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Robert Scoble, the king of mindless time-wasting afternoon desktop entertainment — at least for me — blogs a denial of senior Forbes staffer Dan Lyons's claim that PodTech, Scoble's employer, is shutting down soon. As Scobleizer correctly fumes, had Lyons posted the rumor for his mag instead of on his semi-fictional blog, he would've been forced to at least call someone at PodTech for a reaction first. Still, Scoble's wrong when he claims I propagated the rumor because I "compete" with him. Robert, you're one of my best free content providers. Don't ever go!