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3:45 PM ET, June 4, 2008

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Softbank iPhone Deal Announced With 1-Button Press Release  —  With less than a week to go before Apple CEO Steve Jobs's June 9 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address and the expected debut of the 3G iPhone-and perhaps the Apple App Store and Mac OS X 10.6 as well-the company …
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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?
Robert Hetz / Reuters:
Telefonica to sell iPhone in Spain this year
Discussion: PC World and Tech Trader Daily
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Yahoo boasts new ad deals, joins CBS' online video network  —  Impeccably timed to suit president Sue Decker's keynote at the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York, Yahoo announced Wednesday that it has inked advertising deals with two major clients: discount retail giant Wal-Mart and interactive ad agency Havas Digital.
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's Decker: Search ‘Still Very Much Part Of Our Vision’
Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Yahoo! Address Book API Delivered  —  We're excited to announce the public release of the Address Book API.  I say public release because while the API is newly launched here on YDN, it's been up and running with some of the most contact-aware applications on the Internet, including Plaxo and LinkedIn.
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Yahoo opens address book interface  —  Fulfilling a second major part of its promise to make the internal workings of its Web site more extroverted, Yahoo is opening the interface for its address book for outside use.  —  The move could mean that Yahoo, struggling under business pressures …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ContentBlogger
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo's Yang Is Holding Out  —  Though beset by restive shareholders and pressure from Carl Icahn, Yang has his reasons to push for a better deal from Microsoft  —  For more than a month, Yahoo (YHOO) co-founder and Chief Executive Jerry Yang has endured a withering attack by shareholders …
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Tour of Risky Web Sites  —  Just over 4% of all Web sites are dangerous, according to a new report.  But all bad sites aren't created equal: Cyber bad guys are more likely to build their sites where it's easy to do so.  —  The report out today from McAfee, a tech-security company that's trying …
Discussion: AppScout, WebProNews and WebGuild
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
New report identifies most dangerous Web domains
Discussion: TechSpot
Michael Mewhinney / Google:
NASA and Google Announce Lease at Ames Research Center  —  Mountain View, Calif. (June 4, 2008) - NASA and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced plans to develop a new high-technology campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.  —  Under the terms of the 40-year agreement …
Discussion: Bits
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Comcast targets bandwidth hogs in test  —  Comcast will start testing a new method for managing traffic on its network this week that targets heavy Internet users.  —  Starting Thursday, Comcast will test a new system that will throttle back or slow down traffic during times of congestion for heavy bandwidth users.
Discussion: Bits
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Confirms New Throttling Tests …
Discussion: IP Democracy and ZDNet Government
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Annotations  —  YouTube added a new feature for video creators: annotations.  “Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos.  Use them to add background information about the video, create stories with multiple possibilities …
Vanity Fair:
How the Web Was Won  —  Fifty years ago, in response to the surprise Soviet launch of Sputnik, the U.S. military set up the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  It would become the cradle of connectivity, spawning the era of Google and YouTube, of Amazon and Facebook, of the Drudge Report and the Obama campaign.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Crowd Science: Google Analytics For Demographics  —  Crowd Science, a new demographics service that aims to help online publishers maximize their audience and ad revenue, has launched today in an invite-only beta.  The site compares itself to Google Analytics, but explains that it focused on …
PR Newswire:
AT&T Reports 3G Wireless Download Speeds of Up to 1.7 Mbps for LaptopConnect Customers - a 20+ Percent Increase  —  Higher 3G Network Speeds Benefit Growing Number of Workers and Consumers  —  Who Want On-the-Go Internet Connectivity  —  How do you make a blazing-fast 3G (third-generation) mobile broadband network even better?
Christine Andrews / MSDN Blogs:
Helping you Search AND Give  —  One of the most exciting developments we've had in the last year was the success of our inaugural Search and Give program where your queries helped to raise more than $250,000 for local schools and non-profits.  Over the course of the year the program generated cash donations …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Sony's PS3 to Get In-Game Ads  —  Sony Corp. reached an agreement that will allow advertisements distributed over the Internet to be inserted into PlayStation 3 videogames, a boost for what could become a significant new revenue source for games companies.  —  Sony's games division is expected …
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Why noise will be tackled by scaling down the social media conversation  —  If anything web 2.0 technology has provided us the capabilities to have a continuous 24×7 public conversation on the web.  There are blogs, communication services like Twitter, content services like YouTube …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Business Wire:
AMD Announces Revolutionary External Graphics Solution for Notebooks  —  Portable ATI XGP(TM) Technology Unlocks Notebooks for Enthusiast-Class Desktop Graphics Performance and True Multimedia Upgradeability  —  TAIPEI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AMD (NYSE:AMD - News) today announced ATI XGP&trade …
 
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Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
World's First Search Engine For Hostels Launches
Discussion: Alt Search Engines
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC1 to be shown live on internet
Discussion: Podcasting News
Steve O'Hear / last100:
iTunes UK adds movie purchases and (48 hour) rentals
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Google Sued for Running Ads for “Fraudulent Mobile Subscription …
Discussion: ClickZ News Blog
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile intros unlimited family plan
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Learning from Vista: Windows 7 driver testing to begin early
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Expo joins the Windows Live deadpool
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
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Google Open Source Blog:
Google Gadgets for Linux
Discussion: CNET News.com and Slashdot
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Big Daily's ‘Hyperlocal’ Flop
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS: We'll Combine CNET/CBS Sales Teams.  But We're Stumped By Wallstrip
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike Speiser / Laserlike:
Reinventing online advertising: Exploiting the Achilles' heel …
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Keep your hands off of our technology, say Mac users
Discussion: PalmAddicts
NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Facebook Platform a Claytons Open Source Effort?
 

 
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