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10:35 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  —  As we heard earlier this morning, the Apple TV v1.1 update with YouTube finally went out, so naturally we had to kick the tires.  It works exactly as advertised (and shown by Jobs at D), but there are a few things we discovered.
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Forbes' Hack Job on Apple and iPhone?
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We don't have to kill rival browsers; they're killing themselves  —  Check out the big scandal at Opera, the Icelandic company that makes the Opera browser.  In a nutshell: the board decided to get rid of the CEO, Jon S von Tetzchner (above, in Viking helmet, holding list of names of the 20 people who use Opera).
Discussion: WebProNews and Forever Geek
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 …
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 …
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
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Pistols at Dawn: Ryan Block Now on TechCrunch20 Panel of Experts  —  Engadget's Ryan Block will represent the gadget and gizmo folks at the TechCrunch20, a supercool symposium of all things Web 2.0 hosted by our own Michael Arrington and the illustrious Jason "The Animal" Calacanis.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hardware companies: debuting something this fall? Read this.
Discussion: Ryan Block and TechCrunch
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 …
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.
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 Hits Primetime  —  New Version Packed with Additional Features Generally Available in US and Localized Beta Versions to Launch in 13 Countries Around the World on Friday  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network …
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 and Mashable!
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Verizon CEO: No need for iPhone killer  —  CHICAGO—With the Apple iPhone launch less than two weeks away, Verizon sees its services and not a new iPhone-killing handset as the way to compete against rival AT&T, said CEO Ivan Seidenberg.  —  Seidenberg, who took questions from reporters …
 
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Austin Modine / The Register:
Operating systems are old and busted
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Levi's to debut cell phone in Europe this September
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Ars Technica WWDC Video Roundup
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Learning From Microsoft's Error, Google Builds a Lobbying Engine
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
WWDC Leopard Beta Leaked Onto BitTorrent Site
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Mike Yamamoto / CNET News.com:
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Thank Google for Any Delays to Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
DHS acknowledges own computer break-ins
Discussion: Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Illinois to become latest state to give telecoms statewide video franchise
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Embracing Change, TV Networks Find Stronger Demand for Ads
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