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1:35 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.
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 …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:   Skyrider: Commercializing P2P
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   SkyRider aims to monetize P2P
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: Slashdot and digg
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 and digg
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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
Discussion: Newsome.Org and InfoWorld
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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: Signal vs. Noise and kottke.org
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.
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 …
 
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MENTOS BOTTLES GEYSER FAD
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
Discussion: Laughing Squid
 Earlier Items: 
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
HarperCollins Steps Up Its Presence on the Internet
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
New tools test VoIP security
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
FBI calls for hacker help
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
Not much call for cell phone gadgets
Discussion: Techdirt
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Agency.com's YouTube Pitch is Lame
Discussion: ExperienceCurve and adfreak
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
Hackers Clone E-Passports
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Breaks 60% - U.S. July Search Volume Numbers
Timothy B. Lee / New York Times:
Entangling the Web  —  AFTER a decade of explosive growth …