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6:20 PM ET, August 10, 2006

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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Get Your Fix at Auction 66  —  Telcos, cable and satellite TV, and intrepid speculators battle for pieces of the FCC's largest auction of wireless spectrum  —  Imagine Cablevision's chairman Charles Dolan, News Corp.'s (NWS) Rupert Murdoch, and Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK) Warren Buffett duking it out.
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Satellite, cable battle wireless in US FCC auction
Discussion: MocoNews.net
BBC:
Young drive 'radical media shift'  —  The "networked generation" is driving a radical shift in media consumption, says UK telecoms regulator Ofcom.  —  Sixteen to 24 year olds are spurning television, radio and newspapers in favour of online services, says the regulator's study.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Ypulse
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Staci / paidContent.org:
"Gen N" — As In Network — Radically Changes Media World [by Staci]  —  UK regulator Ofcom's study of "The Communications Market" shows a radically changing media environment as young adults it calls the "networked generation" accept new technologies.  One example: 70 percent of that group …
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Gartner Names Hot Technologies With Greatest Potential Impact  —  Gartner says hot technologies include social-network analysis, collective intelligence, location-aware applications and event-driven architectures.  —  TechWeb  —  Researcher Gartner Inc. on Wednesday identified the technologies …
Discussion: Weblogsky
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Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Skype Goes Mobile With iSkoot  —  Application will allow use of Skype's contact list, voice service, and chat features on high-end mobile phones.  —  Skype will help market an application that will put its contact list and VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) and instant messaging services on high-end mobile phones.
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iSkoot Allows Skype Calling On Regular Cellphones
Discussion: 21talks and iskoot.com
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video Added to Google Homepage  —  Google got rid of the Froogle and Google Groups link on top of their search box, and introduced a link to Google Video instead.  From what we know, only the most successful Google services get spotlighted on the homepage... in the past, services like Google Directory had to go.
Alice Hill / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
Sony Mylo: 5 Reasons Why the Sony Mylo is Doomed to Failure  —  Sony Mylo Update: Yesterday we covered the announcement of Sony's new WiFi communicator - the Mylo (short for My Life Online.)  24 hours later after giving it a great deal of thought, we are convinced that this seemingly innovative piece …
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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Sony Mylo suffers from Sidekick syndrome
adobe.com:
Viacom to Leverage Adobe's Engagement Platform for Creating and Delivering Digital Experiences Online and On the Go  —  Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a strategic alliance to develop and deliver Viacom's exclusive branded content using the Adobe® Engagement Platform.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Undistinguished Identity and Your Reputation  —  Scott Lemon has been writing lately about what companies (like Google) know about you.  In a post called "Google knows who you really are" he concludes: … The loss of search histories by AOL brings this concern to light.
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Google Checkout pitch: '1000 dollars in AdWords for 10,000 in free processing'  —  Google Checkout did not garner much buzz at the Search Engine Strategies Conference (SES) in San Jose this week.  —  The "Meet The Search Ad Networks" panel was designed for "representatives from major search engines …
Gizmodo:
Real-Time Airport Plane Visualization  —  Reader Michael sent in this link to some web-based Java airport monitoring app.  Just go to the site, pick an airport, and see a real-time display on planes flying in and out of your local hub.  So far only major airports like Boston Logan International …
Discussion: Lifehacker and JD on EP
Gaming Nexus:
Could the Wii fail?  —  Iwata stated that Wii will embrace more creative game concepts that haven't been tried before, focusing on fresh gameplay instead of graphics.  This seems like a good idea in principle, but a firm balance must be maintained.  We need a healthy, diverse collection of software …
Discussion: Kotaku, Cathode Tan and Joystiq
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
AOL gaffe draws Capitol Hill rebuke  —  AOL's recent privacy gaffe that exposed user search histories may breathe new life into a proposal to slap strict rules on what data Internet companies may collect.  —  Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Wednesday that AOL's disclosure …
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
XM Satellite Radio Teams Up With Alltel  —  XM Satellite Radio has inked a deal with Alltel Wireless that will give Alltel customers access to a wide range of XM Satellite Radio programming via their wireless phones.  —  The XM Radio Mobile service will be offered to Alltel Wireless customers for $7.99 per month.
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 …
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: TechSpot and Google Blogoscoped
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel aims for open-source graphics advantage  —  Intel has released open-source software to give Linux full-fledged support for 3D graphics, a move that could give its graphics chips a leg up over rivals.  —  Right now, Linux users typically rely on proprietary driver software …
Discussion: Open Source, TechSpot and digg
Reuters:
UC joins Google book project  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) — The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers.
Discussion: GigaOM and Official Google Blog
 
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Cheap Calls Lead To International Phone Spam
Nick / Rough Type:
Ongoing  —  A hundred years or so ago, our foremothers seemed …
Simon Burns / Inquirer:
BitTorrent arrives for books
Discussion: Torrentfreak and Things That
USA Today:
Ad campaigns for your tiny cellphone screen get bigger
Discussion: AdJab and MocoNews.net
George Ou:
Intel sells off DSP division Dialogic
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Staci / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Viacom 2Q06 Digital Revenues Up 58 Percent; Digital Ad …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Lost Remote
vnunet:
Judge attacks 'Wild West' blogosphere
Discussion: Techdirt
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What Vista can learn from Leopard
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Take This Dunce Hat And Go Sit In The Corner, Sony
Discussion: Engadget
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
Tellme Tries a New Trick
George Ou:
AOL AIM Phoneline gives you a free phone number
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Hauppauge's TV Anywhere promises free mobile TV
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo's Lost Bid Doesn't Spell Doom