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9:10 AM ET, June 28, 2007

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DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Google Gadget Ventures  —  By Tom Stocky, Google Developer Programs  —  Good news for Google Gadget developers.  We've just launched Google Gadget Ventures, a new pilot program for distributing grants and seed investments to gadget developers and gadget-related businesses.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Ga-Ga for Gadgets
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Marissa Mayar, VP of Google on The Future of Search and Announcing …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Google Gadget Ventures: Get Paid To Develop Google Gadgets
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google Introduces Google Gadget Ventures
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rachel Boltz / The Story of Feedster:
Welcome to Feedster, Version 2.0!  —  We've just completed a site redesign here at Feedster that includes a few feature changes:  —  To start with the obvious, the site looks completely different.  When comparing the old with the new, it's quite apparent that we decided to keep only the name from the old design.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Didn't Someone Tell Feedster They Were Dead?
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Often-Asked iPhone Questions  —  With its new iPhone, Apple pulled off two masterful feats: creating the machine and creating the buzz around it.  —  That machine, and that buzz, have inspired a lot of questions.  Just how much of a phone, an iPod and an Internet machine is this thing?
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Think Secret:
Hands-on with the iPhone  —  After sources took the forthcoming iPhone for a test drive, Think Secret compiled a collection of notes about Apple's new device, set for release Friday.  —  RSS reader  —  Apple has developed a web app at reader.mac.com that will bring RSS feeds to the iPhone.
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Issues Staff Report on Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy  —  Report Urges Caution on Network Neutrality Regulation  —  The Federal Trade Commission's Internet Access Task Force today issued a report, "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy," which summarizes the Task Force's findings …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
FTC shoots down Net Neutrality, says it is not needed  —  The Federal Trade Commission today dealt a serious blow to "Net Neutrality" proponents as it issued a report dismissive of claims that the government needs to get involved in preserving the fairness of networks in the United States.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
First look at Pownce  —  Kevin Rose, of Digg and Revision 3 fame, just launched an invite-only alpha of his latest project, Pownce.  Pownce lets you share files, links, and other info with your friends.  It's not an original concept.  Yet Pownce makes an extremely good first impression.
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kevinhasablogg:
Pownce Is Alive!  —  Today we're turning on the splash page of Pownce …
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
YouTube: 50% More Traffic than Other Video Sites Combined  —  YouTube's growth has not begun to slow yet this year.  Hitwise traffic data shows that the market share of US visits to YouTube has increased by 70% when comparing January 2007 to May 2007 (this only includes site visits …
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Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
NewCo Thinks It's Worth a Billion Dollars
Discussion: HipMojo.com and BoomTown
John Oates / The Register:
Don't touch that Microsoft Security Bulletin email  —  Do not be tempted into opening an email with the subject line: "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065" because it is no such thing.  —  The email is not from Microsoft and contains a link to a webpage containing a trojan (disguised malware).
Discussion: Inquirer
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Don't download Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065!
Discussion: Office Evolution
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 …
Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Marissa Mayer on The Future of Search  —  Written by Nitin Karandikar; all photos by Jeremiah Owyang  —  The highlight of the Searchnomics 2007 conference today was a keynote, at the very end, by Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience at Google.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple retail stores to host nationwide employee sleepover  —  With iPhone line waiters and campers expected to congregate outside Apple Inc.'s retail stores on Thursday evening, the company has no plans to leave the outlets unattended, AppleInsider has learned.
James Hong:
Reinventing HOTorNOT, Part I  —  Ever since I came back to HOTorNOT in October 2006, people have been asking me what the company is up to.  For the previous 6 years, HOTorNOT had pretty much been steady along the same course: A picture rating site with a dating-like application built on top …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Nielsen Adds to Cellphone Tracking  —  CELLPHONES are rapidly becoming ubiquitous and the Nielsen Company, the longtime monitor of television consumption, wants in.  —  Nielsen said yesterday that it had agreed to acquire Telephia, a private company based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed amount.
Hal R. Varian / New York Times:
An iPod Has Global Value.  Ask the (Many) Countries That Make It.  —  Who makes the Apple iPod?  Here's a hint: It is not Apple.  The company outsources the entire manufacture of the device to a number of Asian enterprises, among them Asustek, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn.
Guardian:
Hanging up on ringtones  —  With the market for downloadable over-the-air content flat, operators and music companies are looking to other ways of making money from mobiles, says Adam Webb  —  Although Apple's iPhone is only released in the US tomorrow, its ringtone has been available …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
 
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Mike M. / Kotaku:
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Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
BD Association to offer five free BD movies with sales of BD players or PS3
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs to make a rare company-wide speech tomorrow
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