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1:55 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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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Opens Pocket to Gadget Developers
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Ga-Ga for Gadgets
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google Introduces Google Gadget Ventures
Discussion: TechCrunch
kevinhasablogg:
Pownce Is Alive!  —  Today we're turning on the splash page of Pownce, a side project that I've been working on with some friends over weekends for the last few months.  The site isn't quite open to the public yet, but if you want to try it out, enter your email and we'll get an invite out to you shortly.
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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.
Discussion: Download Squad
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose's New Startup: Pownce  —  There have been rumors that Digg's Kevin Rose has been working on a new startup for some time, but he wasn't talking.  I spent a good amount of time this last weekend at FOO Camp trying to get some of the details out of him, but all he would say is that he'd be contacting us soon.
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
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Desktop goes Linux  —  Google was set to launch late on Wednesday a beta version of Google Desktop search for Linux in a sign of encouragement by the search giant for Linux on the desktop.  —  Google Desktop allows people to search the Web while also searching the full text …
Discussion: PC World and tecosystems
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Desktop Now Available For Linux
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft unveils Web storage beta  —  SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. is giving computer users up to 500 megabytes of online storage for their documents, music, photos and video.  —  Microsoft made an early, "beta" version of the Web-based file storage system available to 5,000 people Tuesday night …
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
A few more details on Windows Live Photo Gallery
Arn / MacRumors:
iTunes 7.3 with Custom Ringtones?  [Updatedx2]  —  While not mentioned in any of the reviews, we've received word that custom Ringtone support is in fact a feature of iTunes 7.3.  —  A "Ringtone" tab was shown during the original iPhone announcement at Macworld San Francisco, as shown in this photo from Engadget:
Discussion: CNET News.com, MacNN, TechBlog and digg
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.
Ken / Mac Daddy World:
New MacBook Pros == New 1.3 MP Camera Sensor  —  or... Built-in iSight The Next Generation  —  At WWDC, Glen had the unenviable task of hitting the compatibility lab and testing the upcoming release of iGlasses on as many computers as he could.  When checking out the new 2.2 and 2.4 GHz MacBook Pros …
Erika Brown / Forbes:
EuroFroth  —  Last month, a couple hundred techies and entrepreneurs from all around Europe gathered at the Teatro Principal, an 18th-century baroque theater in Zaragoza, Spain.  The city is best known for its historical architecture, including Roman ruins and a Moorish palace …
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM and Lightspeed Venture …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When You've Got To Go, Go To Mizpee.com  —  MizPee is a new service focused on delivering pertinent information regarding the location of nearby restrooms.  —  Using MizPee is as simple as surfing to mizpee.com via a mobile device browser.  Users simply enter their location and MizPee delivers …
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?
Discussion: down the avenue and MacDailyNews
 
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Louise Story / New York Times:
Nielsen Adds to Cellphone Tracking
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Dell Says Goodbye to Dimension Desktops
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Meebo introduces "partner" rooms, featuring music industry
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs to make a rare company-wide speech tomorrow
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iDefense Public Vulnerability Disclosures:
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Study: 'Cyberbullying' hits one third of teens
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Intel boosts high-performance computing with new cables
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Red Hat spreads its JBoss in Q1
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Goodin / The Register:
RIAA tried to shake down 10-year-old daughter, suit claims
Discussion: Connected Internet
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MPAA sues Peekvid, YouTVPC
Discussion: Mashable! and TechSpot News
Karen / Official Google Blog:
New advisory group on health
Steve O'Hear / last100:
YouTube represents 10% of North American Internet traffic
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Lost Remote
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft launches new low-cost PC effort in India
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
EXCLUSIVE: Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Tells Level …
Troy Wolverton / SiliconValley.com:
Early reviews: iPhone up to hype
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?