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9:10 PM ET, May 31, 2006


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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Vonage Customers Irked as Stock Deal Hits a Snag  —  Firm Says It Won't Charge Buyers for Botched Trades  —  Vonage Holdings Inc. hoped to show its Internet telephone customers how much it valued them by making many eligible to buy shares in the company's public offering last week.
New York Times:
Vonage Moves to Reassure Nervous Investors  —  Vonage, tarred by a disastrous initial public offering last week, is scrambling to reassure investors.  The company, which provides Internet phone service, said yesterday that it would reimburse the bankers who handled the sale if any Vonage customers refused …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Hello, you've reached Vonage Investor Relations; please leave a message (Mailbox full)  —  It was supposed to be one of the hottest initial public offerings of the year, but like so much in the company's history, Vonage's IPO was more stumble than soar (see "Sure, I remember Vonage ... what'd they do again?").
Inside AdSense Team / Inside AdSense:
Introducing the AdSense API beta  —  If you're a web developer or host, now you can generate more revenue and improve your service with the new AdSense API.  The AdSense API is a free beta service that allows you to integrate AdSense into your website offerings.  —  What can I do with the AdSense API?
Maya Roney / Forbes:
AMD-ATI Merger Looks Likely  —  Advanced Micro Devices may be looking to buy graphics company ATI Technologies, a move that would benefit the overall graphics industry, according to RBC Capital Markets.  —  "The synergies of this seem consistent with the recent announcements by AMD …
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front:
Astro-Spam  —  The Abstract Factory flags something I've begun to notice when I periodically go through our comments to weed out spam: our posts about network neutrality have begun to get a steady stream of highly generic supportive comments: see here, here, here, and here, for example.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Mike / Techdirt:
Forget Astroturf, Fake Net Neutrality Commenters Popping Up Like Weeds
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Microsoft launches security for Windows  —  SEATTLE - Security software makers, the 800-pound gorilla has landed.  Microsoft Corp. was to announce Wednesday that it is releasing software that aims to better protect people who use its Windows operating system from Internet attacks.
Microsoft:   Microsoft Offers All-in-One PC Care for Consumers With Windows Live OneCare
Thomas Mennecke / Raided - Servers Seized  —  In their native Sweden, enjoyed a level of immunity from copyright prosecution rarely seen in the file-sharing world.  Often defiant in the face of those wishing to enforce their intellectual property rights …
McAfee Set to Deliver Next-Generation Consumer Security Service  —  New, Easiest to Use Security Platform Features Comprehensive Protection Including Latest Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Breakthrough Threat Prevention Technologies  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee …
Discussion: and Today @ PC World
Symantec Names Genesis "Norton 360"
Chris Pirillo:
Web 2.0: I Told You So  —  I love to say it: I told you so.  Many moons ago, I exclaimed that "Web 2.0″ was nothing more than a conference.  Today, I've been proven right to a fault.  It was just a matter of time before this came and bit all the "Web 2.0″ evangelists in the ass.
Alan Stafford / PC World:
The 100 Best Products of the Year  —  Powerful computers, handy services, tiny utilities, mammoth HDTVs—our editors' top picks include all these and a whole lot more.  Plus: the worst products of all time.  —  You know how many new-product pitches we get every year?
Patrick Baltatzis / Business 2.0:
Searching for the Google of cell phones  —  Can startups like 4Info and Promptu challenge the Web search giants in the mobile market?  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - On the Web, Google may have search all wrapped up.  But search on cell phones is still a wide-open …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Negroponte's now $130 PC due in April 2007  —  Nicholas Negroponte showed off the latest prototypes of the fabled $100 PC.  It's not longer a $100 PC, however.  The ruggedized, two pound Linux desktop (Fedora) system, with mesh networking will sell for about $130 to $140 (san shipping) to governments starting in April 2007.
Discussion: Naked Conversations
Cynthia Brumfield /
Ed Whitacre: No Packet Prioritization for Us  —  AT&T Chairman Ed Whitacre spoke this morning at Sanford C. Bernstein and Company's Strategic Decisions Conference and raised more questions than he answered.  Along with the usual optimistic assessment of the company's future, Whitacre addressed two hot-button topics for AT&T.
Michael Grebb / Wired News:
Neutral Net?  Who Are You Kidding?  —  WASHINGTON — "Net neutrality" could be the most potent rallying cry for internet regulation in years.  —  It's also something of a surprise.  Six months ago, few outside of internet policy wonk circles were aware of the issue.
Discussion: Mary's Blog
CNN, Cartoon Network sue Cablevision over DVR plan  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. networks CNN and Cartoon Network have sued Cablevision Systems Corp. in an attempt to block the cable operator's plans to roll out a network-based digital video recorder service.
Discussion: Engadget and IP Democracy
James Temperton /
Cubed⊃3; Exclusive |  Nintendo Wii to Launch on November 6th in USA  —  Rest of world to see console during surrounding weeks...  According to an industry source speaking to Cubed⊃3;, the Nintendo Wii is set to launch in the "Thanksgiving period in the USA" (Thanksgiving falls …
Discussion: Kotaku and 4 color rebellion
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Discussion: Raph's Website and Kotaku
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's Semel: We aggregate, we don't have a point of view
TutorVista get $ 2 mn funding from Sequoia
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Microsoft Considering eBay Takeover?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell XPS M2010 gets official
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadgetell
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Tom Brennan / Forbes:
Disney Decides To Download
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redfin To Change the Rules of Real Estate Sales
Dan Milmo / Guardian:
Net advertising 'to overtake national newspapers'
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Reader feedback on bizarre no-link spam
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Gadgetopia
David H. Holtzman / Business Week:
The DVD War Against Consumers
Discussion: Techdirt and Gearlog
Sean Michael Kerner /
Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
SixApart To Launch Comet, Renamed Vox, on June 1