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8:25 AM ET, June 25, 2007


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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 …
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   Will Linked-in open up?  —  Apparently Linked-in is considering …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Plaxo reboots, gets in sync  —  A few years ago, Philippe Kahn, who headed up Borland and started a couple of other companies including LightSurf and Starfish Software said, "Synchronization between various devices needs to happen quite automatically, without complication and has to be transparent."
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
Todd / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Introducing an All-New Plaxo  —  About a year ago we announced a big change in direction for Plaxo, and since then have been hard at work, quietly rebuilding the Plaxo service.  But now, it's finally here — a day that we've been looking forward to for a long time - the launch of an all-new version of the service, Plaxo 3.0.
David Chartier / Download Squad:
Plaxo 3.0: Bringing web and desktop PIM together like never before  —  For about a month now, the kind folks at Plaxo have allowed us to play with the beta of Plaxo 3.0, a major update to their unique service that takes the 'management' out of desktop + online PIM.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Plaxo 3.0, the new "Switzerland" of social networks, but...  UPDATE: Not yet on TechCrunch (as of 10:13 p.m.)!  Damn, it's not often that I scoop Mike Arrington by more than an hour on an important Web product launch!  Hi Mike!  Heck, as of 10:48 p.m. it's not up on Om Malik's site, either.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Acquire GrandCentral  —  Google is in acquisition discussions with telephone management startup GrandCentral, we've learned, and we have a high degree of confidence that the deal has actually been closed.  We are trying to nail down the acquisition price.
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Sales Chief Joins Martha Stewart  —  The post-Terry Semel era at Yahoo sees a shakeup at the top of its cross-platform, North America sales team, as Wenda Harris Millard moves from the portal company to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  —  Did Millard jump or was she pushed?
Discussion: The Register
Associated Press:
Yahoo sales chief quits in reshuffling  —  The Internet firm will combine its search and display ad departments.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. said Sunday that its chief domestic sales officer had resigned and that the company would merge its search and display advertising departments …
Discussion: p2pnet
Staci D. Kramer /
MSLO Changes: Susan Lyne and Wenda Harris Millard Explain
Discussion: New York Times
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Hollywood Seeks Ways to Fit Its Content Into the Realm of the iPhone  —  The iPhone doesn't go on sale until Friday, but Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, is already changing the perception of the mobile phone, from a quick way to call a friend to a hip, media-friendly device.
New York Times:
Murdoch Said to Be Close to Terms on Journal  —  The News Corporation, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, and advisers for Dow Jones and its controlling Bancroft family were close last night to agreeing on terms designed to protect The Wall Street Journal's newsroom independence if the company accepts …
Discussion: BoomTown and Wall Street Journal
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Suffers Down Time  —  Google Reader, the market leading RSS reading platform according to some reports, appears to have suffered from technical difficulties resulting in feeds not refreshing from around 11pm US PST Sunday.  —  Reports on the Google Reader user forums would confirm the issue.
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Microsoft working on Voice Search for Windows Mobile  —  Call Microsoft as many derogatory terms as you'd like, but the company continues to support their mobile platform admirably.  Continuing the trend, they appear to be working on an application that will enable voice search of your Windows Mobile device.
Discussion: and Mobility Site
Stephen Wellman / InformationWeek:
Free VoIP For Your Windows Mobile Smartphone
danah boyd:
Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace  —  Citation: boyd, danah.  2007. "Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace ."  Apophenia Blog.  June 24 . ClassDivisions.html  —  (If you have comments, please add them to the related entry on my blog.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Boing Boing
Marc Andreessen /
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 3: "But I don't know any VCs!"  —  In my last post in this series, When the VCs say "no", I discussed what to do once you have been turned down for venture funding for the first time.  —  However, this presupposes you've been able to pitch VCs in the first place.
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Symantec offers free software as amends for antivirus snafu  —  Not enough for some; "They call this compensation?" asks Chinese user  —  Five weeks after an errant virus update crippled thousands of Chinese PCs, Symantec Corp. has decided to compensate users by giving them free backup software …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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