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5:00 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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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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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Internal Apple Stevenote: iPhone, iPods with OS X, and "off …
Discussion: Epicenter and digg
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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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?
Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Hazard: Value Gap  —  Investors Bid Up Apple Stock,  —  Yet Nokia Has Same Margins  —  And Sells Lots More Handsets  —  If there's one company that can capture the tech zeitgeist, it's Apple.  So will the group's new handset, the iPhone, capture the market after its release tomorrow?
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Carlo Longino / Techdirt:   Apple, iPhone, Irrational Exuberance, Etc.
Josh / Blu-ray.com:
Five Free Blu-ray Movies with Purchase of Player  —  The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has revealed an exciting offer for those of you who are still looking to pick up a Blu-ray player.  If you purchase a Blu-ray player (including the PS3) between July 1st and September 30th …
Kan Liu / Inside Google Desktop:
Desktop for Linux  —  For most Linux users, looking for files, documents, or emails usually involves some combination of 'find' and 'locate,' but sometimes these tools don't quite do what you're looking for, like finding that single PDF containing the specific topic you're looking for.
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.
Valleywag:
Data Junkie: The world map of social networks  —  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.
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 …
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.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
IBM Study: Online multiplayer games build business leaders  —  Hmmm, which would you choose?  —  Sitting in a dreary classroom to bone up on an MBA, or stretched out in an easy chair honing your business leadership skills while engaged in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMPORG)?
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: broadstuff and mocoNews.net
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
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 ) …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Nick Carr / Guardian:
Software companies are building their way to a very material future  —  At dozens of sites around the world today, construction crews are erecting vast, windowless buildings, each designed to hold thousands of computers.  Connected to the internet through thick bundles of fibre-optic cables …
Discussion: Techdirt and Insider Chatter
Let's Kill Dave!:
Penny Arcade's Jerry "Tycho" Holkins gripes about Microsoft blogging, I respond...  In today's Penny Arcade, you put the screws to us Microsoft bloggers (in the gaming business), by saying, "Microsoft's marketing isn't slimy, it's just bad. … As one of those bloggers …
Discussion: Epicenter
 
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Pownce: Against All Odds, Pownce Blew Us Away
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BBC:
Cyber-bullying gathers pace in US
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A PR person's dream
Mark Hefflinger / Digital Media Wire:
Web Radio Fans Make 400,000 Phone Calls to Congress
Discussion: CNET News.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jaman, now playing on AppleTV
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Fake Microsoft security bulletin in the wild
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista isn't Me2, it's Win95 + 12 years
Business Wire:
The New Standard: Logitech Delivers Image-Perfect Clarity …
Video Business Online:
Warner's Total HD delayed until 2008
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Skype on the Nokia N800: it's alive, it's ALIVE!
Business Week:
Q&A with Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results
Peter Brown / lists.gnu.org:
Launch of GNU GPLv3