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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Senators endorse broadcast flag plan
Discussion: Techdirt and Policy Blog
Om Malik / CNNMoney.com:
How Fox Interactive got so sly  —  Ross Levinsohn's wheeling and dealing to get News Corp. back in the Web game has been ridiculed by many as profligate and late.  But he may yet prove them all wrong.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2. Magazine) — News Corp. executive Ross Levinsohn …
Lynne Marek / LAW.com:
Online Peers Stand Up for Craigslist in Lawsuit  —  Google, Amazon.com, AOL and Yahoo are helping defend online peer Craigslist against a lawsuit that would hold the Web site liable for discriminatory housing ads that appeared on its site.  —  The online companies last week filed an amicus brief …
Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Microsoft introduces 360-degree conferencing camera as part of VoIP strategy  —  San Francisco (CA) - At what had been billed as a rollout event for the company's Office Communications and "softphone" software yesterday, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes unveiled an intriguing …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and 21talks
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Sony to Ship 8GB NW-A1200 Music Player  —  We've seen these Sony A-series MP3 players before, but the NW-A1000 models were only capable of holding 6GB.  Now Sony has decided to unleash an 8GB model on the US market, the NW-A1200, which will be available in either pink or purple.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Engadget and Alpha Blog
support.microsoft.com:
How to disable or uninstall the pilot version of Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications … Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry.  Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it.  Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs.
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Verizon Wireless to ease up on fees  —  NEW YORK - Targeting a top gripe by cell phone users and breaking ranks again with its industry, Verizon Wireless plans to prorate the fee it charges subscribers who break a contract so they only pay an amount proportional to the time left on their agreements.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and jkOnTheRun
BBC:
Superfast internet cafe launches  —  An internet cafe offering connections 50 times faster than typical broadband services has opened in Cornwall.  —  Computers at Goonhilly satellite station, on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, are connected to BT's global internet protocol network.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The new publishing model (or, "On Rafat, Om, Federated Media, AdBrite, and Blogads.")  —  My VC pal Fred Wilson is trying to figure out what Om and Rafat are raising venture capital since the whole discussion over the past couple of years has been that media companies don't need a lot of capital.
Colin Barker / ZDNet:
Sun: Open source is about self-interest  —  For open source to prosper, people need to stop thinking of it as "free" and instead think of it as "connected capitalism," delegates at an open-source conference in London were told on Tuesday.  —  Speaking at the Open Source Business Conference …
Discussion: Vector One
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
ShopWiki to spend $25,000 on user submitted videos  —  ShopWiki, an incredibly innovative online shopping community, will announce today another step to expand their service's offerings.  The company will pay users $50 per video for the first 500 submitted product review videos selected for inclusion on the site - that's $25k total.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
ConnectBeam aims to bring social bookmarking to the enterprise  —  ConnectBeam is a weeks-old startup looking to take social bookmarking into the enterprise sector.  I love it when the cross-pollination between consumer services and business use starts with consumer practices and this is just one of many such developments recently.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
VoIP features expected in Apple's Leopard  —  Software engineers at Apple Computer have been toiling away on a new set of features that will allow users of its next-generation Mac OS X operating system to place phone calls over their Internet connection, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Marketing Profs Daily Fix Blog:
Ann Handley: What's the Biggest Lie About Blogging?  —  It's been 3 months since this blog launched.  And the learning curve - as for any new venture - has been steep as Kilimanjaro.  —  Which was surprising....  For some reason, I was under the ridiculous impression that launching a blog …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google releases answer to Passport  —  Google just released the Account Authentication Proxy for Web-Based Applications — which looks a lot like Passport.  According to the website, this proxy lets web-based applications create services protected by a Google Account by enabling a web application …
 
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Bill Boei / Vancouver Sun:
Top up your parking meter with a cell call
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Craigslist's Craig Newmark—no more Mr. Nice Guy?
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Vista volume license keys to be tagged and neutered
Discussion: The Browser, Bink.nu and Neowin.net
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
NBC Taps Popularity Of Online Video Site
Associated Press:
Top Internet Providers Hope to Combat Child Porn With Image Database