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10:10 AM ET, June 16, 2007

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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Record exec to academic: stop criticizing us or I'll tell your university  —  Andrew Dubber, who is on faculty at the University of Central England, blogged a link to a story critical of RIAA lawsuits.  Paul Birch, a British record exec who sits on the boards of the BPI and IFPI …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Exec: Experts Cannot Criticize Our Strategies
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Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
An open response to an IFPI board member
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Embedded Joost Will Change The Market  —  Reports that Joost is now talking to hardware vendors about embedding Joost into set-top boxes and televisions will change the market as we know it.  —  While Joost is generally now regarded as the leader in the television over internet …
Discussion: ContentBlogger and BloggingStocks
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Faultline / The Register:
Joost everywhere, embedded in hardware
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
CellCarriers fear mobile VoIP planet  —  Why is T-Mobile UK blocking calls to mobile VoIP start-up Truphone?  —  Mobile carriers are scared of one thing: becoming dumb pipes whose only utility is to carry voice and text.  And it is one of the reasons why they are fighting tooth and nail …
Discussion: Roam4free and Slashdot
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Reuters:   Orange France sold over 250,000 Unik phones
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
T-Mobile-UK To VoIP- "My Aim Is Tru (phone)"
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Gone in 30 Seconds  —  Traditional TV Spot May Be Headed Toward Extinction As More Advertisers Pitch Their Messages on the Web  —  As they have for more than half a century, thousands of advertising executives, art directors, writers and moviemakers converge tomorrow in Cannes, France …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Backend: Dell Demands Takedown Of Our "22 Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager"  —  subject Posting by former Dell employee  —  Please remove the posting located at the following link:  —  http://consumerist.com/consumer/ insiders/22-confessions-of-a-former- dell-sales-manager-268831.php
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook's app feeding frenzy  —  NEW YORK—At Wednesday night's Facebook Developer Meetup, the mood could be summed up by the appearance of a clean-cut young entrepreneur who had written "I NEED AN APP" in thick black marker on his name tag.  —  His Web endeavor hadn't even gone live yet …
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CNET News.com:   Waste your workday away with Facebook Platform apps
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Long Tail Is Getting Fatter  —  Three separate news stories involving numbers this week caught my eye. iLike announced it has now has 6 million registered users and is now adding 300,000 new users a day.  Apple's Safari browser for Windows has now had 1 million downloads.
PR Newswire:
Quadrangle Capital Partners and Kent Brownridge to Acquire Dennis Publishing, Owner of Maxim, Blender and Stuff Magazines and Websites  —  Brownridge to Serve As CEO  —  NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Quadrangle Capital Partners II LP, a private equity fund focused on the media …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Dennis Publishing Sold To Quadrangle Group; Will Hold Onto Week and Maxim UK
Discussion: WWD.COM, New York Post and HipMojo.com
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Firefox 3 to support SQLite for offline storage  —  Mozilla have given a sneek peak at the new version of Firefox 3.  The newest and most exciting feature for me in this Alpha 5 release is the confirmation that "Places" will be stored locally using SQLite.  Places is the new name/replacement for Firefox Bookmarks.
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Why You Need to Upgrade to Skype for Windows 3.2  —  and, if on 3.2, to the latest build.  —  As mentioned in a previous post during the April/May beta period for Skype 3.2, Skype has introduced some new sound engine technology into the Skype for Windows client.
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
BlogHer, site for female bloggers, said to get money from Venrock  —  BlogHer, a site that aims to popularize blogs by women, has raised its first round of capital from Silicon Valley firm, Venrock.  —  We're not sure of the amount.  The company has declined comment, [as has Venrock] …
Discussion: paidContent.org and HipMojo.com
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
XSS Irony  —  My good (and hilarious I might add) friend Arian Evans from Whitehat Security sent this link out to a few people.  Arian has a flair for the comedy - you'd just have to spend some time with him to really understand what I mean.  The link made me laugh and thereby I am now sharing it with you.
Tony Pierce / LAist:
LA DirecTV Customers Can Now Get NY's WNBC, Experience NBC's Amazing Shows 3 Hours Early  —  DirecTV called LAist on the phone and left us a message.  The recorded voice said that DirecTV had worked out a deal with WNBC in NY that allowed certain zipcodes in LA the ability to get the east coast channel for just $6 a month.
Discussion: Digital Trends and digg
Mike Weiss / San Francisco Chronicle:
How victim snared ID thief  —  She chased down woman who had given her 6 months of hell  —  If it hadn't been for the distinctive suede coat, there would have been no chase through the streets of San Francisco, no heroine and, in all likelihood, no justice.
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org, Consumerist and digg
Michelle Meyers / CNET News.com:
Pirates nab Michael Moore's yet-to-be released doc  —  From all that we've heard about Michael Moore's soon-to-be released documentary indictment of the U.S. health care system, he clearly supports universal health care.  —  But does he support universal Web access to his film two weeks before its official release?
Discussion: Techdirt and AdAge
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New bill would create family tier, extend indecency standards to cable  —  A new bill introduced into the House of Representatives yesterday would force cable operators to offer a family tier of programming, along with an "opt-out" à la carte cable programming option.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Is Apple using the Windows Safari Beta Test to stamp out iPhone security holes?
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Tom Robertson / Microsoft Corporation:
Choice  —  Users Get to Decide their Document Formats
Discussion: CNET News.com
Peter Lattman / Law Blog:
Seattle Lawyers Sue New Lawyer-Rating Web Site
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
EBay Yanks Google Search Ads, Yet Traffic Rises
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
"Wii 2" could be here within the next few years, says Pachter
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Free 411 service goes after rivals for license fees
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Firefox is on Steve Jobs' hit list!
Discussion: Windows Connected
Darren Murph / Engadget:
VRX's triple-screen racing simulator uses Xbox 360 Elite
Discussion: Gizmodo and CNET News.com
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