Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
House rejects Net neutrality rules — update The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like Amazon.com, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it.
Discussion: Techdirt, SYNTAGMA, duncanriley.com, Google Watch, Search Engine Watch Blog, Cameron's Brain and SearchViews
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: Net Neutrality Fades into the Sunset
Ben Charny / Google Watch: Google Enlists Its Own for Net Neutrality Fight
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Calls On Users To Lobby For Net Neutrality
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain: Net Neutrality bill gets defeated
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
Small Companies & Google Adsense is the future — I was poking around alexa today http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_ sites?cc=CA&ts_mode=country&lang= none and saw that Plentyoffish is now a top 30 site In Canada ahead of all other dating sites. http://ranking.websearch.com/ SiteInfo.aspx? …
Discussion: Delicate Genius Blog
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Socialtext Partners with Dan Bricklin on wikiCalc — Socialtext partnered with Dan Bricklin (inventor of VisiCalc) to exclusively distribute, redistribute and co-develop wikiCalc — the social spreadsheet. Dan brings a rich understanding not just of spreadsheets, but open source and social software.
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: SocialText/wikiCalc: More Interesting Than Google Spreadsheets
Om Malik / GigaOM: Socialtext Partners With wikiCalc
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
Think has second thoughts about IceRocket — Update from Blake at IceRocket: "Our LOI with Think Partnership expired, which does not mean the acquisition is off. Their company is going through some changes and we are seeing how they play out. Still in very close contact with those people …
Discussion: ben barren and ClickZ Internet Marketing …
Top 10 Strangest Clocks — Our editors have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Strangest Clocks" for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites? — 10. Cathode Ray Tube Clock — As the name implies, this interesting clock — developed by David Forbes — consists of a 3-inch cathode-ray oscilloscope …
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and Gizmodo
Calling all productivity gurus- enter our new contest and win a full copy of MindManager 6! — Mobile tech and productivity go hand in hand since I firmly believe that the right technology can provide untold boosts to personal productivity. The best way for someone to improve their habits …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and Life On the Wicked Stage
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
BT exec pins Google as 'our biggest threat' — LISBON, Portugal—Google is becoming BT's biggest competitor—that's the surprise assessment coming from the telecom giant's chief information officer. — Speaking at the Gigaworld IT conference here, CIO Al-Noor Ramji told delegates on Wednesday …
Discussion: Virtual Economics and Confused Of Calcutta
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: BT vs Google
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification — As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash, Security Fix and InfoWorld
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Microsoft Plans 12 Security Updates Next Week
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld: Microsoft set to patch Word, ActiveX
Intel Tells Customers It Will Cut Prices by 60% to Gain Share — June 9 (Bloomberg) — Customers of Intel Corp. said the world's biggest computer-chip maker plans to reduce prices on Pentium processors by as much as 60 percent to reclaim market share from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechBlog
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: vista download — Today - Windows Vista Beta 2 Download |
Dwight / TechBlog: Paranoid survival, part II
Super Battery — Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced.
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
Google Browser Sync — You get the feeling that whenever you leave the house, when you return home there's a new Google product that just launched. Today's revelation is Google Browser Sync, a Firefox extension to save your browser settings (like bookmarks, your history, cookies and passwords) across different computers.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Is Google slowly creeping up on .Mac?
Radley Balko / Fox News:
eBay Invites Internet Regulation, Backs Online Gambling Ban — Rep. Bob Goodlatte is in the process of pushing through Congress a bill that would "ban" Internet gambling. I've previously explained why the bill is bad public policy. — But since that column, it has come to light …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Killer products fail to show at Taipei IT fair — Computer manufacturers have so far failed to develop the next "killer" product for consumers despite desperate efforts in the face of stiff market competition, industry insiders say. — Asia's biggest information technology trade fair opened …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[corante] John Hagel — John Hagel has 15 mins to be "provocative." [As always, I'm paraphrasing and will be getting things wrong.] — He says the big shift is from fighting for shelf space to fighting for attention. — Traditional marketing's principles are: Intercept customers …
Discussion: Fast Company Now and Johnnie Moore's Weblog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zooomr 2.0 Screenshots, New Features — Zooomr, the company launched by 17 year old Kristopher Tate (he's now 18) in March, will be releasing a new beta version 2.0 sometime around the end of June. The biggest focus of the new release will be increased stability and speed …
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Search Engine Journal, The Browser and rev2.org
Oliver Ryan / The Browser: Yahoo has double vision on Web products
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Zooomr Makes Geotagging Happen
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Making virtual worlds more lifelike — PALO ALTO, Calif.—Ever played an online game like "World of Warcraft" or "EverQuest" and wished the expressions on your avatar's face looked more realistic or that it was easier to communicate with other players? — If so, then a team of researchers …
iPods knock over beer mugs — That iPods are "in" on college campuses might not surprise you. That Apple's portable music players are more popular than beer? Now that's surprising. — Beer traditionally has had the biggest buzz with college students: Seventy-five percent consider drinking beer …
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley and Datamation IT News Blog
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Latest fraternity hazing ritual: iPod bongs
Social Engineering, the USB Way — We recently got hired by a credit union to assess the security of its network. The client asked that we really push hard on the social engineering button. In the past, they'd had problems with employees sharing passwords and giving up information easily.
Discussion: Techdirt and Schneier on Security
Schneier / Schneier on Security: Hacking Computers Over USB