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8:50 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  —  Over the past couple of years, the issue of Internet governance has become a hot topic.  Currently, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is responsible for parceling out IP addresses and domain names.
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
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
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  —  UK developer Tony Ruscoe has the scoop: while sniffing around a subdomain he found a while ago, sandbox.google.com, he was able to grab a kind of Google tester account.  Even though this didn't seem to give him full testing powers …
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 …
Discussion: digg
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Declan McCullagh / ZDNet:
Chat rooms could face expulsion
Discussion: InterMedia and Epeus' epigone
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 …
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 …
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Massive Korean Social Network CyWorld Launches in US  —  Those of us in the US can finally get our very own minihompies in the newly launched US version of the South Korean social network CyWorld.  Minihompies are now called MiniHomes in the US version and they are these strange little spaces …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Cyworld: Good Morning America
Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier / NewsForge:
Google announces hosting for open source projects  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Google is scheduled to announce hosting for open source projects on Google Code today during Greg Stein's talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON).  —  Stein, an open source engineer with Google and chairman …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google challenges SourceForge in open source project hosting
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Talk Adds Voicemail And File Transfer  —  The latest version of Google Talk includes three features that will make many users happy:  —  File transfer  —  Send files and folders to your friends.  There is no restriction on the file type or size.  —  Voicemail
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and digg
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Google Blogoscoped:
New Google Talk Features: File Transfer and More
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing
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.
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
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 …
 
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LAUNCH: The Backpack Calendar
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State of the Computer Book Market, Q206, Part 3: How Publishers Fared
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John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Snapvine gives voice to social networks
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RIAA Will Drop Cases If You Point Out That An IP Address Isn't A Person
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