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1:00 PM ET, June 27, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
The iPhone Is Breakthrough Handheld Computer  —  One of the most important trends in personal technology over the past few years has been the evolution of the humble cellphone into a true handheld computer, a device able to replicate many of the key functions of a laptop.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype  —  Talk about hype.  In the last six months, Apple's iPhone has been the subject of 11,000 print articles, and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google.  Cultists are camping out in front of Apple stores; bloggers call it the "Jesus phone."
Lore Sjöberg / Wired News:
Beware the Magical IPhone
Discussion: MSMobileNews.com
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
EXCLUSIVE: What is WiiWare?  Level Up Gets the Scoop On Nintendo's Brand New Bag  —  Patience is a virtue, a wise man once said, and nowhere is this more true than the circumstances surrounding the story we're about to bring you right now.  A month or so before the March Game Developers Conference …
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Will Greenwald / CNET News.com:
Nintendo announces WiiWare
Discussion: Kotaku
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Nintendo's WiiWare to sell new, downloadable games
Discussion: The Browser
Michael Gartenberg:
T-Mobile introduces Hotspot@Home - First Take  —  One of the most exciting phones I have used recently doesn't look like much.  When I use it in public, crowds don't gather to ogle it.  Thanks to T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home offering, however, underneath it's benign appearance lies a set …
Discussion: GigaOM, jkOnTheRun and BetaNews
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dslreports.com:   T-Mobile Launches UMA Service - Save your minutes by using Wi-Fi....
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
T-Mobile first in US with long-awaited UMA cell-to-WiFi service
Discussion: CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fixed Mobile Networks Converge, TMobile launches HotSpot@Home
Microsoft:
Windows Live Moves Into Next Phase with Renewed Focus on Software + Services  —  Q&A: Chris Jones, corporate vice president, Windows Live Experience Program Management, discusses how a new Windows Live product suite planned for release in the coming months will help customers more easily and safely communicate and share online.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Next-gen Windows Live services to provide software plus a service
Discussion: Reuters
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Live Lives, But How Well? … Today Microsoft is taking wraps off …
Discussion: MSTechToday
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace, Chasing YouTube, Upgrades Its Offerings  —  Two years ago, millions of MySpace users began adding video clips to their profile pages, helping to give rise to YouTube, which Google bought last October for $1.65 billion.  —  This week, MySpace, a division of the News Corporation …
BBC Press Office:
BBC iPlayer to launch on 27 July  —  The BBC's on-demand TV service, BBC iPlayer, is to launch on 27 July, it was announced today by Ashley Highfield, Director of Future Media & Technology.  —  "BBC iPlayer is a free catch-up service for UK licence fee payers," said Highfield.
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BBC:   BBC web downloads set to launch
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27
Discussion: WebProNews
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Put your photos on a map, and Picasa on your phone  —  Posted by Ping Chen and Joel Onofrio, Software Engineers  —  If you've ever seen a great picture and wondered where it was, wished you could visit that exact spot yourself, or found yourself itching to share a great photo with somebody …
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Evan Ratliff / Wired News:
Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Map your photos with Google's latest feature in Picasa Web Albums
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
An entirely new way to stay organized  —  Posted by: Ron Schneider, Technical Lead, Google Docs & Spreadsheets  —  Today we introduced some exciting changes to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Here's what's new:  — Looking pretty - The entire document list has been given a complete visual overhaul …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Upgrades Docs, Adds Folders
Discussion: Webware.com
Robert Mullins / PC World:
IBM, HP Share Bragging Rights on Supercomputer List  —  IBM Corp. still operates the fastest supercomputer in the industry, but rival Hewlett-Packard Co. has more of them in operation, according to a closely-watched global survey released Wednesday.  —  HP has passed IBM in the number …
Discussion: DailyTech and Computerworld
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Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:   Intel Offers New Cable Design for HPC
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
SUMMER'S HERE AND SO IS THE JUNE 2007 CTP  —  MSDN and TechNet subscribers - get your shorts on and your skateboards out!!  Windows Server 2008 Technical Beta participants - slip into those bikinis and hit the pool!!  That's right - the June 2007 Community Technology Preview of Windows Server 2008 is here!
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Netcraft
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Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Windows Server 2008 makes hosting debut at Microsoft.com
Discussion: PC World
Louise Story / Bits:
More Than Just Squatting (on Domain Names)  —  One of the less reputable sectors of the Internet economy that has been growing rapidly is domain name parking.  Entrepreneurs register names that are either misspellings of common domains, like amazo.com or generic titles like www.chicagodoctors.com.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Marchex Simultaneously Launches 100K Local Search Sites
Discussion: The Key
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When You've Got To Go, Go To Mizpee.com  —  MizPee is a new service focused on delivering pertinent information regarding the location of nearby restrooms.  —  Using MizPee is as simple as surfing to mizpee.com via a mobile device browser.  Users simply enter their location and MizPee delivers …
Chippy / UMPCPortal feed.:
Raon Digital Everun.  Exclusive preview video.  —  I feel very privileged to be able to air this introduction video of the Raon Digital Everun that will be on sale next month.  Thanks to Raon Digital and a meeting schedule that took them through my neck of the woods I was able to meet up with them …
Tim Ferguson / ZDNet:
Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?  —  Vodafone is among the frontrunners to become the network operator for Apple's iPhone when it comes to Europe, according to investment bank Credit Suisse.  —  A recent Credit Suisse research note said the U.K.-based mobile operator could walk away …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly  —  Envision a world where your ISP does the copyright policing at the behest of the movie studios, television networks, and music labels, where no copyrighted content stays up on a user's account for more than 24 hours.
Discussion: dslreports.com
heise.de:
German Wikipedia receives state funding  —  For the first time, the German edition of the open Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia will be receiving state funding.  Germany will be setting aside part of its budget to improve information about renewable resources in Wikipedia.
 
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Nicolas Jondet / French-Law.net:
Privatunes: a software that anonymizes iTunes Plus files
Discussion: Inquirer, Compiler and p2pnet
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
VOIP Pioneer Looks For Everyday Heroes
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Dell bundles free online storage with new PCs
Discussion: PC World and CrunchGear
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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Eisner's "All-For" the web
Discussion: Daily Feed and NewTeeVee
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Judge rejects Google's anti-Microsoft antitrust bid