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3:55 AM ET, July 6, 2006

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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Advice and an Offer for Amanda Congdon  —  Update: Funny... someone DUGG this story.  —  Update2: Yes, going indie is also a great choice for Amanda.  If she has the bank she could just hire a writer or two part time, as well as one or two tech people, and just rock this out on her own.
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Amanda UnBoomed:
Amanda UnBoomed  —  large .mov  —  small .mov  —  .mp4  —  iPod .m4v  —  Thanks to blip.tv for the gracious hosting!
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What we know and don't know about Amanda, Andrew and Rocketboom  —  Nowhere in Amanda's video does she say she was fired.  —  Here's what she does say:  —  "I'm not on vacation."  —  "I have apparently been unboomed."  —  "Andrew Baron is no longer interested in being my partner."
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Congdon Fired from RocketBoom
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Top 10 Sources
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Amanda "unBoomed"?
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Rocketboom Fires Amanda Congdon and Loses Its Voice
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 …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Report: Advertisers Lost $800 Million To Click Fraud Last Year
Discussion: AttentionTrust.org
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 …
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:   Does it matter where open source firms are based?
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 …
CNET News.com:
WiMax firm raises $900 million  —  Clearwire, which hopes to install WiMax networks that will cover continents, announced Wednesday that it has received $900 million in financing from Intel and Motorola and will work with the two giants to popularize the wireless broadband technology.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Business Wire:
Clearwire Secures $900M in Financing Round Led by Intel Capital …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Commentful Tracks Comments on Digg, YouTube, Blogs and More  —  Commentful is a new service that helps you track comments on Digg stories, YouTube videos, blog entries, MySpace pages and Flickr photos - in fact, virtually anywhere with a comments field.  You just create an account and add the URLs you want to track to your watchlist.
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Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Track Blog Discussion with Commentful
Discussion: Performancing.com and rev2.org
The Age:
Watchdog to vet internet content  —  Ben Doherty, Canberra, and Daniel Ziffer  —  ALL local internet content will come under Federal Government supervision after the Communications Minister revealed her response to the Big Brother sexual assault scandal.  —  The regulatory powers …
Discussion: Techdirt and paidContent.org
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.
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Nintendo Gifts DS Lite to President Bush  —  Nintendo of America sent President Bush an early baby boomer gift pack today.  The bag of presidential goodies includes a DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day.  Bush turns 60 tomorrow.
Discussion: DS Fanboy and 4 color rebellion
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Congressional confusion on Internet privacy  —  When it comes to Internet privacy, Rep. Joe Barton embodies contradictions.  —  The Texas Republican, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, claims to be a steadfast supporter of online privacy.
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in Google  —  Google is vulnerable to cross site scripting.  While surfing around the personalization section of Google I ran accross the RSS feed addition tool which is vulnerable to XSS.  The employees at Google were aware of XSS as they protected …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Mike / Techdirt:
If Senators Aren't Going To Understand Tech, Can They At Least Be Consistent?  —  from the this-is-a-surprise?  dept  —  This one has been all over the internet since the weekend, but since it was submitted by more people than have ever submitted a story to Techdirt, we might as well post …
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.
 
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Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
Invisio Q7 headset uses your jaw as a microphone
Discussion: OhGizmo!, Ubergizmo and Gizmodo
Stephanie Stoughton / Associated Press:
Verizon works on project despite mishap
Discussion: IP Democracy
Joe / Only UMPC:
Long awaited Asus R2H gets FCC approval
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
ATEKsoft CoolCamera extends your Smartphone camera
Lone / dapreview.net:
MobiBlu DAH-2200 - back in black
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Engadget
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Smiley Face Is Serious to Company
Discussion: The Trademark Blog and B2Day
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog:
Vtech's New, Stylish Cordless Phones
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Ubergizmo
 Earlier Items: 
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Finally, a condom for your mobile
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Angry Customers Use Web to Shame Firms
Aswath Weblog:
Comment on FCC Order regarding USF
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
TxtDrop offers SMS widget for MySpace
Discussion: MobileCrunch and 21talks
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Make powerful online forms easily with Wufoo
Discussion: PostBubble and Particletree
Dan Milmo / Guardian:
Universal prices CDs to match downloads
BBC:
Web perils advise switch to Macs