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3:10 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.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it  —  And to think Microsoft used to be popular with the developer crowd...  Not anymore.  A recent report from Evans Data shows fewer than one in 10 software developers writing applications for Windows Vista this year.  Eight percent.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows XP era draws to a close  —  After a long-announced transition, June 30 marks the end of an era at Microsoft.  Well, really it's the end of two eras.  —  Most people think of Bill Gates, of course, and I'll have plenty more to say about his impending shift to part-time work in the coming days.
TG Daily:
Dell launches final Windows XP PC systems
Discussion: Crave and TechSpot
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
$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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: and MarketingVOX
Donna Bogatin / STARTUP CHATTER:
Velocity Interactive VC: Web Video Needs a ‘30 second spot’
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Nokia E71  —  Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now, Steve Litchfield delivers his verdict - what's new compared to its predecessor, the E61i?  And how close does the E71 get to being the perfect smartphone for the modern professional?  —  Version Reviewed:  —  Score: 85
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
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 …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
eBay, PayPal Open Up to Developers  —  EBay opens its platform to developers while PayPal offers new tools.  —  EBay and PayPal are rolling out new developer initiatives.  —  At the eBay Developers conference in Chicago June 16, eBay announced Project Echo, which is designed …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
eBay: Stifel Upgrades; MSFT Interest In PayPal/Skype?
Discussion: Between the Lines and
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 …
Brooke Crothers / CNET
AMD, Nvidia graphics chip designs diverge  —  On Monday, AMD and Nvidia are launching graphics chips based on distinctly different design philosophies.  —  Nvidia's GTX 280 and GTX 260 are designed to deliver the biggest performance bang per chip.  A so-called “monolithic” …
Pew Internet:
The Internet and the 2008 Election  —  A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the campaign, share their views and mobilize others.  And Barack Obama's backers have an edge in the online political environment.
Dane Hamilton / Reuters:
Icahn says Yahoo-Google ad deal has merit  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionare financier Carl Icahn, who launched a proxy battle in May to replace the board of Yahoo Inc (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News) in the wake of its failed deal to be acquired by Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) …
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
T-Mobile to sell 3G iPhone from 1 euro in Germany  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom AG's (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will sell Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhone for as little as 1 euro ($1.54) for the 8-gigabyte version together with a 69 euro monthly contract, it said on Monday.
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 …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The iPhone's Impact on Rivals  —  As Apple looks to make further inroads with its soon-to-be-released 3G device, both handset makers and wireless carriers may suffer  —  It didn't take Apple (AAPL) long to make its mark on the mobile-phone industry.  In the first year after the introduction …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon, AT&T: UBS Downgrades On Weak Economy
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Hank Williams / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who's Going To Be The Web's Tim Russert?
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
HP dishes 24 hour party people blade
Discussion: eWeek
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
AT&T slowing down iPhone data speed?
Discussion: Industry Standard
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
alt.blocked: Verizon blocks access to whole USENET hierarchy
Discussion: Lockergnome and CrunchGear
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Discussion: Gadget Lab, Engadget and Digg
Tim Arango / New York Times:
EMI's New Boss Sees Cracks in Music World
Discussion: Listening Post