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8:40 PM ET, June 14, 2008

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Arrington is Wrong about Yahoo!-Google Deal  —  I was inspired by Fred Wilson's excellent piece on the subject to add my own two cents to Mike Arrington's rant about how Yahoo!'s deal with Google is bad for the industry.  I wrote the following in Arrington's comment stream, and will reproduce it here:
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Fred / A VC:
My Thinking on YHOO  —  Mike Arrington calls Yahoo! …
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Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News:
Google To Develop ISP Throttling Detector  —  Google has been very vocal on its stance for net neutrality.  Now, Richard Whitt—Senior Policy Director for Google—announces that Google will take an even more active role in the debate by arming consumers with the tools to determine first-hand …
Discussion: Hack a Day, Gizmodo and Boing Boing
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google preps net neut dowser  —  'If Comcast won't tell you, find out yourself'  —  Innovation 08 In an effort to identify traffic discrimination by American ISPs, Google is prepping a suite of network analysis tools for everyday broadband users.  —  “We're trying to develop tools …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey Microsoft, How 'bout We Do That First Deal You Offered?  —  The devil is in the details, and the details of the Yahoo-Google search advertising deal reveal the desperate, possibly neurotic state of Yahoo these days.  Quite simply, it looks to me like Yahoo is effectively paying Google off to step in and …
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Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
AT&T: no iPhone 3G tethering for you!  —  With the iPhone 3G's significantly faster data transfer rates and ability to perform voice and data functions simultaneously, potential buyers have become intoxicated with the idea of tethering the device: using it as a cellular modem for laptops …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Origami Experience 2  —  Microsoft has released the Origami Experience 2.0.  In case you missed out on the first version of the Origami Experience, it's basically a suite of software designed to make it easier to navigate on Ultra-Mobile PCs, or tiny tablets like the Samsung Q1.
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Origami Experience 2.0 Released  —  The Origami Experience 2.0 has been released for download on the Microsoft Download Center today!  —  Download: Origami Experience 2.0  —  The Origami Experience 2.0 is designed for Ultra-Mobile PCs that run Windows Vista.
Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
Why the Home Network Needs More Than Just Wi-Fi  —  Let's be honest: When it comes to the networked home, most analysts, press and consumers mainly think Wi-Fi.  This is for good reason, of course, as Wi-Fi has been phenomenally successful as a consumer technology.
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Our Home Town  —  About noon Friday here in California, I happened to click on a Summize tab substituting for Twitter's Track functionality and monitoring the use of my Twitter screen name.  Someone named Scrabo had tweeted “Rumor here at NBC is that Tim Russert passed away”.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...  Instant-messaging power users, rejoice: a barrier between two previously isolated realms of online chat is coming down.  —  A minor sidelight in the Yahoo-Google search ad deal announced Thursday is that the two companies “agreed …
Robert Holmes / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Mulls Surcharge for High DSL Use  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) CMCSA NFLX T TWC  —  AT&T T is considering a surcharge for customers who go above the normal amount of downloaded data on the Internet.  —  AT&T spokesman Michael Coe says that given the trends the company is seeing …
Jeffrey L. Wilson / LAPTOP Magazine:
Exclusive Hands-On With the Qosmio G55: First Gesture Control Laptop  —  Toshiba is looking to redefine desktop replacement notebooks in a a big, big way, and we're the very first to bring you a hands-on with the groundbreaking Qosmio G55, which will go on sale next month for $1,549.
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