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8:25 AM ET, August 10, 2006

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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) …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechBlog
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Another hefty patch month for Microsoft
Discussion: InfoWorld and Bink.nu
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Asterisk Creator Gets Venture Backing  —  Digium, the company that spawned open source PBX and telephony software, Asterisk, has received $13.8 million in Series A funding from Boston-based telecom specialist venture fund, Matrix Partners.  —  Digium is the latest amongst a growing list …
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Alissa Vasilevskis / digium.com:   Digium Secures First Round of Funding with Matrix Partners
Wired News:
Wired News Writer Faked Info  —  Wired News has removed three articles from its website after an internal investigation failed to confirm the authenticity of a source used in the stories.  —  "Tribal Curse Haunts Launch Pad" (June 27, 2006), "NASA Boosts Heart-Monitoring Tech" (July 7 …
Discussion: Techdirt and theory.isthereason
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Cameroon registry accused of typo-squatting .com  —  The .cm registry in Cameroon appears to be redirecting misspelled .com addresses to an ad-based search page.  —  Internet authorities in the West African nation that owns the .cm top level domain (TLD) have been accused of authorizing …
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David Ulevitch / OpenDNS Blog:   Cameroon takes the 'o' out of .com
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Sony Mylo suffers from Sidekick syndrome  —  Skype did a great job packaging Skype into the new Mylo.  And I'm desparate for a device like this that lets me carry Skype around.  But Sony's Mylo doesn't deserve this moment of love.  Like the T-Mobile Sidekick, Mylo:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Update, Reload & Party  —  Folks - we are going to be relaunching our site shortly, and what this means is that there will be moments of high anxiety and major service disruptions.  Well, anxiety for us at least.  And I apologize in advance for service disruption.
Mike / Techdirt:
WiMax, Net Neutrality And Basic Fact Checking  —  from the need-to-support-your-argument-a- little-better dept  —  With yesterday's announcement that Sprint was going to offer WiMax over their 2.5 GHz spectrum, it was only a matter of time until someone tied the topic to net neutrality.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google to continue storing search requests despite AOL gaffe  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Although he was alarmed by AOL's haphazard release of its subscribers' online search requests, Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt said Wednesday the privacy concerns raised by that breach won't change …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and TechSpot
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Vista speech recognition screencast: It works!  —  Surprise surprise.  Windows Vista speech recognition actually works.  Contrary to what MSNBC criticize as a 'wreck', the speech recognition technology is well developed and highly usable.  I got my hands on the July CTP build (5472) …
Kelly Hill / RCR Wireless News:
T-Mobile USA dominates first round of AWS auction  —  WASHINGTON—T-Mobile USA Inc. led the first round of bidding in the Federal Communications Commission's auction of advanced wireless services spectrum, placing bids for spectrum that would substantially expand its national footprint.
Discussion: GigaOM and MobileTracker
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Hard times at AOL right now.  —  Ted checks in on what people are calling the "data Valdez."  It so nice having Ted blogging, sometimes I feel like I'm alone on the front lines.  I wish other senior executives would start blogging at AOL (hint, hint)—or at least commenting …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Apple Mac OS X Leopard Preview: Who's the Copycat Now?  —  Sometimes I wonder how Apple CEO Steve Jobs can sleep at night.  He appears to spend half his waking hours ridiculing Microsoft's admittedly behind-schedule operating system, Windows Vista, for copying Mac OS X features.
Doug Berger / Gadgetell:
Peep Show: Dell's first retail store - Dallas, TX  —  This week, we were lucky enough to make it over to the brand spankin' new Dell store located at NorthPark Center in Dallas, TX to snap some pictures for you.  If you missed the news a little over a month ago, Dell announced …
Michael Sippey / Everything TypePad:
Introducing TypePad Mobile  —  Today we're excited to announce the release of TypePad Mobile, a free application for your Palm, Windows Mobile or Symbian Series 60 smartphone that lets you post photos and entries to your TypePad blogs and photo albums with just a few clicks.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo's Lost Bid Doesn't Spell Doom  —  Although Google won the deal to handle search for News Corp., Yahoo's focus and prospects are different.  Even so, it can't stand still  —  Conventional wisdom holds that wherever there's a winner, a loser can't be too far behind.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and David Card
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Viacom Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (VIAB)  —  Executives  —  Jim Bombassei - SVP, Investor Relations  —  Analysts  —  Doug Mitchelson - Deutsche Bank Securities  —  Douglas Shapiro - Banc of America Securities  —  Presentation  —  Operator
Discussion: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
 
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Flash Turns 10  —  Flash, the premiere platform for presenting audio …
Melanie Colburn / John Battelle's Searchblog:
BLOGGING FOR THE SEARCH ENGINES
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DRM Wars: The Next Generation
Discussion: Techdirt
Kevin / Juxtaviews:
Reddit Interview - Social news bookmarking never looked so easy.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Symantec picks away at Vista's core
Discussion: M-Dollar and Teching It Easy
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Viddler to make moments in video searchable
Discussion: Lost Remote
Cameron Olthuis / Pronet Advertising:
Interview with Guy Kawasaki
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and digg
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
AOL gives out free .com domains to anyone who asks
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central
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Frank Barnako:
How to make no money with a successful podcast
Discussion: Podcasting News
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Google Founders Silence Designer Of 'Party Plane'
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
The BlackBerry Pearl: 8100 gets a name
Microsoft:
Q&A: The Future of Speech Technologies
TwitchGuru:
Expert: 40 Percent of World of Warcraft Players Addicted
Howard W. French / New York Times:
Chinese Tech Buffs Slake Thirst for U.S. TV Shows
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft to Tighten the Genuine Advantage Screws
USA Today:
Children less likely to encounter online predators
Discussion: Techdirt, The 463, Rough Type and Ypulse