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7:50 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 (pictured here) is officially out at Yahoo too.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
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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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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
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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?
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
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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Accused spammer must pay MySpace $6 million  —  MySpace continues to wage a legal war on alleged spammers.  —  An arbitrator has ordered Media Breakaway and Chief Executive Scott Richter to pay the social-networking giant $4.8 million in damages and $1.2 million in legal fees, according to legal filings.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G buyers may be able to complete activation at home  —  Prospective iPhone 3G buyers are waiting on Apple and its wireless partners to provide more clarity on the required activation procedures for the new handset given official but confusing statements on the matter thus far.
 
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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
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications:
Measuring Up: Web Analytics Firm Monitors Engagement
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ineligible AT&T Customers Need to Pay Full Price For iPhone 3G
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
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IBM to open-source DB2?
Discussion: InfoWorld
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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: CrunchGear, IntoMobile and Engadget
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pearl Jam offers streaming ‘bootlegs’
Staska / Unwired View:
Microsoft Veda. New look at mobile convergence
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
alt.blocked: Verizon blocks access to whole USENET hierarchy
Discussion: CrunchGear and Lockergnome
Microsoft:
Microsoft Introduces First Embedded Operating System Optimized …
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The Internet and the 2008 Election
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Nokia E71  —  Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now …
 

 
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