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9:25 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 …
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Perhaps a little more time with social workers, and a little less …
Discussion: Vecosys
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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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Chip breaks speed record in deep freeze  —  IBM and Georgia Tech have coaxed a chip to run at 500GHz, a record for a silicon-based device, by dropping the temperature to minus 451 degrees Fahrenheit.  —  The experiment is part of a project to explore the ultimate speed limits of silicon-germanium (SiGe) chips.
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Fahrenheit -451  —  Don't expect this technology to find …
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datinganyone.com:
Welcome to DatingAnyone.com  —  It was fun while it lasted...  Myspace has asked that we fold up shop.  (I only emailed them 4 times asking them what I should do.)  The Cease and Desist letter is below.  DatingAnyone.com started back in April 2006 as a cool idea and a challenging development project.
Discussion: Mashable*
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MARTIN TAYLOR'S DEPARTURE  —  Late this afternoon, Microsoft acknowledged that Martin Taylor had left the company.  In a statement given to Bloomberg, Microsoft said, "We've made the difficult decision to part ways with Martin Taylor but we don't comment on personnel matters."
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to embed Live services in Windows
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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.
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 …
opera.com:
Your Web, Your Choice: Opera 9 Gives You the Control  —  Opera Software today released Opera 9, its newest Web browser for PCs.  You can download it free in more than 25 languages for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms from www.opera.com.  Opera 9 enhances the way you access …
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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 …
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
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 …
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Second zero-day Excel flaw emerges  —  Attack code for a new security hole in Excel has surfaced on the Internet, just as Microsoft is scrambling to respond to a separate bug in the spreadsheet program.  —  The latest vulnerability could cause Excel to crash after a malicious file is opened …
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 …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Robotics Studio Provides Common Ground for Robotics Innovation  —  Community technology preview of Windows-based robotics development platform garners broad industry support.  —  PITTSBURGH— June 20, 2006 — Today at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2006 …
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.
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon vexed: Vonage violating VoIP patents?
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Mike / Techdirt:
Can Mesh WiFi Solve The Net Neutrality Issue?
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MashPit by day, Microformats by night
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CNN Podcasts Target Youth
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T-Mobile Sidekick 3 hands-on!
New York Times:
A Coming Attraction: Movies on iTunes
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User-generated content vs. reader-created context
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Yahoo Messenger gets plug-ins
 

 
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