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3:05 PM ET, July 5, 2006


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Amanda UnBoomed:
Amanda UnBoomed  —  large .mov  —  small .mov  —  .mp4  —  iPod .m4v  —  Thanks to for the gracious hosting!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Where will Amanda Go?  —  In Broadband Life + Web 2.0 + Online Video
Discussion: Scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Congdon Fired from RocketBoom
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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 and IP Democracy
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mark Evans:
The Mysterious Lure of Municipal Wi-Fi  —  Riddle me this: why are so many cities around the world so enthusiastic about municipal Wi-Fi systems.  At a time when many cities are trapped for cash and facing pressing issues such as re-building infrastructure and other social issues, Wi-Fi access has become a priority.
Paris wants wireless Internet access across city
Discussion: The Browser, 21talks and
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.
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use Red Swoosh to Serve Files For Free  —  Silicon Valley based Red Swoosh is launching a free, ad supported version of its file serving technology today (the link in this sentence is to the new site - will redirect sometime overnight).  —  Prior to today Red Swoosh was available …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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 …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Seed (Venture Investing) Rules  —  The following figure self-summarizes venture guy Vinod Khosla's investment returns by amount invested, and then stratified by whether he had a board seat.  The upshot: His highest returns came disproportionately from investments where he put in less than $1m, and from where he had a board seat.
Discussion: GigaOM and B2Day
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 …
Nikon: Snappy success for digital SLRs  —  Japan's Nikon has boosted shipments of digital-SLR cameras by about 35 percent year-on-year in April and May, putting it on track to beat its annual estimate, the head of its camera unit said Wednesday.  —  Nikon is the world's second-largest maker …
Discussion: PC World's Techlog
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
The Next Web Travel Sites  —  Cendant's $4.3 billion sale of its Travelport division to the Blackstone Group announced last week, could be yet another sign that the traditional online travel agencies aren't the Internet survivors they once were.  While online travel bookings are still growing- eMarketer …
Discussion: PostBubble
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Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Axes VP8360-B/100 PMP with 100 GB hard drive
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paz / Coolest Gadgets:
6x zoom telescope for a mobile phone camera
Ellie Gibson /
Sony defends PSP ad following accusations of racism
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
AIM, London creep upward — watch out.
Anti-piracy tool confuses users
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Wireless sensors could protect US power grid
 Earlier Items: 
People's Daily Online:
Google steps up competition in China's on-line books
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Chinese mob shopping sites score big discounts
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Keep Track of Bills with BillQ
Howard W. French / New York Times:
Chinese plan tougher rules on cyberspace
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Record industry to sue Yahoo China over pirated tunes
Star C. Foster / Shiny Shiny:
Voice Activated Remote Control
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Digest and OhGizmo!
Matthew Broersma /
Munich Linux 'a reality'
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog: