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2:10 PM ET, June 26, 2007

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Steve Dowling / Apple:
AT&T and Apple Announce Simple, Affordable Service Plans for iPhone  —  All Plans Include Unlimited Data & Visual Voicemail  —  AT&T Inc. and Apple® today announced three simple, affordable service plans for iPhone™ which start at just $59.99 per month.
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
AT&T and Apple announce service plans, iTunes activation for iPhone
Discussion: Channel 9 and TechSpot News
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Web Radio Stations Hope Silence Speaks Volumes About Fee Hike  —  No, music fans, there isn't a problem with your Web connection — it's just that many Internet radio stations are deliberately offline today.  —  Many Web-based music services and some conventional radio stations …
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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.
BBC:
'Day of silence' for US web radio  —  Web radio broadcasters across the US will hold a "day of silence" on Tuesday in protest at plans to hike royalty payments when music is played online.  —  The plan - due to come into force on 15 July - could cost webcasters around $1bn in additional administration fees, protesters claim.
Discussion: Techscape
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Internet Radio "Day of Silence" hushes thousands of stations
Discussion: dslreports.com
David George-Cosh / Globe and Mail:
Net radio battles royalty ruling with silence
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Digitalsmiths Gets $6M for Video Ads  —  Digitalsmiths, with $6 million in hand, is the latest company to enter the contextual video ad market.  Just yesterday we had ribbed the video search engine blinkx for being relatively late to market.  Well, now there's another new player on the scene …
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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Digitalsmiths's VideoSense gets $6 million
Discussion: WebProNews and alarm:clock
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Flickr Photos Integrated into Yahoo Image Search  —  Yahoo Image Search has added Flickr images into its image index.  Now, Yahoo Image Search is serving over 300 million Flickr photos in its query results via a live feed from Flickr; so once an image is uploaded to a Flickr account, it's available via Yahoo Image Search too.
Robert Mullins / PC World:
Sun Supercomputer Waits on AMD Chips  —  As Sun Microsystems Inc. prepares to demonstrate a new high-performance computer Tuesday at a technology conference in Germany, it hopes that quad-core processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. that will power the computer arrive on time to deliver one of the machines to its first customer.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Inquirer
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Chris Williams / The Register:
IBM turbo charges world's fastest supercomputer
Discussion: Inquirer and Computerworld
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
GOOGLE EARTH ANNOUNCES FORMAL NONPROFIT INITIATIVE  —  At an event in Google's New York offices on Tuesday, the company unveiled a new initiative to make its Google Earth geography software a more accessible tool for nonprofit organizations.  —  "We're now officially launching …
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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.
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones, News Corp. Agree On Set of Editorial Protections  —  Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp. have agreed in principle on a set of editorial protections for Dow Jones, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The two sides finalized the last points on the agreement this morning, these people said.
USA Today:
U.S. Net access not all that speedy  —  The USA trails other industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access and may never catch up unless quick action is taken by public-policymakers, a report commissioned by the Communications Workers of America warns.
Seobook / Threadwatch.org:
Closing Threadwatch This Friday  —  I hate to do this, but this Friday I am closing Threadwatch.  I don't think the site died at any specific point, it has been more of a process, which I will outline below:  —  When the site was created it was designed to be controvercial and push the edges.
Glenn Fleishman / New York Post:
DON'T GET 'HUNG UP' ON BUYING AN IPHONE  —  TENS of thousands of people are expected to line up this Friday for themost hyped gadget of the decade - the iPhone.  —  Don't be one of them.  —  Oh, it's a technological marvel.  But Apple's all-in-one handheld isn't the best cellphone …
Discussion: Epicenter, Inquirer and SMS Text News
BBC:
EC threat to BBC over downloads  —  The BBC has been accused of forcing people to use Microsoft operating systems and has been threatened with a complaint to the European Commission.  —  The charge concerns the use of Microsoft technology in the corporation's forthcoming iPlayer.
Discussion: Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Modder faces jail time after raid turns up counterfeit games, mod chips  —  A San Diego-area man has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies relating to selling pirated games and modding consoles.  Frederick Brown was taken into custody earlier this month after his home was raided …
 
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ZFS Read/Write Developer Beta for Leopard
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