4/17/09 11:09 a.m. Update amended: Thanks Jim!
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- USA Today reports that a “seemingly endless stream” of new domain extensions, like .philly, could join traditional fare like .com and .org next year under a landmark change approved last summer by the Orwellian-named Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the entity that oversees the Web’s address system.
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- The Associated Press reports that Comcast and DirecTV will pay $3.2 million in FTC fines to settle claims they solicited people who had requested not to be contacted.
- Comcast has said it will return $15,000 given to its political-action committee from Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, who is part of a Pennsylvania ban on political donations from casino investors.
- The Inquirer’s Joe Distefano reports on an Obama administration plan to develop a high-speed train line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It details how, Distefano writes, but “it doesn’t explain why anyone would want to.”
- PC World reports that this Conficker worm every cable-news show is talking about is supposed to make money, not cause harm — you know, like Bear Sterns – but more than 10 percent of home PCs remain unprotected.
- The Franklin Institute Learning Center is opening its newest traveling exhibition on Star Trek, making its East Coast debut on Saturday May 16.
Our Most Trafficked Story of the Week: Shop Talk: Keith McGinnis of Review Publishing on the Philadelphia Weekly redesign
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