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7:25 PM ET, June 24, 2007

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
LinkedIn Opening Platform  —  Last night I received a tip: LinkedIn is considering opening their platform to developers.  If true, this would be huge news.  While a bit skeptical, there are a few reasons that this could actually be taking place.  Since Facebook opened their platform almost a month ago …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
LinkedIn to open up to developers  —  I talked to LinkedIn founder and Chairman Reid Hoffman on Friday at the Supernova 2007 conference about Facebook's rapid growth and potential incursion into his territory.  He told me that over next 9 months LinkedIn would deliver APIs for developers …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Mashable!
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Merges Ad Sales Units; Wenda Harris Millard Leaves To Join MSLO  —  Yahoo's chief sales officer Wenda Harris Millard is leaving the company. paidContent.org has learned that she is joining Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) as the [Chief Media Officer] President, Media.
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Yahoo! to Combine Search and Display Advertising Sales Teams to Better Serve its Advertising Partners  —  Promotes David Karnstedt to Lead Unified Team as Head of US Sales  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
VC Perspectives on the Facebook Platform: Andrew Chen, MDV EIR  —  Our Sand Hill interview series continues this week with Andrew Chen, Entrepreneur in Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures.  (Last week I spoke with Jeremy Liew, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, to get his perspective.)
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Mark Evans:
Five Things That Could Kill Facebook  —  For all the excitement about Facebook's explosive growth, it somehow feels like a huge fad that could disappear or, at least, dissipate, if something cooler comes rumbling over the horizon.  When parents and businesses start embracing Facebook …
Discussion: Techscape
CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
The Facebook Problem?  Huh?  (Scratches head) People, the same rules still apply!  —  The web is talking about the "problems" with the new Facebook platform.  —  Brad says, "...as far as I can tell, none of these Facebook apps developers are deriving any real benefits ... other than customer acquisition".
Discussion: FaceWatch
Richard Stelmach / Creative Snippets:
What will Facebook look like in 40 years?
Discussion: FaceWatch, Digital Inspiration and digg
Eric Sylvers / International Herald Tribune:
Lower prices ahead for Wi-Fi access?  —  MILAN: With the proliferation of Wi-Fi hotspots, it has become possible to open a laptop and connect to the Internet in just about any major airport as well as thousands of hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars.  Yet logging on can sometimes be onerous …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Boingo goes flat.  And that's good  —  Looks like common sense is finally prevailing in the for-fee Wi-Fi business.  —  Boingo Wireless, a Wi-Fi aggregator is launching a flat rate Wi-Fi plan for the entire planet, which seems like a first step in Wi-Fi price war, and that is just great, repeat great news for the consumer at large.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Revision3 Raises $8 million From Greylock  —  Online video site Revision3 has raised an $8 million second round of financing, according to a source close to the deal, bringing the total capital raised to $9 million.  Our understanding is that Greylock led the round.
Discussion: digg
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Revision3 raises $8M more for niche TV
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Podcasting News
May Wong / Associated Press:
Industry awaits 'revolutionary' iPhone  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - There's hype.  There's hysteria.  And there's history.  The hype around Apple Inc.'s upcoming iPhone is abundantly clear.  So is the hysteria.  But how the iPhone will leave its historical mark after Friday's launch is to be seen.
Stephen Wellman / InformationWeek:
Free VoIP For Your Windows Mobile Smartphone  —  Fring, the free mobile VoIP service that works just like Skype, is now available for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6 smartphones.  Get ready for some free mobile phone calls.  —  Here is a look at Fring for WinMo smartphones:
Discussion: dslreports.com and VoIP Now
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Twitter meets podcasting?  —  The other day I was thinking about other kinds of Twitters.  The thing we like about Twitter is that you can't post a book-length story about what's going on right now, you can only do a 140-character synopsis — "I just got on BART" or "Driving to NoobCamp."
Discussion: EirePreneur
Cory Sorice / CrunchGear:
PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent  —  Apple notes it is [the only player] one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good.  This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files …
Discussion: IMT Blog and dslreports.com
 
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