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11:25 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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Faux Pas Retracted  —  I'm betting that Lauren Turner's job duties at Google will no longer include blogging.  Yesterday she wrote an anti-Sicko (Michael Moore's new movie lambasting the U.S. health care industry) post on the Google Health Advertising blog, and encouraged health care companies …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google, "Sicko" Opinions & Issues With Playing Ad Agency  —  A pitch on an official Google blog to get the healthcare industry to spend money on positive advertising in reaction to Michael Moore's documentary Sicko raised more than a few eyebrows today.  A follow-up post with the author asking people …
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Why Apple will NOT Take Over the wireless industry  —  In response to the article How Apple Will Use The iPhone To Take Over The Wireless Industry, I'm opening by saying "take over" is a ludicrous claim.  Do you have any idea the sheer volume of mobile handsets sold worldwide?
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
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Jerome Archambeaud / 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 …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
War and PDF: Microsoft submits XPS to standards body  —  Microsoft has announced that it has chartered a new Technical Committee to submit a new standard to the standards-setting body Ecma International.  The would-be standard involves "creating an XML-based electronic paper format …
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Pownce, the Twitter Killer  —  I hate titles like "X is the Y killer" because they're usually just a cheap way to grab attention.  But, if there ever was a clearcut situation of a new application that completely eclipses an old, popular one, then it's the case of Pownce vs. Twitter.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, WinExtra and Mashable!
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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.
Wendy / Wendy's Blog:
AGING THE INTERNET PREMATURELY, ONE PDP AT A TIME  —  After blogging about ICANN's new gTLD policy or lack thereof, I've had several people ask me why I care so much about ICANN and new top-level domains.  Domain names barely matter in a world of search and hyperlinks, I'm told …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Seven Mile
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.
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Breaking: UMG Will Not Renew iTunes Contract  —  Not much info on these HOT SCOOPS, but Matt Drudge is reporting that Universal Music Group will not be renewing its iTunes contract with Apple.  This means that the iTunes Music Store is going to lose a lot of tracks and customers will soon follow.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Dictionary and Thesaurus  —  Earlier this week, Ionut Alex.  Chitu noted that Google was planning to integrate with Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster's dictionary and thesaurus.  After a bit of digging around, I've found a way you can enable the dictionary and thesaurus features now …
Discussion: Googlified
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 …
 
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