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2:05 PM 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
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 …
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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 and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Washington Post:
No Tolls on The Internet  —  Congress is about to cast a historic vote on the future of the Internet.  It will decide whether the Internet remains a free and open technology fostering innovation, economic growth and democratic communication, or instead becomes the property of cable …
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Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Microsoft plans better disclosures of tool  —  SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with the software maker.
Discussion: SuperGeek and duncanriley.com
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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 …
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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
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
Sydney Morning Herald:
We were evil, Google founder admits  —  Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged the dominant internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands.  He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
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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.
Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
Syncing OneNote 2007 notes across your many PCs  —  Its an obvious thing.  You have two or more PCs that you work with.  You want to access all your stuff without having to think about which PC you have it on.  You don't want to have to manually schlep files between the two.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Drew / DrewClark.com:
House Rules Committee Agrees to Network Neutrality Amendments  —  The House Rules Committee late Wednesday agreed to two amendments on network neutrality to the telecommunications bill that is being considered on Thursday and Friday by the House.  It rejected a third proposed amendment …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
RIM 7130c Blackberry On Cingular Next Week  —  It's official, the RIM 7130c smartphone will be available on Cingular Wireless next week, just as we predicted a couple of months ago.  With a two-year agreement, now Blackberry addicts can get their paws on one of these little jewels starting June 12 for $200.
Discussion: Engadget and dailywireless.org
Nicole Girard / CNET News.com:
Find out if you're being watched  —  With easily disguisable tracking devices the size of a paper clip available at any online spy tech store these days, it's difficult to know if and when you're being watched.  Eavesdroppers have devices at their disposal that can transmit your most private conversations …
Discussion: Gizmodo
tivo.com:
TIVO ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE, TIVOCAST; BRINGING BROADBAND VIDEO CONTENT TO THE TV  —  TiVo Signs New Agreements with NBA and WNBA, The New York Times, Heavy, iVillage, and CNET To Deliver Broadband Programming Directly to the Television  —  ALVISO, CA — June 7, 2006 — TiVo Inc. …
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 …
Riyad Emeran / trustedreviews.com:
Acer Aspire 9800 20in Notebook  —  Acer Aspire 9800  —  Size matters.  No matter what anyone says, size plays a very important part in our buying decisions, often at two totally opposite ends of the spectrum.  When it comes to MP3 players or mobile phones, we generally look for the smallest devices …
Discussion: Gadgetopia and Slashdot
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Ed Tittel / Tom's Hardware Guide:
A Continuing Work in Progress: The State of Linux 2006
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Rogue pharmacy poses as Google
Discussion: InsideGoogle
sonyericsson.com:
Sony Ericsson unveils GC86 EDGE PC Card
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Merger to expand adware "library"
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
The new media press release - sign up!
Discussion: Andrew Lark and InterMedia
Jemima / paidContent.org:
@ Content 2.0: Living, Breathing Teenagers!  Hurrah!