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6:30 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.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Associated Press Hands Local And National News Sites An Opportunity …
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.
United Airlines:
Tune In and Take Off on United Airlines
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.
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 …
AT&T limiting iPhone speeds to 1.4Mbps?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G buyers may be able to complete activation at home
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
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.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Adobe ups outlook; Creative Suite chugs along
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 and
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As BoomTown Already Said, Weiner Moves to Accel and Greylock
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Donna Bogatin / STARTUP CHATTER:
Velocity Interactive VC: Web Video Needs a ‘30 second spot’
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 …
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
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 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.
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 …
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” …
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Tom Espiner / CNET
IBM to open-source DB2?
Discussion: InfoWorld
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Google search coming to Sony's PSP
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google easily extending dominance to mobile search market
Discussion: WebProNews
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Vuze Becomes Social, Tears Down Walls
Discussion: Slyck and TorrentFreak
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Discussion: IntoMobile, CrunchGear and Engadget
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Pearl Jam offers streaming ‘bootlegs’
PC World:
Little Big Disk Quadra Offers 1TB of Portable Storage
Discussion: Electronista
Staska / Unwired View:
Microsoft Veda. New look at mobile convergence
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget
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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
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Nokia E71  —  Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now …
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