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12:20 AM ET, June 12, 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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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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser  —  Apple said today that it would make its Safari Web browser available for Windows-based PCs, opening a new front in its rivalry with Microsoft.  —  The announcement came at the end of a keynote presentation made by Steven P. Jobs, Apple's co-founder and chief executive …
BBC:
Apple announces 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.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Apple Safari for Windows: The world's slowest web browser  —  Apple is advertising Safari for Windows as "the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser."  Fast, maybe, in page rendering speed, but ridiculously slow to launch... on my brand new, 2.33 GHz Core-2 Duo laptop …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Safari on Windows could be big target for malware
Discussion: TechBlog
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Brings Safari to Windows - First Take
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Apple iPhone Follows Facebook In Creating A Web 2. Platform …
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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
Nicole Lee / Webware.com:
WEB APPS ARE KEY FOR WANNABE IPHONE DEVELOPERS
Discussion: Between the Lines
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: Engadget, Ars Technica and Gizmodo
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What's Wrong With Apple's Font Rendering?  —  I had read a few complaints that OS X font rendering was a little wonky, even from Joel Spolsky himself: … I didn't believe it until I downloaded the first beta of Safari 3 for Windows and saw it for myself.  —  Font rendering in Safari 3 Beta:
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Michael Jensen / WebProNews:
New RSS Reader by Apple for Windows
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
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 …
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.
Oliverryan / The Browser:
LinkedIn says it will own business networking  —  In the future, everyone will likely maintain two online profiles.  So said LinkedIn CEO Dan Nye in an extended lunchtime interview last week here in Fortune's conference room/pool hall.  We had opened the conversation with THE question of the moment …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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.
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
 
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No secret search engine says Microsoft
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Richard Thurston / CNET News.com:
Microsoft appoints Linux interoperability chief
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And finally eBay opens up, offers new APIs
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