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12:35 PM ET, September 23, 2006

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Eliotvb / Listening Post:
Apple Hits Podcast Ready with Nastygram  —  Apple Computer has slapped Podcast Ready with a "cease and desist" letter, claiming that the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" infringe Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.  The company has been cracking down on use of the word …
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Leo Laporte / TWiT.TV:
A Cast By Any Other Name...  According to Wired News's Listening Post blog, Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to Podcast Ready claiming that the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" infringe on Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.
Discussion: Paul Colligan's … and digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Apple Wants to Own "Podcast" Trademark
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Will Apple sue PodTech.net? (My employer)
Tim Arango / New York Post:
RETAIL-IATION  —  WAL-MART WARNS STUDIOS OVER  —  DVD DOWNLOADS  —  Worried about its massive DVD sales, retail behemoth Wal-Mart has told some of Hollywood's biggest players it will retaliate against them for selling movies on Apple's iTunes.  —  Last year when Disney announced …
Discussion: Geek News Central, Slashdot and digg
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
You gotta fight (blarng blarng) for your right (blarng blarng) to Skyyyyyy-yyyype  —  If you were listing markets that are ripe for Skype, you'd get to college campuses pretty quickly.  You've got students on student budgets with far-flung friends and family; you've got faculty on faculty budgets …
Discussion: Webtown
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Kylebhansen / Kyle's Comments:
SOS - Save Our Skype
Discussion: Steve Sloan …
Mike / Techdirt:   Not Just Third World Nations Banning Skype; Universities Get On Board Too
Grace Wong / CNNMoney.com:
HP's Dunn resigns from board  —  CEO Hurd takes over as chairman amid growing leak investigation scandal.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Hewlett Packard chief executive Mark Hurd said Friday that he is taking over as the company's chairman effective immediately, replacing Patricia Dunn …
Discussion: Techdirt and CrunchGear
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dunn done is just the start for cleanup at HP
David Berlind / Between the Lines:   HP press conference: Inventory of gory details, Hurd "clean," Dunn steps down
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Some VoIP services surpass traditional phones  —  A large-scale VoIP study from Keynote Systems concludes that VoIP audio quality is improving, and in some cases exceeds that of the traditional phone network—so long as you're making calls within the US.  More than 100,000 people a month …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com, Slashdot and digg
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Holiday in Harare: part 4 - Zimbabwe's Internet under threat  —  They turned off the Internet shortly after I left Harare.  —  I don't think the two events were connected.  —  And they didn't really turn the net off, despite alarming reports to the contrary.
Brian Clark / Performancing.com:
3 Reasons Why Delicious Bookmarks Beat Digg Traffic Hands Down  —  Which is better, del.icio.us bookmark traffic or the stampede that comes with a big Digg?  —  Well, I was fortunate enough to have a post make both the top of the de.licio.us popular page and the front page of Digg yesterday with my …
Nick / Rough Type:
Concerns grow over online advertising  —  Storm clouds may be building over the online advertising market.  Both Business Week and the New York Times have published major articles on click fraud.  Though neither produces hard evidence that it's an unmanageable problem, both raise troubling questions about its prevalence and growth.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM is old and busted, according to BitTorrent cofounder  —  BitTorrent cofounder Ashwin Navin believes that DRM is not the answer to legal online video services despite his company's getting ready to launch its own DRM-based movie service in the near future.
Wall Street Journal:
Cablevision Gave Backdated Grant To Dead Official  —  Cablevision Systems Corp. awarded options to a vice chairman after his 1999 death but backdated them, making it appear the grant was awarded when he still was alive, according to a company filing and people familiar with the matter.
Mary Jacoby / Wall Street Journal:
Software Makers Complain to EU Over Microsoft's New Vista System  —  BRUSSELS — Two U.S. software makers are lobbying European Union regulators for action against Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Windows computer operating system, slated for release to corporate customers in November.
Corbet / LWN.net:
Kernel developers' position on GPLv3  —  The Dangers and Problems with GPLv3  —  Trond Myklebust David Woodhouse … 1 Linux and GPLv2  —  Over the past decade, the Linux Operating System has shown itself to be far and away the most successful Open Source operating system in history.
Discussion: Slashdot
Reuters:
Publishers aim for some control of search results  —  Global publishers, fearing that Web search engines such as Google are encroaching on their ability to generate revenue, plan to launch an automated system for granting permission on how to use their content.
Forbes:
#1 William Henry Gates III  —  SOURCE Microsoft (quote: MSFT), Software, Self made  —  EDUCATION Harvard University, Drop Out  —  In June Microsoft's visionary announced his retirement from company he cofounded 31 years ago.  Ray Ozzie, a former foe at Lotus, will assume …
Discussion: Valleywag
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
With a Rebtel Yell, Swedish Startup Raises $20 Million  —  I got a call this morning on my cell phone, which showed a local New York number with a 646 area code.  But it wasn't a local call at all.  On the other end was Hjalmar Winbladh, CEO of Swedish mobile VoIP startup Rebtel.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and eBay Strategies
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
A quick entry on the VML issue.  —  Hi everyone, Scott Deacon here again.  Wanted to update you on what we've seen to date with the VML issue.  Attacks remain limited.  There's been some confusion about that, that somehow attacks are dramatic and widespread.
Discussion: SunbeltBLOG
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Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Hacked HostGator Sites Distribute IE Exploit
Discussion: Bink.nu, Security Fix and SunbeltBLOG
Mike / Techdirt:
Embed Your Own Headline Here  —  from the where-things-are-headed dept  —  There's been a lot of talk lately about what has made sites like YouTube successful.  Certainly, ease of use, is one component — but it's not just ease of use for uploading videos, but really the ease of use of distributing the videos.
Discussion: VoIP Now
 
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