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1:10 PM ET, June 9, 2007


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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Details from AT&T's Sales Training Workbook  —  We've gotten copies of the full iPhone Training manual provided to AT&T employees that gives us a few more details about Apple's iPhone.  Thanks to cindynjgirl79 for providing the scans. … The training manual is broken down into features …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
iPhone details uncovered in Sales Training Workbook  —  Here's some dirt that's sure to heat up the iPhone debates over the next 20 days.  According to alleged scans from the "iPhone Sales Training Workbook," we're seeing a vast array of features that we were already fully aware of …
Discussion: Orbitcast and Somewhat Frank
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Ordered By Federal Judge to Become MPAA Spy  —  On May 29, TorrentSpy - one of the web's most famous .torrent dump sites was told by federal judge Jacqueline Chooljian in the Central District of California that despite the site's privacy policy which states they will never monitor …
Discussion: p2pnet and digg
Greg Sandoval / CNET
TorrentSpy ordered to start tracking visitors  —  A court decision reached last month but under seal until Friday could force Web sites to track visitors if the sites become defendants in a lawsuit.  —  TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search engine, was ordered on May 29 by a federal judge …
Timothy B. Lee / New York Times:
A Patent Lie  —  WHAT a difference 16 years makes.  Last month, the technology world was abuzz over an interview in Fortune magazine in which Bradford Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, accused users and developers of various free software products of patent infringement and demanded royalties.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Joost v. Babelgum  —  Babelgum has pushed itself public yesterday.  On the surface it looks very similar to its more famous competitor, Joost.  Both are P2P IPTV applications that let you flip through channels and shows streamed to your computer.  Both are backed by deep pockets and big names.
Discussion: Memex 1.1
San Francisco Chronicle:
Flickr not even flickering in China  —  Internet photo site says service is being blocked and hopes it's only temporary  —  The popular Internet photo site Flickr said that its service is being blocked in China, although the Yahoo subsidiary did not directly blame the Beijing government …
violet blue:
flickr considered harmful  —  I started using the photo sharing service Flickr last November as the request of my sweetheart; I started really maximizing my use of the site as I enjoyed its social networking features, and at the urging of my host Laughing Squid to integrate my photoblogging and regular blogging.
Karlgaard / Digital Download:
Flickr Censors Violet Blue
Lenny Zeltser / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin -> Malicious Browser Add-On  —  Dave Edwards let us know about an email message that claims to be a Microsoft Security Bulletin: … Of course, the proper format for the bulletin number would be "MS06-004", not "MS06-4".  Second, the number of a bulletin released …
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
C.I.S.R.T.:   Microsoft Security Update?
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Linda Stone on Continuous Partial Attention: The War On Flow  —  Linda Stone has an odd way of responding to the comments I made recently about Continuous Partial Attention in my Reboot talk, Flow: A New Consciousness For A Web Of Flow.  I guess she must have a google search bot running …
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Online Map Craze Helps People Visualize Data  —  BY JENNIFER WOODARD MADERAZO, 4:11PM  —  It's not often that you find an Internet trend based on something ancient.  But that's what's happening with maps.  Google Maps has gone from innovative to indispensable …
Ogle Earth:
Which map will the One Laptop Per Children use?
Discussion: Google Earth Blog
Marc Andreessen /
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 1  —  A lot of people have opinions about venture capital — the pros and cons of VC, whether or not to take VC, which venture capitalists to take money from, how to get VCs to invest in your company, whether VCs are seasoned risk-taking professional investors …
Marc Andreessen /   The truth about venture capitalists, Part 2
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 at the European Parliament  —  Ajit Jaokar wrote in to tell us about the talk he gave about Web 2.0 at the European parliament's EIF foundation.  He notes, "The EIF foundation is a subgroup within the European parliament concerned with Internet issues.  The audience is normally MEPs (Members of European parliament).
Jon Udell:
Language lessons  —  For a while now I've been uncomfortable with the words user and content, and with the phrase user-generated content.  But although produced or created are almost certainly better generic terms than generated, I'll admit that I've failed to come up with a generic alternative …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Behold the Hand of Fake Steve Jobs!  —  Okay.  I admit it.  I, too, am obsessed with the question of who's pretending to be the CEO of Apple (AAPL) on the brilliantly written spoof blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  —  How powerful is Fake Steve Jobs?
Leo Babauta / Web Worker Daily:
10 WAYS TO BE PRODUCTIVE WITH YOUR HANDHELD, SMARTPHONE, OR PDA  —  These days, many web workers are upgrading to more powerful handheld mobile devices — PDA, smartphone, Internet tablet, ultra-mobile PC — and they never seem to stop fiddling with them.  From checking email to reading RSS feeds …
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Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
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