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9:45 AM ET, June 13, 2007

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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Apple Clarifies Status of ZFS File System In Mac OS  —  Apple has included a read-only version ZFS in Leopard as a future file system option for high-end storage systems.  —  Apple now says that the ZFS file system will be available in the forthcoming Mac operating system, sort of.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Is Missing a Keyboard*  —  If there is a billion-dollar gamble underlying Apple's iPhone, it lies in what this smart cellphone does not have: a mechanical keyboard.  —  As the clearest expression yet of the Apple chief executive's spartan design aesthetic, the iPhone sports …
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
SHAKE-UP IN NEWSROOM OF JOURNAL  —  The Wall Street Journal will announce a major newsroom shake-up, including the reassignment and replacement of several top editors, officials there say.  —  THAT IPHONE IS MISSING A KEYBOARD*  —  By JOHN MARKOFF  —  If there is a billion-dollar gamble …
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Apple to sell music through UK Bebo network  —  Apple is tapping into the popularity of social networking sites, as it announces a deal on Wednesday to embed its iTunes internet music download service into the Bebo website.  —  From Wednesday, Bebo's 8.8m users in the UK and Ireland …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Apple-Bebo: E-commerce comes to SocialNets
Michael Calore / Compiler:
Wired News Benchmarks Show Safari 3 Is Slower Than IE 7, Firefox  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted Safari 3's speed as one of its most appealing features.  But in tests by Wired News, the first public beta of Safari for Windows is actually slower than both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 when accessing Ajax-intensive web applications.
Jon Fortt / The Utility Belt:
iTunes account will be required for iPhone use  —  Apple (AAPL) today revealed a little bit more of its iPhone business strategy in an e-mail sent from its public relations department.  The main revelation: "To set up your iPhone, you'll need an account with Apple's iTunes Store."
Discussion: Bourse and Ars Technica
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Without iTunes Account, iPhone Won't Work As Promised; AT&T Holding …
Discussion: hypebot
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
OpenAds: A step in the right direction  —  I may be reading too much into this, but I take hope in a $5 million investment VCs made today in the company behind Openads, a free, open-source ad server.  They already serve more than 20,000 publishers, 100,000 sites in 20-plus languages over 30-plus networks.
Discussion: paidContent.org and localglo.be
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Santa Rosa comes to the Mac: a review of the 17" MacBook Pro  —  Santa Rosa in the house  —  Apple MacBook Pro  —  Quick specs: 2.40GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, 17" 1920x1200 LCD  —  Price as configured: $2,899 (shop for this title)  —  Since Apple made the great migration …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo's Semel Faces the Music  —  At the annual meeting, shareholders made their dissatisfaction known, with votes on directors and executive pay  —  As Dottie Weber ambled into Yahoo!'s annual shareholder meeting on June 12, she was expecting fireworks.  "It's going to be an angry meeting …
Discussion: Breakout Performance
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ron Conway: Third-rate VCs are paying off entrepreneurs  —  Ron Conway, the most prolific investor in the latest wave of Internet companies, is hot for video companies, and ways to monetize them.  —  However, he's upset by some recent investment practices, he says.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
BioWare Adapts Complex Event Processing To Online Gaming World  —  BioWare is using StreamBase's Stream Processing Engine, which is able to analyze up to 350,000 messages per second, for tracking players' actions and movements.  —  Complex event processing, a new technology …
Dennis McLellan / Los Angeles Times:
'Mr. Wizard' dies at 89  —  Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as "Mr. Wizard" and did the same for a later generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died today.  He was 89.
Discussion: digg
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Mahalo Greenhouse Launches  —  Two weeks ago we launched the human-powered "search service" Mahalo.com in alpha at the WSJ's D conference in California.  The tag line of Mahalo is "we're here to help," and after 15 days of tremendous feedback we've learned one thing: you want to help too!
Discussion: TechCrunch
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Act now to stop Congress from legalizing spyware!  —  The SPY Act, a new anti-spyware law, makes it impossible for consumer rights groups to sue DRM companies for putting spyware in their DRM (like Sony did last year, with its rootkit DRM).  The irony is that spyware is already illegal …
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More ways for you to give us input  —  At Google, we are always working hard to provide searchers with the best possible results.  We've found that our spam reporting form is a great way to get your input as we continue to improve our results.  Some of you have asked for a way to report paid links as well.
Inside AdWords:
Introducing Placement Performance reporting on the Google content network  —  Today, we're beginning a phased launch of the Placement Performance report, a new type of AdWords report that gives advertisers increased transparency into their performance on the Google content network.
 
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DigiTimes:
Epson and Philips release joint reference design for personal projector
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Money:
How to get rich in America
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Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
'Widgets' May Snag More Ads
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Fuels — and Foils — Campaigns
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Unlocked iPhones a reality through Pure Digital?
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Xiyun Yang / Washington Post:
Reston's ComScore Hopes To Raise $71 Million in IPO
Discussion: paidContent.org
CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
The Future of Twitter: Five Applications to Think About
Discussion: @rgumente
Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
Q&A: 3D Realms' Van Lierop Talks New Projects, Duke
Discussion: Kotaku and 1UP.com
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Androvich / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony threatens to pursue legal action against PS3 hackers
Discussion: Game | Life, I4U News and Joystiq
GameSpot:
Square Enix CEO: 360, PS3 too complex
Discussion: DailyTech
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Plugs 15 Security Holes
Discussion: Today @ PC World and Microsoft
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google to Reduce History of Personal Searches
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Backs Green Computing, too
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Rolling Your Own Online Office
Discussion: Harold Jarche
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
You Asked For it, You Got It. New Features Added to Google Analytics