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11:35 AM ET, June 20, 2006

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Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
As the Internet Grows Up, the News Industry Is Forever Changed  —  The news industry, congenitally nervous about its future, looks at the Web this spring and sees cause for panic.  —  Advertisers are rushing to the Internet.  Readers, even of the best newspapers and magazines …
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Steve Fox / Washington Post:
Web Site Starts From a Memo, Gains Millions of Readers  —  As Bob Kaiser settled into his first-class seat for the flight home to Washington from Tokyo, he took out his pen and pad and began to muse about the future — and frogs.  —  "The Post is not in a pot of water …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Jay Rosen / Washington Post:
Web Users Open the Gates
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Researchers Say New Chip Breaks Speed Record  —  Researchers at I.B.M. and the Georgia Institute of Technology are set to announce today that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used today.
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Yahoo Messenger gets plug-ins  —  Yahoo introduced on Monday a beta of its Yahoo Messenger with Voice chat application that includes free plug-ins designed to let people to do things like track eBay auctions, see friends' wish lists on Amazon.com, collaborate real-time on event planning and compare calendars with contacts.
Discussion: 21talks and TECHNOSIGHT
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Paul Briggs / MobileWhack.com:
T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Cell Phone Officially Launched  —  According to Engadget, Tri-band Sidekick 3 is officially launched today by T-Mobile and Danger but we can't find any link on the official release.  No matter, millions of people are waiting for the final specs of the Sidekick 3 which is also known as Sidekick III.
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
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Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile Sidekick 3 hands-on!
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Wall Street Journal:
'DRM' Protects Downloads, But Does It Stifle Innovation?  —  Consumers now have the ability to buy digital versions of music and movies from a vast (and growing) online catalog.  But that convenience has come at a price: Most of the digital content is packaged with technology called digital rights management …
Jon's Radio:
User-generated content vs. reader-created context  —  For an internal IDG newsletter I was asked to pick the industry buzzword that most annoys me and write a brief essay explaining why.  I chose user-generated content and wrote the following: … It's not enough to merely be annoyed …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to embed Live services in Windows  —  BOSTON—Microsoft's Live-branded online services don't end at the Web browser.  They extend deep into Windows.  —  The company last week quietly showed off software for embedding its Web-based Windows Live ID authentication services within Windows applications.
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Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Sun CEO will announce thousands of layoffs this Thursday  —  Sun Microsystems (SUNW) will announce on Thursday a large round of layoffs in a bid to cut about one-half billion dollars in annual costs as it transforms itself into a broad based computer software and services company.
The Australian:
Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie: chant of change at Microsoft  —  The appointment marks the emergence of a ferocious technology intellect, writes Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  MICROSOFT has a new brain.  Ray Ozzie, a white-haired Chicago native with a courtly manner, is in many ways the anti-Bill Gates.
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch and Slashdot
New York Times:
A Coming Attraction: Movies on iTunes  —  Consumers have been willing to spend 99 cents to buy Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" or $1.99 for an episode of "Desperate Housewives" from iTunes.  —  Now Steven P. Jobs is betting they will also pay $9.99 to download "The Godfather" to play on their iPods.
Discussion: B2Day and Variety
Seth Stevenson / Slate:
Mac Attack  —  Apple's mean-spirited new ad campaign. … (Click here to see the ads.)  —  When I write about ads, I often face an obstacle: I'm not in the target demographic.  Am I really in a position to judge whether, say, a Lexus ad is on the mark?  The chances that I …
Churbuck.com:
Proactive tech support - further thinking ...  Technical support has always been an oxymoron for most owners and users of anything electronic.  The dreaded process of dialing an 800 number, navigating the voice prompts, and then being told there is a 45 minute wait before a person can help …
Hakon Wium Lie / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Microsoft's forgotten monopoly  —  The story of how Microsoft used its monopoly in operating systems to acquire a dominant position in office applications and browsers has often been told.  But there's another Microsoft monopoly that's rarely mentioned, even though most of us see it every day.
Discussion: M-Dollar and Alec Saunders .LOG
David Pescovitz / Boing Boing:
MOG: social networking around music  —  Nearly 4000 photos of stick figures in peril in this Flickr pool.  Link  —  MOG: social networking around music  —  Tomorrow, my friend David Hyman will launch MOG, a free social networking service that links people together based on the music they dig.
Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
'Nokia Open' phone is nice, unrealistic idea  —  We love fun, implausible concept designs as much as the next guy, but this one in particular seems kind of far-fetched.  The "Nokia Open" is/would be a cell phone that opens like a fan with a "scrollable touch screen," which seems …
Michael Kinsley / Slate:
My History of Slate  —  The founding editor looks back at our first 10 years.  —  In August 1995, I made a secret trip to Seattle to talk with Microsoft about starting an online magazine (whatever that might be).  On the plane back home to Washington, D.C., I found myself sitting next to Christopher Buckley, the comic novelist.
Chris Leckness / MobilitySite:
Dell Annouces Latitude D420, Sleek Ultraportable  —  DELL INTRODUCES SLEEK ULTRAPORTABLE FEATURING EXPANDED SECURITY, CONNECTIVITY, DURABILITY  —  Latitude D420 Available with Starting Weight of Three Pounds, Can Offer More Than Seven Hours of Battery Life
Discussion: Gizmodo and MobileWhack.com
Ian Harvey / Globe and Mail:
Handhelds give blind insight  —  It's not quite the visor worn by Commander Geordi LaForge, a character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but there are some interesting parallels to an assistive technology that is allowing blind users to "see" by sound.  —  The technology is part of a wave …
Discussion: 21talks
 
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