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9:55 AM ET, June 25, 2007

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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 and ScobleShow
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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.
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 …
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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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   Will Linked-in open up?  —  Apparently Linked-in is considering …
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.
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
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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
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
MSLO Changes: Susan Lyne and Wenda Harris Millard Explain
Discussion: Seth's Blog and New York Times
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 . http://www.danah.org/papers/essays/ ClassDivisions.html  —  (If you have comments, please add them to the related entry on my blog.
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.
Discussion: Download Squad
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.
NewScientistTech:
American Wi-Fi gets off to a bad start  —  PUBLIC Wi-Fi networks designed to provide cheap internet access across cities and towns have got off to a bumpy start in the US.  —  Local governments are setting up municipal wireless networks, partly as a way of bridging the digital divide …
Discussion: DailyTech
Fugitsu:
Fujitsu Develops Technology for High-Reliability Gallium Nitride HEMT  —  Kawasaki, Japan, June 22, 2007 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a new high-reliability technology for high power gallium nitride (GaN) (1)high electron-mobility transistors (HEMT)(2) …
Discussion: DailyTech
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 …
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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: mocoNews.net and Mobility Site
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Stephen Wellman / InformationWeek:
Free VoIP For Your Windows Mobile Smartphone
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
In DVD War, Both Sides Could Lose  —  Sure, Blockbuster has given Blu-ray a boost over HD DVD, but the high-definition DVD-format battles could be waged for years to come  —  When Atsutoshi Nishida took over as chief executive of Toshiba (TOSBF) two years ago, he had a simple plan …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Fujitsu's 12.1-inch T8140 tablet with SSD: 3.3-pounds, 11.3-hours  —  So you liked the looks of Fujitsu's tiny T4220 12.1-inch convertible tablet, right?  Only that 3 hours off battery was a deal breaker.  No worries, meet the smaller, lighter, and more efficient Lifebook T8140.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chumby: One Year Later
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 3: "But I don't know any VCs!"
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Maria Aspan / New York Times:
A Spurned Parody of 'Die Hard' Returns to YouTube, Approved
Discussion: Daily Feed
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Twitter meets podcasting?
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