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1:40 AM ET, June 15, 2008


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Daniel A. Begun / 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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and CircleID
Andrew Sullivan / Times of London:
Google is giving us pond-skater minds  —  Here's something I didn't know: Friedrich Nietzsche used a typewriter.  Many of those terse aphorisms and impenetrable reveries were banged out on an 1882 Malling-Hansen Writing Ball.  And a friend of his at the time noticed a change …
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:
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”.
James Niccolai / IDG News Service:
Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter  —  A technology that could help the environment by eliminating the need to ship a power adapter with every electronics device got a vote of confidence Friday from consumer electronics maker Westinghouse Digital Electronics.
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
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.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Origami Experience 2.0 Released
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: MoCA
Why will kill Qik and Flixwagon in cell phone video space  —  The post below is written by Robert Scoble, a top blogger and the founder FastCompanyTV.  —  Robert has been one of the earliest adopters of cell phone video, which offers the ability to stream live to the Internet …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Oh Jerry, It's No Longer Your Baby  —  Congratulations — you pulled it off.  You got Microsoft to walk away from your beloved Yahoo for good.  The final word went out on Thursday.  There isn't going to be any megamerger.  No smaller deal to sell your search business, or take a minority stake, either.
Discussion: /Message and Mashable!
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Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Sony Ericsson F305 is for fun and games
Discussion: Engadget and Cellpassion
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Open source project management app hits 500K downloads
Discussion: The Open Road
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Intel-Nvidia dispute heats up with USB 3.0 standard fight
Discussion: Engadget
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon to give discounts for landline-less bundles
Discussion: CNET and Gadgetell
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey Microsoft, How 'bout We Do That First Deal You Offered?
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Jeffrey L. Wilson / LAPTOP Magazine:
Exclusive Hands-On With the Qosmio G55: First Gesture Control Laptop
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Engadget and Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and HighTouch
Robert Holmes /
AT&T Mulls Surcharge for High DSL Use
Bebo blamed for 13-year-old boy's death
Discussion: DygiScape, Mashable! and Guardian

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CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
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