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5:30 AM ET, June 22, 2006


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Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
We Now Support Microformats  —  Starting today, we're happy to announce Yahoo! Local fully supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews.  There are a few reasons behind this change, which for now, will be transparent to almost everyone.
Kim Zetter / Salon:
Is the NSA spying on U.S. Internet traffic?  —  Salon exclusive: Two former AT&T employees say the telecom giant has maintained a secret, highly secure room in St. Louis since 2002.  Intelligence experts say it bears the earmarks of a National Security Agency operation.
Discussion: broadband
San Francisco Chronicle:
AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours  —  AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday.  The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government officials.
Adobe and Google Team to Distribute the Google Toolbar with Adobe's Macromedia Shockwave Player, Additional Adobe Products in the Future  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 21, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Google Inc. …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
MySpace to Add Restrictions to Protect Younger Teenagers  —  Starting next week, MySpace, the popular online hangout, will make it harder for strangers to send messages to younger teenagers.  —  The site, which has more than 70 million members, has been under pressure because members …
Robert Sinke /
iUbi Blue (PMP2500B) popping up at AMP3  —  Interesting.  We're kind of in need of fresh PMP materials, so any addition to the currently-established elite (Archos AV5x0, Cowon A2 et cetera) is much-welcomed over here.  Our buddies over at managed to get their hands on a batch of Elentec iUbi PMP2500Bs.
iubi Blue 30GB Bluetooth Media Player
Discussion: Engadget and eHomeUpgrade
Gabrielle Taylor / Shiny Shiny:
Panasonic DMC-L1 DSLR comes on the block  —  I'll let you in on a little secret, girls: you may not think Panasonic when you think digital cameras, but you surely should be, and here's why.  Panasonic has a cozy little relationship with German camera-maker Leica, which makes some of the finest and most collectible cameras in the world.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Engadget
Panasonic Announces Availability Of The Lumix DMC-L1
Discussion: and Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Researchers hack Wi-Fi driver to breach laptop  —  One of many flaws found allowed them to take over a laptop by exploiting a bug in an 802.11 wireless driver  —  Security researchers have found a way to seize control of a laptop computer by manipulating buggy code in the system's wireless device driver.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Richard Lawler / HD Beat:
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray player really IS delayed: October 25  —  The internet went ablaze a couple weeks ago when someone finally noticed that the Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray player had been delayed until August on their SonyStyle website (even though it had been like that since April).
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and
Seeking Alpha:
Google Launches ValueClick Killer  —  David Jackson submits: Last night, after market close, I received the following email from Google's AdSense team: … The attachment contained the following: … In other words, Google is launching a fully-fledged cost-per-action — otherwise known as affiliate marketing — network.
Oren Michels / Praxis:
Introducing Mashery  —  There's a reason my blogging has been relatively sparse of late - I've been working on a new startup, and I'm pleased to announce that it's taking shape quite nicely.  Mashery, Inc. was incorporated on May 15.  What's a Mashery?  Well, it's a place where mashups are made.
100 Awesome Music Videos  —  If it seems like lately we've been slower than usual to answer your e-mails or update in the morning, we might claim it's because we've been revamping our website.  But honestly?  We've been spending hours enjoying YouTube, falling in love with the music video all over again.
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Young People's Web Postings Worry Summer Camp Directors  —  Summer camp directors have a new scourge, and it is not mosquitoes or impetigo.  It is the Internet, specifically sites like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster, where young people often post personal or revealing information.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Site Operator Was Broken  —  Googler Adam Lasnik at Digg writes about an error with Google's site operator.  The site operator is supposed to show the approximate number of pages indexed for any given domain (e.g. when you search for, Google says there are "about 317,000,000 from").
Discussion: Googling Google
Net Neutrality - the dark other side  —  So Gary Reback, who was one of the important initial actors pushing the government to focus on the Microsoft case, has been focusing on telecom mergers.  He's been pushing what's called as a "Tunney Act" proceeding (on behalf of a group called …
Timbl / timbl's blog:
Net Neutrality: This is serious  —  When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission.  Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely.  I am worried that that is going end in the USA.  —  I blogged on net neutrality before, and so did a lot of other people.
Ilse Jurriën /
Fujifilm FinePix V10 review  —  Fujifilm FinePix V10 review : Digital gadgets are becoming increasingly difficult to tell apart.  We take photos with mobile phones, whilst calling with a PDA.  The Fujifilm FinePix V10 is the latest addition to this series of gadgets.
SAMSUNG Shatters Limits of Slim Design and Features with 'Ultra Editions' Products Launch  —  The new Ultra Editions surpass expectations with mobiles that are more powerful and slimmer than ever  —  SingAPORE , JUNE 21, 2006 - Samsung today unveiled a brand new line-up of slim mobiles …
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Desktop 2.3 Released!
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and PVR Wire
Carlo / Techdirt:
"Reverse Net Neutrality" The Latest Distraction
Discussion: George Ou
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Would You Rather Be First to Market or Better?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Why Social Media Specialists Trump Generalists
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Valleywag
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia's Chicago flagship: exclusive walkthrough
Discussion: Gearlog
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Opera browser for DS given date, price for Japanese release
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Emiko Terazono / Financial Times:
Sorrell warns of e-communities 'threat'
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Xbox 360 Price Drop This Xmas
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
OSIS links Internet identity systems
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Levanta: Rising From Its Past?
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Sweden Pressured to take Pirate Bay Action
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Creative Commons comes to Microsoft Office
Business Week:
Apple's iTunes Movie Muddle
Discussion: Techdirt and FuzzyBlog
Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference