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2:10 AM ET, August 24, 2006


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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple & Creative Announce Broad Settlement Ending Legal Disputes Between the Companies  —  Apple® and Creative Technology, Ltd. today announced a broad settlement ending all legal disputes between the two companies.  Apple will pay Creative $100 million for a paid-up license …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple and Creative settle, Apple forks out $100m  —  If you can't beat 'em, sue 'em, right?  That's the American way, after all, and it's serving Singapore-based Creative very well.  As some may well remember, not even four months ago Creative filed suit against Apple for violating their …
Louisa Hearn / Sydney Morning Herald:
Safety first for carry-on Dells  —  Qantas is issuing an advisory to all passengers on its flights on the safe use of Dell notebooks following the recall of 4.1 million batteries announced by the PC manufacturer last week.  —  The airline said that although passengers would be allowed …
Evan Blass / Engadget:   Qantas to Dell owners: Reveal thyselves!
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Web 2.0 Economic Conundrum  —  Regulars here know that I am a huge proponent for the little guy.  Hence, the name of my blog.  I want to see everyone who's publishing a blog to try to make money achieve their wildest dreams (and ours).  However, there's a dirty little secret we should discuss …
Discussion: Newsome.Org, and digg
Dan Warne / apc:
Unlock work internet or risk losing staff: Microsoft  —  Jobseekers will think twice about employers who lock down work internet access, a senior Microsoft executive said today.  —  "These kids are saying: forget it!  I don't want to work with you.  I don't want to work at a place …
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Researchers Yearn to Use AOL Logs, but They Hesitate  —  When AOL researchers released three months' worth of users' query logs to a publicly accessible Web site late last month, Jon Kleinberg, a professor of computer science at Cornell, downloaded the data right away.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Microsoft lands Facebook ad deal  —  Microsoft failed to sign MySpace to an advertising deal, so the software giant went out and landed Facebook, the second-largest social networking site.  —  Late Tuesday evening, Microsoft announced that Facebook had agreed to allow the software company …
Microsoft and Facebook Team Up for Advertising Syndication
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
IBM + ISS = Consolidation?  —  IBM just announced they were buying ISS, the Intrusion Prevention company in Atlanta.  There are two hundred hits on Google news this morning for the deal.  And over 200 hits that include the word consolidation.  Has there ever been an acquisition that the press …
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
.Mac's slow death  —  Somebody call the ambulance, because .Mac is dying...and Google is the assassin (with a little help from his sidekick Firefox).  Now I've been using .Mac since it was free and called "iTools."  I was initially lured in by the convenience of iDisk, the email address and so on.
podcasting site roundup  —  Let's face it folks: There are a lot of podcast directories and services.  Is anyone using these sites?  Are they growing or shrinking?  Who's growing and shrinking?  What does it all mean?  —  I have lots of thoughts on the subject, but won't offer much analysis here.
Cedric / Peer Pressure:
5...4...3...2...  In a few hours AllPeers is going to be released in the wild after 5 months of private testing.  We did not invite all the testers during that phase but rest assured the remaining one will receive an email when the application is available.  —  We know some people …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Job Boards - 11 hours In  —  Thank you to everyone who has sent in feedback, questions and ideas for the ProBlogger Job Boards as well as the many bloggers who have linked up to it.  —  I've always wanted to be a match maker - and now I sort of feel like I am with lots of reports of bloggers …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Can the Germans fix Wikipedia?  —  How bad things have things gotten at Wikipedia?  It's common knowledge that the site suffers from hoaxsters, inaccurate information, and a vandalism problem that might be funny if it weren't so pervasive.  Even the vandalism page has now been vandalized.
Discussion: ContentBlogger
How Google can make - or break - your company  —  Smart entrepreneurs are learning the best ways to deal with the online Goliath.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. (FSB Magazine) — Allan Keiter awoke one recent morning to the scary news that his Atlanta company's website was nearly impossible to find on a Google search.
Tom Yager / InfoWorld:
Is Windows inherently more vulnerable to malware attacks than OS X?  —  [the only trolling here is being perpetrated by those sending people here to be outraged]  —  It took an attack on a Windows production server, not devotion to Apple, to put that provocative title on this entry.
Discussion: Gadgetopia and Slashdot
Scott Carney / Wired News:
IPod Gray Market Booms in India  —  CHENNAI, India — It's the same ritual every month.  On the first, my wife sends the rent check to our landlord, a Punjabi cloth merchant with an enormous mustache.  Five days later, he knocks on the door and tells us he never received it.
Michael Paige / MarketWatch: unveils Google marketing tool  —  Firm buys small startup as it looks to help customers manage ads  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Business-software provider Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new service that allows its customers to create and manage search-engine marketing campaigns …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Plot your Google Earth progress on your UMPC
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Ina Fried / CNET
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
EchoStar Loses Court Ruling On Some TV Transmissions
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
FinePrint changes the way I print.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Prodded by Dave and Frank, I just tried looking at NYTimesriver …
Discussion: ALLIED, Technovia and Know It All
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HiPAD II: Korea's 10.4-inch answer to the cPC
Will O'Brien / Engadget:
How-To: Run your own network wiring
Discussion: Download Squad and Lifehacker
Larry Angell / iLounge:
Dell quietly exits digital music player market
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Pinger, a pretty cool vmail service