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7:00 PM ET, June 16, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned  —  The stories over the weekend were bad enough - the Associated Press, with a long history of suing over quotations from their articles, went after Drudge Retort for having the audacity to link to their stories along with short quotations via reader submissions.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPod/iPhone join United's mile-high club  —  United Airlines has become the first US air carrier to offer iPod and iPhone connectivity within its in-flight entertainment systems, the airline announced today.  —  The company's solution allows passengers to watch and listen to their media on the 15.4-inch screen available at their seat.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
$15 to check a bag, but free to charge an iPod  —  United Airlines has been subject to some pretty bad press recently for being one of several airlines to slap a $15 fee on checked bags, but here's a perk: the commerical carrier announced on Monday that it's starting to install iPod and iPhone connectivity features in its airplanes.
United Airlines:
Tune In and Take Off on United Airlines
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Accel:
Accel and Greylock Appoint Jeff Weiner as Executive in Residence  —  Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, leading venture capital firms, today jointly announced the appointment of Jeff Weiner as an Executive in Residence with both firms.  His new role becomes effective in early September 2008.
Discussion: TechCrunch, paidContent.org and OnoTech
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As BoomTown Already Said, Weiner Moves to Accel and Greylock  —  Accel Partners and Greylock Partners will officially announce today that Yahoo Network head Jeff Weiner will become an executive in residence at both Silicon Valley venture capital firms.  —  That obviously means Weiner (pictured here) is officially out at Yahoo too.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone 3G Is The New iPod, Sales To Triple (AAPL)  —  The iPhone 3G's faster speeds, cheaper price, apps platform, and wider distribution will lead to a breakout holiday quarter for Apple (AAPL), reminiscent of the iPod's December quarter in 2005, when sales tripled year-over-year …
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G buyers may be able to complete activation at home
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
MacNN:
AT&T limiting iPhone speeds to 1.4Mbps?
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Outsiders get a crack at eBay's Selling Manager  —  eBay is throwing open its Selling Manager tool to external developers building high-volume businesses based on its online platform.  —  The company has announced Project Echo, which it promised would provide the same level of access …
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Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Average teenager's iPod has 800 illegal music tracks  —  Teenagers and students have an average of more than 800 illegally copied songs each on their digital music players, the largest academic survey of young people's music ownership has found.  —  The research also showed that half of 14 …
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Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Strong Second Quarter Results  —  Product Mix and Geographic Diversity Drive 19 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE - News) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended May 30, 2008.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Adobe ups outlook; Creative Suite chugs along
Discussion: paidContent.org
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost Publications:
Web Do-Over: ABC Gives TV Advertisers Makegoods—Online  —  Broadcast networks are starting to experiment in giving makegood inventory in digital streaming episodes in lieu of traditional TV commercial time.  —  This past season, a handful of advertisers took makegood inventory from ABC …
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Donna Bogatin / STARTUP CHATTER:
Velocity Interactive VC: Web Video Needs a ‘30 second spot’
Discussion: HipMojo.com
John Leyden / The Register:
Malware not man blamed in child abuse download case  —  A Department of Industrial Accidents investigator has been cleared of child porn possession charges after a forensic investigation revealed that malware was to blame for depraved smut on his company laptop.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Laurel J. Sweet / Boston Herald:
Probe shows kiddie porn rap was bogus
Discussion: Security Watch
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's open secret: SproutCore is Cocoa for the Web  —  One of the biggest revelations at WWDC was quietly unveiled in a session on Friday morning entitled “Building Native Look-and-Feel Web Applications Using SproutCore.”  While Apple maintained high security during the entire NDA-sealed WWDC session …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Introduces First Embedded Operating System Optimized Specifically for Portable Navigation Device (PND) Manufacturers  —  Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 provides a platform enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly build next-generation connected PNDs.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Vuze Becomes Social, Tears Down Walls  —  The popular BitTorrent media platform Vuze, formerly known as Azureus, is releasing a major update later today that offers some social features as well as a web-wide search functionality.  Users of the new client version 3.1 will be able to connect …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google easily extending dominance to mobile search market  —  Google managed to spank the rest of the mobile search world during the first quarter of 2008, according to data from Nielsen Mobile.  The search giant managed to capture 61 percent of the mobile search market in the first four months of the year …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
BlackBerry Javelin in the wild  —  As we understand it, RIM's so-called Javelin is a new BlackBerry completely devoid of 3G that's currently on track for a mid-2009 (yes, 2009) launch.  That sucks, yes, but at least it'll look mighty purty if these shots of an engineering dummy in the wild are any indication.
 
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Will we be using petabyte-sized devices in the year 2020?
Discussion: InformationWeek
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Flock catches up with Firefox 3 in sophomore release
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
MNI cuts may not be deep enough
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
IBM to open-source DB2?
Discussion: InfoWorld
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google search coming to Sony's PSP
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 hands on
Discussion: IntoMobile, CrunchGear and Engadget
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pearl Jam offers streaming ‘bootlegs’
PC World:
Little Big Disk Quadra Offers 1TB of Portable Storage
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Staska / Unwired View:
Microsoft Veda. New look at mobile convergence
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Parallels Slices Up Apple Xserve
Discussion: Macsimum News
Hank Williams / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who's Going To Be The Web's Tim Russert?
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
alt.blocked: Verizon blocks access to whole USENET hierarchy
Discussion: CrunchGear and Lockergnome
AMD:
AMD Stream Processor First to Break 1 Teraflop Barrier
Pew Internet:
The Internet and the 2008 Election
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Nokia E71  —  Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
AMD, Nvidia graphics chip designs diverge
 

 
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Paying ransom for kidnapped journalists is not a crime, and calling them reckless blames the victims

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Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrives in US

 
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