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7:20 PM ET, June 23, 2006

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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Is Testing Ads for Video Service  —  Google, the search engine company, said yesterday that it had started testing advertisements on its video site, matching a capability long offered by other major Internet sites.  —  Until now, Google Video had offered programmers …
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Testing Ad Supported Premium Video  —  Google is running a test offering about 2,000 premium videos available for free streaming viewing, inserting a persistent banner-type ad at the top of the screen and showing an additional post-roll video ad once the premium content has finished streaming.
Reuters:
Boeing evaluating outlook for in-flight Internet  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co. on Thursday said it is evaluating the prospects for Connexion, its in-flight Internet venture, but declined to comment on a press report that the company may sell or close the unit.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Wifi in planes horrible business
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Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Samsungs Backpedals on Combo HD DVD/Blu-ray Player  —  Despite Samsung middle manager Kim Du-Hyon speaking out on Tuesday about how the company is considering a universal player, now Samsung appears to be backpedaling away from embracing the idea of a high-definition disk player that will handle both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats.
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Ken Belson / New York Times:
Verizon to End Service on Commercial Airplanes  —  Verizon Airfone, whose handsets have graced the backs of airline seats for more than two decades, will shut down its phone service on commercial airliners before the end of the year.  —  Verizon Communications, Airfone's parent company …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and 21talks
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Concerns Raised Over AT&T Privacy Policy  —  Consumer advocates said yesterday that a new privacy policy from AT&T Inc. marks the first time a major telecom company has asserted that customer calling and Internet records are corporate property and raises concerns about how the company tracks consumer behavior …
Associated Press:
France Softens iTunes Law, but Apple Is Still Disgruntled  —  PARIS, June 22 (AP) — Leading French lawmakers voted Thursday to water down a draft copyright law that could force Apple Computer to make its iPod music player and iTunes online store compatible with rivals' offerings.
David Morgenstern / eWEEK.com:
Google and Its Continuing Dark Fiber Mystery  —  Be the first to comment on this article  —  The market is still guessing about Google's continued purchases of "dark fiber" and what that will mean to the Internet.  Yet another explanation was floated at a recent IT conference: IPv6, the next-generation Internet standard.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Brewster Kahle's modest mission: Archiving everything  —  Brewster Kahle is on a mission.  He wants the whole planet to have access to human knowledge.  All human knowledge.  And he's striving to make that possible—one byte at a time.  —  Ten years ago, Kahle founded the nonprofit Internet Archive …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple Lossless format coming to iTMS?  —  A new version of Apple Computer's iTunes Producer software suggest that the company may begin to offer tracks through its iTunes Music Store that are encoded in its higher-quality lossless compression format.  —  Apple introduced the format in 2004 …
Hilary Hylton / Time:
A Countersuit in the MySpace Case?  —  A 14-year-old girl is suing the social networking site, where she met the man charged with sexually assaulting her.  Now the man she says assaulted her may pursue his own legal case against MySpace  —  It has been an unlikely legal wrangle from the start.
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Thomas C Greene / The Register:
Net neutrality has ruined the web  —  Comment I thought I knew something about networking, but according to an animated cartoon by telco lobbyists, I've been laboring under numerous misconceptions.  For example, I'd always believed it possible to increase both capacity and bandwidth without …
e4engineering.com:
Teaching robot dogs linguistic tricks  —  Researchers led by the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology in Italy are developing robots that evolve their own language, bypassing the limits of imposing human rule-based communication.  —  "The result is machines that evolve and develop …
Josh Rubin / Cool Hunting:
Cyclepods  —  The steadily-rising price of oil, and, in London, a congestion charge of £8 for cars entering the centre of the city, mean more and more people are traveling by bike.  Cheap, quick and relatively healthy (if you don't suck in lungfuls of fumes) the downsides are being caught …
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Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Acer CP-8660  —  Acer introduced its 8.28-megapixel CP-8660, not the most beautiful digital camera in the world, but it does have a rather large 2.8-inch LCD viewfinder.  It also has a nice long 6x optical zoom that's coupled with its anti-shake technology to give you some steady telephoto action.
Discussion: Gear Live and Ubergizmo
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House panel OKs global rules for U.S. Net firms  —  update A congressional bill that would impose strict new obligations on American tech companies doing business with "Internet-restricting countries" like China cleared its first hurdle to becoming law on Thursday.
 
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