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10:05 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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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 …
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Brightcove refreshes with brand new service and new focus  —  Today Brightcove, one of the first RIA companies and one of the first to use Flex, announced that they've overhauled their service and dubbed it Brightcove 3.  The primary goal of the new Brightcove is to provide better support for …
Discussion: Beet.TV
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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.
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.
Business Wire:
EA Extends Expiration Date for Take-Two Offer to July 18, 2008  —  REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA") (NASDAQ:ERTS - News) announced today that it has extended its tender offer for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock (including …
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: Philly.com and DSLreports
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!
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.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Glam Media to Announce Acquisition  —  Glam Media, the largest U.S. Web property aimed at women, plans to announce Tuesday that it has acquired London-based digital-marketing firm Monetise Ltd. to jumpstart its global ad-selling.  Within a year, Glam says it will have ad operations up and running …
 
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PR Newswire:
Nokia Completes Trolltech Acquisition
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
Adam Lasnik / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for European Search Technology Center …
Discussion: The Register
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Music blogs' network effect
Discussion: paidContent.org and hypebot
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
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Feedly Brings New Social Experience to Start Page, Leveraging RSS
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
Discussion: paidContent.org
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Video to Drive 50% of Net Traffic
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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Sony Pictures could lose $75M on “The Interview”, which cost $44M to make, $30M to promote

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