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2:45 AM ET, June 28, 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  —  Update to the WGA Notifications program introduces changes based on customer feedback.  —  REDMOND, Wash., June 27, 2006 - Every year, millions of consumers and businesses are hurt by counterfeit software.
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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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Online Effort Is Planned Against Child Pornography  —  In the face of government pressure, a group of Internet companies is undertaking a cooperative effort to help combat child pornography online.  —  The group, organized last week by AOL, includes Yahoo, Microsoft, Earthlink and United Online.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Net companies pledge child porn crackdown
Discussion: IP Democracy
Spencer Reiss / Wired News:
His Space … Perched on the edge of a bright white power sofa on the supernaturally quiet eighth floor of the News Corporation's global headquarters, the last thing Rupert Murdoch looks like is a fire-eyed revolutionary.  Starched cuffs.  Courtly manner.  A month past his 75th birthday.
Discussion: ben barren
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com:
Inside Yahoo!  —  Working at Yahoo! is the ultimate experience.  The amazing campus, engaging activities and great people definitely made an impression on me during the past two days.  Everyone I've come across at Yahoo! is eager to meet new people and get to know them; yes, even the coders are sociable!
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
A look inside PeopleAggregator  —  Marc Canter's much anticipated PeopleAggregator is starting to roll out, password protection is scheduled to be removed Wednesday around noon Pacific time.  PeopleAggregator is the product of 3 years of self funded work by Canter to bridge the gap between …
cl.cam.ac.uk:
Ignoring the "Great Firewall of China"  —  The Great Firewall of China is an important tool for the Chinese Government in their efforts to censor the Internet.  It works, in part, by inspecting web traffic to determine whether or not particular words are present.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Walkie Talkie Watches  —  Another Walkie Talkie Watch, but this time not quite so nerdy looking.  These watches were worn by the Norwegian Olympic Team during the last Winter Olympics, which means they're decent enough for people who need things to work—whatever that means.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and MobileWhack.com
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Digg 3  —  Overview Preview User Opinions Compare  —  CNET editors' take  —  Digg allows users to rank news stories, blog entries, and videos from all over the Web.  Like an ambitious high-school geek determined to get hip with the in crowd, the latest version of this social content aggregator attempts …
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Comcast Buys Digital Media Services Firm ThePlatform  —  Exclusive: Comcast Interactive, the internet arm of cable giant Comcast, has bought out Seattle-based digital media services provider thePlatform, paidContent.org has learned from sources.  ThePlatform CEO Ian Blaine confirmed the deal to me in a short phone call.
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Arthur O. Suzlberger, Jr: The New York Times Company has the 'dough' online  —  Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman, The New York Times Company and Publisher, The New York Times, is confident in the economic potential of interactive media, particularly for The New York Times Company.
Discussion: Beet.TV and MocoNews.net
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Farecast airfare prediction engine opens public beta today  —  The airfare prediction Farecast launches its public beta today, enabling travelers to leverage more than 60 billion records of past airfare prices to predict whether prices will rise or fall over the next 7 days.
Eric-Jon Rossel Waugh / next-gen.biz:
THE TEN GREATEST YEARS IN GAMING  —  In the 30 years or so since videogames came into being as consumer products, we reckon ten truly stand-out as memorable, offering innovation and excitement.  Here's Next-Gen.Biz's not-to-be-missed-list including a history of our industry...
Discussion: Kotaku
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
RCA Akimbo Box Coming This Fall  —  A few years from now, we may look back fondly on the days when we watched what television networks programmed each night.  When we looked at the nightly lineup—all 500 channels of it—and wondered what was on TV that night.
Discussion: Engadget, Zatz Not Funny and Gizmodo
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 …
 
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