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10:15 PM ET, July 1, 2006

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Business Week:
So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits  —  Rivals get the jitters when Google's nonsearch products grab headlines.  But a close look shows that so far, there's not a market leader among them  —  It's a role once filled by IBM (IBM ) and later by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT ).  Today, tech's 800-pound gorilla is Google Inc. (GOOG ).
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google a one trick pony?  —  BusinessWeek has an interesting article about Google "So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits".  This follows the theme of my previous post "MacroMyopia and the Technology Hype Cycle".  The article basically says there is way too much hype about anything Google announces …
Discussion: PostBubble
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
John Edwards courts tech crowd in Seattle  —  John Edwards, the former U.S. vice presidential candidate, sought common ground with bloggers and other hard-core techies in Seattle on Friday — conceding, among other things, that he's sometimes too polished for the unvarnished Internet age.
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Apple's Got a Secret  —  EVERYONE knows about how much iPods cost.  But how much does it cost Apple to make them?  —  Apple will not say, and that bothers Robert Renck, who runs the private research firm R. L. Renck & Company.  Since January, Mr. Renck has been advising clients against owning Apple shares.
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Paris Approves Law Aimed at Making iTunes Compatible With Rival Devices  —  PARIS, June 30 — French legislators gave final approval on Friday to a copyright law that could force Apple Computer to make songs purchased from its market-leading iTunes Music Store compatible with music players of its rivals.
Discussion: A VC
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Associated Press:
French lawmakers approve 'iTunes law'
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I'm a Second Life Lawbreaker  —  Yes, the rumors are right, I've been banned from Linden Labs' Second Life.  —  Why?  —  Because I broke the rules.  —  I let my son use my Second Life account.  I'm not allowed to do that.  Only 18-year-olds are allowed to play in Second Life.
Eli Milchman / Wired News:
Google Denies ISP Rumors  —  Google denies that it is trying to position itself as an internet service provider, despite wide speculation to the contrary.  —  "Google has no current plans to be an internet service provider outside of our pilot Wi-Fi projects in Mountain View and San Francisco …
Discussion: 21talks
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Red Hat sued over JBoss technology  —  Red Hat has been hit by a patent lawsuit related to JBoss, just weeks after completing its purchase of the open-source software company.  —  In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Texas this week, FireStar Software claims that JBoss' Hibernate 3. infringes …
Discussion: TechSpot
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Mozes, the SMS marketing company, raises angel funding  —  Mozes, a Palo Alto start-up that lets you send it an SMS (text message) to get information about a person, a band or other product, has raised an angel round of $750,000.  Media analyst Paul Kagan is among the investors.
Discussion: SMS Text News and MocoNews.net
Google Blogoscoped:
Google All Goes Live (Blog Post From July 1st, 2022)  —  Google today on Google.com unveiled Google All, a new website merging all of its products into a single search box.  Previously, you had to click the different homepage links to go to services such as Google Maps, Google Person Info, Google Brain Scan, or Google Where's My Robot.
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Canaries in the Mac OS X and Red Hat Coal Mines?  —  O'Reilly editor Brian Sawyer pointed to an interesting observation over at kottke.org: "If I were Apple, I'd be worried about this.  Two lifelong Mac fans are switching away from Macs to PCs running Ubuntu Linux: first it was Mark Pilgrim and now Cory Doctorow.
Discussion: Raw
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Anaheim Is Now Unwired  —  Earthlink, the beleaguered ISP which is betting the farm on municipal wireless turned on its Muni WiFi network in the city of Anaheim.  Earthlink calls its WiFi initiatives - Feather.  The network went live on June 29 at a "wire cutting ceremony".
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Why Microsoft won't buy Yahoo  —  Commentary: An idea whose time will never come  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Sometimes you have to laugh out loud when a report comes out with analysis and suggestions that are so far out in left field that they can only be categorized as completely insane.
Paul R. La Monica / Fortune:
VCs discuss the next big things  —  Cell phone gambling in China and other wireless trends are what venture capitalists at Brainstorm were talking about.  —  ASPEN (CNNMoney.com) — Venture capitalists still see a lot that interests them, but it's mostly not in glamorous, sexy industries like the Internet.
Discussion: VC Ratings, MocoNews.net and VC Circle
 
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