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Doug Mohney / Inquirer:
Anti-Skype software kills IM, P2P too  —  Bandwidth bandsaw released  —  LAST WEEK, Verso Technologies ( announced the rollout of a "carrier-grade applications filter" that can block so-called bandwidth drains such as Skype, P2P messaging, streaming media, and instant messaging.
Discussion: Joho the Blog and Gizmodo
Verso Launches NetSpective® 2.0 Enterprise Filtering Technology with Skype™ and P2P Blocking  —  Corporations and other organizations now have unprecedented control over the content allowed on their networks, resulting in improved productivity and reduced litigation potential
Discussion: EuroTelcoblog
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Restraint Of Trade
Discussion: Mark Evans
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Updated: Some Thoughts on the's RSS Extensions  —  I mentioned last week that currently with traditional portal sites like MyMSN or MyYahoo, I can customize my data sources by subscribing to RSS feeds but not how they look.  Instead all my RSS feeds always look like a list of headlines.
phil ringnalda dot com:
Discussion: Scripting News
Scott's "SiteExperts" Place:   Declaring Gadgets for using "RSS"
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Questioning RDF  —  I've been a long time skeptic when it comes to RDF and the Semantic Web.  Every once in a while I wonder if perhaps what I have a problem with is the W3C's vision of the Semantic Web as opposed to RDF itself.  However in previous attempts to explore RDF I've been surprised …
Discussion: Burningbird
Danny / Danny Ayers, Raw Blog:
Sunday afternoon blather
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants:   RDF, Web 2.0 and complexity, oh my
Michael Kanellos /
Crave privacy?  New tech knocks out digital cameras  —  Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with an inexpensive way to prevent digital cameras and digital video cameras from capturing that secret shot.  —  The technology they've devised detects the presence …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Terms and Criteria  —  First I need to cover a few of the terms people use when referring to certain aspects of Linux, as well as the criteria that each distribution should meet.  So what's a distribution anyway?  The term distribution, or "distro," refers to the Linux operating system packaged …
Discussion: digg
Will Franklin /
THE CARNIVAL OF THE CAPITALISTS.  —  Welcome to THE Carnival of the Capitalists.  —  When hosting traveling blog carnivals, it is customary for the host to rank, rate, profile, hide, categorize, and otherwise filter the entries.  Sometimes the better posts are near the top or are given special treatment of some sort.
Discussion: blogher
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Grokster Seeks Deal With File-Sharing Upstart  —  In a bid for legitimacy on the heels of an adverse U.S. Supreme Court ruling, file-sharing service Grokster Ltd. is in talks to be acquired by Mashboxx LLC, an upstart that is attempting to establish a legal peer-to-peer music company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Download Squad
Noah Dylan Goldblatt:
Apple's New Tablet - the iNote.  —  James R. Stoup from Apple Matters is responsible for a recent article titled: "Flash Based Laptops, Sooner Than You Think."  He posits in his writing that Apple might extend a form of the iPod technology to a theme for desktops of consumer models …
Dell And Verizon Wireless Connect On Wireless Broadband  —  Media Contact Info  —  BEDMINSTER, NJ & ROUND ROCK, TX — Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) have teamed to lead the evolving convergence of computing and communications devices.  This collaboration allows Dell customers …
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
RealNetworks streams tunes for Sprint  —  After the splashy launch of the Apple iTunes mobile phone earlier this month, Sprint is firing back with two music announcements, one of them being rolled out today by Seattle-based RealNetworks.  —  The two announcements up the ante in mobile music …
O'Reilly Network:
Call for Participation  —  Proposals Due: September 19, 2005 Jump to the form.  —  We're five years into the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, covering peer-to-peer networks to person-to-person mobile messaging, web services to weblogs, big-screen digital media to small-screen mobile gaming …
Discussion: and Boing Boing
Jason Miller / Washington Post:
New Software to Revamp Census Logistics  —  GSA Expects Siebel Systems Application to Help It Set Up 550 Offices for 2010  —  For the next census, in 2010, the General Services Administration must set up 550 offices, each with 6,000 square feet.  The offices must be equipped with furniture …
Discussion: Fast Company Now
QuadsZilla / SEO Black Hat:
Jensense Cases Study: A Lesson in Search Engine Spamming  —  Situation: You're a search engine spammer / SEO Black Hat who owns some legitimate web properties.  —  Problem: How can you link to some of your spam sites without annoying you reader?  —  Solution: Call it a case study!
Discussion: JenSense and

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