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2:00 PM ET, June 16, 2007


 Top Items: 
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 …
Discussion: Download Squad and ContentBlogger
Faultline / The Register:
Joost everywhere, embedded in hardware
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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 …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
For Clearwire, how good is the good news?  —  Hooray!  Clearwire rocketed 23%!  The company signed two key distribution deals this week with DirecTV and EchoStar, both of which will offer Clearwire's broadband wireless access to their customers later this year.  And the stock's moving even higher today.
Discussion: and TechWeb
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:  — insiders/22-confessions-of-a-former- dell-sales-manager-268831.php
Mark Androvich /
GTA IV episodic content exclusive to 360, confirms Take-Two  —  LA Noire in development for next-gen systems  —  A Take-Two spokesperson has confirmed to that the episodic content planned for Grand Theft Auto IV will be exclusively released for the Xbox 360.
Discussion: youNEWB, Joystiq, Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
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.
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.
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
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 / 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. 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.
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Tony Pierce / LAist:
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Discussion: digg
Michelle Meyers / CNET
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Discussion: Techdirt and AdAge
Tom Robertson / Microsoft Corporation:
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Discussion: CNET
Peter Lattman / Law Blog:
Seattle Lawyers Sue New Lawyer-Rating Web Site
Orange France sold over 250,000 Unik phones
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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"Wii 2" could be here within the next few years, says Pachter
Discussion: Kotaku
USA Today:
Free 411 service goes after rivals for license fees
Mike Weiss / San Francisco Chronicle:
How victim snared ID thief
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New bill would create family tier, extend indecency standards to cable
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