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2:40 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 …
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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
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: Fast Wonder, IP Democracy and Slashdot
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, Podcasting News and digg
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and rexduffdixon.com
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: Newsome.Org and Memex 1.1
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Xing May Be In Talks To Acquire Plaxo  —  We are hearing a LOT of chatter about a possible Xing-Plaxo merger in the $250 million range.  The deal makes some sense - newly public Xing is headquartered in Germany and hasn't gotten much traction in the U.S. where it competes directly with LinkedIn.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Rev2.org
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.
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Karlgaard / Digital Download:
Flickr Censors Violet Blue
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 …
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 …
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).
Discussion: Open Gardens and VentureWoods
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 …
Discussion: rexblog.com
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 …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Xbox Games, May Cut Price to Woo Moms (Update2)  —  Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year- old gamers, who spend hours a day launching rockets and firing plasma guns on the company's Xbox 360.  Now it wants their moms.  —  To lure them, the world's largest software maker …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 2  —  As promised:  —  Comparing venture firms, and comparing partners within firms:  —  When raising venture capital, remember that venture firms vary wildly in style and quality.  —  For example, some venture firms are very entrepreneur-friendly.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Announcing some changes at the top
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Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Behold the Hand of Fake Steve Jobs!
Lenny Zeltser / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin -> Malicious Browser Add-On
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Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware
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