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9:35 AM ET, June 8, 2006

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Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Another Windows Vista Bites the Dust  —  Microsoft has cut PC-to-PC synchronization from Vista.  Vista Beta 2, which is slated to go to as many as two million testers, does not include the P2P synchronization technology.  Quality is the reason for the latest cut, Microsoft officials said.
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Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases public download of Vista  —  After months of limited testing, Microsoft late Wednesday made a beta version of Windows Vista publicly available for download.  —  The company kicked off what it called its "Customer Preview Program," a testing period in which the software maker hopes millions …
Michael Sippey / Six Apart:
Connect your TypePad feed to FeedBurner  —  We've been fans of FeedBurner for quite a while - they know the technology, business and user experience of feeds and content syndication better than pretty much anyone on the planet.  And they've built a great service that enables bloggers to manage their feeds …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedburner Partners With TypePad
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   FeedBurner, TypePad to Link Blog Feeds
BBC:
China 'blocks' main Google site  —  Chinese authorities have blocked most domestic users from the main Google.com search engine, a media watchdog said.  —  Internet users in major Chinese cities faced difficulties accessing Google's international site in the past week, Reporters Without Borders said.
Discussion: TechSpot and GigaOM
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Rhys Blakely / Times of London:
Google admits being compromised over China  —  Google has admitted for the first time that it compromised its principles when it entered the Chinese market and agreed to toe Beijing's strict line on censorship.  —  Speaking in Washington, Sergey Brin, Google's billionaire co-founder …
New York Times:
Hacker Said to Resell Internet Phone Service  —  Federal authorities arrested one man in Miami and another in Spokane, Wash., today in connection with what they said was a hacking scheme involving the resale of Internet telephone service.  —  The suspects were said to have illegally tapped …
Discussion: SYNTAGMA
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New York Times:
2 Charged in Scheme Said to Defraud Internet Phone Providers  —  Federal authorities yesterday arrested a Miami man who they said made more than $1 million in a hacking scheme involving the resale of Internet telephone service.  —  The suspect is accused of surreptitiously routing calls through …
Discussion: 21talks
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo rolls out photo site beta  —  Yahoo is expected to launch on Thursday a limited beta of a new Yahoo Photos site that allows people to download high-resolution photos, tag shots with descriptors for easy search and comment on other peoples' images.  —  Yahoo Photos offers …
Discussion: 21talks
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Photos Beta Launches Today  —  The much anticipated new Yahoo Photos Beta will launch on Thursday morning, around 9 am PST.  —  Sign in with your Yahoo ID at photos.yahoo.com.  If you see a "try the new beta" image/link in the top right, it's live.  Click on the link to request an invitation …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Wii's classic games to be priced less than US$10  —  Nintendo President Saturo Iwata spoke yesterday at a Japanese marketing event (Japanese source), revealing information about "virtual console" pricing and the Wii's relationship with the DS.  Iwata revealed that games for Nintendo's …
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Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Wii Ship Date Coming This Sept.
Discussion: AMCP Tech Blog and iBloggedThis
BBC:
Online music row shuts web site  —  Internet firm Tiscali has suspended its music sharing Juke Box and accused the European recording industry of being "virtually impossible to work with".  —  It took the move after it was told to remove the service's search by artist.
Ed Tittel / Tom's Hardware Guide:
A Continuing Work in Progress: The State of Linux 2006  —  Introduction  —  Figure 1: The Penguin has been a symbol for the Linux world for some time now, and it's interested to observe some of its regional variations.  —  In days gone by, the personification of Linux might have conjured …
Discussion: Download Squad
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Beer losing college market share to... iPods?  —  The following story written with the aid of guest contributor, Brandon Pittman.  —  Well, the unthinkable has happened.  According to a recent survey by the Student Monitor that has been conducted twice a year for the last 18 years …
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Merger to expand adware "library"  —  Bellevue-based 180solutions, which makes software commonly known as adware, has acquired Hotbar of New York for an undisclosed amount of money.  As part of the announcement, 180solutions will be renamed after its consumer brand: Zango.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's antipiracy tool phones home daily  —  Microsoft has vowed to better disclose the actions of its antipiracy tool once it is installed on Windows PCs.  —  The tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, is designed to validate whether a copy of Windows has been legitimately acquired.
 
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Comments are back!  —  That's right, comments are back everybody!
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tivo.com:
TIVO ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE, TIVOCAST; BRINGING …
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Rogue pharmacy poses as Google
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Sony Ericsson unveils GC86 EDGE PC Card
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Chris Morris / CNN:
'Grand Theft Auto' publisher plays it safe
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Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
MS Office is *NOT* Too Expensive
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@ Content 2.0: Living, Breathing Teenagers!  Hurrah!
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VC Cliché of the Week
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google authorized websites, Lighthouse?
Discussion: Semantic thoughts
Inquirer:
MPAA takes aim at another BitTorrent search site
Discussion: Techdirt