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1:45 AM ET, June 10, 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
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.  —  Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct …
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Ordered By Federal Judge to Become MPAA Spy  —  According to CNET News.com. federal judge Jacqueline Chooljian requested that Torrentspy (what's in a name) must start creating logs detailing their user's activities.  This, despite the site's privacy policy which states they will never monitor their visitors without consent.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Spectrum Warriors  —  Think Apple's iPhone is cool?  You haven't seen anything yet, tech entrepreneurs promise—that is, if the phone companies would just get out of their way.  And they're asking the Feds to help them out.  —  This year the Federal Communications Commission …
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A.E Sheriff / Morning Paper:
Palm Gandolf in Living Color!!!  —  Okay all of you non believers.  The Palm Gondolf is a reality and here is a picture in living color.  This device will be available sometime in the 4th quarter and will be targeted to the youth market.  The hope is that a sub $200 device will attract that younger crowd.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well  —  All sorts of Gandolf action is coming out of the woodwork, with Morning Paper following up the grainy shot it released yesterday with a shiny color version, shown after the break.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Watchdog group slams Google on privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s privacy practices are the worst among the Internet's top destinations, according to a watchdog group seeking to intensify the recent focus on how the online search leader handles personal information about its users.
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
WWDC 2007 keynote bingo  —  It's that time again.  For a refresher course on keynote bingo, see the explanation accompanying the Macworld 2007 bingo card.  For WWDC 2007, it's the same deal: one card, no easy wins.  As usual, some unmarked squares from past cards have been carried over.
BBC:
Cathedral row over video war game  —  The Church of England is considering legal action against entertainment firm Sony for featuring Manchester Cathedral in a violent PlayStation video game.  —  The Church says Sony did not obtain permission to use the interior in the war game Resistance: Fall of Man.
Discussion: Kotaku, Virtual Economics and digg
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
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Mac vs. PC prices  —  Scot Finnie, the Windows expert who told Microsoft "Buh-bye" after trying a Mac for three months, has now undertaken a price comparison between the Mac and the PC.  Apple's computers have always had to bear the stigma of being overpriced, but the exotic components …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
First Full Length Film on YouTube  —  Four Eyed Monsters, a movie developed out of a video blog, has debuted on YouTube in what is believed to be the first full length feature film on the Google owned mega-site.  —  According to Marshall Kirkpatrick at Splashcast, the film is a …
 
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