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7:45 PM ET, June 11, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Introduces Safari for Windows  —  Public Beta Available Today for Mac & Windows  —  Apple® today introduced Safari™ 3, the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and Macs.  Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests …
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications  —  Innovative New Way to Create Applications for iPhone  —  Apple® today announced that its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.
BBC:
Apple unveils Windows browser  —  Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft's Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.  —  Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple "dream big" and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari enjoys.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple takes Safari to Windows and iPhone  —  Apple plans to ship a version of its Safari Web browser for Windows, and third-party developers will be able to get a piece of the iPhone, the company announced Monday.  —  A beta version of Safari for Windows is available now …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple announces third-party software details for iPhone  —  As expected, Apple used WWDC as the stage to announce a third-party development solution for the iPhone, putting to rest fears that the handset would be a closed (read: non-smartphone) platform.  Calling it a "sweet solution" …
Discussion: Morning Paper and Gadgetell
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Apple to offer Safari for Windows (Updated)  —  Posting from San Francisco: Apple CEO Steve Jobs just announced plans to offer the company's Safari Web browser for Windows.  The move is significant in part because Web browsers are increasingly becoming platforms for sophisticated software programs.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Safari 3 for Windows  —  Sign one more up for the browser war, Apple is shipping the third version of its well received Safari WebKit-based browser over to foreign shores to duke it out with the likes of IE, Firefox and Opera... on Windows.  The Mac-only browser has already attained a 5% market share …
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Brings Safari to Windows - First Take
Discussion: Computerworld
Nicole Lee / Webware.com:   WEB APPS ARE KEY FOR WANNABE IPHONE DEVELOPERS
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser
Discussion: DailyTech and Jeffrey McManus
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why I disagree with Privacy International  —  Sigh.  Google as a company takes privacy very seriously.  I personally feel strongly about protecting our users' privacy.  So I'm frustrated by a recent study that Privacy International did, and I want to know if I'm off-base in my reaction.
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Valleywag:
Walt Mossberg: A bad review for the iPhone?  —  A bad review for the iPhone?  —  Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal tech reporter often accused of being an Apple fanboy, does not know if the iPhone will receive a good or bad review yet.  That's right, Walt got his early review iPhone today …
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The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Walt Mossberg Shows College Leaders His New iPhone  —  Walter S. Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal's personal-technology columnist, picked up his review copy of the Apple iPhone this morning, and he gave his initial impressions of the much-anticipated gadget to college leaders during a speech at The Chronicle's Presidents Forum.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
ON THE DOWNLOAD  —  USING ADS, NEW ONLINE LABEL OFFERS MUSIC FREE  —  In a move designed to upend the traditional record label business model, Downtown Records and Internet entrepreneur Peter Rojas plan to launch an online-only record label that will offer its music for free and generate revenue …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon denies neglecting copper infrastructure in favor of fiber  —  Verizon may be stretching itself too thin when it comes to maintaining its copper infrastructure, according to some of the company's workers.  Verizon is facing allegations that it has given up on preventative maintenance in the state …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Chris Flores / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Is copper cable at the end of its line?
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati: When Will The Traffic Party End?  —  Recent Comscore stats show Technorati continuing to surge in traffic, more than tripling since a year ago.  Founder and CEO Dave Sifry recently mentioned about this staggering growth in a blog post.  Technorati's internal numbers showed massive growth early this year.
Sonya Hubbard / ContraCostaTimes.com:
BART quietly rolls out Wi-Fi  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Many Bay Area technophiles who began using terms like "Wi-Fi" and "Wiki" and "Wii" when they were still cutting edge were surprised to learn they can access Wi-Fi service while riding BART.  And at least for a while, the service is free.
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Me.dium Secures $15M Series B - The Dawn of Collaborative Browsing?  —  Colorado-based Me.dium is announcing today a $15M Series B round led by Commonwealth Venture Partners.  Me.dium is developing a next-generation collaborative browsing technology that dynamically combines visualization and chat.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
PayPerPost, which pays bloggers to write, gets $7M more  —  PayPerPost, the site that pays bloggers to write content about advertisers, and then gets paid by those advertisers, has raised $7 million more in financing.  —  This is a controversial site (see our earlier coverage.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dikky Sinn / Associated Press:
Yahoo weighs in on free speech in China  —  HONG KONG - China should not punish people for expressing their political views on the Internet, Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said Monday, a day after the mother of a Chinese reporter announced she was suing the U.S. company for helping officials imprison her son.
Discussion: WebProNews and Guardian Unlimited
Eric Taub / New York Times:
Bankruptcy Filing May Delay Pornography on Cellphones  —  Amp'd Mobile's filing for protection from bankruptcy on June 1 may have one unexpected side effect: a delay in the introduction of sex-oriented programming on cellphones.  —  No mobile carrier, including Amp'd Mobile …
Munir Kotadia / CNET News.com:
OpenOffice worm Badbunny hops across operating systems  —  Malicious software targeting OpenOffice.org documents is spreading through multiple operating systems, according to Symantec.  —  "A new worm is being distributed within malicious OpenOffice documents.
Discussion: Macsimum News and TechSpot News
 
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