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6:25 PM ET, July 5, 2006

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Amanda UnBoomed:
Amanda UnBoomed  —  large .mov  —  small .mov  —  .mp4  —  iPod .m4v  —  Thanks to blip.tv for the gracious hosting!
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Advice and an Offer for Amanda Congdon  —  I see it is true you've left RocketBoom.  —  You're a great talent, everyone knows that, and you're gonna get a ton of offers over the next couple of days.  I'd like to give you some unsolicited advice and make you an offer as well.
Discussion: Geek News Central …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Amanda "unBoomed"?
San Francisco Chronicle:
Click fraud a huge problem  —  Study finds practice widespread; many cut back online ads  —  Internet advertisers paid $800 million for bogus clicks on their marketing messages last year, shaking confidence in the industry and prompting many to reduce spending with Google, Yahoo and other Web sites …
BBC:
Web perils advise switch to Macs  —  Security threats to PCs with Microsoft Windows have increased so much that computer users should consider using a Mac, says a leading security firm.  —  Sophos security said that the 10 most commonly found pieces of malicious software all targeted Windows machines.
Roger O. Crockett / Business Week:
Senate Scorecard: AT&T 1, Google 0  —  Telecom providers gained ground on June 28 when a Senate committee paved the way for them to freely set fees for delivering Net content.  But they still must clear many hurdles on Capitol Hill before winning the "Net neutrality" battle
Discussion: GigaOM, Reuters and IP Democracy
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cbronline.com:
Open source urged to remain European  —  The organizer behind the Open Source Business Conference has called on European enterprise open source companies to retain their roots and avoid the urge to relocate to the US.  —  "One of the things Europe needs to do is reassert its ownership of open source …
Discussion: Open Sources
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:   Does it matter where open source firms are based?
campaigns.wikia.com:
Mission Statement  —  Let's ramp up the intelligence of politics  —  An open letter to the political blogosphere  —  For more than 50 years now, we have been living in the era of television politics.  In the 1950s television first began to have a major impact on politics, and the results were overwhelming.
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 …
Todd Wilder / Apple:
Apple Introduces $899 Education Configuration for 17-inch iMac  —  NECC, SAN DIEGO-July 5, 2006-Apple® today introduced a new $899 configuration of the 17-inch iMac® designed specifically for education customers featuring a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, a built-in iSight™ video camera …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Make powerful online forms easily with Wufoo  —  I didn't think that a service to build your own online forms sounded very exciting, until the creators of Wufoo walked me through the system last week.  Wufoo is so flexible, usable and has such good reporting that it made me want to create some forms just so I could use it.
Discussion: PostBubble and Particletree
Chris Morris / CNNMoney.com:
Nintendo's Wii may get early launch  —  Industry observers expect company's new video game machine to launch before the PlayStation 3 - perhaps by a month or more.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Nintendo has stated numerous times …
Discussion: Kotaku and DigitalBattle
Dallas Star-Telegram:
Losing their jobs and even their iPods  —  National Semiconductor giveth, and it taketh away.  —  The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company gained loads of publicity last month for announcing plans to give every employee a 30-gigabyte video iPod.  —  Last week, the company laid off 35 employees at its Arlington plant.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Developer to raze Bell Labs Holmdel facility, birthplace of the cellphone  —  It's not very often that we here at Engadget adopt an issue and stand behind it; one of the only notable examples includes the Broadcast Flag, which in 2004 — very early on in its life — we made our feelings pretty well known.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Joseph Laszlo
 
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Dan Milmo / Guardian:
Universal prices CDs to match downloads
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Commentful Tracks Comments on Digg, YouTube, Blogs and More
Discussion: Performancing.com
Chris Lake / Internet Marketing News and Blog:
The 12 reasons why UK businesses don't blog
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Axes VP8360-B/100 PMP with 100 GB hard drive
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mark Evans:
The Mysterious Lure of Municipal Wi-Fi
Reuters:
Nikon: Snappy success for digital SLRs
Discussion: PC World's Techlog
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
The Next Web Travel Sites
Discussion: PostBubble
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AIM, London creep upward — watch out.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use Red Swoosh to Serve Files For Free
Discussion: Scobleizer
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Chinese mob shopping sites score big discounts
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Seed (Venture Investing) Rules
Discussion: GigaOM and B2Day
Howard W. French / New York Times:
Chinese plan tougher rules on cyberspace
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Networked journalism
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Record industry to sue Yahoo China over pirated tunes
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube challenger offers to pay for video
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Internet Knows What You'll Do Next