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10:15 AM ET, June 7, 2007

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PAN Communications / Business Wire:
Incisive Media Taps Kevin Ryan to Join Executive Team, Direct Global Content for Search Engine Strategies, Search Engine Watch  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Incisive Media announced today that Kevin Ryan has joined Search Engine Strategies and Search Engine Watch as vice president of global content, effective immediately.
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iMedia Connection:
PEOPLE CONNECTION  —  iMedia Search Editor Kevin Ryan's current and former client roster reads like a "who's who" in big brands; Rolex Watch, USA, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Minolta Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Panasonic Services, and the Hilton Hotels brands, to name a few.
Kevin Ryan / Search Engine Watch Blog:   And now a few words from Kevin Ryan, VP, Global Content Director …
PR Newswire:
MetroFi Reaches Over 11,000 Monthly Users of Portland Wi-Fi Network  —  Coverage Expansion Continues; Nearly 20,000 Registered in 6 Months  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ — MetroFi — the leading provider of free wireless Internet access and municipal services over Wi-Fi networks …
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Sarah Skidmore / Associated Press:
Review: Portland Wi-Fi a Mixed Offering
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Business Wire:
YP Corp. Acquires LiveDeal and Goes Hyper-Local  —  Creates Revolutionary Integrated Online Local Yellow Pages/Classifieds Marketplaces  —  MESA, Ariz.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—YP Corp. (OTCBB:YPNT), a leading provider of nationwide Internet Yellow Pages and related services with more than 16 …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Stephanie Reitz / Associated Press:
Teacher Gets New Trial on Classroom Porn  —  NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A judge granted a new trial Wednesday for a former substitute teacher convicted of allowing students to view pornography on a classroom computer.  —  Prosecutors did not oppose the defense motion for a new trial for Julie Amero …
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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
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
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 …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Groups want limits on Google  —  Planned DoubleClick purchase raises concerns about invasion of privacy  —  A coalition of privacy groups have taken another swing at Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of online advertising firm DoubleClick, calling on federal regulators to prohibit …
Reuters:
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
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
As Cellphones Multiply, Phone Books Get Slimmer  —  Parents have used them as booster chairs for children.  Marksmen have fired at them for target practice.  And musclemen have ripped them in half as a show of strength.  —  But the fat phone book, a fixture of the urban American household …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings
Tanner Godarzi / iPhone Matters:
Will You Be Able To Buy An IPhone Without A New Contract?
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Web 2.0 madness grips China
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Via mobo is smaller than a business card
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Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Answer the iPhone
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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Puts Shoppers In Touch With Slifter
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
'omg my mom joined facebook!!'
Reuters:
Sony game unit says plans to cut jobs in U.S.
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Ecommerce 2.0 is happening now  —  I just spent the last two days …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
MacBook Pro backlight comparison: LED vs CCFL
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Analyst: BitLocker Not a Silver Bullet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
All New AOL Feed Reader Coming Soon
Sony:
SONY ADDS NINE MODELS TO BRAVIA® FLAT-PANEL LCD LINE
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH NETSCAPE'S NEW SOCIAL BROWSER
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Google Releases Calendar Directory
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