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3:25 AM ET, June 10, 2006


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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
House Backs Telecom Bill Favoring Phone Companies  —  WASHINGTON, June 8 — The House of Representatives approved the most extensive telecommunications legislation in a decade on Thursday, largely ratifying the policy agenda of the nation's largest telephone companies.  —  The bill passed by a lopsided vote of 321 to 101.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
New Net neutrality plan may ruffle feathers  —  news analysis Internet companies that have been lobbying for stiff Net neutrality regulations might be having second thoughts right about now.  —  A new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives takes the concept of mandatory Net neutrality …
BBC:   Defeat for net neutrality backers
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
House Votes to Ease Cable TV Licensing for Phone Companies
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   What is Net Neutrality? Who will be effected?
Hollywood and the hackers  —  Motion Picture Association President Dan Glickman locks horns with Electronic Frontier Foundation's John Perry Barlow over big media's war with the internet.  —  The biggest pirate movie site on the Internet was raided by police a few days ago.
Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA: The Grateful Dead's Success Was An Abomination Against Nature
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.
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
Discussion: and Mashable*
Chris Stevens / Crave at
Crave Talk: Is Nintendo the apple of Apple's eye?  —  In 1995 Apple launched its first games console, the Bandai Pippin.  It was based on a 66MHz PowerPC processor and ran a stripped-down version of Mac OS 7.  The market for the device was not immediately obvious.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: unmediated and open
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
Michael Kanellos / CNET
New cell phone screens battery friendly  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A new breed of screens for cell phones, now in development, is getting back to nature.  —  Qualcomm and others are promoting new screen technology for handhelds and mobile devices that can stay on all day without sapping battery life, thanks to the sun or liquids.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
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
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 …
Club Internet Reveals Details of Its Triple-Play Offering: Next-Generation Digital Television Powered by Microsoft TV  —  Offering will be the first in France based on the Microsoft TV software platform.  —  PARIS — June 9, 2006 — Club Internet, in alliance with Microsoft Corp. …
Search Engine Watch:
Look Out Wikipedia, Here Comes Yahoo Answers!  —  We wrote last month of Yahoo Answers hitting the 10 million answers posted mark, an impressive accomplishment especially given the low interest and poor take-up answer search has traditionally had in the US.  But some new stats add fuel …
Scottp / Video on the Web:
Google Minesweeper Launches  —  Continuing it's attack against the entrenched Microsoft application monopolies, Google Labs today launched a new Ajax version of the venerable Minesweeper application.  The application is not open to the public yet, but I was able to secure a screenshot which you can see below.
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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Colin Barker / ZDNet:
For Dell, industry standard now includes Linux
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