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8:55 PM ET, June 22, 2006

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LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
PhotoBucket Leads Photo Sharing Sites; Flickr at #6  —  In the SF tech bubble that I live in, most of the talk about photo sites has been centered on Flickr.  In fact, you could get the impression from most people I meet that Flickr is the ONLY site at which you can share and store photos.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Photobucket vs. Flickr in Alexa and Technorati  —  One of the top stories in the blogosphere today is a new Hitwise chart finding that Photobucket has a 46% leading market share in online photosharing and that Flickr is in 6th place with only 6%.  —  This was a big surprise for parts of the blogosphere where Flickr is a hot topic.
Discussion: FuzzyBlog
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.
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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.
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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Is Bill Gates learning from the mod community?  —  A lot of interesting data came out of Ars Technica's interview with Matt Lee, a Microsoft software developer in the Xbox division.  The nice thing about Matt Lee was that when the interview was over, he answered some questions in the discussion.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jo Best / CNET News.com:
Next Nokia minitablet to get Webcam, WiMax?  —  After the success of its original Linux tablet, the 770, Nokia is looking at the next generation of Internet-only devices.  —  The original tablet device debuted last year and caught the attention of gadget fans wondering why Nokia was making a device that had no cellular connectivity.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
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Evan Blass / Engadget:   Next-gen Nokia 770 could sport webcam, WiMax
Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
Spike in Laptop Thefts Stirs Jitters Over Data  —  It has become the police-blotter item of our age: A small-time burglar swipes a laptop and fences it for a quick $200 at a pawnshop.  —  But increasingly, these petty crimes are causing anxiety in executive suites across the country …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
FTC Laptop Theft Exposes Consumer Data  —  The Federal Trade Commission — an agency whose mission includes consumer protection and occasionally involves suing companies for negligence in protecting customer information — today disclosed a recent theft of two laptop computers containing personal and financial data on consumers.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg 3.0 To Launch Monday: Exclusive Screenshots and Stats  —  Digg 3.0 will launch Monday, June 26, in the morning PST.  The launch is being announced this evening, and Digg has made a number of screen shots available to me which are included in this post.
Discussion: TalkCrunch
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Partners With Adobe For Toolbar Distribution In Shockwave, Other Product To Be Named  —  Both Adobe (PDF link) and Google have announced a new deal where Adobe will distribute the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer as part of Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player downloads.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Locked Doors, Martin Taylor, MarkZ, and Links  —  I parked my car, grabbed my stuff, and went to the usual entrance to my building.  I waved my badge, waiting for the prompt click! that unlocks the door.  —  No click.  —  Uh-oh.  —  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Bink.nu
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Answers: Ask Whatever You Like, Except About Google  —  We wrote earlier about Google pulling a question at Google Answers about Google.  Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped followed-up further and found that Google officially disallows people to ask questions about the company …
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 …
 
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