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11:45 PM ET, June 20, 2007

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Apple:
YouTube Live on Apple TV Today; Coming to iPhone on June 29  —  Best YouTube Experience on a Mobile Device  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to enjoy YouTube's originally-created content on their iPhones when they begin shipping on June 29.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple TV with YouTube: v1.1 update hands-on
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Forbes' Hack Job on Apple and iPhone?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
It's Official: Yahoo Acquires Rivals.com; Not Official But True: It Cost About $100 Million  —  As we were first to report in early April, Yahoo was on the verge of acquiring college sports network Rivals.com.  It took a few months to complete, finally closing after months …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Mashable! and rexblog.com
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Associated Press:
HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) Thursday.  DO NOT PUBLISH, BROADCAST OR POST ON THE WEB BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) THURSDAY.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It is not the blockbuster that some industry analysts envisioned, but Yahoo Inc. has sealed its first deal under new Chief Executive Jerry Yang.
Discussion: Download Squad
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Leaked Story: Yahoo Buys Rivals.com
Channel Register:
Apple buyout rumours circulate as iPhone launch nears  —  Can St. Steve move up a plane?  —  Scepticism about the launch of the Apple iPhone is growing, and it isn't helping the Apple share price.  What a coincidence that exactly as things get tougher in the stock market …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mashable!
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Kent German / CNET News.com:   Apple, AT&T stores could change hours on iPhone day
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T iPhone launch deets: crowd control
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Takes Over Talks on Future of Company  —  Dow Jones & Co.'s board of directors, frustrated with the pace of the Bancroft family's negotiations with News Corp., said it would take over talks on the future of the company.  —  The move, approved by the the four board members affiliated …
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Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace's Brad Greenspan to Seek Dow Jones Stake Via Dutch Auction  —  The former chief executive of the parent company of social-networking site MySpace says he will seek a non-controlling stake in Dow Jones & Co. through a $60-per-share "Dutch auction."  —  An investment group led …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Digg Overtakes Facebook with 1400% Growth, 22.6 Million Uniques  —  According to recent Compete data, digg has overtaken Facebook in number of unique visitors and has grown 1400% in one year.  Compete's May 2007 data states that digg had 22.6 Million unique visitors, while Facebook had 20.2 Million.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Digg overtakes Facebook; Both cross 20 million U.S. Unique Visitors  —  The first time I wrote about YouTube, it had just crossed 20 million visitors in the U.S. Just 4 days after my post, YouTube was scooped up by Google for $1.65B in Google stock.  At today's stock price, the deal is worth over $2B.
Aftenposten:
Opera Software boss hangs on to control  —  The founder of one of Norway's most successful high-tech firms, Opera Software, reportedly hung on to his power over the firm by firing Opera's board of directors before they could fire him.  —  Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported on Tuesday …
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We don't have to kill rival browsers; they're killing themselves
Discussion: WebProNews and Forever Geek
BBC:
Blackberry ban for French elite  —  French government officials have been ordered not to use handheld Blackberry devices amid fears that foreigners could spy on them, reports say.  —  Workers in the French president's and prime minister's office have been told their e-mails risk falling into foreign hands, Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Update: Security risks prompt French BlackBerry ban
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Microsoft Concedes to Alter Its Vista Operating System  —  Microsoft has agreed to revise its Vista operating system under a compromise with federal and state officials monitoring the company's compliance with a five-year-old antitrust decree, according to a court filing last night.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Thank Google for Any Delays to Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1
Anjali Athavaley / Wall Street Journal:
A Job Interview You Don't Have to Show Up For  —  Microsoft, Verizon, Others Use  —  Virtual Worlds to Recruit;  —  Dressing Avatars for Success  —  It's now possible to meet with recruiters without actually showing up for a job interview.  —  Some employers are experimenting with Second Life …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft flip-flops on Vista virtualization  —  Microsoft planned this week to announce that it was broadening the virtualization rights for Windows Vista, but decided at the last minute to reverse course and stick with existing limits.  —  The software maker had briefed reporters and analysts …
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Dan Warne / APC:
Don't wait for Vista SP1, pleads Microsoft
Discussion: Slashdot
Susan Wu / TechCrunch:
Virtual Goods: the next big business model  —  This guest post is written by Susan Wu, a Principal with Charles River Ventures,where she focuses on digital media, software, and infrastructure.  Susan is coproducing the Virtual Goods Summit with Charles Hudson this Friday at Stanford University …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge deals blow to RIAA, says students can respond to John Doe lawsuit  —  A federal judge in New Mexico has put the brakes on the RIAA's lawsuit train, at least in the US District Court for New Mexico.  The case in question is part of the RIAA's campaign against file-sharing on college campuses and names …
Brian D Crecente / Kotaku:
PC: Spore Slip Sliding Away  —  The latest Game Informer reports that Spore has been "delayed indefinitely", but reached for comment today, Electronic Arts says that "Spore has slipped out of fiscal 08 and into fiscal 09".  Either way you cut it, it means that the game we've all been waiting …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
10 Techniques I Used To Go From 0 To 12,000 RSS Subscribers In Seven Months - With No Ads Or Leverage  —  The following guest post has been submitted by Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar  —  Hopefully, that title got your attention a little bit, but it's true.  I launched The Simple Dollar at the very end of October 2006.
Discussion: Practical Blogging and digg
 
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