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11:50 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.
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 …
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. …
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.
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" …
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.
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: Zero Day and Digital Inspiration
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 …
Acarvin / Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth:
Using Twitter to Fight Cyberbullies  —  Those of you who have been following my blog for the last month know that I've been experimenting a lot with the group messaging service Twitter.  It's been a great way to keep in touch with colleagues, though it borders on the addictive.
Everything USB News, Reviews, Tips:
Belkin In-Desk USB Hubs and iPod Dock Fill the Grommet Holes  —  Belkin has introduced a new and really cool line of in desk hubs that are designed to slip into those grommet holes on most desks.  The trio of products includes two USB hubs and an iPod Dock.
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 …
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
T9space Reports 4 Million Pageviews a Month  —  We were first contacted by T9space a few months ago, when there was no web interface to speak of and just a simple mobile site that helped you view your MySpace profile on a phone.  In fact, it entered the market before many social sites committed to a mobile strategy of their own.
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."
Discussion: pc4media
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.
 
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Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Amsterdam sold for $50,000  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Second Life
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Treo 755p for Sprint in the wild
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Verizon Creates Its Own TV Channel
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Government Telecom Deal Omits Sprint
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
BlogRovr Fetches Content From Your Favorite Blogs
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
First Optimus Maximus prototype key revealed
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Inside AdWords:
Pay-per-action beta — your questions answered
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Read/WriteWeb:
P2P: Introduction and Real World Applications
 Earlier Items: 
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Irish Web Apps
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
IBM's Colin Parris Dives Into Virtual Worlds
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Fortune 500s Unwittingly Become Spammers
Globe and Mail:
U.S. equity firm stalks BCE, plots takeover
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Not looking for sympathy or anything
Discussion: odd time signatures and 901am
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Author apologizes but fails to fix Panda worm
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Neowin.net
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix
Discussion: digg