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11:45 AM ET, July 1, 2006

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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
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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.
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 ).
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
Aneil / PostBubble:
Pay per post isn't evil, it's a failure  —  Wow, I know a lot of people are trying to monetize blogging but does it really make sense to get paid to do a positive writeup on something?  Probably not, and that's one of the best ways I can think of to drop every one of your readers in one foul swoop.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
PayPerPost Bribes Bloggers for Positive Posts
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
If we build it they will come:  —  Bob Frankston is one of the smartest people I speak to.  If you don't recognize his name, Bob is best known as the programmer who wrote VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet, realizing the design of his partner, Dan Bricklin.  Bob and Dan changed the world forever with VisiCalc, the first killer app.
Darla Mack:
Austin Powers to ROK on Mobile - Yeah Baby!  —  Mobile technology and content development company, ROK Entertainment Group, today announced it had licensed the Austin Powers film 'International Man of Mystery' to it's growing portfolio of titles available on memory card for play on mobile phones.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and SMS Text News
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Prober E319 In-Dash Car PC  —  This in-dash entertainment center from Hong Kong has a 6.5-inch screen and 800x480 resolution.  Front-and-center on its feature list is a GPS navigator and the ability to connect to the Internet via GPRS networks.  And you know what that means—you can also use it as a GSM cellphone.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and jkOnTheRun
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
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.
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
Court refuses to halt Aug. 9 AWS auction, but leaves questions about DE rules  —  WASHINGTON—The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to halt the Aug. 9 start of the advanced wireless services auction, but the Federal Communications Commission likely faces continued litigation …
Discussion: Phone Scoop and MobileTracker
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Go antitrust suit dismissed  —  A federal judge has thrown out an antitrust suit brought against Microsoft by the founder of the now-defunct pen-computing company Go Computing, the software giant said Friday.  —  In an opinion filed Thursday, Maryland District Court Judge J …
Discussion: Techdirt
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Digg 3.0, Who needs The New York Times?  —  Michael Arrington, Web 2.0 champion at his TechCrunch, has been championing the Web 2.0 Digg, as of late.  —  Last week, TechCrunch posted "exclusive screenshots and stats" about Digg, prior to the sites official launch of its enhanced version …
Associated Press:
French lawmakers approve 'iTunes law'  —  PARIS — French lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation that could force Apple Computer to make its iPod and iTunes Music Store compatible with rivals' music players and online services.  —  Both the Senate and the National Assembly …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
emc.com:
EMC Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RSA Security, Further Advancing Information-Centric Security  —  Market Leaders in Information Management and Information Security Join to Help Organizations Secure Information Throughout its Lifecycle  —  EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC Trinity revealed?  —  We've just spotted what purports to be the HTC Trinity, and while it's looking quite a bit different (and a bit less sleek) than the last time it surfaced, the specs are just as spiffing.  The Windows Mobile 5.0 actually doesn't look too much different than HTC's Hermes …
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Japanese Negative on PS3  —  Price, software, multiple SKUs all addressed in recent survey.  —  June 30, 2006 - Japan's development community shared anonymous thoughts on the PlayStation 3 in the latest issue of Japan's Ge-Maga.  The magazine asked developers throughout the nation a number …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
brandrepublic.com:
BBC Worldwide firms up plans to launch ad supported site  —  LONDON - BBC Worldwide has confirmed that it will launch an advertiser-supported international website, BBC.com, as soon as the first quarter of next year, one of the first advertising channels to be affiliated with the BBC brand.
Stan Horaczek / Engadget:
Intel's F1-inspired Viiv remote  —  We wonder what the meeting was like over at Intel HQ when they decided to produce this programmable remote that's designed for controlling your Viiv devices and is shaped like the steering wheel from a BMW F1 car.  We wrote a short play describing how we think it went.
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Soonr brings Mac desktop to your phone
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Matthew Aslett / cbronline.com:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Super-slim laser beams promise to boost optical disc capacity
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Office 2007 delayed again
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Is YouTube a flash in the pan?
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Worm appears as Microsoft antipiracy program