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9:40 AM ET, August 10, 2006

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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
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Homeland Security: Fix your Windows
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechBlog
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
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.
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
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Hauppauge's TV Anywhere promises free mobile TV  —  Hauppage have officially launched their "TV Anywhere" PC USB2 device, turning any home PC with access to a standard TV aerial into a PVR which can be accessed remotely over the Internet using your broadband connection.
Discussion: Gizmodo and PVR Wire
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 …
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
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) …
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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
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.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Symantec picks away at Vista's core  —  In a third and final report on Windows Vista, Symantec examined the security of the operating system core and found some vulnerabilities.  —  Vista includes several barriers designed to prevent malicious code from gaining access to the operating system core or kernel.
Discussion: M-Dollar and Teching It Easy
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:
Discussion: paidContent.org and Gizmodo
George Ou:
AOL AIM Phoneline gives you a free phone number  —  Following on the heels of Skype offering free (free for now because Skype is only doing it to mess with the Vonage IPO) Skype-out service, AOL has begun offering free inbound calling along with your own phone number with its AIM Phoneline service.
Discussion: Webtown and VoIP Watch
 
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Google Blogoscoped:
The Story of Google, The Musical
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Viddler to make moments in video searchable
Discussion: Lost Remote
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
AOL gives out free .com domains to anyone who asks
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central
Frank Barnako:
How to make no money with a successful podcast
Discussion: Podcasting News
 Earlier Items: 
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
Michael Sippey / Everything TypePad:
Introducing TypePad Mobile
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
 

 
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