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2:40 PM 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.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Video Games Conquer Retirees  —  CHATAWA, Miss. — For 133 years the School Sisters of Notre Dame have lived here in a thick forest just up the hill from the Tangipahoa River.  In a modest but stately compound called St. Mary of the Pines, 52 retired members of this Roman Catholic order spend …
Jose Nazario / Security to the Core:
Today's Other Malware Threat: IE7.0.exe  —  Lest you think that the ANI thing was the only thing going on today, you'd miss the other part of today's entertainment.  There's a new Trojan spam going around trying to entice you to download MSFT IE7.0 Beta 2 (never mind that it's been released).
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Trojan masquerades as IE 7 downloads
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Business Week:
Is Google Too Powerful?  —  As the Web giant tears through media, software, and telecom, rivals fear its growing influence.  Now they're fighting back  —  It's the year 2014, and Googlezon, a fearsomely powerful combination of search engine Google Inc. (GOOG ) and online store Amazon.com Inc. …
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Everything Good is Bad For You  —  While we were developing Reddit, we always used to run into people who'd recognize us and come up to say hi.  "Oh, wow," they'd say to us.  "I can't tell you how much your site has killed my productivity.  I check it a hundred times every day."
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Peter Caputa / pc4media:
Your Startup Was My 3rd Grade Science Project
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Stace / Unwired View:
LOOK OUT GOOGLE.  NOKIA IS WORKING ON ITS OWN MOBILE SEARCH ENGINE!  —  With the rumors about Google Phone running wild, what is poor Nokia to do?  Well, mobile search is in pretty embryonic stage right now.  So if Google want's it's own smartphone, we want our own search engine, says Nokia.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Gizmodo and GigaOM
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Treo 755p for Sprint in the wild  —  We know you're starting to get a little tired of the aerial on that 700p of yours; no, seriously, we feel your pain.  You're looking longly at that 680 over there, but the leap over to Cingular — and to GSM, for that matter — can be a treacherous one indeed for some users.
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's War on Statsaholic  —  Statsaholic (formerly Alexaholic) launched a year ago and provided much easier access to Alexa traffic data than the Alexa site itself.  Statsaholic also had other features Alexa didn't offer, like embeddable graphs and data smoothing.
Discussion: RonHornbaker.com and Startup Dunia
Fred / A VC:
The Industry Standard - Lessons Learned  —  One of Flatiron Partners' more high profile failed investments was The Industry Standard, "the bible of web 1.0".  I learned a bunch of lessons from that investment but the two that stick with me most are:  —  1) Unsustainable revenues will kill you if you build your costs to match them.
Mark Vanderbeeken / Core77 Design Studio Bullitts:
c,mm,n, the world's first open-source car  —  Earlier this week c,mm,n (website in Dutch), the world's first open-source car, was revealed at AutoRAI, the Amsterdam car show.  The initiative and vision behind the c,mm,n (pronounced "common") comes from the "Stichting Natuur en Milieu" …
Susan Crawford blog:
Why I Voted For XXX  —  The ICANN Board voted today 9-5, with Paul Twomey abstaining, to reject a proposal to open .xxx.  This is my statement in connection with that vote.  I found the resolution adopted by the Board (rejecting xxx) both weak and unprincipled.
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Amsterdam sold for $50,000  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Second Life  —  Going, going, gone.  Amsterdam sold for $50,000.  Ok it's not the real-life city, but the virtual one created in Second Life which was auctioned off this week on eBay.  One of the landmark businesses in Second Life …
Discussion: 606Tech and franticindustries
David Craddock / Shacknews:
Alex St John Interview  —  Shack: Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you thought PC gaming should move from DOS to Windows.  —  Alex St John: I used to work for Microsoft several years ago, and I was originally hired to handle their publishing and printing architecture.
Joe / Techdirt:
Web Services Face Reliability Challenge  —  from the locked-out dept  —  While Apple's iTunes continues to dominate the online music space, a small segment of the music listening population has opted to go with subscription music services like Rhapsody and Napster.
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
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Tom / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Dyson preparing a Roomba killer?
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NewTube Is Just The Beginning  —  Give it up for NBC Universal …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries
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