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7:40 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.
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CNET News.com:
U.S. voices openness to private Net control  —  WASHINGTON—The United States may be willing to cede at least some of its historic control of the Internet domain name system after all, a U.S. Commerce Department official said Wednesday.  —  Despite bold statements last year that seemed …
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  —  from the so-that's-how-it-works dept  —  While we already wrote about the Kazaa $100 million settlement news that came out this morning, there's an interesting bit of info on it that came out later in the day: a portion …
Discussion: TechCrunch
BBC:
Kazaa site becomes legal service
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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
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google launches open-source repository
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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 …
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
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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 …
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
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 …
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.
Zillow Blog:
Zillow's Open API  —  It's rare that Zillow parts the curtain and shines a light on our product roadmap, but today at the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco, Rich and Lloyd are sharing the news that Zillow has begun to develop an Open API to share data on nearly 67 million homes in America.
 
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Macworld UK:
iPods have 4-year life, says Apple
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garageband.com:
GARAGEBAND.COM SECURES $2.5 MILLION INVESTMENT LED BY KHOSLA …
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A week with the Nike + iPod Sports Kit
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Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
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Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
LAUNCH: The Backpack Calendar
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q206, Part 3: How Publishers Fared
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tivo.com:
TIVO AWARDED 2006 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION EMMY
John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Snapvine gives voice to social networks
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
YouTube strategy sticks to clips
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft posts record job growth