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8:25 AM ET, October 9, 2006

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Mike / CrunchNotes:
I've Had A Long Weekend  —  I spent my weekend in Washington D.C. at the Online News Association Conference.  Going was a pain - I had to fly my father in to watch my dog, and yet another weekend was spent away from home.  But I wanted to go because the organizers said I'd be welcome …
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Staci / paidContent.org:
@ ONA: Making Noise, Yes.  Sense?  I have a lot left to write about from ONA but it just wasn't a live blogging kind of day.  To boot, I was late to the last panel of the weekend — traditionally dubbed a "super session — and will have to listen to a recording to fill in the gap.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
More on the PayPerPost Debate (or "Tim Draper where are you!?!?!)  —  Pete Wright of PayPerPost tries to defend the covert and deceptive marketing platform he is building at PayPerPost on his blog.  I respond in his comments, but also wanted to post my thoughts here as well.
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Pete Wright / Strange new worlds …:
Jason Calacanis and PayPerPost  —  So, the mighty Jason Calacanis decided to comment on my blog.  Rather than reply with a comment and risk it getting buried, let's address his points publicly here.  —  I have no ads on my site and nothing to gain by going after PayPerPost.
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Boom years are over for new chip makers, but experience and a good idea can go far  —  It's getting harder to start chip companies, but venture capitalists are still making bets on seasoned entrepreneurs in the industry that is the bedrock of Silicon Valley.
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Michael Robertson calls out Zune as biggest flop of 2007  —  In our line of work we hear a lot of noise from the talking heads day in and out, but we can't help biting down on this latest hook courtesy of Michael Robertson.  The anti-tech-powerexec is known for founding MP3.com, Lindows / Linspire …
Discussion: Voidstar: blog and digg
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
A Quick and Dirty UMA Primer  —  There appears to be a ton of interest in UMA Technology as well as some confusion about the difference between a WLAN enabled handset (one with a WiFi radio as well as GSM/GPRS) and a UMA/Dual Mode handset which also sports the WiFi-GSM/GPRS Radio configuration …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Signal to Noise
Niero / Destructoid:
Attack of the jaggies in Wii Call of Duty 3  —  IGN has posted a batch of new Call of Duty 3 images running on Wii hardware ... and only if you are a graphics whore (and I know some of you are), you are going to have a field day with this.  This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone …
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Steven Johnson / New York Times:
The Long Zoom  —  Most eras have distinct "ways of seeing" that end up defining the period in retrospect: the fixed perspective of Renaissance art, the scattered collages of Cubism, the rapid-fire cuts introduced by MTV and the channel-surfing of the 80's.  Our own defining view …
Discussion: David Card and reBang weblog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
GreedTube Awaits Call from YouTube's Lawyers  —  GreedTube is another new service that's allowing users to embed YouTube videos and share a portion of the ad revenue when visitors view those clips on the site.  This is a similar model to Flixya, although the latter also supports Metacafe …
Discussion: rev2.org
Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:
Tower couldn't ride Web's wave  —  Chain failed to adapt as Net downloads chipped away at its brick-and-mortar revenue.  —  Story appeared in BUSINESS section, Page D1  —  Tower Records' store at 16th Street and Broadway was part of the bankruptcy auction that ends Russ Solomon's run in the music business.
Karen Wickre / Official Google Blog:
About that fake post  —  A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we've discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test.  The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed.  As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule …
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
PMC200, the newest media player from Sweden  —  With Jens of Sweden knocked out (although it still has an active website, the company hasn't released a new product in over eight months), it looks like Swedish Valei Computer may be poised to claim the crown of the Swedish portable media industry.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Tech Digest
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia's aeon "full surface screen" cellphone concept  —  Nokia's research and development team have kicked it up a gear with an attractive "aeon" concept phone showing up in the R&D section of the company's website.  The most prominent design feature of aeon is a touchscreen that stretches …
Discussion: Forever Geek and digg
Tropicaljantie / Watching, testing …:
From Russia with love... Did Russian Hackers overtake in effect Chinese Hackers in the race to reverse engineer the Skype.exe ?  This time it's not a hoax or an unfulfilled promise.  Here is the QtSkype4.exe.  —  I just picked this up from my anonymous contacts... Basically I got a sneak preview …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Arvind / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Single Sign-on is On!  —  The long wait for a unified Zoho sign-in is finally over.  This post is about how to get the best out of Zoho Single Sign-on or Zoho Accounts - one of the major milestones to happen at Zoho.  All the existing users and new users registering with Zoho can now access …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Office Evolution
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zoho Adds Single Sign On Across Online Suite
Discussion: AccMan, VentureBeat and Zoli's Blog
 
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