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3:12 AM ET, June 18, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and Multimedia Platform Debuts at NXTcomm  —  Latest update to award-winning IPTV platform includes exciting connected entertainment features; new ingredient brand to support service provider marketing activities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability …
Jon Udell:
How do I know this person?  Through the Web!  —  Like other social applications, Facebook wants to know how you're connected to people.  So it asks: "How do you know this person?" and presents these choices:  —  The choice I usually want — "Through the Web" — isn't available.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
WeFi: An Easier Way Of Finding WiFi  —  WeFi is aiming to deliver a better outside internet experience by making WiFi as easy to use as a cell phone.  —  WeFi was founded 18 months ago by Yossi Vardi, (formerly with ICQ), Arnon Kohavi and Shimon Scherzer.  The company is headquartered …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam surges to No. 1 women's property, overtakes iVillage  —  Glam Media, the Brisbane, Calif. network of women's online lifestyle, fashion and other blogs, said it has overtaken iVillage to become the number one women's Web property.  —  It is also the fastest growing of the top 100 U.S. Web sites …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog and Mashable!
Mark Shuttleworth:
No negotiations with Microsoft in progress  —  There's a rumour circulating that Ubuntu is in discussions with Microsoft aimed at an agreement along the lines they have concluded recently with Linspire, Xandros, Novell etc.  Unfortunately, some speculation in the media (thoroughly …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Paul Mooney and digg
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Microsoft launches new-look MSN for mobile phones  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. launched a redesigned MSN portal optimized for mobile phones on Sunday, stepping up its offering at a time when more powerful devices increase the demand for richer content on handsets.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
It's time to open up networking, again  —  Last week I had a meeting with a serial entrepreneur who's working on a new company whose product is a calendar for social networks, or a social network of calendars, depending on which thread you pick up.  It's basically a good idea, a no-brainer …
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Christian / Foursprung:
Apple: Building GPS navigation for Mercedes!  —  According to German magazine "Focus" Apple is working on a navigation system for cars.  At the start in 2009, it will be exclusively available from Mercedes, but 6 months later the other vendors are allowed to follow.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Another Attempt to Match Readers and Relevant News  —  Ian Clarke was a 23-year-old computer scientist living in Scotland in 2000 when he started a global controversy by deploying an online system called Freenet.  The system was intended to make it possible to share information anonymously …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
A review of wearable video displays for the iPod  —  Watch where you're going  —  As people travel more with their iPods, they continue to look for new ways to consume their iPods' contents.  It's not unheard of these days to catch someone on a planes, trains, or automobiles (on the passenger side …
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
TECH CHRONICLES  —  A daily dose of postings from The Chronicle's technology blog (sfgate.com/blogs/tech)  —  Apple has got to like these numbers.  According to a new survey from M:Metrics, a market research firm, almost 2 out of every 3 people (64 percent) are aware of the iPhone …
Discussion: DailyTech
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Dell apologizes for overreaction to sensitive sales tips  —  Few lessons in life are as obvious as the one which follows after placing your hand on a burning stove.  If you're lucky, you learned this lesson watching someone else get burned.  As Warren Buffett says, it's better to learn …
Associated Press:
Blockbuster to favor Blu-ray high-definition discs over rival HD DVD format  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blockbuster Inc. will rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format in 1,450 stores when it expands its high-def offerings next month, dealing a major blow to the rival HD DVD format.
Discussion: Engadget and Neowin.net
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
24-years ago this week...  ...I graduated from Prospect High School in Saratoga.  Thanks to fellow student Jeff Battaglia for reminding me of that.  —  Damn, it's weird to realize that nearly everyone who works at Facebook was parented by someone around my age.
The Age:
Tech capitals of the world  —  Want ultra-fast broadband, free internet 'hotspots' across town and all the latest gadgets?  You won't get it in Sydney, but Arjun Ramachandran finds the cities with all the right connections.  —  In April, about the time Sydney newspapers …
Discussion: GigaOM and dslreports.com
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Has World of Warcraft (Finally) Hit a Plateau?  —  After 32 months of continual growth, the largest MMO in the world may, at long last, be peaking.  —  That's my conclusion, at least, looking at the latest stats from WarcraftRealms.com, a large fansite which tracks and analyzes population statistics and demographics for Warcraft.
Discussion: broadstuff, Scobleizer and Blonde 2.0
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iPhone Developers Camp  —  Making the web a better place for iPhone.  —  The start time for the event is still in flux.  Please check back prior to the event.  —  Location  —  Venue in the Bay Area (Cailfornia) TBD (help us find a venue!)  —  Cost  —  Always free!  Sign up below.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Macsimum News and digg
 
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Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Covering All the Online Bases
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Time for Wi-Fi to sink or sync
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Dude, would you like a Nokia with that Dell?