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10:50 PM ET, August 20, 2006

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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Windows Live Contacts Beta Launched  —  Today George Moore, GM of Windows Live, announced the Windows Live Contacts Gadget beta at the Microsoft TechEd 2006 conference, in Auckland New Zealand (I'm here at the conference courtesy of Microsoft NZ).  Live Contacts provides programmatic access …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Dead2.0
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Dthorpe / Momentary Gouts of Reason:
Windows Live Contacts Gadget Beta Release  —  I'm pleased to announced the beta release of a new kind of web component: the Windows Live Contacts Gadget!  —  What's it for?  —  The contacts gadget is client-side JavaScript that enables end users to use their Windows Live contacts …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Microsoft really the largest blog vendor?  —  Microsofties take it on face value that they host the most blogs.  They even love shoving it in your face.  Yesterday someone who works on the Windows Live team was taunting me with "influentials don't matter, we got to be #1 and we don't care …
Windows Live Dev:
New!  Windows Live Contacts Gadget (beta)  —  Learn how, with nothing more than a little JavaScript, you can allow customers to use their Windows Live Contacts (Hotmail/Windows Live Mail and Messenger contacts) directly from your Web site.  —  To get started check out all of our developer info …
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
TechCrunch 7 Party Photoblog  —  Last night at the Techcrunch party (Event Wiki) was amazing, the food, drinks, and swanky Sand Hill location was an event to remember.  Mike Arrington has really positioned himself as the center of Web 2.0, pretty impressive.
Discussion: Okdork.com
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time!  Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1999... TechCrunch 7  —  Super Blogger Robert Scoble with the Man of the Hour Mike Arrington  —  THOMAS HAWK'S DIGITAL CONNECTION  —  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006  —  Zero Zero Party Over, Oops, Out of time!
Discussion: vinnie.net blogs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
TechCrunched!  —  I'm still recovering from last night's shindig.  You know, what's the deal with these parties?  They are getting to be media events, that's all.  Be seen, and see.  Take photos or videos, get videoed or photoed.  Talk about tech?  I tried.  But it was just too noisy to have a decent conversation on video.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Thank You For Coming To TechCrunch 7
Discussion: alexmoskalyukblog
Skeptic / Dead2.0:
My Web 2.0 Part-AY experience
Discussion: Marketing Nirvna
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
TechCrunch 7 Party
Discussion: Om Daily and alexmoskalyukblog
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Pausing The Panic  —  DVRs Were Expected to Turn TV Upside Down, But We've Stayed Tuned  —  Prime-time television and its mighty 30-second commercial were supposed to be in trouble when a new, cutting-edge technology arrived on the scene several years ago, giving viewers a tool to zip past the traditional, on-screen ads.
Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 Vision Camera Facial Mapping Demo  —  Speaking of The Xbox Live Vision Camera, the upcoming Xbox 360 peripheral was demoed at Gamefest this week, showing off some great upcoming features.  Among them, video chat, using your picture as your gamer pic (with various image processing effects) …
Discussion: 21talks and Gamerscore Blog
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Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Dead Rising Raises Capcom Prospects  —  Japanese analysts have noted the strong initial shipments of Capcom's Dead Rising for the Xbox 360, and believe that the game's performance is indicative of recent reforms at Capcom USA.  —  NikkoCitiGroup raised its forecasts for Capcom due in large part …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Round 2: The Internet As Network of Networks  —  The other day, I was explaining to a reporter how I could be lumping in cellphones and the next generation of sensor networks into Web 2.0. "Well, Web 2.0 is really not just about the web.  It's really about the next generation of internet applications …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Google CEO wants $74 billion TV ad market  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes television viewers should not have to stand for tv commercials that are "a waste of your time."  —  Schmidt is frustrated that "When you watch the television you see ads that are clearly not targeted for you."
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Slashdot
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
RocketDock-a Mac Dock clone for Windows  —  RocketDock by Punk Software is a great Mac OS X dock clone for Windows.  It is bouncy when you mouseover, allows you to drag and drop new shortcuts to the bar, and lets you customize all the settings, including the icon height, opacity, and even edge offset.
Discussion: Things That
Mike Rundle / 9rules Network Official Blog:
Niche Blogs and The Long Tail of Content  —  Just like with every business, the ultimate goal of what you're trying to achieve becomes clearer 1) the longer you're in business and 2) the longer you're thinking about your business.  We've been running 9rules in its current state since Summer 2005 …
Discussion: paradox1x and The Blog Herald
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Jeff Jarvis: His Blog and the Street Choir  —  Before we get started, please recall my position statement from the other day: "I'm not so much interested in having the blogosphere operate differently as I am in calling bulls**t when people try to say it operates differently than it actually does."
 
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