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9:35 AM ET, September 25, 2006

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Young Internet Producers, Bankrolled, Are Seeking Act II  —  Silicon Valley is awash in serial entrepreneurs, those who start a company, run it for a while, and then after success, failure or something in between, move on and start again.  —  Jay Adelson, 36, and Kevin Rose, 29 …
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The Future of the Internet II  —  A survey of internet leaders, activists, and analysts shows that a majority agree with predictions that by 2020:  — A low-cost global network will be thriving and creating new opportunities in a "flattening" world.  — Humans will remain in charge of technology …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Googleyness: Inside The Google System  —  For some great weekend reading, check out this Fortune magazine article that gets inside the great Google brain.  Some extracts that I enjoyed...  Later in the article it states that Google has released "at least 83 full-fledged and test-stage products" …
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Payphone Warriors' call on New York streets  —  reporter's notebook NEW YORK—In this era of ubiquitous cell phones, I never imagined I'd be so excited about making a call from a pay phone.  —  But thanks to "Payphone Warriors," a game in the Come out and Play festival of street games …
Discussion: SMS Text News
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Pluggd to make podcasts chunkier, searchable  —  Seattle based podcast discovery and management service Pluggd is unveiling a major new feature at DEMO this weekend that combines speech recognition and semantic analysis to let users search for and skip to parts of an audio file that are related to topics of interest to them.
Discussion: Squash and Raw
net|log:
Google's dirty little secret  —  ... AND HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SEARCH ENGINE TRAFFIC  —  Most traffic to websites nowadays comes through search engines.  In Europe, this means mostly Google.  However, Google segments their traffic based on location.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and digg
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Making your blog popular through content  —  As a blogger one of your goals might be to become popular.  You might be able to do this by optimizing your blog or by using the diverse social mediums out there today.  These methods are great and can really boost your popularity, but they are usually not in your control.
Discussion: Listics and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
In Search Of The Valley: DVD movie released today  —  A new documentary on Silicon Valley premieres today on DVD.  It was directed by my friend Steve O'Hear, who I met over the Web earlier this year and now work with on my corporate blogging project called Micro Media Corp. 'In Search …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
MSFT Launching 'Digital Advertising Solutions'  —  At Advertising Week this week, Miscrosoft is announcing the launch of "Digital Advertising Solutions" and a media campaign to go with it.  It's an effort to bring together Microsoft's various properties into a unified platform …
Discussion: MSTechToday
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Farecast expands airfare predictions; just know when to use them.  —  Farecast, the start-up that predicts whether airfares are about to go up or down (earlier coverage here), has expanded predictions for 20 more airport destinations, bringing the total to 75 airports.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Attensa 2.0 reads feeds and multimedia in Outlook, for free  —  Enterprise RSS and Attention company Attensa has released version 2.0 of their plug-in for Outlook and there are a number of notable changes that have been made.  Most important, Attensa 2.0 is free.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
Evan Blass / Engadget:
With "pod" on lockdown, Apple goes after "podcast"  —  Now that Apple's lawyers have scared the pants off of small entrepreneurs selling products like the Profit Pod and TightPod — items that have nothing to with portable audio in any way, mind you — it seems that the next targets are companies …
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Roomba Vacuum  —  It finally happened, an off-the-shelf household robot that works and pays back even the early-adopter price.  —  For less than $200 you get a vacuum cleaner the size of coffee-table book (though round) which has robotic smarts and its own battery.  The main thing is, it works.
Discussion: Listics
 
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
MacBook wireless hack possibly much ado about nothing?
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Understanding DEMO  —  I've never been, but hear quite a bit …
Gizmodo:
Black Xbox 360 Coming?
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Cable VoIP calls clearer than landlines?
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Free CDX adventure game released with BBC tie-in
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