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12:40 PM ET, June 7, 2007

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Randy Picker / The University …:
iTunes and Identity-Based Digital Rights Management  —  Over the last week, it has been become clear that Apple is embedding some identifying information in songs purchased from iTunes, including the name of the customer and his or her e-mail address.  This has raised the ire of consumer advocates …
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Kevin Ryan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
And now a few words from Kevin Ryan, VP, Global Content Director, Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies  —  Greetings everyone, I'm very happy to announce that I have joined the team here at Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies.  Everyone has been asking what my role will be and what plans I have for SES and SEW.
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PAN Communications / Business Wire:
Incisive Media Taps Kevin Ryan to Join Executive Team, Direct …
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 …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Incuby: Social Networking For Inventions  —  San Antonio, Texas based Incuby is aiming to build a community where inventors can display their inventions to the general public, entrepreneurs and investors.  —  In developing the site, the team behind Incuby have toured the United States meeting with different inventor groups.
Discussion: uncov and Rev2.org
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: Gearlog, Gizmodo, Kotaku and Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings  —  Eyebrows were raised when Seattle-based Jobster shredded their business model and moved to free job listings in February.  It was a direct assault on Monster, which charges up to $475 per job listing.  Many of the commenters …
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.
Robert Vamosi / Webware.com:
FIREFOX 3 ALPHA 5 (GRAN PARADISO)  —  Although it's not intended for public consumption, a new build of Firefox 3 Alpha 5 (code name Gran Paradiso) is available for download from Mozilla.  In this release add-ons created for Firefox 2 may not work.  For end users, Firefox 2 remains the latest public version.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Channel 9
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 …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
In a Virtual Universe, the Politics Turn Real  —  The kingdom is in crisis.  After pledging to treat its citizens equally, the government stands accused of unfairly favoring one powerful, well-connected political faction.  Many citizens have taken to open dissent, even revolt, and some are threatening to emigrate permanently.
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Raph's Website
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with  —  There are many aspects to hiring great people, and various people smarter than me have written extensively on the topic.  —  So I'm not going to try to be comprehensive.  —  But I am going to relay some lessons learned through hard experience …
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
'omg my mom joined facebook!!'  —  I HAVE reached a curious point in life.  Although I feel like the same precocious know-it-all cynic I always was, I suddenly am surrounded by younger precocious know-it-all cynics whose main purpose appears to be to remind me that I've lost my edge.
Discussion: WebProNews
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Web 2.0 madness grips China  —  reporter's notebook BEIJING—Forget Silicon Valley—if you want to see a place enthralled with Web 2.0, come to China.  —  A rising middle class, cheap start-up costs, increasing penetration of PCs and Internet-enabled cell phones, and an ability to tap …
Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Answer the iPhone  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone may be the most anticipated device in the history of the wireless industry.  But when it hits AT&T Inc. and Apple stores June 29, it will face plenty of competition.  —  Nokia Corp. has already begun selling the N95, a high-end smart phone that …
Discussion: Epicenter and BloggingStocks
 
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David Cassel / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Do Obama and Lieberman think the internet is dangerous?
Discussion: Valleywag
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Major Webcasters to face billions in new fees?
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Amazon one-click patent extended to gift-giving
Karen / Official Google Blog:
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:
How Big Will the iPhone Be?  —  The new must-have smartphone …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress Critters Threaten To Pass Laws Forcing Universities To Obey RIAA
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
As Yahoo Paper Partners Increase, Hearst Builds Sales Center for HotJobs
Discussion: Screenwerk and paidContent.org
Business Wire:
YP Corp. Acquires LiveDeal and Goes Hyper-Local
San Francisco Chronicle:
Groups want limits on Google
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
As Cellphones Multiply, Phone Books Get Slimmer
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