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4:45 PM ET, August 30, 2006

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Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Google Chief Schmidt Joins Apple As Director  —  Microsoft Rivals Could Collaborate in the Future  —  Apple Computer Inc. said yesterday that Google Inc. chief executive Eric E. Schmidt will join the company's board of directors, creating a bond between two technology powerhouses that compete fiercely with Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Jonathan Thaw / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Google's top exec joins Apple's board  —  Move signals closer ties between two companies  —  Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt was elected to the board of directors of Apple Computer Inc. at a meeting Tuesday, Apple said in a statement from its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
Valleywag:
Six effects of Eric Schmidt joining Apple's board  —  That naysayer Don Dodge, a member of Microsoft's Emerging Business Team, may have a whole impressive list of reasons that Google's CEO joining Apple's board of directors doesn't really change much.  Sure, he's got a point about no money changing hands …
Discussion: FactoryCity
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Download Books For Free From Google Book Search  —  Google is now offering free, downloadable versions of public domain books that you can find in Google Book search.  Unfortunately, there's no way to browse through a directory of books that are available.  However, you can keyword search for them easily, sort of.
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Expo and technical conference  —  The Web 2.0 Conference, launched in 2004, gave a name to the resurgence of the internet economy, and framed the ideas that are shaping that resurgence.  The second conference, and the paper I wrote for it last year, What is Web 2.0? …
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Trademark Redux  —  In conjunction with the announcement of the new Web 2.0 Expo and technical conference, I'm also pleased to report that CMP has agreed to narrow the scope of enforcement of the Web 2.0 trademark registration.  It will only seek to protect the Web 2. trademark …
Discussion: Open Culture
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
AT&T aims to build network for Ill. city  —  NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. is the lead candidate to build a citywide wireless network for Springfield, Ill., marking the company's first success in the developing market to blanket municipalities with ubiquitous Internet access.
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Culver City Forces Users to Waive Free Speech Rights
Discussion: Techdirt and Joho the Blog
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Will All of Us Get Our 15 Minutes On a YouTube Video?  —  If the data from YouTube are to believed, the world has a lot of explaining to do.  —  The video-sharing site doesn't make public much of the information it has about itself, such as a breakdown of the nationalities of its registered users.
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Comcast blacklists e-mail from online group  —  A decade before Microsoft released the first version of its Internet Explorer browser and nearly a generation before MySpace, The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, otherwise known as The WELL, was the place to be on the Internet.
Silicon Valley Watcher:
Congrats to Good Morning Silicon Valley...GUBA turns to cash in vid hosting wars...Danny Sullivan shocks SEO community...Office 2.0 is coming mid-October  —  Congrats to John Paczkowski from the San Jose Mercury's excellent Good Morning Silicon Valley for a finalist nomination …
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
USRobotics USR9630 Cordless Phone for Skype  —  USRobotics just launched a new cordless phone for Skype called the USR9630 Cordless Phone for Skype and the USR9631 Accessory Handset.  The USR9630 base station connects to both a traditional phone line and an available USB port on a PC running Skype.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Shop Talk, Ubergizmo and CrunchGear
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Geotagging - one day later  —  The First Day  —  When we were doing our projections for how many photos Flickr members would geotag, we though that we'd hit a million in the first month, maybe even as fast as two weeks.  Instead, 24 hours in, there were 1,234,384 geotagged photos …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Clip and Save Holds Its Own Against Point and Click  —  In an Internet age, it would seem to be a scene from the past.  But for Kristine Davis, as for millions of shoppers across the country, it remains a Sunday morning ritual: retrieving the newspaper from the driveway and quickly extracting the coupon inserts.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Mark Your Calendars for Voice 2.0: A Conference on the Future of Communications  —  On October 16th, Ottawa will play host to Voice 2.0, a conference which bills itself as a "day long voyage of discovery" into the evolution of the communications industry.  Genetically, this event …
Discussion: Telepocalypse and Realtime-VoIP
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add New Dimensions to Your Blog  —  One of the better posts I've seen recently is by Chris Pirillo writing about ways to eliminate the 'echo chamber'.  It's a post that I'm sure many bloggers will find a challenge (I know I did).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dave Winer Ponders Mobile  —  Dave Winer has turned his attention to making mobile content easier to deal with.  If you are the kind of person who's always reading websites on a mobile device and curse the slow load times, complete lack of formatting, and other problems, you'll want to save a few of these bookmarks on your phone.
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Go for Mobile Now Available for Windows Mobile Devices; Expands Reach of Service to Millions of Windows Mobile Devices Globally  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) has made its Yahoo! Go for Mobile service available for consumers to download onto Windows Mobile-powered phones.
Amelia Gentleman / New York Times:
Indian State to Bypass Microsoft 'Monopoly'  —  In a new attack on multinational corporations, the Communist government in India's southern state of Kerala is campaigning to eliminate Microsoft from use in public institutions, just weeks after it imposed a ban on Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Slashdot
 
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Doug Berger / Gadgetell:
Palm Treo 700wx document revealed
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and jkOnTheRun
Richard Lawler / HD Beat:
Sony Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p SXRD projector shown, dated and priced in Japan
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and HDBlog.net
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Grand alliances that are shaping Web 2.0
Emily / textually.org:
AMERICANS GET TEXTING AS SMS FINALLY CATCHES ON . YHEA!
Discussion: Business Filter and mopocket
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Epson launches three inkjets: R260, R380, and the RX580 all-in-one
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Will Sturgeon / silicon.com:
YouTube blunder: Egg on face for Cabinet Office
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Mac Pro Compatibility
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
Wiimote production issues? *UPDATE 2*
Discussion: Kotaku and PSP Fanboy
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
The mobile Internet: Are we there yet?
Richard Lawler / HD Beat:
Samsung BD-P1000 & 50GB Blu-ray incompatibility rumors continue
Discussion: Engadget, HDBlog.net and Neowin.net
CNET News.com:
AT&T hack exposes 19,000 identities
Brian Gorman / Motley Fool:
An Odd Buy for New York Times
DigiTimes:
Microsoft Taiwan: Xbox 360 external HD-DVD drives will not be available in Asia