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9:40 PM ET, June 14, 2008

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Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News:
Google To Develop ISP Throttling Detector  —  Google has been very vocal on its stance for net neutrality.  Now, Richard Whitt—Senior Policy Director for Google—announces that Google will take an even more active role in the debate by arming consumers with the tools to determine first-hand …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google preps net neut dowser  —  'If Comcast won't tell you, find out yourself'  —  Innovation 08 In an effort to identify traffic discrimination by American ISPs, Google is prepping a suite of network analysis tools for everyday broadband users.  —  “We're trying to develop tools …
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Arrington is Wrong about Yahoo!-Google Deal  —  I was inspired by Fred Wilson's excellent piece on the subject to add my own two cents to Mike Arrington's rant about how Yahoo!'s deal with Google is bad for the industry.  I wrote the following in Arrington's comment stream, and will reproduce it here:
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Fred / A VC:
My Thinking on YHOO  —  Mike Arrington calls Yahoo! …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Origami Experience 2  —  Microsoft has released the Origami Experience 2.0.  In case you missed out on the first version of the Origami Experience, it's basically a suite of software designed to make it easier to navigate on Ultra-Mobile PCs, or tiny tablets like the Samsung Q1.
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Origami Experience 2.0 Released  —  The Origami Experience 2.0 has been released for download on the Microsoft Download Center today!  —  Download: Origami Experience 2.0  —  The Origami Experience 2.0 is designed for Ultra-Mobile PCs that run Windows Vista.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey Microsoft, How 'bout We Do That First Deal You Offered?  —  The devil is in the details, and the details of the Yahoo-Google search advertising deal reveal the desperate, possibly neurotic state of Yahoo these days.  Quite simply, it looks to me like Yahoo is effectively paying Google off to step in and …
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Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
AT&T: no iPhone 3G tethering for you!  —  With the iPhone 3G's significantly faster data transfer rates and ability to perform voice and data functions simultaneously, potential buyers have become intoxicated with the idea of tethering the device: using it as a cellular modem for laptops …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Our Home Town  —  About noon Friday here in California, I happened to click on a Summize tab substituting for Twitter's Track functionality and monitoring the use of my Twitter screen name.  Someone named Scrabo had tweeted “Rumor here at NBC is that Tim Russert passed away”.
Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
Why the Home Network Needs More Than Just Wi-Fi  —  Let's be honest: When it comes to the networked home, most analysts, press and consumers mainly think Wi-Fi.  This is for good reason, of course, as Wi-Fi has been phenomenally successful as a consumer technology.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
In the E-Mail Relay, Not Every Handoff Is Smooth  —  FOR centuries, letter writers have wondered whether their missives safely reach the hands of their intended recipients.  “I know not whether this will ever come to your hands or miscarry,” opened a typical one in 1625 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Intel-Nvidia dispute heats up with USB 3.0 standard fight  —  Intel is in hot water with Nvidia and other chip rivals over the position is has taken in the development of a new data-transfer technology for the PC, dubbed USB 3.0.  —  Normally, this would make a lot of chip writers excited but not many others.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...  Instant-messaging power users, rejoice: a barrier between two previously isolated realms of online chat is coming down.  —  A minor sidelight in the Yahoo-Google search ad deal announced Thursday is that the two companies “agreed …
 
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New Scientist Space:
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon to give discounts for landline-less bundles
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