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5:55 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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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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Kent German / CNET News.com:
Apple says two iPhones per person  —  Attention iPhone line sitters: you can forget about hording devices for later sale on eBay.  Apple announced this morning that iPhone sales will be limited to two per person, max.  Interestingly, that's one more than the AT&T stores will allow you to buy.
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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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, jkOnTheRun and Julie Ask
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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  —  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.
Peter Brown / lists.gnu.org:
Launch of GNU GPLv3  —  On Friday, June 29, at 12 noon (EDT), the Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3.  Please join us in celebration as we bring to a close eighteen months of public outreach and comment, in revision of the world's most popular free software license.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: iLounge, Macworld, Gizmodo, Epicenter and digg
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!
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.
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.
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: Brier Dudley's blog and Epicenter
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 …
 
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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
Discussion: Techscape and digg
BBC:
Cyber-bullying gathers pace in US
ZDNet:
Malware finds a new home
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Hazard: Value Gap
Discussion: Techdirt
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Saboteurs Of Search
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
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
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Nick Carr / Guardian:
Software companies are building their way to a very material future
Discussion: Techdirt and Insider Chatter
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Social sites battle for new users
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results
Guardian:
Hanging up on ringtones
Discussion: broadstuff and mocoNews.net