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7:50 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Internal Apple Stevenote: iPhone, iPods with OS X, and "off the charts" Macs in the pipeline  —  Apple held a somewhat rare, company-wide virtual meeting with Steve Jobs this morning (11am Pacific Time), wherein Steve Jobs discussed the gravity of the iPhone on Apple's business …
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple employees to get free iPhones
Discussion: Computerworld
Eric Pooley / Time:
Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch Speaks  —  "They're taking five billion dollars out of me and want to keep control," Rupert Murdoch was saying into the phone, "in an industry in crisis!  They can't sell their company and still control it — that's not how it works.  I'm sorry!"
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
NewCo Update: September Launch Maybe Yes, Maybe No  —  On a call now with News Corp. COO Peter Chernin, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker and just-announced NewCo CEO Jason Kilar and the JV partners are being more cautious about launch promises.  Earlier this month, NBCU's Beth Comstock told analysts the service would launch in September.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Lost Remote
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: NBCU-NWS JV Gets CEO—Former Amazon Exec Jason Kilar
Discussion: CinemaTech
Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone Premieres This Friday Night at Apple Retail Stores  —  Free Workshops, Genius Bar Support and One to One Personal Training  —  Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ will go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. local time at Apple® retail stores nationwide.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Get on ScobleShow, get fired  —  Last night one of the people who've been on the ScobleShow (my video show) wrote me and told me he was fired for appearing on my show without PR permission.  I won't tell you who that was since he's interviewing for a new position now, but it made me realize …
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Valleywag:
Debunk: Steve Jobs buries radical transparency
Kate / Google LatLong:
It's a click & drag situation  —  Posted by Ryan Sturgell and Barry Brumitt, Software Engineers, Google Maps  —  Can you imagine going back to clicking arrows and waiting for the screen to refresh just to move the map left/right/up/down?  It'd be as big a bummer as going back to 8-track tapes.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Drag Directions in Google Maps
Discussion: CNET News.com and Rev2.org
FierceWireless:
Press Release: Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Network, Buy Music Devices  —  Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Drive the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network, Purchase Any of 18 Multi-Media Music Devices
Discussion: Digital Daily, Julie Ask and jkOnTheRun
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Kent German / CNET News.com:
Verizon Wireless thumbs its nose at the iPhone
Valleywag:
Data Junkie: The world map of social networks  —  Click for the full-size version, and the map notes.  —  Let's play global domination.  Here's a map of the world, showing the dominant social networks by country, according to Alexa.  There are way more players than anybody, from a vantage point in Silicon Valley, would expect.
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
iZoho - Zoho for iPhone  —  ...or should I say 'Office for your iPhone'.  This is fun project going live in record time (thanks to our APIs and of course our team).  —  iZoho (no, its not an online desktop ) is an easier way to access your Zoho Apps on your Mobile...atleast, iPhone for now.
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Internal Apple iPhone document leaked.  Prepaid iPhones, unboxing, credit checks, and more!  —  For anyone that thought we'd actually stop running iPhone coverage, you're crazy!  Now, on to the good stuff.  Thanks to an exclusively obtained leaked document, we're prepared to take you on a journey to iLand.
Gamasutra:
H&G: LucasArts' Ward Talks Wii Lightsaber Game  —  As part of the final Hollywood & Games Summit panel in Los Angeles, LucasArts' Jim Ward has been discussing the oft-raised question of a lightsaber game for Nintendo's Wii, saying that the company has internal prototypes running using the Wiimote.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Skype on the Nokia N800: it's alive, it's ALIVE!  —  I'm getting ready to leave NYC and the Digital Experience show, but had to share one tidbit before leaving.  Among the many booths I stopped at was the Nokia booth.  The big news there wasn't a new device, it was a service, and that service is Skype!
live.psu.edu:
Branding matters — even when searching  —  University Park, Pa. — Web searchers who evaluated identical search-engine results overwhelmingly favored Yahoo! and Google, providing evidence that branding matters as much on the Internet as off, according to a Penn State study.
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force  —  As Google Inc. exploded into a company of more than 12,000 employees, attracting a million resumes a year, the Internet giant rarely lost staff to start-ups or had prospective workers turn down job offers.  Now, though, Google's magnetic pull …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Saboteurs Of Search  —  If your online business, like thousands of others on the Web, relies on Google searches for traffic, then Brendon Scott is a good person to have on your side.  —  For a price, he can boost a site to the top of Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) …
ZDNet:
Malware finds a new home  —  Commentary—Conventional wisdom says e-mail systems are the pipeline of choice for malware distribution.  But times have changed, and so too have Internet attack patterns.  —  In many cases, mass-mailing malware is now inefficient due to the noise it generates as it traverses the Internet.
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Gonzales: It's time to punish 'attempted' piracy
Discussion: usdoj.gov
Inside AdSense:
Referrals 2.0 launches to all AdSense publishers
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iLoser retains place in line, crisis averted
Discussion: Portfolio.com and digg
Brandon Bean / Rev2.org:
Google Docs Major Redesign
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Justices End 96-Year-Old Ban on Price Floors
Discussion: Slashdot
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Another Court in 2d Cir. Says Buying Keyword Ads Isn't TM Use …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Pownce: Against All Odds, Pownce Blew Us Away
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A PR person's dream
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Jaman, now playing on AppleTV
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Vista isn't Me2, it's Win95 + 12 years
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IBM Study: Online multiplayer games build business leaders
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray's new attack on HD DVD: 5 movie freebies
Video Business Online:
Warner's Total HD delayed until 2008
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Nick Carr / Guardian:
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