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6:25 PM ET, May 31, 2006

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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 …
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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.
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?
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
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Mike / Techdirt:
Forget Astroturf, Fake Net Neutrality Commenters Popping Up Like Weeds
David H. Holtzman / Business Week:
The DVD War Against Consumers  —  Makers of new DVD players are going too far in copyright protection efforts, but buyers needn't take it lying down  —  Having grown tired of one war, we're on the eve of another, complete with alliances, secret codes, and laser beams.
Discussion: Techdirt and Gearlog
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symantec.com:
Symantec Names Genesis "Norton 360"  —  New All-in-One Consumer Security Service Builds Toward Security 2.0 Vision  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 31, 2006 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its upcoming consumer PC security service will be branded Norton 360.
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mcafee.com:
Content  —  New, Easiest to Use Security Platform Features …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Today @ PC World
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
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.
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 …
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
SixApart To Launch Comet, Renamed Vox, on June 1  —  San Francisco based SixApart, which owns the Typepad, MovableType and LiveJournal blogging platforms, will start letting users test their new Vox (formerly Comet) hosted blogging platform on Thursday, June 1.
Cynthia Brumfield / ipdemocracy.com:
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.
business-standard.com:
TutorVista get $ 2 mn funding from Sequoia  —  TutorVista.com, the online web-based internet and consumer services firm which offers "education and test prep" services, has secured a $2 million series A funding from the global venture capital fund Sequoia Capital, according to K Ganesh, founder chairman.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and VC Ratings
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LogoWorks Redesign and Discount Code  —  Utah-based Logoworks, which just relaunched a major new user interface, has an innovative and inexpensive way of creating corporate and other logos for customers.  They outsource the project to interested and pre-approved designers who come up with design concepts.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redfin To Change the Rules of Real Estate Sales  —  Seattle based Redfin is making two major announcements today.  —  First, they've closed an $8 million Series B round of financing, from Vulcan Capital, BEV Capital and Madrona Venture Group.  This follows a (roughly) $1m Series A round in January 2006.
Dan Milmo / Guardian:
Net advertising 'to overtake national newspapers'  —  The internet will overtake national newspapers in the battle for advertising spending in the UK by the end of the year, it was predicted yesterday.  GroupM, which accounts for about 30% of global media buying, says in a report …
 
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