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8:20 AM ET, June 9, 2006

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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.
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites  —  "I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves."  So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software.
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
techeblog.com:
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 …
microsoft.com:
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.
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 …
jkOnTheRun:
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 …
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 …
Google Blogoscoped:
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.
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and 21talks
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SocialText/wikiCalc: More Interesting Than Google Spreadsheets  —  SocialText has announced an agreement with Dan Bricklin for the exclusive distribution rights to his wikiCalc spreadsheet software (Dan Bricklin is also the creator of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet for personal computers).
Bloomberg:
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
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 …
sciencentral.com:
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
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 …
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 …
 
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Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
'Welcome to your Google homepage'
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
A format war with Microsoft? Is that like a land war in Asia?
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Arts and Crafts for the Digital Age
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Cingular launches BlackBerry 7130c
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Gizmodo
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Sen. Clinton: Feds must help parents on video games
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
comScore breakdown of Technorati traffic
Discussion: gregword
Google Blogoscoped:
Censored Searches on Google.cn
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
ADT Live?  —  I've been trying to avoid participating …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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Soham / SnapStream Blog:
Beyond TV 4.3 Delivers More TV!
Discussion: Alpha Blog, PVRblog and PVR Wire
USA Today:
iPods knock over beer mugs
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Itiva: The video file transfer killer app?
Reuters:
Hotel: Put that 'CrackBerry' down, you addict!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Boing Boing and Gadgetopia
Jim Rapoza / eWEEK.com:
Working Model of $100 Laptop Steals MITX Spotlight
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Apple 13-inch MacBook
Tim Porter / First Draft:
WHY TIMESSELECT IS THE RIGHT THING FOR THE TIMES TO DO
darkreading.com:
Social Engineering, the USB Way