubeSock  —  If saving YouTube videos as favorites and making your own playlists online with their services isn't enough to quench your thirst for their literal flood of content, TubeSock lets you take things one step further …
Discussion: Lifehacker and digg
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.
Know More Media:
Uncovering Katrina's Wake: Chartreuse's Quest for the Truth  —  Know More: Chartreuse, Hurricane Katrina, Media 2.0, New Orleans  —  Popular blogger Prince Campbell, AKA Chartreuse, continues his quest to uncover the answer to the question: "What is really happening in the areas affected a year ago by Hurricane Katrina?"
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FCC pushes for broadband over power lines  —  WASHINGTON—Federal regulators renewed on Thursday their push for a wider rollout of what has been hailed as a viable "third pipe" for the many areas where broadband choices have been limited to DSL or cable modems.
 
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
IE7 or Firefox 2: Which browser is more secure?
Discussion: TechBlog
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The World's Worst Internet Laws Sneaking Through the Senate
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Camouflage any webpage as "work-safe" Word file
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The Technorati dance
Rob Fahey / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony condemns Gangs of London leak
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
How big can an open source operation get?
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Thoughts on keeping up, repositioning and schmooozing
Betsy Spethmann / promomagazine.com:
MENTOS BOTTLES GEYSER FAD
 Earlier Items: 
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM to shell out $740 million for MRO Software
pcpro.co.uk:
ASA rules against Dell TV campaign
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
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:
FBI calls for hacker help
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
Namespaced Extensions in Feeds
 

 
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Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

Mike Scarcella / Reuters:
A US judge rules that Nina Jankowicz, a former Biden anti-disinformation official, could not back up her defamation claims against Fox News and parent Fox Corp

 
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