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6:15 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 / freepress.net:
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.
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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.
BBC:
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.
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Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA: The Grateful Dead's Success Was An Abomination Against Nature
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; Umundo.com.  The application lets you send video you capture on your mobile phone to video@umundo.com and then …
Discussion: Okdork.com
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Umundo makes mobile photo and video sharing easy
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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 …
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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 …
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
dailywireless.org:
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 …
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
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 …
Microsoft:
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. …
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 ebay.com/mycollectibles and mycollectibles.kaboodle.com.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
With WGA, is Microsoft forcing Windows users to install and test pre-release software?  —  The recent controversy over Microsoft's usage of Windows Update to install anti-piracy software that apparently phones home to Microsoft's servers over the Internet on a daily basis has drawn …
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Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Windows Genuine Advantage phones home
Discussion: Poynter Online and Open Sources
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.
Chris Stevens / Crave at CNET.co.uk:
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.
Larry Angell / ilounge.com:
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 …
sourcewatch.org:
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 Dailykos.org has become a booming …
 
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Brent Sadler / CNN:
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
NSA Datamining Social Networking Sites
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
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Windows 98, 98SE and ME: Information about Support Lifecycle and MS06-015
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IPTV promise meets reality
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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
House Backs Telecom Bill Favoring Phone Companies
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Colin Barker / ZDNet:
For Dell, industry standard now includes Linux
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