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1:35 PM ET, June 16, 2007

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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Apple faithful, we must prepare together for the media backlash  —  Apple fans, re-hypnotize yourselves with the photo above and get ready for the wave of anti-Apple stories, because I can feel it coming.  I've been in this business long enough to know how it works.
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 …
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Faultline / The Register:
Joost everywhere, embedded in hardware
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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 …
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.
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
Fred / A VC:
The Age Question (continued)  —  Brad suggested I write this post.  I've been reluctant because I don't want to pick at this scab of a meme.  I really don't want to be the guy who made it harder for anyone older than 30 to get funded in the web services market.
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.
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.
Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
Homeland Security to detail IT attacks  —  (InfoWorld) - Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hold a hearing on Capitol Hill on June 20 to discuss the findings of an investigation into the agency's own problems in battling electronic attacks and IT systems intrusions.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Flickr curtails German photo sharing  —  Flickr just found a downside to adding support for seven languages to its photo-sharing site: limits on photo sharing and resulting accusations of censorship.  —  Flickr launched sites in seven languages Wednesday, expanding beyond just English.
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.
vanderwal.net Off the Top:
New Profession Unfolding In Beauty and Geekery  —  A week or more ago I ran across the incredible video of Blaise Aguera y Arcas presentation of Photosynth and Seadragon at TEDTalks 2007.  The video is stunning work of Seadragon and Photosynth bringing a collection of images to life from one or more resources.
Peter Lattman / Law Blog:
Seattle Lawyers Sue New Lawyer-Rating Web Site  —  A lawyer representing two lawyers filed a lawsuit against a lawyer-rating Web site founded by a lawyer.  —  Got that?  On Tuesday we told you about Avvo, a new free site that rates and profiles lawyers.  It "marks the first time attorney ratings …
Jon Udell:
Facebookizing the Web, Webifying Facebook  —  In preparation for a panel at the MIT Enterprise Forum I summarized my thoughts about walled-garden social networks.  It came back around the other day in conversation with Avi Bryant, who — like a great many people — is appreciating …
Reuters:
Orange France sold over 250,000 Unik phones  —  Orange (FTE.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) has sold more than 250,000 dual-mode Unik Wi-Fi mobile phones since their launch in November 2006, a key product on which it has staked its future growth as an integrated fixed and mobile operator.
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