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6:10 AM ET, June 26, 2007


 Top Items: 
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.
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.
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: ParisLemon, EMAC and IntoMobile
Petemortensen / Cult of Mac:
Apple Employees Flaunting iPhones in Public Like Crazy  —  In case you haven't heard, this weekend marked the iPhone's coming out party.  Though the iPhone actually goes on sale this Friday, Apple employees decided to take the iPhone out into the world one week early.  How do I know?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First iPhone Kiosk Sighting in Seattle
Discussion: Cult of Mac and IntoMobile
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.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Ultimate iPhone Campout Guide: Updated  —  Our non-agoraphobic cousins over at Gridskipper updated their iPhone Campout maps with five more locations that show you where the nearest food, coffee, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and hotels are in relation to Apple stores.
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.
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
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA for Malicious Prosecution in Oregon
Discussion: Epicenter, p2pnet and TechSpot News
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 …
Discussion: Fleet Street 2.0
Staci D. Kramer /   AOL Relaunches News Site In Blog Format
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, figures the odds …
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.
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.
The Boy Genius Report:
iPhone data plan dubbed the iPlan?  —  No, we're not kidding.  Although iPlan might simply be used internally to refer to the Apple iPhone data plan, this streak of info came from a pretty high up source of ours, and it looks to be accurate.  The iPhone data plan will be around $34.99-$44.99 …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
First Apple iPhone shipments arrive stateside
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
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and ben barren
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple: iPhone Line Has Started...100-Hours Early
Discussion: Gadgetell, O'Reilly Radar and digg
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Michael Kanellos / CNET
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The Search Share Battle - does it really matter?
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Stephen Shankland / CNET
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
Apple basks in iPhone buzz
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on Sells 155,000 Units in U.S.
Inside Higher Ed:
When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A smooth Apps move
Greg Sandoval / CNET
TorrentSpy begins weeding out copyright content