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8:25 AM ET, July 5, 2006

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DeWitt Clinton / DeWitt Clinton's Unto.net:
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.
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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."
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Lead engineer at Amazon recommends Atom over RSS
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 …
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.
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: 21talks and Neowin.net
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
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 / 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 …
Nicholas Deleon / Gizmodo:
Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh.  Your.  God.  —  Press Release (in Japanese) [Marantz Japan via Fareastgizmos.com]  —  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
Phill Ryu / PhillRyu.com:
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 …
Chris Coker / QJ.NET - PSP Updates:
Another "Unconventional" Ad From Sony - UPDATED  —  The fourth of July is an special holiday instated that Americans might never forget the struggle for independence and freedom, as such it's somewhat ironic that this little beauty should come to our attention this morning.
Discussion: DigitalBattle and Opposable Thumbs
Celia Lin / digitimes.com:
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 …
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
Daniel Jalkut / Red Sweater Blog:
Apple Phones Home, Too  —  Lately I've heard a lot on technical podcasts about the public outrage over "Microsoft Genuine Advantage" and the fact that it "phones home" every day.  —  Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.7 last week, and ever since I installed it, I've been noticing Apple's own modest home phoning behavior.
Eric Caoili / 4 color rebellion:
New Super Mario Bros.  Challenge Mode  —  Thought you'd done all there was to do with New Super Mario Bros?  You rocked Bowser Jr's face off, collected all the Star Coins, and figured you were the cat's pajamas?  Think again, young whipper snappers.  Until you've played …
Discussion: DS Fanboy and Opposable Thumbs
Irving Wladawsky-Berger:
Democratizing Innovation  —  I recently attended a lecture by Eric von Hippel on Democratizing Innovation.  Von Hippel is Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Head of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group.  The lecture was based on his book of the same title, which is also available as a free download.
Discussion: mobile jones
 
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Google Blogoscoped:
Website Flags  —  The web becomes more global every day, and country borders are blurred.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Happy July 4th!
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
New Windows Genuine Advantage lawsuit
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Stephen Baker / Blogspotting:
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NEWS.com.au:
Computers 'glued' to protect data
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Metacafe Gets $15 million for Video-Sharing Site