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10:25 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
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.
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
Melanie Colburn / John Battelle's Searchblog:
FINDING YOUR SEARCH BUDDIES  —  There's a new social service that pairs search users in part by their similar queries, as well as pages visited in web browsing and preferred interests.  Others Online stands out from many social sites with its browser toolbar that when activated passively records demonstrated interests.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Library clips
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   OthersOnline matches people by online interests
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 …
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Yahoo! Stealing Searching From Google  —  Did you know that when you search at Yahoo! for google.com or google you get a Yahoo! Shortcut telling you to search the web with Yahoo and not Google.  —  Now, if you do a search at Google for yahoo or yahoo.com you do not have Google telling you to search with Google instead of Yahoo!.
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: AdJab and Slashdot
Alice Hill / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
Trend Alert: The External Graphics Card  —  A few years ago, I proclaimed this the decade of the external device.  Once it became easier to plug in an external hard drive (or three) and simply move your data to your next PC, it seemed inevitable that the days of opening the case …
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
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.
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.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The Technorati dance  —  I have been using Technorati since it was running on servers powered by Dave Sifry's hamsters, and it remains an essential part of my blogging existence.  The company recently rolled out a spiffy new design for its service.  Hooray.  —  But: Why are the results still so...unstable?
Discussion: Mark Evans
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.
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
Doc Searls Weblog:
As we were flying from L.A. to Boston today, we diverted north to avoid weather, having already been told that Boston was, like the whole East Coast, in an awful heat wave.  Somewhere over Wyoming we turned east.  And then, near Toronto, the pilot came on and said "The Weather has turned.
 
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Gavin O'Malley / AdAge:
Google Hires Former 'Time' President Eileen Naughton
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Super Admin / WordPress.com Blog:
Private Blogs  —  For a while now we've enabled privacy options …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
IE7 or Firefox 2: Which browser is more secure?
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FCC pushes for broadband over power lines
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The World's Worst Internet Laws Sneaking Through the Senate
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Camouflage any webpage as "work-safe" Word file
 Earlier Items: 
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
pcpro.co.uk:
ASA rules against Dell TV campaign
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Introducing the CrunchBoard Job Site