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10:55 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, Download Squad and TG Daily
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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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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Bits
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)
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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Chris Brennan / Philly.com:
Wireless Philadelphia may survive after all  —  A deal to save Wireless Philadelphia is expected to be announced today and the new owners are scheduled to speak about their plans tomorrow night in a forum on the future of affordable broadband-Internet access.
Discussion: DSLreports and dailywireless.org
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Eleventh Hour Rescue for Phila. Network?
Discussion: Philly.com
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 …
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 …
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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Rapper Ludacris Seeks New Musical Talent via Web or Cellphone  —  Rapper Ludacris, a.k.a. Christopher Bridges, has scaled the upper peaks of the music industry with platinum sales and a Grammy to show for his efforts.  Now he has a new game plan for finding the next generation of musical talent: the cellphone.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: young people happy to pay for music—on their terms  —  A new UK survey of people aged 14 to 24 finds that kids still love their music and are willing to pay for it—but only on their own terms.  —  The survey (PDF), sponsored by British Music Rights (which represents songwriters …
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iRobot launches Chemical Robots for the military
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Adobe Flash Coming To Apple's iPhone — Maybe, Someday (AAPL, ADBE)
BBC:
Firefox aims for download record
Discussion: Open Source
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba intros 12.1-inch Portege R500-S5007V with 128GB SSD
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Alex Wright / New York Times:
The Web Time Forgot  —  MONS, Belgium — On a fog-drizzled …
Discussion: Slashdot
PR Newswire:
Nokia Completes Trolltech Acquisition
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Create Your Own Flash Games At Sims Carnival
Discussion: Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for European Search Technology Center …
Discussion: The Register and paidContent
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Music blogs' network effect
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sue Decker's Email To Yahoo Employees On Weiner's Departure
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
11 Search Trends That May Disrupt Google
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ineligible AT&T Customers Need to Pay Full Price For iPhone 3G
 

 
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The Toast's publisher Nick Pavich explains contract changes, apologizes for rude tweets

 
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