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6:35 AM ET, June 9, 2006


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Declan McCullagh / CNET
House rejects Net neutrality rules  —  update The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it.
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
Small Companies & Google Adsense is the future  —  I was poking around alexa today sites?cc=CA&ts_mode=country&lang= none and saw that Plentyoffish is now a top 30 site In Canada ahead of all other dating sites. SiteInfo.aspx? …
Discussion: Delicate Genius Blog
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
Think has second thoughts about IceRocket  —  Update from Blake at IceRocket: "Our LOI with Think Partnership expired, which does not mean the acquisition is off.  Their company is going through some changes and we are seeing how they play out.  Still in very close contact with those people …
Top 10 Strangest Clocks  —  Our editors have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Strangest Clocks" for your enjoyment.  Which ones are your favorites?  —  10. Cathode Ray Tube Clock  —  As the name implies, this interesting clock — developed by David Forbes — consists of a 3-inch cathode-ray oscilloscope …
Intel Tells Customers It Will Cut Prices by 60% to Gain Share  —  June 9 (Bloomberg) — Customers of Intel Corp. said the world's biggest computer-chip maker plans to reduce prices on Pentium processors by as much as 60 percent to reclaim market share from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Discussion: and TechBlog
Calling all productivity gurus- enter our new contest and win a full copy of MindManager 6!  —  Mobile tech and productivity go hand in hand since I firmly believe that the right technology can provide untold boosts to personal productivity.  The best way for someone to improve their habits …
Super Battery  —  Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours?  As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced.
Discussion: Gizmodo and
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification  —  As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Radley Balko / Fox News:
eBay Invites Internet Regulation, Backs Online Gambling Ban  —  Rep. Bob Goodlatte is in the process of pushing through Congress a bill that would "ban" Internet gambling.  I've previously explained why the bill is bad public policy.  —  But since that column, it has come to light …
Discussion: Techdirt
Sydney Morning Herald:
Killer products fail to show at Taipei IT fair  —  Computer manufacturers have so far failed to develop the next "killer" product for consumers despite desperate efforts in the face of stiff market competition, industry insiders say.  —  Asia's biggest information technology trade fair opened …
Discussion: Gizmodo and 21talks
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[corante] John Hagel  —  John Hagel has 15 mins to be "provocative."  [As always, I'm paraphrasing and will be getting things wrong.]  —  He says the big shift is from fighting for shelf space to fighting for attention.  —  Traditional marketing's principles are: Intercept customers …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Making virtual worlds more lifelike  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Ever played an online game like "World of Warcraft" or "EverQuest" and wished the expressions on your avatar's face looked more realistic or that it was easier to communicate with other players?  —  If so, then a team of researchers …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zooomr 2.0 Screenshots, New Features  —  Zooomr, the company launched by 17 year old Kristopher Tate (he's now 18) in March, will be releasing a new beta version 2.0 sometime around the end of June.  The biggest focus of the new release will be increased stability and speed …
Social Engineering, the USB Way  —  We recently got hired by a credit union to assess the security of its network.  The client asked that we really push hard on the social engineering button.  In the past, they'd had problems with employees sharing passwords and giving up information easily.
Discussion: Techdirt and Schneier on Security
USA Today:
iPods knock over beer mugs  —  That iPods are "in" on college campuses might not surprise you.  That Apple's portable music players are more popular than beer?  Now that's surprising.  —  Beer traditionally has had the biggest buzz with college students: Seventy-five percent consider drinking beer …
David Meyer / CNET
BT exec pins Google as 'our biggest threat'  —  LISBON, Portugal—Google is becoming BT's biggest competitor—that's the surprise assessment coming from the telecom giant's chief information officer.  —  Speaking at the Gigaworld IT conference here, CIO Al-Noor Ramji told delegates on Wednesday …
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Michel Marriott / New York Times:
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Cingular launches BlackBerry 7130c
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Anne Broache / CNET
Sen. Clinton: Feds must help parents on video games
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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
ADT Live?  —  I've been trying to avoid participating …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Soham / SnapStream Blog:
Beyond TV 4.3 Delivers More TV!
Discussion: PVRblog and PVR Wire
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Itiva: The video file transfer killer app?
Hotel: Put that 'CrackBerry' down, you addict!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Boing Boing and Gadgetopia
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Working Model of $100 Laptop Steals MITX Spotlight
Discussion: Slashdot
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Apple 13-inch MacBook
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Yahoo pours AJAX on photo service
Discussion: and Ajaxian
Wolfgang Gruener /
What appears to be a 1080p TV, may actually not be a 1080p TV
Discussion: Gizmodo and HD Beat
Tim Porter / First Draft:
Ethan Zuckerman / WorldChanging:
It's cute.  It's orange. …
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
AOL subscribers up in arms over e-mail ads
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Microsoft plans better disclosures of tool
Discussion: SuperGeek and