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9:25 AM ET, June 17, 2008


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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 harass bloggers who publish snippets as short as 39 words from AP stories, has now published a web form through which intimidated parties can give …
Mathew /
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 …
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
AP Badly Mistaken on Drudge Retort  —  Last week, the Associated Press decided that the Drudge Retort was in violation of copyright laws because it excerpted parts of AP stories and linked to them.  The AP legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Drudge Retort's owner, the technology book author Rogers Cadenhead.
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson brings out the photographer in us all unveiling its first ever 8.1megapixel camera phone and a stylish snapshot phone  —  17 June 2008 The new C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot camera phones from Sony Ericsson allow consumers around the world to capture and share vivid photos whatever …
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson makes its move with a brand new way to experience games on your mobile  —  17 June 2008 The new Sony Ericsson F305 with Motion Gaming puts ‘fun and entertainment’ at the heart of the mobile phone.  In addition to horizontal gameplay and dedicated gaming controls …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Launches Blog Ad Network, Technorati Media  —  Blog-focused advertising networks are all the rage right now, with both Federated Media and Glam pulling down big valuation financing rounds in the last few months based very early growth metrics.  Other startups, like Six Apart …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Firefox 3 Download Schedule on a World Time Map  —  Firefox 3 will be up for grabs here at 10 AM Los Angeles time.  —  If you are in a different part of the world, refer to this world time map and know the exact time when Firefox 3 will become available in your region.  Happy Firefox 3 Download Day.
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 …
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.
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.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's Hiring Freeze, Confirmed And Explained (YHOO)  —  For the past few days, we've been trying to recconcile reports that Yahoo has a hiring freeze in place with reports that the company is still hiring.  Now a plugged-in tipster makes sense of it for us:
Discussion: BoomTown
Gina Sunseri / ABCNEWS:
NASA Develops Space Disaster Backup Plan  —  For Hubble Repair Mission, Second Shuttle to Sit on Standby  —  Trapped in space on a crippled shuttle — it's every astronaut's and NASA's worst nightmare.  That's why, when the shuttle Atlantis goes to repair the Hubble space telescope this fall …
Discussion: DailyTech
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.
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Music blogs' network effect  —  Advertisers and record labels are turning to MP3 websites to reach a much-desired demographic.  —  (Fortune) — Pity the music industry.  Between 99-cent downloads, free - if not always legal -file-sharing services and MP3 blogs, and an increasingly fragmented audience …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
FAQ: XP deathwatch, T minus 2 weeks
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Bill Ray / The Register:
Microsoft chases satnav market
Discussion: Computerworld and
Feedly Brings New Social Experience to Start Page, Leveraging RSS
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
The History of Firefox 1.0 to 3.0 in Screenshots
Discussion: Digg
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe updates LiveCycle process automation
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John P. Falcone / CNET
HP MediaSmart Connect due in July for $349
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Gutted and Rebuilt
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Browser Is The New Operating System
Discussion: WinExtra and Slashdot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is the Google Toolbar a Trojan Horse for Ad Targeting? …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google easily extending dominance to mobile search market