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11:50 AM ET, June 15, 2008

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Ryan Spoon:
Why I'm Turning in my Blackberry for an iPhone 3G  —  I love my blackberry.  And I've written about how much I love it.  —  I am disappointed by the 'iPhone 2.0′ - it doesn't have video recording - let alone MMS.  —  ... But today I dropped my blackberry and severely scratched the screen.
Discussion: Mark Evans
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff, Mashable! and CircleID
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic  —  Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers.  Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files.  —  For years, both kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access.
Discussion: TeleRead, PC World and Slashdot
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.
BBC:
Time to take on the file sharers  —  On 9 June, BBC commentator Bill Thompson wrote a critique of a joint venture between the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and Virgin Media to write to customers whose net connection may have been used to download unlicensed content.
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
India's SMS GupShup Has 3x The Usage Of Twitter And No Downtime  —  I recently started using Twitter and have become a big fan of the service.  I've been appalled by the downtime the service has endured, but sympathetic because I assumed the growth in usage is so fast that much might be excused.
TechCrunch:
Why Kyte.tv 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 …
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
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 …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The iPhone 3G FAQ
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louisgray.com:
Why Disqus Is Winning the Web Comment Battles, and What's Next  —  Tonight, I was lucky enough to have dinner with Daniel Ha, the CEO and co-founder of Disqus.  One of the advantages of being in the Silicon Valley is that in many cases, I can actually engage with and meet the people …
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 …
Discussion: RexBlog.com and Data Mining
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
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 …
 
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Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Sony Ericsson F305 is for fun and games
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Intel-Nvidia dispute heats up with USB 3.0 standard fight
Discussion: Engadget
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Our Home Town  —  About noon Friday here in California …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Arrington is Wrong about Yahoo!-Google Deal
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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 News.com:
Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and HighTouch
Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
Why the Home Network Needs More Than Just Wi-Fi
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Robert Holmes / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Mulls Surcharge for High DSL Use
 

 
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