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8:00 AM ET, July 6, 2006

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Amanda UnBoomed:
For the Record  —  I am disheartened by Andrew Baron's decision to spread misinformation.  He knows I cannot move to LA without a job...but insists on spinning things this way to shore up his assertion that I am "walking away" from Rocketboom.  I did not walk away.  I did not accept Andrew's idea of "partnership".
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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.
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."
Discussion: Scobleizer
Heather Green / Business Week:
Splitsville at Rocketboom  —  The pioneering video blog's founders are going their separate ways, leaving the fate of the daily mock news show up in the air  —  Amanda Congdon's days with Rocketboom, the pioneering video blog, ended the way they began: in front of a world map.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Blogumentary
Amanda UnBoomed:
Amanda UnBoomed  —  large .mov  —  small .mov  —  .mp4  —  iPod .m4v  —  Thanks to blip.tv for the gracious hosting!
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   Keeping talent happy... a primer.
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Looking to Take On Apple's iPod, Microsoft Plans Its Own Hand-Held Player  —  Microsoft has been developing its own hand-held music and video player to challenge Apple Computer's iPod and expects to have it in stores in time for the holiday season, entertainment industry executives briefed on the company's plans said last night.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple filings reveal potential iPod redesigns  —  A recent series of design filings made by Apple Computer suggests the company may have intentions of abandoning its Click-Wheel interface in future versions of its iPod digital music players.  —  In January of 2006, Apple successfully registered …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
Dennis Sellers / MacsimumNews:
Apple rolls out $899, 17-inch iMac education model  —  Apple has introduced a US$899 configuration of the 17-inch iMac designed specifically for education customers featuring a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor.  It's available immediately and will replace the eMac, Apple's last CRT based computer.
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
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Smiley Face Is Serious to Company  —  PARIS — In the battle of the smiley face, it's not just who smiled first that counts, but also where and how.  —  Frown-inducing accusations have been flying in a trademark dispute between Wal-Mart Stores and a company owned by a French family …
Discussion: The Trademark Blog, 21talks and B2Day
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.
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
Joe / Only UMPC:
Long awaited Asus R2H gets FCC approval  —  Great, Soon we can expect the Asus R2H in the market.  Though we have heard a lot and seen pictures of the product, we might always find some hidden features and functionalities that we might have missed.  For those curious ones …
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and jkOnTheRun
 
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Reuters:
AOL may offer free high-speed Internet
Discussion: Techdirt and 21talks
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iLuv i180 video recording dock for iPod
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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Spreadsheet software coming to iWork in '07
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Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
Invisio Q7 headset uses your jaw as a microphone
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Stephanie Stoughton / Associated Press:
Verizon works on project despite mishap
Discussion: IP Democracy
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
ATEKsoft CoolCamera extends your Smartphone camera
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog:
Vtech's New, Stylish Cordless Phones
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Ubergizmo
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Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Finally, a condom for your mobile
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in Google
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Angry Customers Use Web to Shame Firms
Aswath Weblog:
Comment on FCC Order regarding USF
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Developer to raze Bell Labs Holmdel facility, birthplace of the cellphone