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11:30 AM ET, July 5, 2006

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Reuters:
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 …
Kristina Shevory / New York Times:
Microsoft Is Looking for More Elbow Room  —  In the midst of its biggest expansion in nearly a decade, the world's largest software company has suddenly found itself with a major setback: not enough room to grow.  —  Microsoft — in the midst of a bitter rivalry with Google and Yahoo …
Howard W. French / New York Times:
Chinese plan tougher rules on cyberspace  —  Chinese authorities have announced their intention to step up their efforts to police and control the Internet and other communications technologies, including instant messaging and cell phones.  —  Speaking at a conference in Beijing on June 28 …
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!
Reuters:
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 Neowin.net
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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 eefoof.com …
Discussion: InterMedia and IPcentral Weblog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Networked journalism  —  I think a better term for what I've been calling "citizen journalism" might be "networked journalism."  —  "Networked journalism" takes into account the collaborative nature of journalism now: professionals and amateurs working together to get the real story …
Discussion: Complete Tosh,
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
teleclick.ca:
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 dailywireless.org
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Record industry to sue Yahoo China over pirated tunes  —  Back in February, I posted an item on BoingBoing about the abundance of pirated tunes one can find by way of Chinese-language search engines Yahoo China and Baidu.  Not news for anyone who's spent time on those sites, but as a non-Chinese-speaker, it was news to me.
Discussion: Valleywag
Matthew Broersma / Techworld.com:
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 …
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.
trac.adiumx.com:
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
DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's Unto.net:
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."
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