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4:45 PM ET, June 20, 2006

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Claire Osborn / Austin American-Statesman:
Teen, mom sue MySpace.com for $30 million  —  Suit filed in Travis County claims popular Internet site fails to protect children from adult sexual predators.  —  A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on MySpace.com sued …
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.
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Fahrenheit -451  —  Don't expect this technology to find …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Between Lawyers
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
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 …
CNNMoney.com:
The coming Web video shakeout  —  The number of YouTube-like services now stands at a staggering 173 - and in April alone 3 outfits got $30 million in funding.  Who will survive?  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Too many dotcom startups, not enough seats at the party.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:   Video sites grapple with specter of smut
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.
Discussion: Macehiter Ward-Dutton and Bink.nu
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Jon's Radio:
A takedown request from This American Life  —  A couple of weeks ago, in The network is the network: public radio on the web, I noted in passing that NPR PRI's This American Life had converted from RealAudio streams to MP3s.  That meant it was now possible to bypass this tedious procedure …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
ROBBIE THE ROBOT  —  I've got some advice for Microsoft: Rent movie "I, Robot," and study up on Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics (His collection of stories, I, Robot was the first book I purchased with my own money).  —  Today, Microsoft unveiled Robotics Studio, for creating robotic applications.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Bink.nu
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.
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 …
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
Jennifer Netherby / Variety:
Netflix thinks inside the box  —  Netco to introduce set-top box with Internet connection  —  Netflix VP of original programming Eric Besner revealed on Friday some of the online rental service's thinking on the movie download biz, saying Netflix is planning to introduce a proprietary set-top box …
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why did Bill Gates step down?  —  When the top executive of a major company steps down, even gradually, we are too easily distracted by the emotional arguments, and Microsoft plays this sleight of hand better than almost anyone, but come on, do you think Bill would be stepping aside if the graph were inverted?
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile Sidekick 3 hands-on!  —  As promised, our initial impressions of the new T-Mobile Sidekick 3...First off, the Sidekick 3 is really just an evolution and enhancement of its predecessor (just as the SKII was with the original Sidekick).  It's about 20% smaller (it's definitely more pocketable) …
 
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FactoryJoe / FactoryCity:
MashPit by day, Microformats by night
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Lenovo releases Coke-themed F20 laptop in China
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ Internet Marketing Solutions …:
I Could See a Payday for Craigslist Users
Mike Shields / mediaweek.com:
CNN Podcasts Target Youth
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MOG: social networking around music
Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
'Nokia Open' phone is nice, unrealistic idea
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Media Should Evolve Into Marketing Services
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Amit Singh / osxbook.com:
There Are No Published Motion/Light Sensor APIs
Chris Leckness / MobilitySite:
Dell Annouces Latitude D420, Sleek Ultraportable
Discussion: Gizmodo and MobileWhack.com
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
America's Antiterrorist Network
Discussion: Techdirt
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (921365)
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Yahoo Messenger gets plug-ins
Ian Harvey / Globe and Mail:
Handhelds give blind insight
Discussion: 21talks
The Australian:
Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie: chant of change at Microsoft
 

 
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