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11:50 AM ET, July 28, 2006

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Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
United States cedes control of the internet - but what now?  —  In a meeting that will go down in internet history, the United States government last night conceded that it can no longer expect to maintain its position as the ultimate authority over the internet.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
US to continue its control over ICANN
Discussion: Bob Stepno's … and digg
CNET News.com:
U.S. voices openness to private Net control
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Unlikely to Yield Web Oversight Yet
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites  —  US House Resolution 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), was passed by a 410 to 15 vote tonight.  If the Resolution becomes law social networking sites and chat rooms must be blocked by schools and libraries or those institutions …
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Declan McCullagh / ZDNet:
Chat rooms could face expulsion  —  Web sites like Amazon.com and MySpace.com may soon be inaccessible for many people using public terminals at American schools and libraries, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  By a 410-15 vote on Thursday, politicians approved a bill …
f-secure.com:   Alert("Your new friend is a worm");
Tony Ruscoe / Tony Ruscoe's Blog:
What's in Google's Sandbox?  —  It's been a while since I've done any digging around Google's servers to try and find some new services, so I thought I'd have a quick go tonight.  —  I started by looking at one of the subdomains I found when I first ran my Google subdomains sniffing script last year:
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Google Blogoscoped:   Lots of New Secret Google Services Uncovered
Steve Bryant / Google Watch:
Feds Retrieve Google Records after Gmail Used for Hate Speech  —  Federal agents requested and retrieved records from Google concerning a Gmail account that contained threatening speech, Google Watch has learned.  —  The agents requested the records on June 22nd, 2006 after the National Association …
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Skype founders pay out for Kazaa settlement  —  LONDON — Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the billionaire Internet entrepreneurs who created Kazaa and Skype, have reached into their own pockets to help settle a lawsuit brought by the music and movie industries.
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Mike / Techdirt:
Skype Founders Use eBay Cash To Atone For Their Kazaa Sins
Discussion: TechCrunch
Wired News:
Make Your Blog Popular  —  David L. Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati, keeps tabs on more than 45 million weblogs.  Here's his advice for cracking his site's Top 100 list.  —  1) React quickly.  Commentators like Andrew Sullivan and Michelle Malkin draw megatraffic with immediate rebuttals …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MICROSOFT'S "EXPERIENCE HUB"  —  Today, during Microsoft's annual financial analysts meeting, Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie astutely framed his role.  He spoke of his role in past transitions, such as the mainframe to the mini to the PC.  Then he moved into the changes occurring …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and Bink.nu
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MICROSOFT WANTS TO AD VALUE
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Talk Swings Back  —  There's lots of instant messaging news today.  Google isn't letting the fact that it has less than 1% market share and only 44,000 people used its Google Talk client last month get it down.  Tonight they've released three significant new features to the product - file transfers, voicemail and music status.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Download Squad
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google rides the radio waves  —  news analysis If you're trying to catch on in radio, Motown is probably a good place to start.  —  Google-powered ads, which have become a mainstay on Web sites, are now being played on at least one radio station in Detroit.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Underground Blogosphere  —  Deep underneath the blogosphere lies a network that's just as big and powerful.  It has a lots of participants, yet it's completely invisible to those who do not blog.  It's the Underground Blogosphere.  —  The Underground Blogosphere is an intricate web …
Intel:
Intel Unveils World's Best Processor  —  New Product Line Delivers Record Breaking Performance While Consuming Less Power  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer …
Jan Chipchase:
Mobility Is Relative II  —  A mobile and wireless phone kiosk in Kamapala draws its power from a car battery (in the red box, photo below).  Despite its bicyclesque design they were not particularly mobile - one or more tyres were often flat and they remained tethered in one place for the duration of the day.
Discussion: textually.org and 21talks
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Wonkette's Ingredients for a Successful Blog  —  A couple of weeks ago, CBS News Sunday Morning broadcast my introduction to blogging.  As so often happens, my reporting for this segment involved some really interesting interviews, of which we could use only a few minutes' worth in the final episode.
Steve Gelsi / MarketWatch:
YouTube CEO: IPO would be 'exciting'  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — As red-hot YouTube's profile rises its CEO isn't ruling out an initial public offering in the future.  —  The buzz around the new brand has built in recent days as YouTube founder Chad Hurley, 29, emerged as the latest Internet whiz kid …
Harry McCracken / PC World:
Your Guided Tour of the All-New PCWorld.com  —  Here's how to get the most out of our revamped site.  —  Welcome to the next generation of PC World—the most sweeping and ambitious upgrade we've ever made to our Web site.  What's new?  Dozens of things, all designed to give you even more useful …
Discussion: Valleywag and Paul Boutin
 
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Gizmodo:
TruScene Car Monitoring Device
Rafat / paidContent.org:
BitTorrent Client Azureus Raises Funding; Goes Commercial; Developing HD Platform
Discussion: open
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft explains its Zune strategy
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Infosthetics / information aesthetics:
spam plants  —  beautiful computer generated plants …
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Paris homes test very high-speed broadband
Discussion: Geek News Central
Kirb / Kirb's Musings:
Google sends Goodies!!
 Earlier Items: 
Nicolas / pasta and vinegar:
Interview of Regine Debatty
Macworld UK:
iPods have 4-year life, says Apple
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
garageband.com:
GARAGEBAND.COM SECURES $2.5 MILLION INVESTMENT LED BY KHOSLA …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Massive Korean Social Network CyWorld Launches in US
Discussion: i-boy, B2Day and duncanriley.com
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
A week with the Nike + iPod Sports Kit
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
R.I.P. Browsers  —  I'm not really the product vision person at CA.