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6:25 PM ET, July 30, 2006

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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Wi-Fi in Your Handset  —  What if, instead of burning up minutes on your cellphone plan, you could make free or cheap calls over the wireless networks that allow Internet access in many coffee shops, airports and homes?  —  New phones coming on the market will allow just that.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
WiFi On Mobiles: Fact or Fiction?  —  The New York Times takes a look at the emerging trend of mobile phones with built in Wi-Fi connectivity and concludes that the barbarians are at the gates.  Their conclusion is that WiFi could pose challenges to the traditional cell phone carriers.  Maybe, maybe not!
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
VoIP Over WiFi WILL Disrupt the Cellular Industry  —  It's official.  You can read all about it in The New York Times today.  —  "What if, instead of burning up minutes on your cellphone plan, you could make free or cheap calls over the wireless networks that allow Internet access in many coffee shops …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
WiFi Phones Coming Into Vogue
Discussion: Skype Journal
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Is Voice-Over-Wi-Fi a Mobile Carrier Killer?
Randall Stross / New York Times:
All the Internet's a Stage.  Why Don't C.E.O.'s Use It?  —  CHIEF executives are inclined to avoid activities generally deemed to be high-risk: Sky diving.  Cliff jumping.  Motorcycle racing.  And blogging.  —  Two years ago, when Jonathan I. Schwartz, then the president and chief operating officer …
Colin Campbell / Next Generation:
EXCLUSIVE: E3 FINISHED  —  Senior industry sources have revealed to Next-Gen.Biz that the E3 industry event, in its present form, has been cancelled for next year and the foreseeable future.  —  Digg this story here.  —  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shindig has been a staple of game industry life since the mid-1990s.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overview: The End of Paper TV Guides  —  A few years ago, online TV guides were just a paperless version of what was arriving in the mail or the middle of Sunday papers.  Today, however, as we get closer to the world of TV over IP and video on demand in every home, the space is evolving …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned from BlogHer  —  I think it's interesting that I met two of my favorite bloggers for the first time at BlogHer (both of whom are men, Guy Kawasaki and John Battelle).  —  But, that beside, what else did I learn?  —  Heather Champ, community manager of Flickr …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
JavaScript opens doors to browser-based attacks  —  Security researchers have found a way to use JavaScript to map a home or corporate network and attack connected servers or devices, such as printers or routers.  —  The malicious JavaScript can be embedded in a Web page and will run without warning …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Slashdot
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
The security risk in Web 2.0
Discussion: Digital ID World and digg
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
Moguls of New Media  —  The MySpace member with a million 'friends.' The receptionist with a production deal.  Some of the Web's amateur entertainers are becoming powerful players.  —  On the popular Web site MySpace.com, members set up profiles with information about their interests …
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
"DOPA" - HR 5319, Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006  —  The "Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006" (DOPA) act was recently passed.  To quote Library Journal for a summary: … I was going to sit this one out because of preaching-to-the-choir, but Kent Newsome asked my thoughts …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Wireless Spectrum Bidders Put Down Billions  —  The FCC just released a list of 168 qualified bidders for the AWS spectrum auction coming up on August 9th, and also announced that the process will not involve the controversial blind bidding.  We've been following the companies interested …
Discussion: IP Democracy
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Review: Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse  —  Apple finally snipped the Mighty Mouse's tail this week, introducing a battery powered version boasting bluetooth and a more accurate laser tracking system.  I, like countless others, have been itching for a bluetooth Mighty Mousy since the day they announced …
Discussion: digg
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
A Counselor Pulled From the Shadows  —  LARRY W. SONSINI, Silicon Valley's most feared and sought-after lawyer, dresses in fine Italian suits even as the rest of the Valley — other high-priced attorneys included — ply their trades in chinos and blue Oxford shirts.
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog
MSNBC:
EU antitrust probe of rival DVD creators  —  Probing licensing strategies for next-generation HD DVD, Blu-ray discs  —  BRUSSELS - European Commission antitrust officials are probing the licensing strategies of two rival new generation DVD developers, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the EU executive said on Thursday.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Microsoft's Anti-Google R&D Argument  —  At yesterday's Microsoft analyst day in Redmond the company's Craig Mundie put up a figure comparing cumulative R&D investment by major tech companies since 2000.  Assuming the figures are correct (I haven't checked them), it shows a huge gap …
 
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Palm's license to next-gen ALP to expire this December!
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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John Leyden / The Register:
Developers cry foul over Windows kernel security
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