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3:43 AM ET, June 17, 2008

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP  —  In most cases, I'm all for a dose of rationality and common sense amid the short-attention-span Drama 2.0 that makes up much of the blogosphere.  That's exactly what New York Times blogger Saul Hansell is selling in his latest post at the Bits blog …
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Patrick Nielsen Hayden / Making Light:
The Associated Press wants to charge you $12.50 to quote five words from them  —  The Associated Press, having already announced its intention to harrass bloggers who publish snippets as short as 39 words from AP stories, has now published a web form through which intimidated parties can give …
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AP picks a fight with bloggers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sue Decker's Email To Yahoo Employees On Weiner's Departure  —  The news is now official - Yahoo's EVP Jeff Weiner has officially bailed.  President Sue Decker addresses the troops in an all hands email, below.  These types of emails leak regularly, of course (I actually think companies …
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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.
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 …
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
11 Search Trends That May Disrupt Google  —  My first post for ReadWriteWeb (nearly a year ago) started with the premise that search was “game over”, that Google had won and the only opportunity left was (re)search - i.e. what one does after the basic search.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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?
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.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight  —  In Silicon Valley, the stars have long been charismatic marketing visionaries and cool-nerd software wizards.  By contrast, mechanical engineers who design and run computer data centers were traditionally regarded as little more than blue-collar workers in the high-tech world.
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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 P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
HP MediaSmart Connect due in July for $349  —  HP's line of MediaSmart TVs include the built-in ability to stream digital media from your home network and the Internet straight to their screens.  But for the vast majority of us who don't own an HP TV, the company will soon have a second option: the MediaSmart Connect.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Engadget and Electronista
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Gutted and Rebuilt  —  Not a week after deriding Brightcove for its difficult user interface in a story about newly emerged competitor Delve Networks, the Cambridge-based video hosting company is releasing a completely rebuilt version of its service into private beta.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is the Google Toolbar a Trojan Horse for Ad Targeting?  (Ballmer Plays The Privacy Card).  —  Is Google getting ready to serve up display ads to people based on their Web surfing habits (as opposed to their Web searching habits)?  Ever since the DoubleClick acquisition closed …
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 …
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.
 
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Development will favour PS3 in 2009, says Yoshida
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe updates LiveCycle business software
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Judge: White House can ignore e-mail information requests
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Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AMD says new graphics chip makes games seem real
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Joe Kraus Discusses the Social Web At Supernova Conference
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Apple settles patent suit over iPhone visual voice mail
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Flock catches up with Firefox 3 in sophomore release
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iPhone 3G buyers may be able to complete activation at home
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