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Chairman Julius Genachowski / OpenInternet.gov:
Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity  —  “Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity”  —  Prepared Remarks of  —  The Brookings Institution, Washington DC
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David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Does the Internet Need More Regulation?  FCC to Decide  —  Today, the Chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski, announced that he will ask the FCC to adopt new regulations on the way that companies like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Hughes Satellite, and thousands of others provide Internet services to consumers.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC Outlines Its Net Neutrality Proposal  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, today outlined a framework aimed at ensuring that both wireline and wireless carriers don't discriminate against traffic traversing their networks based on the type of traffic or the application.
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
FCC plan for open internet ‘perfect,’ Lessig says; AT&T, Verizon critical
Discussion: Total Telecom and FierceWireless
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman wants network neutrality, wired and wireless
Discussion: OSNews and Skype Journal
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Netflix Awards $1 Million Prize and Starts a New Contest  —  Netflix, the movie rental company, has decided its million-dollar-prize competition was such a good investment that it is planning another one.  —  The company's challenge, begun in October 2006, was both geeky and formidable …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Adds Zimbra to the Garage Sale as It Tries to Shed What Isn't “You!”  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo has been shopping around Zimbra, the open-source email company it bought in late 2007 for $350 million.  —  Zimbra is only one of the many assets of Yahoo (YHOO) …
content.dell.com:
Dell to Acquire Perot Systems for $3.9 Billion, Creating Comprehensive, Customer-Focused IT-Solutions Company  —  Dell and Perot Systems have entered a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Perot Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion.
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Matt Cutts / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking  —  Recently we received some questions about how Google uses (or more accurately, doesn't use) the “keywords” meta tag in ranking web search results.  Suppose you have two website owners, Alice and Bob.  Alice runs a company called AliceCo and Bob runs BobCo.
Sharon Nguyen / MySpace Blog:
MySpace Syncs with Twitter  —  Today we're beginning the global beta rollout of a new functionality on MySpace that empowers our users to sync their MySpace status updates with their Twitter feed.  Any U.S. user can opt-in to sync their status so that any update created on MySpace will appear …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
EU releases dirty details of evidence against Intel in antitrust case  —  The European Union's antitrust division released a public version of its May antitrust ruling against Intel, detailing for the first time the evidence that led to a record $1.45 billion fine.
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Andrew Yoon / Joystiq:
Square Enix head predicts new Wii in 2011, says motion ‘impact’ for Xbox, PlayStation will be ‘small’  —  The new motion controllers for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are likely to make big appearances at this year's Tokyo Game Show.  While both Microsoft and Sony are attempting to take away …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Crave, I4U News and CrunchGear
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Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Games groups eye next level
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Apple Seeking More Info From iPhone 3.1 Users Reporting Poor Battery Life  —  An undisclosed number of users who have posted on Apple's discussion boards about poor battery life following the iPhone 3.1 software update are being contacted by AppleCare helpdesk with a hefty list of 11 follow-up questions.
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Gay men ‘can be identified by their Facebook friends’  —  Homosexual men can be identified just by looking at their Facebook friends, according to unpublished research by two students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  —  The study found that it was possible to predict men's sexual orientation …
Discussion: Fast Company, NBC Bay Area and Gawker
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
3G MicroCells: AT&T Wants You to Pay Extra to Fix Their Own Failures  —  AT&T's network is basically a huge failure.  And if you want to fix their incompetence in your area, you'll need to pay an additional $20 a month for a 3G MicroCell.  I call bulls**t.  —  Danny touched on this earlier, but the logic here is blowing my mind.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T's 3G MicroCell does unlimited calling, but it ain't cheap
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Netgear offers a networked hard drive for the masses, with a caveat  —  The tech industry is gradually persuading Americans to set up home networks, but it's had a tougher time selling consumers on the idea of storing all their data on a single device within their homes.
Discussion: Engadget and Softpedia News
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Exclusive Interview: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on the Value of Viral Loops  —  This interview was conducted during research for my book, Viral Loop.  You can read an excerpt here at Fast Company, or find out what your friends are really worth by installing the Viral Loop widget.
Discussion: Inc.com, Thanks:albertonardelli
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Foursquare Beats Twitter to Local Advertising Goldmine  —  Foursquare is the mobile social game that you play by checking in at various locales while out and about.  —  The location-based application has managed to strip the fat out of other location-aware mobile ideas …
Discussion: The Web Life, Social Business and A VC, Thanks:atul
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx coming next year  —  The folks at Canonical are putting the final touches on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala which should be available next month.  But in one of the first steps toward looking even further ahead, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced the alliterative codename …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht  —  Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a rather curious new addition built in to his latest oversized yacht.  The 557-foot boat Eclipse, the price tag of which has almost doubled since original plans were drawn to almost $1.2 billion …
Discussion: Times of London and I4U News
Darren Murph / Engadget:
First USB 3.0 product gets certified, floodgates get closer to breaking  —  You heard it here first, folks: SuperSpeed USB is a reality.  After waiting around for what feels like ages, USB 3.0 can now say it has its first certified product in NEC's xHCI host controller.
Discussion: Pulse2, Gizmodo and Gizmodo Australia
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL: More Org Chart Shuffles Coming; So Are Ad Dollars.  But Mum on Microsoft.  —  It's Advertising Week in New York!  Which means that for the next few days, ad sellers will be meeting, greeting and buttering up ad buyers in hopes of prying some of their dollars free.  Just like every week in New York.
Seagate Technology:
Seagate Ships World's Fastest Desktop Hard Drive; First Drive to Feature Serial ATA 6Gbit/Second Technology  —  Seagate Teams With Technology Leaders to Bring SATA 6Gbit/s Complete Solutions to Market  —  Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) today began global shipments of the world's fastest …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hollywood, We Have Plenty Of Half-Services.  It's Time For A Whole One.  —  I was reading over a pitch tonight for a new streaming movie service called Epix HD, when I looked up from my computer to my TV stand.  On it, I saw an Apple TV, an Xbox 360, and a cable box.
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo Reportedly Losing eBay Text Ad Biz To Google; Hit To Revs …
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Tech companies getting rich quick
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
PCUK/Harris Poll: Only Five Percent Of Readers Would Pay For Online News
Discussion: Guardian, 901am and Royal Pingdom, Thanks:atul
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Announcing New Advertising Product Tomorrow?
Erin Barker / Contentinople:
News Corp.'s Miller: MySpace Fell Behind
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Schmidt: Independent Yahoo Still Important To Competition
Thanks:atul
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Is a Lock for 10% Share, but How Much More?
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Is Google giving Gmail back to the UK? (UPDATE: Yes, it is)
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, Thanks:drewhinde
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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