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7:10 PM ET, June 27, 2006

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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Is Microsoft about to release a Windows "kill switch"? … Two weeks ago, I wrote about my serious objections to Microsoft's latest salvo in the war against unauthorized copies of Windows.  Two Windows Genuine Advantage components are being pushed onto users' machines with insufficient notification …
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Microsoft:
Windows Genuine Advantage Bolsters Frontline in Anti-Piracy Fight
intel.com:
Marvell To Purchase Intel's Communications And Application Processor Business For $600 Million  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2006 - Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement for Intel to sell its communications …
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Dan Goodin / Associated Press:
Marvell paying $600M for Intel unit  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp., facing slowing demand for personal computers and stiffer competition, is selling its division that makes processors for handheld devices in a $600 million deal announced Tuesday with Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
The EV-DO ExpressCard Is Here!  (From Dell)  —  Dell just released the first ExpressCard for Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network: The Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband ExpressCard.  This is a rebranded version of the Novatel XV620 that I tested back in April, and it will sell for $179 on Dell's Web site by the end of this week.
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Dell's EV-DO ExpressCard coming this week
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
Google Gets Ready to Test GBuy, A New Online-Payment Option  —  For years, consumers who didn't want to give Web merchants their credit-card information faced limited options when it came to making purchases online.  This week, consumers could get access to another electronic-payment option …
CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: An Internet for the few or the many?  —  Michael Copps has a message for the technology industry when it comes to Net neutrality: Get involved.  —  Copps, a Democratic commissioner in the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission since May 2001 …
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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Cellfire Takes Coupon App National Tomorrow but the Real Story is Usage  —  Everyone has lept on the Cellfire bandwagon after their blizzard of press releases yesterday.  The Santa Clara company which I profiled previously has every right to be pleased after a succesful California only roll …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Cellfire Launches Tomorrow - Free Cellphone Coupons
Discussion: Gear Live
ongoing:
Dabble DB, Check It Out  —  · Paul Kedrosky broke the story: Vancouver's own Dabble DB has taken some investment money and are open for business.  I get pitched by a lot of startups, and Dabble DB is the best I've seen in years.  It's Software as a Service; an online personal database.
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Social Networking for Bookworms  —  If bookcases are a way to casually display interests dear to the owner, the Internet throws open the doors on reading habits.  Social-networking and book retailers' sites are already rife with lists of readers' favorite material, allowing people to compare notes on taste and compatibility.
Discussion: Jarrett House North
Barry Fox / NewScientistTech:
Invention: Password-protected bullets  —  For more than 30 years, Barry Fox has trawled through the world's weird and wonderful patent applications, uncovering the most exciting, bizarre or even terrifying new ideas.  His column, Invention, is exclusively online.  Scroll down for a round-up of previous Invention articles.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Is Jajah really cool, or really lame?  Offers free phone calls, maybe  —  Jajah, a Mountain View start-up, is supposedly offering free phone calls beginning today to any land or mobile phone in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Google and MySpace: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda!!  —  In the latest (July) issue of Wired magazine, Rupert Murdoch claims that Google...  So that means Google could have acquired MySpace a year ago for about $290 million.  Talk about a strategic blunder... the thought of Google and MySpace, combined, boggles the mind.
Tobias Buck / Financial Times:
EU poised to rule against Microsoft  —  The European Union's top antitrust regulator is poised to issue a formal ruling that finds Microsoft guilty of breaking EU competition rules.  The ruling is likely to be accompanied by fines for the US software group of up to €2m ($2.5m) a day.
Joseph Jaffe / marketingsherpa.com:
MarketingSherpa's Top 10 Best Blogs & Best Podcast of 2006: Readers' Choice Award Results  —  Forward to a friend: … Best Podcast on the topic of Marketing  —  Across the Sound  —  Sherpa Note: This is the first year for the podcasting category.  We asked that only readers …
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Shopping Comparison Site Offers New Ad Model  —  The notion that the Web has put consumers in control is something many marketers are grappling with, and now a new comparison shopping engine has based its ad revenue model on the idea.  —  Jellyfish acts like a reverse auction through …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC to run TV promos on YouTube  —  NBC and YouTube are going from foes to friends.  —  The network is announcing a deal today that will see select clips of NBC series embedded on the popular viral-video site beginning this week, sources said.  —  NBC and YouTube declined comment.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
OMB Sets Guidelines for Federal Employee Laptop Security  —  The Bush administration is giving federal civilian agencies 45 days to implement new measures to protect the security of personal information that agencies hold on millions of employees and citizens.
 
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Nakamichi Lumos 7" DVD player
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Farecast airfare prediction engine opens public beta today
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Jonathan Geller / Engadget Mobile:
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Warner Bros. sells films via Guba.com
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
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proidee.co.uk:
The UV shoe dryer. Warms, dries and removes unpleasant odour.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
thinkvitamin.com:
THE MYSPACE PROBLEM
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Jay Rosen / PressThink:
The People Formerly Known as the Audience
Mike / Techdirt:
Cable Guy Says Portals Are Toast
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
UPDATED: ODD - WHY IS GOOGLE NOT RETURNING RESULTS FOR "AMAZON.COM"?