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12:35 PM ET, June 11, 2008


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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
And, The Really Big Thing About The New iPhone Is...  GPS.  Geo-anything.  Location based services.  —  Now that the dust over the iPhone 3G launch has settled, it seems that people have divided into two camps; one is welcoming the new features, claiming that the perfect phone just got more perfect …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Glassdoor, Find Out How Much People Really Make At Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, And Everywhere Else.  —  The idea behind Glassdoor is simple: You tell me your salary, and I'll tell you mine.  The stealth startup, which raised $3 million from Benchmark Capital last March, just went live.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Whither Weiner  —  Yesterday, writing about executive stress at Yahoo, BoomTown posted about the swirling speculation around the fate of Jeff Weiner, the Network division EVP, who many at Yahoo (YHOO) think will soon be headed out the door after his recent paternity leave of four weeks.
Staci D. Kramer /
Yahoo Exec Spec Swirling Again; Weiner Returning From Paternity Leave But Will He Stay?  —  It's Yahoo's (NSDQ: YHOO) version of the plagues—Carl Icahn, shareholder lawsuits, another round of speculation about top-level execs and a report that a major internal announcement is on tap Wednesday.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?
Discussion: CNET and
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight  —  Space tourists are getting their own ride.  Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges passage for wealthy explorers to ride on Russian Soyuz rockets to the International Space Station, plans to buy a Soyuz flight all its own in 2011, with the option of buying more.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Red Hat shoots down brace of patent disputes  —  Red Hat Inc today settled two patent lawsuits that the Linux software firm had been contesting.  —  It said that patent claims by Firestar Software Inc, filed in 2006, and DataTern Inc, filed earlier this year, have now been settled.
Discussion: The Open Road
Jim Finkle / eWeek:
Red Hat Settles 2 Patent Suits
Discussion: Between the Lines
Red Hat:
Red Hat Puts Patent Issue to Rest
Discussion: CNET and OStatic blogs
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Learning 2.0: The Threat (and promise) of Social Interaction  —  The mere threat of social interaction changes our behavior...if you know your work is going to be put on public display, you'll be much more motivated to make it good.  —  There is a moment in every blogger's life when they realize that yes …
Discussion: TechTicker
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   LearnHub Relaunches Its Social Learning Network
Junko Yoshida / EE Times:
The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Microsoft Corp. announced a mammoth global recall of its Xbox 360 a year ago, the software giant never disclosed the exact source of the game console's heat problem that led to the fiasco.
Mathew /
iPhone as platform = cha-ching  —  My friend and fellow mesh 2008 organizer Mark Evans has a post about the iPhone and how it is just one part of a “razor and blades” market model — i.e., the carriers subsidize the phone as a lure, in order to sign you up for long-term contracts at usurious rates.
Discussion: Mark Evans and SmoothSpan Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music  —  Given all that Metallica has done, said, and been through in the last 20 years, what could they still do that would lead bloggers to ask, “What the hell is wrong with Metallica?”  In this case, the answer is fairly pedestrian but still dumb: censor bloggers.
Dennis Yang / Techdirt:
CDs Have Another Thing To Fear: Vinyl?  —  There has been no doubt that CD sales have been declining due to the growth of digital music.  Well, CDs are now being flanked by an old format: vinyl.  Although vinyl LPs have always enjoyed a niche popularity with dance djs and indie rock fanatics …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Real racing in the virtual world  —  Sat on the start grid, foot poised over the accelerator, you wait for the row of red lights to extinguish.  —  Alongside you are top names like Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.  The cars' engines are screaming and everyone is poised to go.
Philip Wong / Crave: The gadget blog:
A turntable that's worth its weight in gold  —  My first experience with high-end audiophile turntables was during my early hi-fi days, being mesmerized by the soothing sounds when paired with tube pre-power amplifiers and speakers.  The Acutus from U.K.-based Avid comes in at the top …
Microsoft testing prototype of Facebook-like social network  —  At the request of its SharePoint and Office product development teams, Microsoft 's Office Labs operation has created and is testing a prototype of an internal social network that can provide employees with feeds and updates about their colleagues.
Discussion: DailyTech
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's App Store could emerge as $1.2B business by 2009  —  Investment bank Piper Jaffray is urging investors who typically focus only on Apple's hardware announcements to also pay attention to the company's iPhone software strategy, particularly its upcoming App Store, which could balloon into a $1 billion market by next year.
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Darren Herman / CenterNetworks:
Woopra: Where Analytics is Heading
Flagship programmer claims staff are leaving “in droves”
Discussion: Massively, Joystiq and Blue's News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What's Next For Bebo's Founders: Back To Birthday Alarm
Bill Pay / Business Wire:
InFocus Presents High-Powered Meeting Room Solution
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Pluggd Targets Brightcove With Delve Networks, A New Video Delivery Platform
M-One / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
New Walkman Clamshell Codenamed Alicia
Discussion: SlashPhone and Engadget Mobile
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
FriendFeed openness puts pressure on rivals
Discussion: Regular Geek
Steve Guttenberg / CNET
Record producer says CD quality isn't good enough
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Disney busts out of iTunes ghetto, tries on-demand experiment
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft helps launch Zignals stock-trading site
Discussion: Startup Meme
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Decides It Doesn't Want To Play In Classifieds, Shutters Live Expo
Intel waiting for a hit product to get MID market rolling
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile
Robert Andrews /
‘Fifth Major’ Label Merlin Finally Bears Down On Subscription Music Services
Discussion: Ars Technica and Variety
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Says an Icahn Win Triggers Plan
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie
Discussion: NewTeeVee
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter