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1:25 PM ET, September 3, 2006

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
An interview with VC Paul Graham of YCombinator  —  Paul Graham believes we're not in a bubble, that startups shouldn't worry about their business models and the best companies are the ones with potential to kill old monopolies.  Graham is a partner at YCombinator, a Mountain View venture capital firm …
Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Modern Times: False alarm with nutso DRM  —  It turns out that I when I tried to burn Modern Times, I just ran into an incredibly unhelpful user interface telling me that "burning was disabled" for a bunch of tracks..." But it wasn't due to DRM.  —  Posted on Saturday 2 September 2006
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
myTunes: the simplified iTunes DRM stripper for Windows
Lisa Gade / mobiletechreview.com:
Palm Treo 700wx for Sprint  —  When the Treo 700w on Verizon came out at the beginning of January 2006, it made quite a stir since it was the first Windows Mobile rather than Palm OS Treo.  The Palm OS Treo line had nearly defined the PDA phone market with it's great ergonomics, ease of use and cross-platform syncing ability.
Discussion: Engadget
AppleInsider:
Apple settles iTunes software interface lawsuit  —  Apple Computer has settled a lawsuit filed by a Vermont-based business owner who claimed the iPod maker stole his software interface design and used it to create iTunes.  —  The terms of the deal, which were reached following a 15-hour negotiating session …
Discussion: Slashdot
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Mike / Techdirt:
Apple Settles Yet Another iTunes Interface Patent Suit
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Google to Give Data To Brazilian Court  —  Google Inc., which refused in the past year to hand over user search data to U.S. authorities fighting children's access to pornography, said yesterday that it was complying with a Brazilian court's orders to turn over data that could help identify users accused …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
MySpace to sell music from nearly 3 million bands  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - MySpace, the wildly popular online teen hangout, said on Friday it will make its first move into the digital music business by selling songs from nearly 3 million unsigned bands.  —  MySpace is the latest company …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Welcome to MySpace Records
ResourceShelf:
Yet Another Day and More Google Domain Names,  —  Garett has discovered some newly registered domains from guess who, Google.  It's a busy time.  More new domains here, here, and here.  Garett's post and commentary (always insightful) is here.  GoogleArchives.com is one of the domains.
Daniel Greenberg / Washington Post:
The Buzz on Quieter Computers  —  Sometimes, it's the smallest noises that can be most annoying — like crickets chirping outside your bedroom window in the middle of the night.  —  Or those buzzing, roaring, humming and rattling noises that come from inside your computer.
Discussion: StrayPackets
Clocke / all noise all the time:
you snooze, you win  —  z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z...  But seriously, folks, you owe it to yourself to check out this hot new — and hysterical — Web 2.0 parody site, The New New Internet.  I was Rolling on the Floor Laughing My F**k*** Ass Off.  Favorite line: "Gain a Deep, Non-Technical Understanding of Web 2.0." …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Archive Search  —  The first thing I thought of when I saw domains like google-archivesearch.com (registered Friday) was the WayBackMachine.  If my gut instinct is correct, it won't be long before Google launches a similar service that lets us peer into the history of the web.
Al W / Tech Digest:
IFA 2006: USRobotics Skype DECT Phone  —  Yet another company is joining the race to get every home using Skype.  This is USRobotics' Skype compatible USR9630 cordless phone.  It has one obvious flaw already - other companies, such as Philips, are cutting out the middle man and making DECT Skype phones that work independent of a PC.
Discussion: Webtown and Gadgetell
VoIP Blog:
Alcatel Acquires 3G Assets from Nortel  —  Today Nortel announced it has shed its 3G UMTS radio access assets and sold them to Alcatel.  On a conference call with financial analysts and the media, Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski was quick to point out that his company remains committed …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
An Open Challenge to David Maynor and Jon Ellch  —  When I play poker, I will occasionally place or call bets that I expect to lose.  Sometimes it's a simple matter of pot odds — a bet that's a mathematically sound long shot.  Occasionally, though, I'll throw away money on a bad bet simply because I want to see an opponent's cards.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet  —  September is here and maybe you or someone in your household-you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?-might be in the market for some back to school technology.  Here's a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Jobs might deliver a keynote, updated MacBook Pros on September 12th?  —  Egads, the rumor engine has caught on fire and September 12th is to blame: HardMac cites anonymous sources (i.e. - take it with a grain of salt) that Steve Jobs still won't be present in Paris for the upcoming Apple Expo …
Discussion: digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Sony Mylo  —  Holy hot damn, we got us a Mylo up in this piece.  Yes, unfortunately it's only a late prototype (we haven't actually heard of anyone getting a final production unit yet) but here she is, Sony's ever-hopeful ace in the hole to get a foothold in the pockets …
Discussion: PSP Fanboy
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VentureBeat is back  —  We launched early yesterday morning, but an overwhelming spike in traffic, a subsequent server crash and no fallback combined to shut down the Web site for a whole day.  —  We've learned some lessons.  —  1) It is hard to launch a start-up.
Discussion: PR 2.0 and Bloggers Blog
Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
About a Chap  —  Once upon a time, there was a chap who liked computers, databases, and cool little widgets that can be displayed in a web browser.  He started writing about it, gave it yet-another-two-dot-zero-name that people could make fun of, and got a couple more chaps reading what he had to write about it.
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ElisaC / Worker Bees Blog:
Conference organizers make my head explode
Discussion: Anne 2.0 and Message
 
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Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Still waiting for the World's Incumbent Telephone Companies …
Discussion: Aswath Weblog and VoIP Watch
MSN Search's WebLog:
Windows Live QnA beta goes public!
Lifehacker:
Make your own "official" seal
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Meet Zazoox, a new Internet café gaming kiosk
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
A Day of Google  —  I love working from my kitchen table …
Discussion: digg
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dailywireless.org:
Samsung's 4G  —  Fourth-generation wireless technology (4G) …
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Still Feels Entitled To Scour Everyone's Hard Drives
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Hackers crack Apple, Microsoft music codes
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trailfire: Building Vannevar's Memex
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Partystrands aims to be Last.fm + Digg for the jukebox
Discussion: GigaOM and digg