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8:20 AM ET, March 30, 2007

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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Apple's iPhone will be released on June 11  —  Ever since Steve Jobs' keynote at the Macworld Expo in January, we've known that the iPhone is being released sometime in June.  But we haven't known exactly when.  —  Now Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
The Real Scrapblog is Here... Finally  —  Scrapbook maker, Scrapblog strutted its stuff at the We Media conference last month, went off the grid, and finally came back online today.  —  Scrapblogs are Flash-based slide shows made up of pages of photo or video layouts you can jazz up with a myriad of designs and effects.
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Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
Embracing the chaos: and recognizing opportunities
Discussion: hyku | blog, JD on EP and Ryan Stewart
Michael Kwun / Washington Post:
An End Run on Copyright Law  —  In a March 24 op-ed, Viacom's general counsel, Michael Fricklas, defended his company's lawsuit against YouTube and Google.  Resisting the urge to litigate this case in public, we still thought it useful to reply briefly.  —  Viacom's lawsuit is an attack …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Author apologizes but fails to fix Panda worm  —  The worm's author claims to have written a fix, but Symantec says it doesn't undo file and registry changes made by the worm and is ineffective against variants  —  The accused mastermind behind the Panda Burning Incense worm has not done …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Neowin.net
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix  —  BBspot has obtained secret documents which RIAA lawyers use to determine whether to file a lawsuit against a copyright violator.  These documents give insight into the RIAA's decision-making process, and could help people avoid lawsuits in the future.
Discussion: digg
Business Week:
NewTube Is Just The Beginning  —  Give it up for NBC Universal and News Corp. (NWS ), because in late March the two old-media titans made the biggest splash for a nonexistent product since the iPhone.  —  Of course, Steve Jobs has a couple of prototype phones that a lucky few can dandle.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SellABand Music Model Gaining Traction  —  Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about German startup SellABand when it launched last August.  —  Like Amie Street, SellABand has an innovative way for struggling new artists to get their music heard, and make some money as well.  Artists sign up and upload some of their music.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (935423)  —  Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of targeted attacks exploiting a vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows handles animated cursor (.ani) files.  In order for this attack to be carried out …
Read/WriteWeb:
P2P: Introduction and Real World Applications  —  Written by Can Erten and edited by Richard MacManus.  This is the first in a 2-part series on Read/WriteWeb, exploring the world of P2P on the Web.  Part 1 (this post) is a general introduction to P2P, along with some real-world applications of P2P.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Project Agape: Sean Parker To Apply Virality To Altruism  —  Yesterday I sat down with Sean Parker at his offices at the Founders Fund in San Francisco to see a demo of his new and yet-to-be-named startup (the working name for the project is Project Agape).  —  Parker is a larger …
Discussion: GigaOM
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Fortune 500s Unwittingly Become Spammers  —  The next time you receive a piece of junk e-mail touting penny stock, pimping Rolex watches, or lauding a work-at-home scam, consider investigating who really sent it.  You may be surprised.  —  Security Fix reviewed spam samples captured …
Discussion: Slashdot
Kelly Hill / RCR Wireless News:
AT&T to speed up HSDPA, add dozens of new markets  —  ORLANDO, Fla.—AT&T Inc.'s wireless division is testing an upgrade to its HSDPA network that the carrier says will dramatically increase uplink speeds.  —  According to Kris Rinne, AT&T's executive vice president of network planning and architecture …
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Irish Web Apps  —  Continuing Read/WriteWeb's series on international web apps, I bring you a sample of all that the emerald isle has to offer. 20 years ago Ireland was a sleepy backwater with high unemployment and mass emigration.  Jobs were rare and the only new startups were farms.
Discussion: EirePreneur
Inside AdWords:
Pay-per-action beta — your questions answered  —  Last week, we announced the launch of our pay-per-action beta test for selected US advertisers.  Since that post went live, we've received a number of questions — and wanted to answer the most popular ones (paraphrased for brevity) in a quick follow up post:
Discussion: WebProNews and Clickety Clack
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries
Discussion: Financial Times and digg
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
IBM's Colin Parris Dives Into Virtual Worlds
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
MOG 2.0's YouTube Mash-up: "What MTV Should Have Become"
Discussion: Techscape, TechCrunch and digg
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
New GPL draft has olive branches, thorns
John Furrier / PodTech.net:
Tom Foremski Signs with the PodTech Network
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Why the RIAA doesn't want defendants exonerated
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
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Globe and Mail:
U.S. equity firm stalks BCE, plots takeover
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Not looking for sympathy or anything
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Intel Gives WiFi A Big Boost
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
RIM nudges BlackBerry towards mobile computing with new APIs
Discussion: Download Squad
Preston Gralla / PC World:
101 Fantastic Freebies
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Corbet / LWN.net:
OpenOffice.org 2.2 released  —  "John McCreesh" <jpmcc-AT-openoffice.org>
Discussion: TechBlog
Business Wire:
Dell Will Delay Form 10-K Filing Pending Completion of Investigation
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