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12:15 AM ET, June 17, 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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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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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 …
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 …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
AP takedown fallout
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AP picks a fight with bloggers
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?
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
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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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Joe Kraus Discusses the Social Web At Supernova Conference  —  Google's Director of Product Management Joe Kraus (the guy behind Open Social and other Google products) is talking today at the Supernova Conference in San Francisco on the topic of “social computing” …
Discussion: The Real McCrea
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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.
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?
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.
Discussion: Parallax View
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PSP (PlayStation Portable) v4.00 Update  —  I wanted to give you all a heads up that a new PSP system software update, v4.00, will be released soon, adding Google Internet search directly to the XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface.  —  This new upgrade replicates the Google Internet search experience …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google search coming to Sony's PSP
Discussion: Gizmodo
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Browser Is The New Operating System  —  A couple of weeks ago TechCrunch had a good write-up of the move toward open local storage APIs in web browsers.  As websites have come to look more and more like applications rather than static pages, they've begun to bump up against the limits of what today's web browsers can do.
Discussion: WinExtra
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 …
 
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Brightcove Gutted and Rebuilt
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Recording Industry Now Making Up Facts To Support Having ISPs Police File Sharing
Discussion: Ars Technica
Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
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IBM to open-source DB2?
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