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4:25 PM ET, July 1, 2007

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Karen / Google Health Advertising Blog:
My opinion and Google's  —  Posted by Lauren Turner, Account Planner, Health  —  Well, I've learned a few things since I posted on Friday.  For one thing, even though this is a new blog, we have readers!  That's a good thing.  Not so good is that some readers thought the opinion I expressed …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and HipMojo.com
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Neha / Google Health Advertising Blog:
Does negative press make you Sicko?  —  Posted by Lauren Turner, Account Planner, Health  —  Lights, camera, action: the healthcare industry is back in the spotlight.  (Not that it ever left the stage.)  Next week, Michael Moore's documentary film, Sicko, will start playing in movie theaters across America.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
U.S. healthcare industry: Google wants to protect you from Michael Moore's Sicko  —  Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry.
Discussion: Slashdot and TechCrunch
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google to HMOs: pay us and we'll defuse "Sicko"
Jonathan Dee / New York Times:
All the News That's Fit to Print Out  —  When news broke on May 8 about the arrest of a half-dozen young Muslim men for supposedly planning to attack Fort Dix, alongside the usual range of reactions — disbelief, paranoia, outrage, indifference, prurience — a newer one was added …
Discussion: SMC and Media SITREP
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
How Apple Will Use The iPhone To Take Over The Wireless Industry  —  Steve Jobs isn't stupid.  He knows that AT&T Wireless sucks.  So why lock the revolutionary iPhone into a crappy network?  —  Because Jobs knows that everyone will buy an iPhone anyway, even if they hate the network.
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Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
Research Note: iStrategy  —  What's Apple's larger strategy behind the iPhone?  Is there even one, or is the iPhone just a pretty face?  —  Since - to my surprise - it's not transparent, let me try and offer my perspective.  —  1) Pick an industry which sucks (ie, imposes significant …
GigaOM:
And now the French Web 2.0 Wave  —  France leads Europe in its enthusiasm for Web 2.0 startups, an industry that has doubled in size across the continent since 2005.  According to Dow Jones/Venture One data French start-ups raised close to $40 million in venture capital in 2006 …
David Reid / BBC:
Beating congestion with mobiles  —  Working out how people use a city's roads and planning for it, can be difficult, but research into mobile phone use may hold the key to preventing traffic jams in the future.  —  If you do not like crowds, congestion, chaos - and few do - then you might want to avoid Rome's rush-hour.
Discussion: Data Mining and UMBC eBiquity
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Poll: got iPhone activation problems?  —  We heard yesterday that despite some issues over AT&T way, iPhone activations would (hopefully) be up and running smoothly by as early as this morning.  Of course, evidenced by the flood of users continuing to tip us, we'd say a great deal of you are still experiencing activation problems.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
How to port 'ineligible' mobile numbers to AT&T and iPhone  —  Some iPhone customers trying to port their mobile numbers from carriers such as Verizon are being told by the iTunes software and AT&T customer service reps that their current mobile number 'cannot be transfered,' is 'ineligible' for a port …
Discussion: The Apple Core and ParisLemon
Mansur Mirovalev / Associated Press:
Cyber attacks engulf Kremlin's critics  —  MOSCOW - A political battle is raging in Russian cyberspace.  Opposition parties and independent media say murky forces have committed vast resources to hacking and crippling their Web sites in attacks similar to those that hit tech-savvy Estonia …
Kent / Newsome.Org:
From Creation to Abandonment: the 5 Stages of Blogging  —  Between my earlier ScobleFeeds series and my current swivel feeds experiment, I have read a lot of blogs.  During this time, I have been looking for patterns and commonalities.  While it's hard to draw too many universal conclusions …
Eric Rice / I, Platform:
Twitter gets Pwnced! while Jaiku Readies the Torpedoes  —  This is gonna get ugly.  Twitter has one of the slowest dev cycles I've ever seen.  All these people asking for feature upgrades— they never happen.  Correction: they happen all right, but they happening at Jaiku, Facebook, and now Pownce.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Can She Turn Yahoo Into, Well, Google?  —  IN early May, a little more than a month before she became president of Yahoo, Susan L. Decker found herself dining at Gorat's Steak House in Omaha along with her husband and two of the restaurant's most famous regulars: Warren E. Buffett and Bill Gates.
 
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Text-Friendly Hopefuls Vie For Hearts And Thumbs
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Tech-On! : tech news:
Toshiba Adds 4GB microSDHC Card to Memory Card Line-Up
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Ben Macintyre / Times of London:
Why computers can' t surpass Go and collect $1 million
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Iday: Rich kid gets declined at the iPhone counter
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone not supported under 64-bit Windows XP or Vista — oops
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Big iPhone headache: Waiting for AT&T activation
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
iPhones iPlenty: the sell-out that wasn't
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iPhony  —  WHY APPLE'S NEW CELL PHONE ISN'T REALLY REVOLUTIONARY.
 

 
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