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9:50 AM ET, July 1, 2007

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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.
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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
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google to HMOs: pay us and we'll defuse "Sicko"  —  Google's "Health Advertising Team" is trying to sell the health industry on buying ads to be shown opposite searches for "Sicko."  The idea is to counter Michael Moore's amazing, enraging, must-see indictment of the health industry's grip …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Complete Tosh,
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and p2pnet
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.
Ben Macintyre / Times of London:
Why computers can' t surpass Go and collect $1 million  —  There's one game where artificial intelligence can't beat humans  —  Ten years ago last month, to the dismay of many chess enthusiasts, the IBM supercomputer program Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Gary Kasparov …
Lev Grossman / Time:
"I Take the iPhone Home"  —  Somewhere in the unwritten amendments to the U.S. Constitution it is stipulated that every gadget reviewer is entitled to his or her personal iPhone quibble.  Here's mine: when you're transferring content from your computer to the iPhone, you can't simply drag …
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Tech-On! : tech news:
Toshiba Adds 4GB microSDHC Card to Memory Card Line-Up  —  Toshiba Corp has announced, with Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc (TAEC), that it has expanded its line of small-format, high-speed, high-capacity memory cards with the launch of a 4-Gbyte (GB) microSDHC card.
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews.com:
Yahoo Facebook Music Videos Application Rocks  —  Rating:  —  Yahoo has joined facebook and hit a home run in the process with the Yahoo Music Videos Application.  This is an official application from Yahoo Music.  This application is one of the best designed, executed and deeply integrated facebook applications we have seen yet.
Discussion: Yahoo! Music Blog
 
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
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Valleywag:
Iday: Rich kid gets declined at the iPhone counter
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone not supported under 64-bit Windows XP or Vista — oops
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
 Earlier Items: 
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
Tim Wu / Slate:
iPhony  —  WHY APPLE'S NEW CELL PHONE ISN'T REALLY REVOLUTIONARY.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Clickable Areas in AdWords vs AdSense
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