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5:10 PM ET, August 9, 2006

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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
CDs Find Their Way Into Papers  —  A Santa Monica company is packaging movie previews, music samples, interviews and ads with Sunday editions.  —  Most newspapers have built their long-term growth strategies around the Internet.  But a Santa Monica company is betting that an old piece of new technology …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Rather Than Embrace The Internet, Newspapers Look To Embrace …
Discussion: @rgumente
USA Today:
Children less likely to encounter online predators  —  Despite the rise of social networking sites such as MySpace, a smaller percentage of young people are being sexually solicited online than five years ago.  —  But children ages 10 to 17 are being increasingly bombarded with online porn …
Discussion: Techdirt, Rough Type and Ypulse
New York Times:
A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749  —  Buried in a list of 20 million Web search queries collected by AOL and recently released on the Internet is user No. 4417749.  The number was assigned by the company to protect the searcher's anonymity, but it was not much of a shield.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NYT FINDS AN AOL SEARCHER
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com and digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Homeland Security: Fix your Windows  —  In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system.  —  The agency, which also runs the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) …
Rocky Mountain News:
Sony Fights to Define the PSP  —  The PlayStation Portable was born a thing of entertainment convergence, a portable gaming device that would let people play games, watch movies, listen to music and surf the net.  —  But somewhere on the way from announcement to the hands of gamers, the PSP dropped the multimedia ball.
Discussion: Techdirt, PSP Fanboy, Slashdot and Kotaku
Jeffrey Burt / eWEEK.com:
Engineers: DC Power Saves Data Center Dough  —  Engineers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and about 20 technology vendors this month will wrap up a demonstration that they said shows DC power distribution in the data center can save up to 15 percent or more on energy consumption and cost.
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Flash Turns 10  —  Flash, the premiere platform for presenting audio and video on the web, turns 10 years old Tuesday.  Over the last decade, the technology has grown from a simple sketch tool to a near-ubiquitous rich media application used by sites like MySpace.com, YouTube and Google Video …
Bob Parsons / Hot Points:
GoDaddy pulls its IPO filing!  Why I decided to pull it.  —  We just finished our best quarter - ever!  —  This decision comes after the best quarter in the company's history.  During this 2nd quarter The Go Daddy Group Inc. had GAAP revenue of $56,985,000, a net accounting loss of $733,000 …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AMD not eliminating ATI brand, reports false  —  One of the unforeseen ramifications of the AMD-ATI hookup is the new hyper-rumor-transport bus, a new technology whereby unsubstantiated rumors become fact at an alarming rate.  I lamented this sad state of affairs a few weeks ago …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Interview with Sun's Tim Bray and Radia Perlman - Part 1: Web history and future, P2P  —  To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the World Wide Web, today I interviewed two distinguished people from Sun Microsystems - Tim Bray (Director of Web Technologies) and Radia Perlman (Distinguished Engineer).
Discussion: TechSpot, digg and Slashdot
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Britain's digital tribes revealed  —  Households in Britain can be classified into 23 "e-types" depending on their access to technology, say researchers.  —  E-types include mobile explorers, the e-committed and rational utilitarians.  —  The researchers, from University College London …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
EBay lawsuit reveals foibles of site feedback  —  When does a $2.33 transaction turn into a superior court case?  —  When it happens on eBay.  —  A dispute over a piece of smoky quartz normally would have been of little consequence to Kiel Sturm, who was selling the stone on eBay.
Discussion: Techdirt and Venture Chronicles
Chartreuse / BETA:
The Big Difference Between Old And New  —  Pay Attention Please.  —  Nothing is on.  —  Except you.  —  Old media has to grab your attention.  —  New media is already there.  —  You have to find old media (what channel?  What time?  What theatre?  What station?)  —  New media finds you.
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
The Value of Web Standards  —  While at OSCON, Mark Lucovsky of Google sent us a bit of HTML that'd embed a slender map search widget into our conferences web site.  It's an easy way for attendees to find restaurants, hotels, parks, bars, etc. near the conference venue.
Discussion: JD on EP
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Fundamentally, WiMax Is Meant for Licensed Bands  —  I keep seeing phrases like "WiMax is Wi-Fi on steroids."  It's not.  Here's why: The fundamental difference between WiMax and Wi-Fi is that WiMax is intended for licensed spectrum in which contention among providers with different interests is eliminated …
Discussion: Techdirt and WiMax Networking News
 
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Bloomberg:
CITRON BUYS MORE VONAGE
Discussion: GigaOM and Frank Barnako
Mike / Techdirt:
GoDaddy's IPO Yanked Just As Quickly As Its Superbowl Ad
Staci / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: Viacom Acquires Atom Entertainment For $200 Million [by Staci]
Discussion: GigaOM and VC Ratings
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
Roll Your Own SXSW
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google and U.C. sign contract to digitize books
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Another WGA failure
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Niall Sez Microsoft is Too Big and Paralyzed
Ed Batista:
Killing Your Persona  —  Jason Calacanis is an Internet entrepreneur …
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Himinkool / Google Talkabout:
Google Talk on the mylo
John Furrier / PodTech Network Blog:
Mobile Podcasting Not There Yet - It's Starting to Happen..
Dpreview / Digital Photography Review:
Nikon D80, 10 mp, previewed
Phone Scoop:
Sprint To Launch 4G in 2007
Cyrus Farivar / Macworld:
Video highlights from WWDC 2006
Discussion: InfoWorld and Valleywag
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shows off HD DVD drive for Xbox
Discussion: HDBlog.net and Joystiq
John Leyden / The Register:
Mobile internet is still a turn-off