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5:40 AM ET, September 11, 2006

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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Microsoft Max and You  —  Important note: If you hate Microsoft, aren't a developer, etc, hit the next blog entry, nothing to see here.  —  Important note 2: I used to work for Microsoft, good comments, I'm an unpaid shill, bad comments I'm a sour grapes, ex-employee, feel free to pick either.
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Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Living a Virtual Life  —  Is World of Warcraft a game, or is it a harbinger of virtual realities that we all might inhabit?  Only a Night Elf knows for sure.  —  Two years into the history of World of Warcraft-an online game that accommodates 7 million players around the world …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Joint Statement of Podcasting Organizations and Podcasters on the Proposed Wipo Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasts and Broadcasting Organizations Presented to 15th Session of Wipo Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  —  We, the undersigned individuals and organizations …
Discussion: Scripting News and BizPodcasting
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
URGENT: Podcasters act now to stop anti-podcasting UN treaty!
Discussion: A View from the Isle
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?  —  Jason Calacanis says in an AOL memo he's posted that his model for Netscape has been vindicated by the recent conflagration at Digg and rapid growth of page views at Netscape.  He says recent events are proving that top contributors …
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Netscape Update (the internal memo)  —  I sent this internal note to a bunch of folks at AOL earlier today... sort of an update on the state of Netscape and what we've learned about the 1, 19, and 80%.  After thinking about it for 27 seconds I realized that this is the kind of stuff I used …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?  —  Every so often a mod comes along that's so intricate, so amazing, so over the top, that words simply don't do it justice (but we'll try anyway).  Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop is one such mod.  Having garnered no small amount of fame …
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley  —  It was supposed to be an easygoing celebration of a coronation.  In early 2005, after Mark Hurd had been chosen to be Hewlett-Packard's new chief executive officer, he and his wife joined chairman of the board Patricia Dunn and her husband at the Marin County home of director Tom Perkins.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and Scobleizer
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen  —  We've all seen the complaints about .Mac from every corner of the internets.  Our own Dave Caolo posted a fantastic editorial covering .Mac's slow death, but he isn't the only one tossing a vote into the hat.
Discussion: seattleduck and digg
natrium42.com:
IDE to NDS Connection  —  I was busy the past couple of months, so this is the first post after a long while.  —  To get back to hardware development, I decided to do a quick IDE to GBAMP (GBA Movie Player v2) hack.  I also took a few pictures for the few people interested in doing this (at their own risk)
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, I4U News and Slashdot
BBC:
Top prize for 'light' inventor  —  A Japanese scientist who invented environmentally friendly sources of light has been awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize.  —  Professor Shuji Nakamura was given the 1m Euro (£680,000) prize at a ceremony in Helsinki, Finland.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Preview: Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"  —  Culver City (CA) - Intel's first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab.  Several weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press …
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
World Internet Penetration Now 16% - Asia Growing Fast!  —  The latest internetworldstats.com statistics show that worldwide Internet penetration has increased to 16.0%, largely thanks to Asia.  About 3 months ago when I last posted on this, the worldwide penetration was 15.7%.
John Naughton / Observer:
Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith  —  Well, the long wait is nearly over.  Microsoft's elephantine parturition has produced an heir.  Last week the company distributed 'Release Candidate 1' (RC1) of Vista, the new incarnation of Windows, to about 5 million favoured customers.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo
Warren St. John / New York Times:
When Information Becomes T.M.I.  —  IF there is a single quality that separates those in their late teens and early 20's from previous generations of young people, it is a willingness bordering on compulsion to broadcast the details of their private lives to the general public.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
James Bannan / apc:
Vista's account protection: one click and it's gone  —  Recently we've been discovering some of the downsides of User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista.  One of the things we found was how easy it is to turn off completely.  —  David Flynn mentioned in a previous article a tool called TweakVista …
 
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James Galbraith / Macworld:
Macworld Lab: Core changes boost iMac's speed
Discussion: Engadget and digg
Doug Caverly / Internet Security News:
Trojan Horse Discovered On Samsung Site
Prof. Andrew McAfee / Andrew McAfee:
Enterprise 2.0 Inclusionists and Deletionists
Ageitgey / Uninnovate:
Amazon Spends Over A Year Developing Movie Download Service …
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Cricket Godfather Talks Podcasting
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How AOL Ruined Email
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Why the iPod is losing its cool
 

 
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