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9:45 AM ET, June 17, 2008

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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Firefox 3 Download Schedule on a World Time Map  —  Firefox 3 will be up for grabs 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.
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Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Download Firefox 3 Today: Firefox Download Day to Set a Guiness World Record
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
The History of Firefox 1.0 to 3.0 in Screenshots
Discussion: Digg
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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:
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Short List of Yahoo CEOs (Sorry Jerry, But Fortune Favors the Prepared)
Discussion: Digital Daily
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.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Eleventh Hour Rescue for Phila.  Network?  —  Local investors poised to assume control of Philadelphia Wi-Fi network: The Philadelphia Inquirer says two local businessmen will form a new company to create a for-profit service that will have a combination of fees and advertising support.
Discussion: DSLreports
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Create Your Own Flash Games At Sims Carnival  —  EA has launched Sims Carnival, a collection of Flash-based games that can be played, modified, and shared with friends.  Users are free to play pre-designed games, or to create their own.  To celebrate the launch, Sims Carnival has also opened a …
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Gutted and Rebuilt  —  Not a week after we derided 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.
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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org and hypebot
 
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Gina Sunseri / ABCNEWS:
NASA Develops Space Disaster Backup Plan
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for European Search Technology Center …
Discussion: The Register
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 Neowin.net
louisgray.com:
Feedly Brings New Social Experience to Start Page, Leveraging RSS
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Measuring Up: Web Analytics Firm Monitors Engagement
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe updates LiveCycle process automation
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong gets a boost from Demand Media
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Ethan / OnoTech:
Jeff Weiner, CEO of Facebook?
Lloyd Emelle / 2pointhome.com:
How 2.0: Twittering Teddy Bear
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
HP MediaSmart Connect due in July for $349
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sue Decker's Email To Yahoo Employees On Weiner's Departure
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Browser Is The New Operating System
Discussion: WinExtra and Slashdot
 

 
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