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Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Google prepares to launch WiFi service  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Online search leader Google is preparing to launch a wireless Internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company's Web site on Tuesday.  —  A WiFi service, which offers a high-speed connection to the Internet …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Secure Wireless Access From Google & More On GoogleNet Broadband Plans  —  Google Pulls The Other Leg With Secure Access from InsideGoogle covers new Google Secure Access wireless software now being offered for download, while Threadwatch and Om Malik points to the Google Reviewing Bids …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google: All your Internet are belong to us  —  It seems Google really is planning to turn the Earth into a giant WiFi hotspot.  The company is said to be reviewing bids for the development of a national DWDM fiber network and while it's conceivable that it intends to use that network …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Google's buying more fiber, WiFi pages and new software found
Discussion: Digital Tech Life and Isaack
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Google's Secure (WiFi) Access Tool
Discussion: GoogleRumors
Apple's Jobs warns on 'greedy' music pricing  —  PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Apple boss Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod digital music player, called the music industry greedy for considering hiking digital download prices, warning such a move would drive users back to piracy.
Apple head attacks record firms
Edward W. Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Movie Studios Form DRM Lab  —  Hollywood argues — or at least strongly implies — that technology companies could stop copyright infringement if they wanted to, but have chosen not to do so.  I have often wondered whether Hollywood really believes this, or whether the claim is just a ploy to gain political advantage.
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Opera to give away browser in bid to boost market share  —  Norwegian firm chases Firefox  —  A Norwegian maker of Internet browsing software hopes to imitate the success of the Firefox browser by using the same business tactic: giving the software away.  —  Opera Software ASA …
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and
Microsoft to reorg; Allchin to retire  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday announced a sweeping reorganization of the company into three new divisions, a shift that will lead to the retirement of long-time Windows development chief Jim Allchin.  —  The plan calls for a reorganization of Microsoft …
Tom Espiner /
Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE  —  Mozilla Web browsers are potentially more vulnerable to attack than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec report.  —  But the report, released Monday, also found that hackers are still focusing their efforts on IE.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Mike Grenville /
Stats & Research: Research Discovers That Phones Are Phones  —  Only 17% of those with a mobile use their phone for anything other than to make calls or send text messages on a daily basis, avoiding the more complex features available according to research from Mobeon.
David Cohn / Wired News:
C'mon Kids, Let's Play Programmer  —  Learning how to become a computer programmer has never been easy or fun for most people.  Some would even call it boring.  But now they call it a board game.  —  Computer programmer Igor Kholodov has created a game that he says can entertain while teaching …
Business Wire:
AOL to Begin New VoIP Service Roll-Out on October 4  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 20, 2005—America Online, Inc.:  — Simple to Use and Affordable VoIP Service Lets Customers Make and Receive Calls Directly from Their PC Through AIM  — Partnerships with Pingtel, GIPS …
Michael Singer /
Intel dives into the ultra-low power pool  —  Intel's latest rallying cry seems to be "Save the battery!"  —  The chipmaking giant announced on Monday a new technique that it said could help cut back on wasted battery power in cell phones and mobile devices by as much as 1,000 times current levels.
Stephen H. Wildstrom / Business Week:
Palm Taps Microsoft  —  The PDA makers plans to unveil a Treo powered not by the Palm OS software but by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.  Could be a good move  —  Is the Palm software that powered the first practical handheld in 1996 and redefined mobile computing on the road to oblivion?

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