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8:50 AM ET, June 7, 2007


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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Finding a Date — on the Spot  —  Internet Matchmakers Migrate  —  To Cellphones, Promising  —  More-Immediate Results  —  Earlier this week, Jeff Blum was out buying a sandwich when his mind wandered toward his social life.  So he got out his cellphone and sent a text message …
Discussion: alarm:clock and Guardian Unlimited
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
MeetMoi raises cash, for Twitter of sex
Rick Green / Hartford Courant:
Amero Granted New Trial  —  NEW LONDON — A Superior Court judge Wednesday granted a new trial for Julie Amero, 40, a Norwich substitute teacher whose faulty computer spewed pornographic images in her seventh grade classroom.  —  "A great weight has been lifted off my back," said a tearful Amero.
Mark Jewell / Associated Press:
Akamai gives free peek at Internet  —  BOSTON - What does the Internet look like?  A free new Web service from Akamai Technologies Inc. offers a peek, providing a sort of Internet weather report on global traffic tie-ups, cyberattacks and spikes in activity.
If it's not tennis elbow, it may be 'Wiiitis' … BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) — When Dr. Julio Bonis awoke one Sunday morning with a sore shoulder, he could not figure out what he had done.  It felt like a sports injury, but he had been a bit of a couch potato lately.  —  Then he remembered his new Wii.
Discussion: youNEWB, DailyTech and Engadget
Longofest / MacRumors:
ZFS To Become Default File System In Leopard  —  Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn't like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in Washington D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS "the file system" in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (video link, requires RealPlayer).
SONY ADDS NINE MODELS TO BRAVIA® FLAT-PANEL LCD LINE  —  Models Compatible with BRAVIA Internet Video Link and Feature XMB Menu System  —  Sony today introduced nine new BRAVIA® flat-panel LCD high-definition televisions with advanced features.  —  The new models all feature 1920 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Digital Trends
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget HD
Anne Broache / CNET
Google: Foreign workers are key to our success  —  WASHINGTON—A Google executive on Wednesday credited the company's phenomenal success to the United States' openness to immigrants and called on Congress to let in more foreign workers.  —  Laszlo Bock, the search giant's vice president …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
What U.S. immigration policies mean to Google
Discussion: Epicenter
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Vista SP1 confirmed again by loud-mouth Microsoft Downloads  —  Microsoft Downloads can never keep a good secret, always spilling the beans no matter how many times you point at it (keep it up team!).  After all the lies Microsoft had to endure to keep Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
Associated Press:
Netflix Up on Rumor of Buyout by Amazon  —  Netflix Up on Rumor of Possible Buyout by Amazon; Analyst Reckons Deal Could Be $1.5B or More  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Netflix Inc. jumped Wednesday amid a rumor the online video rental company could be acquired by Web retailer Inc.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Rumor Mill: Amazon-Netflix, Yahoo!-Facebook
Discussion: Mashable! and parislemon
Alexander Zaitchik / Wired News:
Soviet-Era Arcade Games Crawl Out of Their Cold War Graves  —  Alexander Stakhanov (left) and Alexander Vucman stand with the digital host of Magistral, one of the first games they repaired.  —  MOSCOW — If American teenagers during the Cold War ever stopped to consider …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku and Boing Boing
Louise Story / New York Times:
Promoting a Thirst for Sprite in Teenage Cellphone Users  —  The Coca-Cola Company is hoping its new mobile site for social networking, Sprite Yard, will become the MySpace of the cellphone world.  —  But some marketing executives say the plan could instead become the BudTV of the soda world …
Mel Sam / MelSam's Blog:
Windows Mobile Device Center v6.1 Released!  —  Great news for Vista users: Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 was launched last night and is now available for download from our Windows Mobile site as well as from Windows Update.  We had run into a couple of speed bumps on the final stretch drive …
Sony game unit says plans to cut jobs in U.S.  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp.'s (6758.T) game unit said on Thursday it planned to cut jobs in the United States and was eyeing restructuring steps in Japan as it struggles to keep up with industry rival Nintendo Co. Ltd. (7974.OS).
Discussion: Engadget
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Ecommerce 2.0 is happening now  —  I just spent the last two days at the Internet Retailer conference, and emerged convinced more than ever that we've just scratching the tip of the iceberg with ecommerce opportunities.  There are still many more $500m+ revenue ecommerce companies to be built …
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Converters Signal a New Era for TVs  —  At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, the rabbit ears and the rooftop antennas that still guide television signals into nearly 1 of every 5 American homes will be rendered useless — unless they are tethered to a new device, including two versions unveiled yesterday …
Lisa Vaas /
Analyst: BitLocker Not a Silver Bullet  —  News Analysis: Windows Vista's full-disk encryption solution is attracting much customer attention, but deployment isn't foolproof, advises a Gartner analyst.  —  WASHINGTON—When the phone rings in the office of Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Between the Lines:
iPhonomics and the post-PC era  —  My friend Steve Gillmor is known for his very occasional cryptic and sometimes prescient posts that attempt to connect the dots and unpack the logic between seemingly unrelated events.  —  This week he focused his attention on the iPhone …
Rafe Needleman /
VATOR.TV LAUNCHING TONIGHT: YOUTUBE FOR START-UPS  —  Bambi Francisco, formerly of MarketWatch, is taking the wraps off her own business tonight:  It's a YouTube for entrepreneurs, a place where people looking for funding or partners for their business ideas can display their …
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Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
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Keening for Culture  —  Andrew Keen turned up at Google today …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
MacBook Pro backlight comparison: LED vs CCFL
Discussion: digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn 2.0 is stiff competition for pro pornographers
Discussion: USA Today and CinemaTech
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Yahoo Hires Kinder As GM, HotJobs; Newspapers Partners Gear For Integration Push
Discussion: ClickZ
Kerry McGovern /
National Hockey League Becomes First Professional Sports League …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
All New AOL Feed Reader Coming Soon
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Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'My life is a sitcom'
 Earlier Items: 
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
The Faint Signals of Concurrency
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Discussion: Boing Boing
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Internet Companies Push For Mobile Phone Carriers to Open Up
Discussion: USA Today
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
HD DVD and Blu-ray coming to Santa Rosa IGP
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Apple, AT&T stores prepare for iPhone frenzy
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Pro-Net Neutrality Group's Latest Propaganda Piece Hits New Level Of Lameness
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Releases Calendar Directory