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7:55 PM ET, July 29, 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.
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 …
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  —  PARIS, July 28 — The French Constitutional Council has declared major aspects of the so-called iPod law unconstitutional, undermining some controversial aspects of the legislation.  —  " Apple's lawyers might want to drink a glass of French Champagne today …
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
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  —  Intel isn't wasting time to push its new Core 2 Duo processor into the market.  During the presentation of the chip at Intel's Santa Clara headquarters, chief executive Paul Otellini said that the Core 2 Duo will ramp …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Engadget
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.
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.
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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.
BBC:
Fresh concerns over Vista release  —  Microsoft shares fell on Thursday after it declined to dampen rumours that its new Windows Vista operating system might face fresh delays.  —  Its shares closed down 2% after a Microsoft executive appeared to avoid confirming the current January 2007 Vista release data for consumers.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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