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9:35 AM ET, June 5, 2006


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Ilse Jurriën / Lets Go Digital:
Sony Alpha 100  —  Sony Alpha 100 : Since Sony and Konica Minolta announced that Konica Minolta consigned their camera service operations for Konica Minolta, Konica Minolta brand cameras and related equipment to Sony, the news of a Sony digital SLR camera is a hot topic among digital SLR camera enthusiasts.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Sony Alpha 100  —  Get Weekly Digital Camera News and Tips via our Email Newsletter  —  We are hearing information today that the Sony Alpha DSLR that we've previously mentioned will be called the Sony Alpha 100.  It will be a 10.2 megapixel camera with the following specifications if the information we've been emailed today is true.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
On a Russian Site, Cheap Songs With a Backbeat of Illegality  —  PARIS, June 2 — Rising consumer popularity is turning, a music downloading service based in Moscow, into a global Internet success story, but with a catch.  The site may well be illegal.
Jon's Radio:
Earth to Google PR  —  A Google developer and API evangelist, P., invites me to take a look at a new API.  I reply that, instead, I'd like to discuss the GData APIs.  P. thanks me for my interest in GData, and promises to try to connect me with someone.  —  A couple of days later I hear from S., on Google's "communication team."
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Limited Appeal?  Sell Songs Online  —  Record companies often issue collections of the B-sides and soundtrack contributions of popular acts; Rhino Entertainment, a division of Warner Music Group, is once again faced with a band whose regular albums never sold very well.
Apple software logs out of India  —  BANGALORE: The company that redefined the way we listen to music has decided to call it quits in India.  Apple, known for its popular iPods, is pulling out its software development and support operations in India.  —  The company had commenced operations …
Apple nixes off-shore support in India
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
PS3 hardware slow and broken  —  In words and pictures  —  AFTER BREAKING THE news to me about PS3 RSX speeds earlier on the flight to Japan, my row-mate said 'if you think that's interesting, wait till you see this.  Cell is hurting, badly'.  —  For those of you that believe in religions …
Discussion: Slashdot
Nicole C. Wong / Mercury News:
HP cuts back on telecommuting  —  SOME KEY WORKERS WILL HAVE TO COME TO OFFICE OR FIND NEW JOBS  —  Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley company known for pioneering flexible work arrangements four decades ago, is canceling telecommuting for a key division of the company.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Acme Packet, Another VoIPO  —  With all the attention focused on the Vonage's initial public offering, it just might be the beginning of a steady and long line of VoIPOs (aka Voice over IP public offerings.)  Acme Packet, a Burlington, Massachusetts has just filed its registration statement …
Stan Beer /
Adobe yet to explain why no PDF in Microsoft Office  —  Microsoft has born the brunt of criticism for its massive domination of the computer desktop since the release of Windows 95.  For once, however, it is not Microsoft that has some explaining to do.  Microsoft's decision not to include …
Cease and Desist defining Web 2.0  —  Jeff Clavier and Paul Kedrosky note that the chmod 777 definition of 'web 2.0' is coming back into fashion.  As Jeff nicely put it: … The chmod 777 meme got picked up recently by Tim Bray, who pointed to IBMer James Snell's definition a year ago.
Discussion: Scripting News and
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
The Video Game Goes Minimalist: Nintendo Comes Full Circle  —  SOME new media, like the Internet and cellphones, begin life in a niche, as curiosities even, before becoming everyday elements of mainstream culture.  Others evolve in the opposite direction.  —  Think about video games.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:  —  Well, the inevitable is starting to happen - a few new web startups are starting to close up shop as they find that building an application is a lot easier than getting users to try it out, and keep coming back., an Ajax home page, has folded.
Thomas F. Anglero / Telecom's Tsunami:
The End of Telecom; The Emergence of Utilicom  —  For as long as I have been involved in VoIP (1994), I have been one of the guilty souls who have declared from the highest mountain top that Telecom was coming to an end due to the latest flavor of disruptive technologies, companies, regulations …
Discussion: EuroTelcoblog
Kathleen Day / Washington Post:
Vonage in Predicament After Public Offering  —  Imagine being chief executive of a high-technology company and having to choose between alienating a relatively small group of shareholders who also happen to be the firm's customers or a much larger group of shareholders who aren't.
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Brian Garrity / Reuters:
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Firefox Commenting Extensions
Discussion: TechBlog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
How eBay Makes Regulations Disappear
Discussion: IP Democracy
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Internet Phones: Please Wait for the Next Available Opportunity
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MacBook gaming: A graphics concern?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Cringingly blurry pics reveal Microsoft's "iPod killer"?