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4:40 AM ET, August 5, 2006

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Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Don't believe BusinessWeek's bubble-math  —  This week's BusinessWeek cover story features a beaming Kevin Rose from Digg.  Across his chest it says "How this kid made $60 million in 18 months."  Wow, now that sounds like a great success story.  —  Too bad it's a blatent lie.  BusinessWeek knows it.
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Mike Rundle / 9rules Network Official Blog:
How Paul Scrivens, Mike Rundle, Colin Devroe, and Tyme White All Made Billions In 12 Months  —  TAMPA, FL — Hot on the heels of BusinessWeek's impressive journalism regarding Digg founder Kevin Rose "making" $60 million in just 18 months (a number extrapolated from imaginary figures …
Consumerist:
Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner  —  Well, well, well!  Look who's violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!  For only a couple of fins, Circuit City will take your DVD and an iPod and flagrantly breach copyright at your behest.  —  How does this violate the DMCA?
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Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
Circuit City says it does not violate DMCA, does not copy commercial DVD's  —  According to a story making the rounds of the bogosphere, "Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner" … When I read that story, it struck me as unbelievable.  I could not imagine a large chain store setting …
Neologies:
Flickr working on geotagging functionality?  —  I noticed something interesting this morning while organizing some of my photos on Flickr.  On the Organize page, I spotted an additional tab on the top labeled "ADMIN:DEV".  Clicking on it opened a world map (courtesy of Yahoo! Maps/NAVTEQ) and an options panel.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Flickr to offer drag and drop geotagging?
Jasonogrady / O'Grady's PowerPage:
EXCLUSIVE: Leopard Feature Set Leaked  —  In advance of Monday's keynote address by Steve Jobs at WWDC The PowerPage has received a alleged copy of the features (and some screenies) from Apple's next generation operating system - Mac OS 10.5 ("Leopard").  The details are unconfirmed and are being posted for informational purposes only.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:   Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard features leaked?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Sitemaps Becomes Google Webmaster Central; Preferred Domain Tool Launched  —  Google Sitemaps has gained a new name along with new features.  Google Webmaster Central is the new name of the former Google Sitemaps service, which now has evolved into a central place for Google …
CNET News.com:
Senate ratifies controversial cybercrime treaty  —  The first and only international treaty designed exclusively to combat computer crime won approval late Thursday from the U.S. Senate.  —  The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime "will enhance our ability to cooperate with foreign governments …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Blog feeds may carry security risk  —  LAS VEGAS—Reading blogs via popular RSS or Atom feeds may expose computer users to hacker attacks, a security expert warns.  —  Attackers could insert malicious JavaScript in content that is transferred to subscribers of data feeds that use the popular RSS …
Ryan / Screwedbydesign.com:
Firefox 2 Visual Refresh Progress  —  Last night I worked on getting the new theme changes hacked into my trunk build.  After about an hour of failed attempts, I ended up having to pull a new tree to get the patch to grudgingly apply - only to run into bug 346214 and a missing close tag introduced by the patch in browser.xul.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / DesktopLinux.com:
Desktop Linux breakthrough: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad  —  Analysis — Finally.  For years, the holy grail of the Linux desktop has been to get a major computer vendor to commit to preloading a Linux desktop.  It finally happened.  —  On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[wikimedia] Jimmy Wales  —  I'm at Wikimania, the Wikipedian convention/conference.  Wikipedians are the core group of somehwere under 1,000 people who put in enormous amounts of time writing and editing.  The conference is being held at Harvard Law (thank you, Berkman Center!)
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Departing Fortune Interactive  —  Some of you will no doubt experience déjà vu by the time you get to the end of this blog post, but I am announcing my departure from Fortune Interactive.  —  Last summer, after considering many opportunities, I decided to join forces …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Music You Can See: Warner Plans to Sell Albums on DVDs  —  The music industry has for years struggled to develop a new physical format that could spark increased sales by replacing the CD.  Now Warner Music Group Corp. is planning an aggressive attempt to address the issue by pushing consumers …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Music industry sues P2P firm LimeWire  —  After months of issuing warnings, the music industry finally made good on its threat to file suit against peer-to-peer software company LimeWire.  —  A group of music companies, including Sony BMG, Virgin Records and Warner Bros.
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Stats on Del.icio.us, This Time Positive  —  This is an update on the post I wrote about del.icio.us earlier today that showed massively decreasing traffic on the site according to Comscore, and flat traffic from Alexa.  —  I spoke with del.icio.us founder Joshua Schacter this afternoon …
 
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NEWSTRACK - QUIRKS  —  Cell phones banned in banks
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iPod integration coming to Ford, GM, Mazda
Discussion: PSFK Trend: PSFK
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
AOL Video Is Live - and it's BIG!
Peter Norvig / Official Google Research Blog:
All Our N-gram are Belong to You  —  Posted by Alex Franz …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
A Mail.app rule for catching image spam
John Blau / InfoWorld:
German court rules used software licenses illegal
Discussion: Between the Lines and Techdirt
Phone Scoop:
T-Mobile To Get Ultra Thin Samsung Slider and Candy Bar
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Shailaja Neelakantan / GigaOM:
Green WiFi To Launch Solar WiFi In India
 Earlier Items: 
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Software Giants Seek Friends Among Hackers
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google, Yahoo! and MSN: Brand Association
Discussion: E-consultancy and The 360
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Pioneering Television Programmer CNET Set to Debut CNETTV.com
Associated Press:
French iTunes law goes into effect
Associated Press:
Microsoft to hackers: Take your best shot
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Sal Cangeloso / xyzcomputing.com:
The Ad-Supported Operating System
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Slashdot