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9:40 AM ET, July 5, 2006


 Top Items: 
Google says bill could spark anti-trust complaints  —  SOFIA (Reuters) - Google warned on Tuesday it will not hesitate to file anti-trust complaints in the United States if high-speed Internet providers abuse the market power they could receive from U.S. legislators.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Internet Knows What You'll Do Next  —  A FEW years back, a technology writer named John Battelle began talking about how the Internet had made it possible to predict the future.  When people went to the home page of Google or Yahoo and entered a few words into a search engine …
DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's
On RSS and Atom  —  RSS is great.  No, I'll go further than that.  RSS, as a representation of an idea, is perhaps the single most influential cultural shift of the post-2001 technical and business community.  RSS is the embodiment of the notion of sharing and syndication.
DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's
More on RSS and Atom  —  Responding to my post on RSS and Atom, Robert Scoble writes, "where's the Atom publishing tool and aggregator that demonstrates Atom's superiority?"  —  And you know what?  Scoble is absolutely right to ask that.  Even more so when he says that "users don't care about specs, or arguments about formats."
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Lead engineer at Amazon recommends Atom over RSS
Star C. Foster / Shiny Shiny:
Voice Activated Remote Control  —  I hope you'll all forgive me, as I'm about to go all "old fogey" on your for a moment.  When I was a child, our television sets had these numbered knobs on them, which we used to manually change the television station.  This meant, if you can believe it …
Discussion: Tech Digest and OhGizmo!
Paris wants wireless Internet access across city  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Paris wants blanket wireless Internet cover by the end of 2007, helping to make it the most connected capital city in the world, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said on Tuesday.  —  Under a new plan, the city hopes to set …
Discussion: Mark Evans, 21talks and
BSkyB May Offer Free Broadband to UK Customers  —  UK satellite broadcaster, BSkyB, will reveal the details of its long-term broadband internet strategy on July 18, said News Corp chairman, Rupert Murdoch, at a recent investors conference.  —  Many analysts expect the company …
Discussion: 21talks and
Greg Sandoval / CNET
YouTube challenger offers to pay for video  —  update A new video-sharing site is offering videographers a share of the advertising dollars that their movies generate, at a time when most video-sharing sites are just trying to eke out a profit.  —  Saturday saw the launch of …
Discussion: Mashable* and Podcasting News
The Register:
Rank outsider sues Google over zero score  —  Google has defended its right to rank web pages in any manner it likes in a groundbreaking court case over its search engine results.  —  The search giant is being sued in California by a parenting website which claims it lost most of its traffic when its ranking dropped to zero.
Matthew Broersma /
Munich Linux 'a reality'  —  The City of Munich has insisted it is on track with its massive Linux migration, in the face of claims in the German Senate that the project seemed to have failed before it ever got off the ground.  —  Under the LiMux project, which commenced in 2004 …
Phill Ryu /
The Top Ten Most Beautiful OS X Apps  —  Top ten lists are a dime a dozen, but I haven't seen one floating around yet on the most beautiful OS X apps out there.  And as someone who's hitting MacUpdate daily as a small part of my job, always on the hunt for what's cool and new …
Nicholas Deleon / Gizmodo:
Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh.  Your.  God.  —  Press Release (in Japanese) [Marantz Japan via]  —  Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh.  Your.  God.  —  READ MORE: BEDS, DECOR, GADGETS, MAGNETIC FLOATING BED, SCIENCE, DESIGN  —  Every so often, we like to take a look …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Download  —  1.0b1 - Tuesday, July 4, 2006  —  Note: Backing up a copy of the folder ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/ before using betas or alphas is probably a good idea.  —  Known issues  — Larger download size due to the inclusion of debugging info  — May have issues receiving some ICQ messages
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog:
SOAP, REST and XML-RPC  —  Dave Winer on SOAP, REST and XML-RPC. … Dave believes that XML-RPC is easy compared to SOAP and REST.  Let's examine the merits of each with concrete examples.  Following is sample SOAP, REST and XML-RPC request and response messages.  Note that I've left out some HTTP headers.
Discussion: Scripting News and Chip's Quips
Celia Lin /
Brisk sales of Apple MacBooks boost shipments for Asustek  —  Sales of Apple Computer's Intel Core Duo-based MacBook laptops have been stronger than expected, boosting monthly shipments of 13.3-inch MacBooks from Taiwan-based Asustek Computer to about 120,000 units in June …
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B&W XT Series speakers
Discussion: Gizmodo and Shiny Shiny
Google Blogoscoped:
Website Flags  —  The web becomes more global every day, and country borders are blurred.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Happy July 4th!
Discussion: Screenwerk
I4U News:
A Paparazzi's Dream: 6X Telescope Lens for Mobile Phones
Daniel Jalkut / Red Sweater Blog:
Apple Phones Home, Too
Chris Coker / QJ.NET - PSP Updates:
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 Earlier Items: 
Eric Caoili / 4 color rebellion:
New Super Mario Bros. Challenge Mode
Discussion: DS Fanboy and Opposable Thumbs
Irving Wladawsky-Berger:
Democratizing Innovation  —  I recently attended a lecture …
Discussion: mobile jones
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
New Windows Genuine Advantage lawsuit
Stephen Baker / Blogspotting:
The blogosphere is not "credible"  —  Steven Straight leaves …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
What the world would be like without Google