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9:05 AM ET, June 26, 2007

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Ian C Rogers / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Music goes radio silent  —  Apologies to anyone who was hoping to listen to free LAUNCHcast today.  We're shutting down the Internet's #1 radio service for the day to draw attention to the outrageous rates recently set by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, D.C.
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BBC:
'Day of silence' for US web radio
Discussion: Techscape
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Internet Radio Dies Today
Discussion: ParisLemon
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorry CNET, You've Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn  —  The blogosphere (but not CNET) seems to have moved on from this weekend's diversionary game of whack-a-blogger.  Valleywag started the mud slinging by suggesting that a bunch of FM authors, including me, were taking payoffs to write advertising content.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Between Mike and Charles  —  Charles Cooper says "the blogosphere" needs to get real about the line between church and state.  —  My response: The tech blogosphere was invented because of the sloppy church-state line at CNet and other professional pubs.  They're the last people who get to preach this particular gospel.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and MediaVidea
Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:
Time for blogosphere to get real about church and state  —  As they are wont to say back where I grew up, Chas Edwards is a stand-up guy.  Full disclosure: Chas is a former CNET colleague who left the company more than a year ago to become the publisher of Federated Media …
Discussion: Insider Chatter, OhGizmo! and BetaNews
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
The First Apple iPhone Display Goes Up In Seattle and No, It's Not The One You've Already Seen  —  Score one for my homies on the West Coast, the first iPhone kiosk has gone up in Seattle.  The display is looping a video of the UI, docks to charge your iPod while you drool over the video and "alarm sticker things."
Discussion: EMAC, ParisLemon and IntoMobile
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Reuters:
AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. plans to launch a test of its overhauled news portal on Tuesday, drawing influences from the uncluttered design of popular Internet blogs.  —  The online division of the world's largest media company …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   AOL Relaunches News Site In Blog Format
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple: iPhone Line Has Started...100-Hours Early  —  Two dudes are already waiting in line at the NYC 5th Avenue Apple flagship store.  Even for the PS3, PS2, and Wii, I've never seen a 100-hour lead time on a gadget queue.  I'm disgusted, but also kind of jealous.
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Video: Exclusive: Interview With the First Two iPhone Campers in NY
AppleInsider:
Insanity: First iPhone line forms in Manhattan (four days early)  —  Two individuals can now flaunt the crown of "the very first iPhone line waiters", having camped out Monday morning on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk more than four days before the Apple device is due to go on sale.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Ultimate iPhone Campout Guide: Updated
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Exonerated defendant sues RIAA for malicious prosecution  —  Former RIAA target Tanya Andersen has sued several major record labels, the parent company of RIAA investigative arm MediaSentry, and the RIAA's Settlement Support Center for malicious prosecution, a development first reported …
Discussion: hypebot and digg
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA for Malicious Prosecution in Oregon
Discussion: Epicenter, p2pnet and TechSpot News
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Google calls for more limits on Microsoft  —  Google on Monday called on a judge to extend part of the US government's four-year antitrust scrutiny of Microsoft, intensifying a lobbying battle in which the arch-rivals have sought to limit each other's power.
Michael Foroobar / VentureBeat:
Lijit raises $3.3M for intimate blog search  —  Lijit, a provider of a more extensive search service for blogs, has said it raised a $3.3M second round of funding.  —  Lijit, of Louisville, Colorado, doesn't limit readers to searching blog posts.  It also provides them results …
LiveScience:
Odds Given on iPhone Failure  —  When the long-awaited iPhone hits store shelves this week, no doubt many Apple enthusiasts will adopt early as they've done in the past with other products from the company.  But just how crazy it gets is anyone's bet.  —  In fact, BetUS.com figures the odds …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May  —  Friendster, the early social network that stumbled badly three years ago and gave up leadership status to MySpace, Facebook and others, continues to recover — and its 40 percent page view boost last month is remarkable.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Discussion: All About Symbian
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mitch Kapor's Foxmarks To Leap Into Search World  —  Mitch Kapor likes to solve problems.  In the 80's, he was the guy behind Lotus 1-2-3, the first killer app for computers.  More recently he decided to tackle a a simpler problem - synchronizing Firefox bookmarks across multiple computers.
Discussion: TechFold
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Another Facebook App Acquisition: Slide buys Favorite Peeps for $60k  —  Following on the heels of last week's acquisition of Extended Info by SideStep, I received a tip today that widget maker Slide has acquired Facebook application Favorite Peeps for a reported $60,000.
 
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Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Nears Dow Jones Pact
Discussion: paidContent.org
US Department of Justice:
Two Convicted of Selling $6 Million Worth of Counterfeit Software on eBay
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
M:Metrics Home:
M:METRICS REPORTS APRIL RANKINGS OF MOBILE WEB COMPANIES IN THE …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Here Comes the iPhone Coverage Deluge!
Discussion: The Register and PalmAddicts
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots:
The Future is Virtual Goods
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Katie Jacobs Stanton / Google Finance Blog:
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Sun eyes supercomputing glory
Discussion: supercomp.de and The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters
Matt Mondok / Ars Technica:
Rumor: Internet Explorer 8 beta coming by year end
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
The Search Share Battle - does it really matter?
Discussion: MSTechToday and InsideGoogle
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Security start-up Untangle goes open-source
Discussion: Business Week
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple basks in iPhone buzz
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