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1:35 PM ET, June 11, 2008

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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.
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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 …
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.
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.
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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
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   LearnHub Relaunches Its Social Learning Network
InfoWorld:
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
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.
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Firefox 3 gets a third release candidate  —  If you were planning to host a Firefox 3 launch party this week, keep that bubbly on ice a bit longer.  —  Mozilla is expected to release Firefox 3 Release Candidate 3 perhaps later today.  Windows and Linux users won't feel a thing; the new browser is considered stable on those platforms.
Discussion: Gadgetell
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Paula Rooney / Open Source:
All systems are go for Firefox 3 launch; RC3 needed for Mac OSX only
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.
GamesIndustry.biz:
Flagship programmer claims staff are leaving “in droves”  —  Guy Somberg, an audio and gameplay programmer at Flagship Studios, has said that staff are leaving the Hellgate: London developer “in droves”.  —  He says that poor sales of the EA published game, and negative consumer feedback …
Discussion: Massively, Joystiq and Blue's News
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Introduces iPhone 3G Videoconferencing Kit, ZOMG!  —  Those of you complaining about the lack of front camera and videoconferencing in the new iPhone, stop saying words.  This July 11 you will be able to buy the Apple Videoconferencing Kit for iPhone 3G at just $29.
Discussion: I4U News, PalmAddicts and GottaBeMobile
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 …
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
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
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.
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Red Hat:
Red Hat Puts Patent Issue to Rest
Steve Guttenberg / CNET News.com:
Record producer says CD quality isn't good enough  —  Producer T Bone Burnett talked passionately about sound quality, or lack thereof on a radio program, Soundcheck, from WNYC on Monday.  Burnett produced Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' awesome Raising Sand CD; the O Brother …
Discussion: mediasearch.wnyc.org
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.
Discussion: Digital Daily and Macsimum News
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Anti-cruelty group sues over rodeo videos removed from YouTube
Darren Herman / CenterNetworks:
Woopra: Where Analytics is Heading
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What's Next For Bebo's Founders: Back To Birthday Alarm
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Disney busts out of iTunes ghetto, tries on-demand experiment
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: MSLO CEO Lyne Steps Down; Millard and Marino Named Co-CEOs
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft helps launch Zignals, another stock-trading site
Discussion: Startup Meme
InfoWorld:
Intel waiting for a hit product to get MID market rolling
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
‘Fifth Major’ Label Merlin Finally Bears Down On Subscription Music Services
Discussion: Ars Technica and Variety
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Real racing in the virtual world
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
OmniFocus for iPhone: Location-Aware Contexts and More
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie