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5:20 AM ET, August 25, 2006


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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Office 2.0, elastic compute clouds, Sony batteries and more...  This week on The Dan & David Show, David is vacationing with family in Maine, so I fly solo, but with a special guest in studio.  Ismael Ghalimi is the co-founder and CEO of Intalio, an open source business process management company and the author of the IT Redux blog.
Sergey Schetinin / Rich Web:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Slashdot
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Amazon's Virtual Computer
Discussion: Oliver Thylmann
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Windows Live testing video search  —  Windows is working on some interesting new features in their beta search service, most notably video search.  It's not on the front page yet, but on the section of the site ironically missing the word beta on its logo:
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Live's New Video Search and UI (Beta)  —  Last night I was alerted to a new Beta Video Search and UI for Live Search.  It's still definitely in beta, but it shows a lot of promises with loads of additional features.  I tested all of these sites with Firefox on both WinXP and OS X and to some extent on IE6 …
Yahoo! Search blog:
It's a Flickr Moment!  —  We've all had moments in our lives when we wished we had our cameras around to capture a perfect sunset, an amusing cloud shape in the sky, or a candid shot of our friends, family or pets.  That's why Flickr is so great.  It is full of these moments - as seen through the eyes of the world.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Yahoo! inches Flickr into search
Dan Warne / apc:
Microsoft cuts ANOTHER feature: full HD playback in 32bit Vista goes  —  Microsoft revealed today that no 32-bit versions of Windows Vista will be able to play back "next generation high definition protected content" (translation - studio-released BluRay and HD-DVD movies).
Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Clarifying Windows Vista Support of Protected HD Content in 32-bit Systems  —  The community is buzzing with reactions to APC Magazine's article regarding playback of protected High Definition content in 32-bit versions of Windows Vista.  However, the information shared was incorrect …
MySpace: The Magazine  —  Social-Networking Site in Talks With 'Nylon' to Create Title  —  NEW YORK ( — Hey MySpace kids: Want to read a magazine?  If you answered yes, you may be in luck.  MySpace is actively considering whether to launch an ink-on-paper magazine to complement …
Discussion: and Mashable!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
AOL to offer video from all the big guys  —  that it has finalized deals to offer download to own deals with 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros.  Home Entertainment Group through  AOL will now distribute content from all 6 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
AOL Scores Movie Deals
Discussion: Business Wire and IP Democracy
Colin Barker / ZDNet:
Firefox welcomes Microsoft's offer of help … Mozilla has accepted Microsoft's offer of help in porting Firefox to Vista, but some issues still need to be ironed out  —  Mozilla has accepted Microsoft's offer of help towards ensuring interoperability between Firefox and the upcoming Vista operating system.
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
Experts make robotic welly wanger  —  The eccentric British sport of hurling wellington boots has been given a mechanical makeover by scientists at Aberystwyth University.  —  More commonly known as welly wanging, experts have built a machine capable of propelling a welly up to 262ft (80m).
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gizmodo UK, Engadget and Slashdot
Marc Weber Tobias / Engadget:
The Lockdown: Locked, but not secure (Part I)  —  Noted security expert Marc Weber Tobias contributes a new column, The Lockdown, exposing the shoddy security you may depend on.  —  The Bump Key: A new old threat to the security of mechanical locks  —  The most popular locking mechanism …
Discussion: Slashdot
Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
Mass. to use Microsoft Office in ODF plan  —  Massachusetts will begin using OpenDocument as the default document format later this year as planned, but it will be sticking with Microsoft Office in the near term, the state's top technology executive said.  —  As expected, Louis Gutierrez …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Slashdot
Jeff / Digital Destiny:
PBS to Run Commercials Online, including at PBS Kids site.  Doesn't it know there soon won't be a real difference between the Web and TV?  —  PBS intends to run online advertising this fall at its website.  The so-called non-commercial network says it seeks to benefit from the …
Discussion: and Newsome.Org
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