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11:55 AM ET, March 27, 2006

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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
The Streamcast vs. Skype Et Al Complaint  —  I have just finished reading what is likely the 30+ page Streamcast Networks complaint against Skype et al that found its way to me.  It reads as much like a Hollywood film treatment that needs to star Paul Newman as the attorney ala his roles in "The Verdict" or "Absence of Malice."
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Mike / Techdirt:
Skype, Founders Charged With Racketeering  —  from the fun-with-lawsuits dept  —  It's fairly well known that Skype's founders won't come to the US for fear of lawsuits arising out of their part in building Kazaa... but it looks like they may now have another lawsuit on their hands as well.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and GigaOM
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype-Streamcast, Take Two  —  Earlier today, when I asked …
Discussion: VoIP Now
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Streamcast Claims Ownership of Core Skype Technologies
New York Times:
Windows Is So Slow, but Why?  —  Back in 1998, the federal government declared that its landmark antitrust suit against the Microsoft Corporation was not merely a matter of law enforcement, but a defense of innovation.  The concern was that the company was wielding its market power …
Newsweek:
The New Wisdom of the Web  —  Why is everyone so happy in Silicon Valley again?  A new wave of start-ups are cashing in on the next stage of the Internet.  And this time, it's all about ... you.  —  Photos by Nigel Parry for Newsweek  —  Snapshots: Flickr's Butterfield (left) and Fake
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Newsweek:
Who's Building the Next Web?  —  Got a lot of free time?  You're going to need it to enjoy the fruits of Silicon Valley's latest labors: start-ups that want you to spend even more of your life online.  —  April 3, 2006 issue - Deciphering the exact meaning of the phrase Web 2.0 is a popular parlor game in Silicon Valley.
Staci / PaidContent.org:
Profiting From The Live Web : Newsweek's April 3 issue hypes …
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Putting the 'Hype' in We  —  Newsweek has an unintentionally …
Matthew Healey / New York Times:
For a 3rd Time, Two Apples Meet in Court  —  Apple Computer will meet the Beatles' Apple Corps in court this week in London, where a judge will determine whether Apple Computer's iTunes online music service violates a 1991 agreement between the two companies that, the Beatles' Apple claims, blocked the computer maker from selling music.
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Liz Chong / Times of London:
Beatles take rival Apple to court over core business  —  IT IS the ultimate battle of the generations over an image of a half-eaten piece of fruit.  —  In one corner Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the ultimate stars of vinyl who defined music in the 1960s.
USA Today:
Cablevision tests 'remote storage' DVR use  —  NEW YORK — In a move that could ignite a major debate about consumer "fair use" of TV programming, Cablevision Systems will unveil plans to test a service that gives cable subscribers the ability to record and time-shift shows using existing digital set-top boxes.
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Hughes Looking At Rural Internet  —  Hughes Network Systems LLC, a Germantown satellite service company trying to reposition itself after the sale of its DirecTV satellite television business, plans to announce a campaign today aimed at selling Internet access to small businesses and consumers in rural parts of the country.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Dual Tuner Series 2 TiVo?  —  No, it's not the HD TiVo that we've all been waiting for, but it is a good start.  A few shopping sites, such as Amazon have begun listing the TCD649180, a series 2 TiVo with dual tuners, Ethernet and USB ports for home networking and a 180-hour recording capacity.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
When is a conference not a conference?  —  I apologize for having conferences on the brain lately, but as you may or may not know, some friends and I are organizing one (it's called mesh, and it's in Toronto May 15th and 16th), so it's kind of been eat, sleep and breathe conferences lately.
Discussion: robhyndman.com and mesh blog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Homework … I recommend that every American journalist and news executive listen to this speech on newspapers in the age of blogs by Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, who I think is a rare and likely singular visionary in the newspaper industry.  He also is the editor …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
New ways to call over the Internet debut  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Two Internet telephone services debut Monday with unusual business approaches, hoping to stand out in an increasingly crowded market with intense price competition.  —  Lycos, the Internet portal owned by Spanish telecommunications …
Discussion: Techdirt and Alec Saunders .LOG
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
David Isenberg and The Rise of The Stupid Network  —  Over one weekend in May of 1997 David Isenberg, who then worked at AT&T Labs Research (nee Bell labs), wrote a paper called The Rise of The Stupid Network which explained (and still explains) with breathtaking simplicity why the Internet is superior to the …
Discussion: isen.blog
CNN:
CNN.com presents a new homepage  —  CNN.com has launched a new, expanded home page that allows easier, faster access to more news and information than ever before.  It includes exclusive CNN coverage, most popular stories, live and on-demand video, podcasts — and more.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Microsoft:
Microsoft Business Solutions Group Delivers on Microsoft Dynamics  —  Microsoft, customers and partners celebrate innovative applications that allow businesses to succeed in creating the people-ready business.  —  DALLAS — March 26, 2006 — Today at Convergence 2006, the Microsoft Business …
Discussion: Bink.nu and Microsoft News Tracker
Dominic Jones / Investor Relations Blog:
Microsoft blogger Scoble wants to censor unfriendly blogosphere  —  Blogger Robert Scoble, whose employer Microsoft Corp. is under fire for repeatedly delaying the launch of its new operating system Vista, has proposed that bloggers stop linking to negative articles by what he calls "non-credible journalists."
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Read/WriteWeb:
4 years of blogging for me too  —  First I noticed Paolo's post on 4 years blogging (via Dave), then Phil's post.  The bizarre part is I started blogging on the exact same day, 21 March 2002, as my fellow kiwi Phil Pearson - we even blogged about the same topic, RCS (Radio Community Server).
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Paolo Valdemarin Weblog:
4 blog birthday  —  4 years don't sound like a lot of time from here …
Discussion: Second p0st
 
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