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10:40 AM ET, June 13, 2007

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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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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!
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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.
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Josh / Redeye VC:
In and Out...  Some portfolio company news today.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Open Source Ad Server openAds Gets $ 5 Million Funding
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Reuters
Steve Bryant / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Fails Us Politically (or is it vice versa?)  —  There's a blog-sharp maw waiting to gnash anyone who is critical of the democratizing power of YouTube.  If you deride its star-making potential, you're accused of old media partisanship.  If you doubt its meritocratic infallibility …
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Fuels — and Foils — Campaigns
Discussion: Reel Pop
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.
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
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google to use YouTube to amass video database  —  SEARCH FIRM WILL TEST ABILITY TO FILTER ILLEGAL CONTENT  —  It is commonly believed that Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion because the wildly popular video-sharing site represented a great way for the search giant to expand into video advertising.
Discussion: Groundswell and The Utube Blog
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.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos  —  Everyscape aims to be able to show you the whole world — both inside and out — from its website.  It plans to do this with normal 2D photos.  Using proprietary technology Everyscape will stitch these photos together and 3D-ify them.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
'Widgets' May Snag More Ads  —  New data on viewing photos, videos and music on the Web may have an impact on the way advertisers and social networking sites perceive firms that help create this content.  —  Nearly 177.8 million people world-wide viewed Web content in April made with online tools …
Discussion: IT Facts
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 …
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
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content  —  It joins Hollywood in trying to keep bootleg material off its network.  —  AT&T Inc. has joined Hollywood studios and recording companies in trying to keep pirated films, music and other content off its network — the first major carrier of Internet traffic to do so.
 
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Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
California Man Gets 6-Year Sentence For Phishing
Discussion: Techdirt and UNEASYsilence
Mike Yamamoto / CNET News.com:
A laptop case for paramilitary missions
Discussion: BornRich, GadgetGrid and Gizmodo
Rob Pardo / Gamasutra:
Father's Day Week: Blizzard's Pardo, Big Rooster's Gerritsen
Discussion: CrunchGear and Wonderland
Nicholas Carr / Britannica Blog:
From Contemplative Man to Flickering Man
Michael Gorman / Britannica Blog:
Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason, Part I
DigiTimes:
Epson and Philips release joint reference design for personal projector
Discussion: Engadget and Ministry of Tech
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
An OpenSolaris/Linux Mashup  —  To non-technical readers of this blog …
Discussion: ussg.iu.edu and Slashdot
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Without iTunes Account, iPhone Won't Work As Promised; AT&T Holding …
Discussion: hypebot
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Act now to stop Congress from legalizing spyware!
Mark Androvich / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony threatens to pursue legal action against PS3 hackers
Discussion: Game | Life, I4U News and Joystiq
Inside AdWords:
Introducing Placement Performance reporting on the Google content network
Dennis McLellan / Los Angeles Times:
'Mr. Wizard' dies at 89  —  Don Herbert, who explained …
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Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google to Reduce History of Personal Searches
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Apple Clarifies Status of ZFS File System In Mac OS
 

 
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