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10:25 AM ET, June 10, 2006


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Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
.NET Framework 3.0  —  When speaking to developers about WinFX one question that repeatedly comes up is, "WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?" .  NET Framework has becomes the most successful developer platform in the world.  Developers know and love .NET.
John Nichols /
House Rejects Net Neutrality  —  The First Amendment of the Internet - the governing principle of net neutrality, which prevents telecommunications corporations from rigging the web so it is easier to visit sites that pay for preferential treatment - took a blow from the House of Representatives Thursday.
Maya Roney / Forbes:
Google's GBuy Could Be 'Revolutionary'  —  RBC Capital Markets maintained an "outperform" rating on Google in light of the impending launch of the company's online payment system, currently known as "GBuy."  —  Consumers using GBuy, which is set for release on June 28, will be taken off the merchant's site to complete the payment.
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
Mashing Up a Commons  —  Is it possible that, for all our talk about The Commons, the Net doesn't have one yet?  Or at least not a complete one?  —  That's what occurred to me last Sunday night, as Claus Dahl and I sat talking in a smoky Copenhagen bistro.  The subject was public spaces.
MobilePro Pulls out of Sacramento  —  MobilePro, a leading broadband wireless services company, that won a competitive bid for Sacramento's city-wide wireless cloud, announced today it has elected to withdraw from the project.  —  After being declared the RFP winner and going through …
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Is Vonage the new MCI?  —  GigaOM readers in a poll earlier this month have spoken - Vonage stock is a sucker's bet and is headed down.  The stock market seems to agree.  The odds are against the company.  Daniel Berninger, senior analyst with Tier 1 Research thinks otherwise …
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft wraps up code for 'supercomputer' Windows  —  Microsoft has taken another step in its effort to bring Windows in the world of supercomputing, having finished development of its computer cluster operating system.  —  The software maker said Friday that it has finalized the code …
Business 2.0:
5 hot products for the future  —  The Institute for the Future couldn't get clients to read its trend forecasts.  So it started giving away prescient product ideas instead.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Trendspotting is serious business.  So much so that the Institute for the Future …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Appeals court upholds Net-wiretapping rules  —  update The Bush administration's plans to force Internet providers to comply with extensive wiretapping rules received a boost on Friday, when a federal appeals court upheld the controversial regulations.  —  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Anti-iTunes DRM demonstrations across the USA tomorrow  —  Tomorrow, activists in seven cities across the US will picket Apple Stores, handing out information about the dangers of the DRM hidden in Apple's iTunes. iTunes DRM may seem pretty innocuous at first, but every time you invest …
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Microsoft enlists developers for Live push  —  In Microsoft's burgeoning competition with Google, the software company is recruiting its most trusted allies: software developers.  —  At its TechEd conference next week in Boston, Microsoft is expected to further detail the "Windows Live Platform …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay and Kaboodle To Launch MyCollectibles  —  On Monday eBay and Kaboodle will jointly announce a new service called "MyCollectibles", which will be tightly integrated with the core offerings of both companies.  The service is live and available at both and
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
NSA Datamining Social Networking Sites  —  Richard Forno wrote on Dave Farber's IP List: "New Scientist Magazine has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Video: Movers, Shakers and history  —  Google Video was given a couple new features today (also spotted by users of the blogoscoped forum) — the addition of Movers & Shakers, recently uploaded videos, search history, and also the main page was rearranged once again.
Larry Angell /
iLuv unveils tablet-style media player for iPod  —  Senior Editor, iLounge submit a news tip  —  iLuv has introduced a new portable tablet-style media device that allows users to play videos stored on iPod as well as DVDs.  The iLuv i1055 features a 7-inch widescreen LCD display …
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Umundo Launches Mobile Video Capture and Embedding Application  —  OkDork which is the funniest name for a blog I think I've ever seen posted a good catch today;  The application lets you send video you capture on your mobile phone to and then …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Umundo makes mobile photo and video sharing easy
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From the Editor's Blog:  —  Congresspedia at YearlyKos  —  I'm in Las Vegas for the next few days for the YearlyKos convention (fear not, right-leaning readers, I'll also be at the Conservative Political Action Conference next March).  I'm here because has become a booming …
Annys Shin / Washington Post:
D.C. Sues InPhonic Over Rebate Restrictions  —  The D.C. attorney general is suing InPhonic Inc., accusing it of failing to deliver on rebates after the District-based retailer of wireless services and cellphones racked up more than 2,000 consumer complaints over the past three years.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and MobileTracker
Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA: The Grateful Dead's Success Was An Abomination Against Nature  —  from the one-way-to-look-at-things dept  —  One of the more annoying things we've found when discussing how the entertainment industry needs to adapt and change and embrace new technologies in place of their old business model …
Hollywood and the hackers  —  Motion Picture Association …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
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Discussion: New Launches and Gizmodo
David Pogue / New York Times:
Motorola's Q: Lovely Phone; Ugly Software
Discussion: Screenwerk
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google co-founder in stable condition after conscience removal
Brent Sadler / CNN:
In the sights of a joystick killing machine
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
What is Net Neutrality? Who will be affected?
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Linked  —  I'm at an Annenberg event at Penn on the hyperlinked society.
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Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Windows 98, 98SE and ME: Information about Support Lifecycle and MS06-015
Discussion: Bleeding Edge
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Windows Genuine Advantage phones home
Club Internet Reveals Details of Its Triple-Play Offering …
Scottp / Video on the Web:
Google Minesweeper Launches
Joe Hutsko / Joe Hutsko's Blog:
Nintendo Booby-Traps DS Lite Press Boxes?
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
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