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4:35 PM ET, August 21, 2006

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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Now the Music Industry Wants Guitarists to Stop Sharing  —  The Internet put the music industry and many of its listeners at odds thanks to the popularity of services like Napster and Grokster.  Now the industry is squaring off against a surprising new opponent: musicians.
Andrew / Treonauts:
Sprint Treo 700wx: Ready To Launch  —  According to a Palm Store employee (who took the picture above) Sprint's new Treo 700wx is now 'in stock' but the stores are not yet allowed to sell them.  An official release date (within the stores) has not yet been set but considering that they are already …
Discussion: .:UNEASYsilence:.
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Gizmodo:
Box Pics, Specs of Sprint's Treo 700wx Leaked, August 31 Release Date  —  The world is holding its breath waiting for more details on Sprint's version of the Palm Treo 700w, and, lo and behold, we've got some more info on the little wundergadget.  Due to arrive on August 31 …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700wx for Sprint in the wild
Discussion: Gadgets on the Go
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
"Where's the blog?" in Windows Live Spaces?  —  Remember those old Wendy's commercials where an old lady yelled "where's the beef?"  —  Well, let's play "where's the blog?"  —  First, let's pull up a list of the most recently posted Windows Live Spaces.  I did at 8:29 p.m., which is where this list came from.
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Farecast, the airfare predictor, launches nationwide  —  Farecast, the start-up that predicts whether airfares are about to go up or down, has launched nationwide.  —  We wrote about this useful service in late June, when the company launched a test version covering flights originating from Seattle or Boston.
Discussion: SearchViews and ShoutBlog
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
FeedCrier, another way to act fast with RSS and IM  —  Adam Kalsey, a founder and former CTO of RSS vendor Pheedo, released a new service last night called FeedCrier that makes it easy to receive rapid notification of new items in an RSS feed by IM.  The service currently supports only AIM but Kalsey says that will change soon.
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David Hornik / VentureBlog:
TechCrunch August Capital Party  —  Like a canary in the coal mine breathing its final breath, some are insisting that the gigantic, buzz-engorged TechCrunch August Capital Party that I hosted this past Friday is a sure harbinger of Bubble 2.0.  On the one hand, it was a big event.
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Venture Business is a Bubble Business, Part XXIV
Discussion: VC Ratings
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
EQO Retools For MySpace, Social Nets  —  Startups like Vancouver-based EQO, which have been working on getting more support from Skype as a mobile partner, got some bad news recently — competitor iSkoot scooped up a coveted deal to help Skype mobilize.  While three-old EQO didn't seem …
Discussion: Mashable! and 21talks
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
VCs and Friendster Are Buddies Again
Discussion: Valleywag
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Curious Case of the Supposed MacBook Wi-Fi Hack  —  So remember a few weeks ago when Brian Krebs posted a report titled "Hijacking a MacBook in 60 Seconds or Less" on his Washington Post computer security weblog?  He reported on a supposed Wi-Fi security exploit demonstrated …
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Crazy Egg Launched - Visualize Visitor Clicks  —  Crazy Egg, the highly anticipated click tracking service from ACS, launched today.  With Crazy Egg, users install a code on their website to track every click a visitor makes on links, forms, advertisements, and flash documents.
Discussion: Pronet Advertising and digg
Google Blogoscoped:
Washington Post Sells Blogroll Links  —  The Washington Post has started to sell off (no nofollowed) text links for blogs on their PageRank 9 homepage*.  It's called a "sponsored blogroll" (yeah right, like that's a blogroll) currently linking to blogs and non-blogs using keywords such as …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
THE ADSENSE GAME  —  Joel Comm has created a pretty nifty AdSense game, a colorful Flash game that asks you to create, market, and optimize a website to earn money off AdSense ads.  While I like the game, which is reminiscint of Lemonade Tycoon, I feel like I must be missing something …
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft could face lawsuit over SQL Server  —  Timeline severs patent agreement after Microsoft allegedly breached its terms  —  Microsoft could face another lawsuit from a patent portfolio company over technology within its SQL Server database.  —  Timeline, of Seattle …
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Why Steve Jobs should buy YouTube  —  Last week, I speculated as to why Rupert Murdoch would have a difficult time acquiring YouTube.  I also suggested that, with a rumored asking price of $1 billion, NBC Universal was the most likely contender to buy YouTube.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
A Quantum Leap for Cell Phones  —  A new no-buttons handset by Pilotfish and Synaptics signals that mobiles as we know them may soon be a thing of the past  —  It's likely to evoke the children's song inquiring, "Where's the button?"  On Aug. 21, designer Pilotfish and sensor maker Synaptics …
sandisk.com:
SanDisk Introduces World's Largest Capacity Flash Memory MP3 Player - The 8GB Sansa e280 For $249.99 MSRP  —  New Model Now Holds Up To 10GB of Music With Optional 2GB microSD Card; SanDisk Also Announces Price Reductions On Current 2, 4 And 6GB Sansa MP3 Models As Retailers Get Ready for the Holiday Season
Discussion: paidContent.org and I4U News
Associated Press:
Holdout Bands Give In to iTunes  —  DETROIT — Bob Seger turned the page, and Metallica finally found justice for online fans.  Now, only a few remaining big-name musical acts refuse to make their songs available on Apple Computer's popular iTunes Music Store.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and Slashdot
Dan / .:UNEASYsilence:.:
Run MacOS 9 on an Intel Mac  —  Who said you can't use MacOS9 because you have an Intel Mac?  It is completely possible with a little bit of tinkering, and a really cool universal application called Sheep Shaver, which came to us via tip from Kazaki.  Sheep Shaver is a full speed 'Classic' emulator …
comScore:
Yahoo! Sites Register a Moderate Share Gain for the Second Consecutive Month  —  comScore Releases July U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore Networks today released its monthly qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines.  In July 2006, Yahoo! Sites posted modest market share gains …
Gizmodo:
Textable iBall, the Big Ball That Displays Text Messages  —  Spacewriter's Textable iBall is poised to change the way you read text messages, since, apparently, reading text messages on a cellphone is passé.  Once you've inserted the proper SIM card, the 11-inch iBall can display text messages …
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets and Gearlog
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm chooses September to announce new Treo
Discussion: Gadgetell, TeleRead and Slashdot
Sahad / ContentSutra:
Exclusive: AOL To Launch In India Soon; Hires Key Staff
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Reason for leaving last job: Violated the privacy of 600,000 company customers
Evan Blass / Engadget:
First PS3 interface video walkthrough
Discussion: Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Digital Music News:
Cut-Rate Downloads: A File-Sharing Fix?
Modculture / Tech Digest:
Sony introduces the Pink PSP with added Pink
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Mitch Kapor on the Power of Second Life
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Finally a practical use for a thumb drive!
Discussion: MacUser and MacSlash
Luke / Terminally Incoherent:
What does your browser reveal about you?
Discussion: digg
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
Bogospheric Calvinism, or Unread != Unworthy
David N. Goodman / Associated Press:
Recycled cell phones help drive Third World wireless boom