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8:35 PM ET, June 16, 2008

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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.
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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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
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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MacNN:
AT&T limiting iPhone speeds to 1.4Mbps?
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 …
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
How Long Will Google Dominate Search?
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.
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 …
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.
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Laurel J. Sweet / Boston Herald:
Probe shows kiddie porn rap was bogus
Discussion: Security Watch
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 …
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PSP (PlayStation Portable) v4.00 Update  —  I wanted to give you all a heads up that a new PSP system software update, v4.00, will be released soon, adding Google Internet search directly to the XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface.  —  This new upgrade replicates the Google Internet search experience …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, PSP Fanboy and Engadget
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google search coming to Sony's PSP
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
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.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ineligible AT&T Customers Need to Pay Full Price For iPhone 3G  —  AT&T just gave us new details on how their upgrading plans will work for the iPhone 3G.  The company is treating the iPhone 3G pretty much just like any other phone in that people who are ineligible for upgrades have to pay the full, unsubsidized price for the phone.
 
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Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
11 Search Trends That May Disrupt Google
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Browser Is The New Operating System
Discussion: WinExtra
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Supernova 2008: Leveraging the network for social action
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple settles patent suit over iPhone visual voice mail
Discussion: eWeek and Reuters
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Branding: You Can't Be Everything to Everyone
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Accused spammer must pay MySpace $6 million
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Measuring Up: Web Analytics Firm Monitors Engagement
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Will we be using petabyte-sized devices in the year 2020?
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Flock catches up with Firefox 3 in sophomore release
Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Strong Second Quarter Results
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G buyers may be able to complete activation at home
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 hands on
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pearl Jam offers streaming ‘bootlegs’
PC World:
Little Big Disk Quadra Offers 1TB of Portable Storage
Staska / Unwired View:
Microsoft Veda. New look at mobile convergence
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