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1:00 AM ET, July 30, 2006

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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Wi-Fi in Your Handset  —  What if, instead of burning up minutes on your cellphone plan, you could make free or cheap calls over the wireless networks that allow Internet access in many coffee shops, airports and homes?  —  New phones coming on the market will allow just that.
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
VoIP Over WiFi WILL Disrupt the Cellular Industry  —  It's official.  You can read all about it in The New York Times today.  —  "What if, instead of burning up minutes on your cellphone plan, you could make free or cheap calls over the wireless networks that allow Internet access in many coffee shops …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
WiFi Phones Coming Into Vogue  —  The New York Times has an extensive article about WiFi phones going head to head with the cellular carriers coming into vogue, quoting among others pal Steve Howe who was one of the featured speakers on my panel at the MuniWireless conference this past June on this very subject.
Discussion: Skype Journal
Om Malik / GigaOM:
WiFi On Mobiles: Fact or Fiction?  —  The New York Times takes a look at the emerging trend of mobile phones with built in Wi-Fi connectivity and concludes that the barbarians are at the gates.  Their conclusion is that WiFi could pose challenges to the traditional cell phone carriers.  Maybe, maybe not!
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Is Voice-Over-Wi-Fi a Mobile Carrier Killer?  —  The New York Times' Matt Richtel today has a top-notch summary of the emerging voice-over-Wi-Fi business.  Skype, EarthLink, Cisco are among the major communications companies and suppliers that are pushing this new technology …
Heather Green / BusinessWeek Online:
Ze Frank, YouTube, and Making Money  —  I've recently become a fan of Ze Frank's video blog, which is saying a lot for me because it's hard to concentrate these days in hot and muggy NYC and Frank's pretty intense.  Each day he does a short, smart, staccato take on the news, his life …
David Morgenstern / eWEEK.com:
Is a 'Perfect Storm' of Mac Sales on the Horizon?  —  Opinion: With all the buzz around thin clients, Microsoft execs are trying to find targets for thicker installations of Windows Vista.  Maybe they should take a look at how Apple has executed on its thick computing strategy, and the resulting bonanza of upgrade sales.
John Leyden / The Register:
Developers cry foul over Windows kernel security  —  Recently introduced security measures by Microsoft will make it more difficult to integrate third-party security tools with Windows, according to a rival personal firewall firm.  —  Agnitum reckons that the introduction of Kernel Patch Protection …
Discussion: digg
Ray Ozzie / Microsoft:
Financial Analyst Meeting 2006  —  RAY OZZIE: Good afternoon.  Thanks for the opportunity to speak with you today.  I—you know, part of my role as CSA is to have a visceral understanding of technology trends, and to understand the relevance of those trends from a market as well as from a business perspective.
David Herron / Market Wire:
Fujitsu Line of High-Performance and Reliable Notebooks to Be Powered by New Intel Core 2 Duo Next-Generation Mobile Processor  —  Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that its LifeBook® N6400 Series desktop replacement notebook, the flagship of its consumer line …
Discussion: Shop Talk and Engadget
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Intel aims to ship 1 million Core 2 Duo processor within seven weeks
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Mike / Techdirt:
French Copyright Law Gets That Much Worse For Consumers  —  from the not-much-doing dept  —  The odd saga of the regulation of copy protected music in France has taken another slight twist today.  Let's go back through the history of the last eight months or so.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Parts of French 'iPod Law' Struck Down
Larry Angell / ilounge.com:
Apple denies 'four years' iPod report, clarifies 'for years'  —  Senior Editor, iLounge submit a news tip  —  Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris has confirmed to iLounge that she was misquoted in a Chicago Tribune article on failing iPods published earlier this week.
Linux-Watch.com:
Top five things Microsoft can learn from Linux  —  Last week, I listed the Top five things Linux can learn from Microsoft.  Well, it's a two-way street: Microsoft could really stand to learn a few things from Linux, too.  —  Yes, I know I sound like a crackpot to some of you, since most of you are reading this on a Windows-based PC.
Discussion: digg
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RealNetworks Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (RNWK)  —  Executives  —  Michael Eggers - Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  —  Caroline Hughes - Vice President of Investor Relations  —  Analysts  —  Terry Heath - Credit Suisse First Boston  —  Presentation
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Dailing In For Music; Stones Concert On Phones  —  Seems like voice-based mobile content services are coming back into fashion (conceptually everyone thought it would take off during the first wireless boom, but it didn't happen)...this morning I mentioned Snapvine getting funding.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Wild speculation: iPhone to launch in August?  —  Alright, dear readers, you know the drill: proceed with caution.  We have no confirmation here, but sometimes a tip is too juicy not to share, no matter how suspect it might be.  A reader is reporting to us that a coworker's tech-unsavvy friend …
 
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Apple Ponders a Touchless iPod
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