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11:15 AM ET, May 27, 2006


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Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
Apple Loses Bid to Unmask Bloggers' Sources  —  A California appeals court has smacked down Apple's legal assault on bloggers and their sources, finding that the company's efforts to subpoena e-mail received by the publishers of Apple Insider and runs contrary to federal law …
Denise / Bag and Baggage:
Apple v. Does Decision Issued  —  The Petition for writ of mandate and/or prohibition in Apple v. Does (a.k.a. O'Grady v. Superior Court) was granted today, in a 69-page published decision (PDF).  This must mean good news for the Petitioners (that link takes you to the EFF page describing …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
On the Apple decision  —  A very simple editorial on yesterday's decision by the Sixth District Court of Appeals that bloggers are entitled to the same protection as print journalists; that a rich corporation can't control the bloggers that cover it.  —  1. The day a U.S. court comes …
Apple v. Does  —  April 20 Hearing Before Court of Appeals:  —  EFF Stands Up for Online Journalists' Rights in Apple v. Does  —  » Frequently Asked Questions about this case  —  In December 2004, Apple filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara county against unnamed individuals …
Mike / Techdirt:   Appeals Court Explains To Apple That Bloggers Are Journalists Too
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Can anyone own "Web 2.0?"  —  O'Reilly Media have taken a ton of criticism for attempting to enforce a service mark against a nonprofit group in Ireland that wanted to have "Web 2.0" conference.  O'Reilly exec Dale Dougherty coined the term Web 2., and O'Reilly used it for a line …
Announcing IE7+  —  With the release of Windows Vista Beta 2, I want to announce that we will be naming the version of IE7 in Windows Vista "Internet Explorer 7+".  While all versions of IE7 are built from the same code base, there are some important differences in IE7+ …
Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future  —  This week, our editors have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future", from solar powered LEDs to memory LCD screens, it's all here.  Which ones are your favorites?  —  10. Citizen's Memory LCD
Tim Arango / New York Post:
TALKS COOL BETWEEN MICROSOFT AND EBAY  —  May 26, 2006 — For several weeks Microsoft has been in discussions about a possible acquisition of online auctioneer eBay, The Post has learned.  —  According to multiple sources close to the matter, Microsoft has considered buying eBay and merging …
Blackberry-killer plans leaked  —  Data-only clamshell nears launch  —  A HIGHLY-PLACED mole in a North American company has attempted to leak details of a data only clamshell to the INQ.  The device is intended as a mass market version of the original RIM Blackberry.
Brian Williams / MSNBC:
Steve Jobs: Iconoclast and salesman  —  Apple founder's newest store wows fans in Manhattan … NEW YORK -  —  Brian Williams  —  If Steve Jobs is synonymous with Apple, then the new glass cube rising up out of the Midtown Manhattan streets is a monument to Steve Jobs.  —  Brian Williams: Is this your Model T?
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
Video ads: Your questions answered  —  A couple of days ago, we launched click-to-play video ads.  We thought we'd follow up with answers to some of your top questions: … Google will host the video, and it is user-initiated, so it will not slow down your site and you will not have to pay for the bandwidth.
Ravi / All about Linux:
First impressions of Picasa - Google's first rate Graphics suite for Linux  —  Today, Google did something which would gladden the hearts of thousands of GNU/Linux users - well atleast those who are not as rigid in outlook about GPL any way.  That is they finally released a version of Picasa for Linux.
USA Today:
Feds cut off phone tax after 108 years  —  A pesky, century-old tax on your phone bill is finally being put to rest.  —  The Treasury Department said Thursday that it will no longer collect a 3% federal excise tax on long-distance calls and would refund about $15 billion to taxpayers.
Discussion: raving lunacy
Mike / Techdirt:
Recording Industry Still Trying To Shut Down  —  from the damn-them-for-selling-a-product- customers-want dept  —  Last week there was all sorts of concern from online music buyers, because the Russian download music store was offline for a few days.
Dan Tynan / PC World:
The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time  —  These products are so bad, they belong in the high-tech hall of shame.  —  At PC World, we spend most of our time talking about products that make your life easier or your work more productive.  But it's the lousy ones that linger in our memory long …
John Tokash / John Tokash's Blog:
TabletKiosk eo Battery Fix  —  Here is an email from Martin at TabletKiosk.  Thanks, Martin, for keeping the heat on Amtek for us!!  —  Hello John,  —  We will be sending out a notification later today to all recipients of the initial unit.  The repair is hardware based and will require …
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