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11:35 AM ET, June 22, 2006

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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.
about.skype.com:
Packard Bell & Skype Announce The World's First "Skype Edition" Notebook  — Built-in Webcam With One-Touch Skype Calling Button  — High-Performance Intel Dual-Core Processor  —  LUXEMBOURG & PARIS, June 21st 2006, Packard Bell, one of the leading home PC brands in Europe, and Skype …
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.
katu.com:
Wireless Piggybacking Lands Man In Trouble  —  VANCOUVER, Wash. - Brewed Awakenings, with its pithy name, artful drinks and wireless Internet service, has found itself unexpectedly percolating on the forefront of high-tech law.  —  "He doesn't buy anything," Manager Emily Pranger says about the man she ended up calling 911 about.
Discussion: Techdirt and iBloggedThis
Robert L. Mitchell / Recent Posts:
Bill Gates' piracy confession  —  If you read way down to the bottom of a Wall Street Journal interview with Bill Gates that ran yesterday, you'll discover that the Microsoft executive admitted to watching pirated movies on the Internet.  The confession came as he was talking about content he had viewed on YouTube.
Jacob Ogles / Wired News:
Laptops Give Hope to the Homeless  —  FILLMORE, California — Happy Ivy doesn't have a bathroom or a kitchen in the bus he calls home.  He does, however, have a video-editing station.  —  Living in a squalid, Woodstock-style bus parked in a Fillmore, California, orange grove …
Discussion: TeleRead
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's RD-A1 HD DVD recorder with 1TB disk  —  Hey, early adopters, we've got something big for ya!  Measuring in at about half the size of your average consumer electronics she-waif (that'd be 33-pounds), we bring you the RD-A1 HD DVD recorder set to drop July 14 in Japan.
Discussion: SCI FI Tech and eHomeUpgrade
Joe / Techdirt:
Social Networking Sites Still Figuring Out The Money Thing  —  Despite the massive popularity of some social-networking sites, it's well known that they've had a hard time monetizing their page views.  In the case of MySpace, the company is trying a different approach.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FCC approves new Internet phone taxes  —  WASHINGTON—An estimated 4 million subscribers to Internet phone services like Vonage could see new fees on their bills under a plan approved Wednesday by federal regulators.  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously at its monthly meeting …
Discussion: 21talks
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
CareerBuilder to Sell Stake, and Suitors Aren't Shy  —  Portions of CareerBuilder.com, a popular job recruitment Web site, are up for grabs among several newspaper companies trying to piggyback on its success.  —  As online advertisers migrate to the Web, most newspapers' revenues from online job advertisers are growing.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Poynter Online
pitchforkmedia.com:
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.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Wine.com raises $12 million more — to try seventh time lucky  —  Wine.com has become the most stubborn dot.com hangover ever.  —  The San Francisco online wine retailer, which depending on how you count is now on around its seventh reincarnation since launching in the 1990s …
Discussion: Techdirt
Inside Google Sitemaps:
Get more from the latest release  —  In response to your requests, our latest release expands some of the features of Google Sitemaps.  Here's a roundup of what's new.  —  Increased crawl errors  —  Previously, we showed you up to 10 URLs for each error type.  We now show all URLs we've had trouble crawling.
 
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CNNMoney.com:
10 people who don't matter  —  Not everyone with a fancy title really counts.
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Xbox Live Arcade titles coming to retail [update 1]
Discussion: Kotaku and Bit
Read/WriteWeb:
Widget services ramping up
Window Snyder / Matasano Chargen:
Matasano Interviews IE Lead PM Christopher Vaughan
Discussion: TechSpot
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Bill Gates's World of Possibility
Lakshmi Sandhana / Wired News:
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Drew Cullen / The Register:
Voda trumpets UK first for HSDPA cards
Nick Bradbury:
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Richard Lawler / HD Beat:
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray player really IS delayed: October 25
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and HDBlog.net
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Microsoft workers prefer Google
Discussion: techweb.com and SearchViews
Ilse Jurriën / letsgodigital.org:
Fujifilm FinePix V10 review
Google Blogoscoped:
The Devil's Guide to Google
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
I4U News:
New Venzero miniONE Music Player
lessig.org:
Net Neutrality - the dark other side
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Desktop 2.3 Released!
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
MySpace to Add Restrictions to Protect Younger Teenagers
 

 
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Financial Times says digital subscriptions up 33%, making up 2/3 of paying audience; overall circulation up 13%, year-on-year

 
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