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8:40 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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Net companies pledge child porn crackdown  —  update In an attempt to forestall potentially intrusive new federal laws, a coalition of Internet companies has launched a campaign against child pornography that they say will tip off police to illegal images.  —  The Internet companies—AOL …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Online Effort Is Planned Against Child Pornography
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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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Warner Bros. sells films via Guba.com  —  LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. began selling its movies and TV shows over the Internet video site Guba.com Monday, marking the second deal the studio has made to distribute content over Web sites that have offered pirated video in the past.
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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Cellfire Takes Coupon App National Tomorrow but the Real Story is Usage
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
The Scoop on the m00p Group
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC to run TV promos on YouTube
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