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9:45 AM ET, June 29, 2007

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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
MySpace to follow rival's lead  —  MySpace is likely to change its technology strategy to allow other online companies to "plug" their web services directly into its social networking site, according to Chris DeWolfe, one of its founders.  —  The move would mark a new step in the evolution …
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Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook has 'thrown the entire startup world for a loop'  —  FROM A FACEBOOK PLATFORM DEVELOPER — I work for a startup in the Valley and have nothing natural against Facebook at all - in fact my team and I have spent every hour of every day for the past four weeks developing …
kottke.org:
Facebook is the new AOL  —  Earlier in the week, I made a comment in passing in a post about Vimeo: … A few people picked up on it and speculated what I might have meant by it.  In reading those posts and poking around a bit, I found a post that Scott Heiferman made just after Facebook Platform launched in May:
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Developers Demand to Spam What's Wrong with This Picture?  —  Valleywag today published a letter from an anonymous Facebook platform developer complaining about the abusive limits Facebook is imposing on viral growth.  —  "Facebook just recently unceremoniously undercut the very thing …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Now playing: Silicon Valley short attention span theater  —  Oh, this is so exciting!  —  Five weeks after the launch of Facebook's new platform, certain Internet commentators (whom you can find in my "Guilty Pleasures" blogroll, directly to your right — and no, I'm not talking about Rosie) …
Discussion: Jon Udell
Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook's 'platform'
Discussion: VentureBeat
USA Today:
Q&A: Apple's Steve Jobs and AT&T's Randall Stephenson  —  With the much-awaited iPhone set to launch Friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke with me about the hotly-desired phone.  An edited transcript follows.  —  Q: IPhone Day is finally here.  How do you feel?
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John Markoff / New York Times:
A Trade-Off on iPhone Data Speed  —  On the eve of the Apple iPhone's debut, the top executives of Apple and AT&T today defended their decision to rely upon AT&T's slow Edge wireless data network, rather than a faster network that is less widely available.  —  Early reviews of the iPhone …
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 …
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
The iPod ain't dead yet
Discussion: Popgadget and PC World
Kent German / CNET News.com:
Jobs hints at wireless music downloads on the iPhone
Discussion: ZDNet
Think Secret:
Steve Jobs: Free iPhones for Apple employees
Discussion: DailyTech, Engadget and Gadgetell
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Readers consider taking the iPhone plunge
Discussion: Macsimum News
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?  —  Shortly after beginning the shutdown process of AMPS and TDMA networks, and just hours before the launch the EDGE-capable iPhone, a number of users are reportedly seeing dramatic increases in EDGE throughput.
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Fine EDGE: AT&T Boosts Network Speeds  —  Crazy news from the Howard Forums.  AT&T EDGE users are reporting big speed increases on the network, with 200kbps and more on test runs.  Could this be the result of AT&T's Fine EDGE program?  Over the last few months, the carrier has been running bigger pipes …
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: Rev2.org
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Powerset: The natural language search mashup platform  —  Powerset finally came out of stealth mode tonight at its offices in San Francisco.  The technology is not ready until September, but the company unveiled what it is doing to revolutionize search.  "The patents and technology are locked down …
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
Panama Opens New Locks  —  You can now copy and move keywords from one ad group to another, plus some other cool stuff  —  Hallelujah!  —  It's like getting a pebble out of your shoe, or a bit of sand out of your eye.  Along with some other new features launched today …
 
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Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
RIM not shaken by Iphone
Discussion: Computerworld
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Exchange Update Fixes Potential iPhone Mail Issues
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Researchers: 'Blue Pill' Rootkit Detectable
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
Google sued over defamatory postings found on web search
Discussion: WebProNews
Alex / alex.moskalyuk:
Google Answers relaunches, so far in Russia only
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Transfer Lifetime TiVo Service
Discussion: TiVo Blog and Engadget
Tycho / Penny-Arcade:
Superb Technique  —  It's the sort of pun that will only work …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Screenshot Tour: Show Us Your Firefox, Part 1
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Like PB&J, cryptography and... inkjet cartridges
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Twitter to nab VC funds?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First in line  —  When we arrived at the Apple store this morning …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Gonzales: It's time to punish 'attempted' piracy
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
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Justices End 96-Year-Old Ban on Price Floors
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Eric Pooley / Time:
Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch Speaks