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10:30 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  —  Firefox 3 will be released today which makes today Firefox Download Day 2008.  —  To build its user base, Mountain View-based Mozilla will attempt a Guinness World's Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Download Squad
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
The History of Firefox 1.0 to 3.0 in Screenshots
Discussion: Digg
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Short List of Yahoo CEOs (Sorry Jerry, But Fortune Favors the Prepared)  —  Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has asked for it. although he has gone all-kittenish now, after realizing his scheme to get Microsoft to buy Yahoo was over, once Yahoo signed on with Google to outsource some of its ad search business.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time To Stem The Yahoo Bleed, Jerry  —  Having passed on a $35 exit bonanza by blowing the Microsoft deal, Yahoo (YHOO) now appears to have returned to its previous path of death by a thousand cuts.  Specifically, the firm appears to have implemented a hiring freeze, suggesting that current business is weak …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
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:
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 on 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
Discussion: Deitte.com and Mashable!
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Wants a Piece of Move's Long-Form Market
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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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 …
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.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Bits
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Search Read Items in Google Reader  —  One of the most useful features that is missing in Google Reader is a way to search the items you've read in the past.  This is useful, since Google Reader's search results are sorted by date and it may be difficult to find an article published two years ago.
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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.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
To avoid Flash lock-in, Apple looks at SproutCore  —  Apple, continuing its reliance on open-source technologies, is using an open-source project called SproutCore to provide rich Internet applications like its new MobileMe service.  —  The idea is to use to keep Apple from being …
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
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba intros 12.1-inch Portege R500-S5007V with 128GB SSD
Alex Wright / New York Times:
The Web Time Forgot  —  MONS, Belgium — On a fog-drizzled …
Discussion: Slashdot
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: young people happy to pay for music—on their terms
PR Newswire:
Nokia Completes Trolltech Acquisition
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Glam Media to Announce Acquisition
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Create Your Own Flash Games At Sims Carnival
Discussion: Mashable!
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for European Search Technology Center …
Discussion: The Register and paidContent
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Music blogs' network effect
Discussion: paidContent.org
 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
FAQ: XP deathwatch, T minus 2 weeks
Discussion: Slashdot and Engadget
Bill Ray / The Register:
Microsoft chases satnav market
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight
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 and Pulse 2.0
Lloyd Emelle / 2pointhome.com:
How 2.0: Twittering Teddy Bear
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sue Decker's Email To Yahoo Employees On Weiner's Departure
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight