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7:35 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.
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Free wireless a high-wire act  —  MetroFi needs to draw enough ads to make service add profits  —  It used to be that laptop owners were just tickled to find a free wireless Internet hot spot.  —  But what was once a freebie limited to cafes, hotels and airports is now spreading citywide.
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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
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
Discussion: Gadgetell and broadbandreports.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700wx for Sprint in the wild
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Kevin Maney:
AOL CTO leaves amid privacy fall-out  —  News just broke that AOL's CTO, Maureen Govern, either resigned or was fired — an internal AOL memo says she "decided to leave."  —  Hired less than a year ago, she was responsible for the employees who posted search data on the public Internet earlier this month.
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6 and paidContent.org
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Reuters:
AOL CTO resigns, company to review data policy-sources
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch
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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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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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 …
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.
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.
Photojojo:
Photo Widgets - Shuffle Your Pics With Virtual Photo Frames for Your Mac or PC  —  Your digital camera can save 500 photos on one memory card, your iPod's got 5,000 photos on it, and your computer's packing a cool 25K.  —  But when was the last time you saw photo #143?  Or #2,486?
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.
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
comScore Figures Show First Google Decline For Nearly A Year, But What To Believe?  —  The latest search engine share figures from comScore are now out, and Google's nearly year-long continued rises have came to a halt in July 2006, according to comScore.  But how much can you trust any of the figures that ratings services provide?
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
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 …
 
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Sahad / ContentSutra:
Exclusive: AOL To Launch In India Soon; Hires Key Staff
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
EQO Retools For MySpace, Social Nets
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Curious Case of the Supposed MacBook Wi-Fi Hack
sandisk.com:
SanDisk Introduces World's Largest Capacity Flash Memory MP3 Player …
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
First PS3 interface video walkthrough
Discussion: Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
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Cut-Rate Downloads: A File-Sharing Fix?
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
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
THE ADSENSE GAME  —  Joel Comm has created a pretty nifty AdSense game …
Gizmodo:
Textable iBall, the Big Ball That Displays Text Messages
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets and Gearlog