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4:35 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:
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".
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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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Stephanie Stoughton / Associated Press:
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Long awaited Asus R2H gets FCC approval
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Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog:
Vtech's New, Stylish Cordless Phones
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
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Make powerful online forms easily with Wufoo
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