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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3: New front in the browser war  —  Mozilla plans to release Firefox 3 on Tuesday, and the open-source project is opening a new front in the browser wars.  —  As the Web transforms from a static repository of content into a foundation for applications such as word processors and graphics editors …
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.
Michael Calore / webmonkey:
Why You Should Download Firefox 3 Right Now  —  Firefox 3 — available for download at 10am PDT Tuesday — is the culmination of a two-year quest to build the best browser ever.  And while it's not perfect, it comes pretty close.  —  The open-source web browser is the fastest and most secure version of Firefox yet.
Discussion: Salon, GMSV and F-Secure Antivirus …
BBC:
Firefox aims for download record  —  Version 3 of the popular Firefox web browser is going on general release on 17 June.  —  Wide take-up of the new version would further boost the market share of the browser which is currently used by about 15% of net users.
Discussion: Open Source
Michael Horowitz / Defensive Computing:
Hold off on Firefox version 3
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Adobe Flash Coming To Apple's iPhone — Maybe, Someday (AAPL, ADBE)  —  Adobe's Flash animation/video player, missing from the 3G iPhone that Apple unveiled last week, could still make its way to Apple's phone sooner or later, via the iPhone's third-party apps program.  If Apple lets it get there.
Mike Saviage / Seeking Alpha:
Adobe F2Q08 (Qtr End 5/30/08) Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Lockergnome and iLounge
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 (MSFT) to buy Yahoo (YHOO) was over, once Yahoo signed on with Google …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Associated Press: Fair Use Limits You To Four Words; Five Words Costs $12.50  —  As we wait with bated breath for the Associated Press to come down from the mountain with its own rules for “fair use for bloggers,” Patrick Nielsen Hayden gives us a sense of what the AP considers fair use (found via Boing Boing).
Discussion: p2pnet, ContentBlogger and MediaShift
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Associated Press expects you to pay to license 5-word quotations …
Discussion: Making Light
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Joost CEO: We've Figured It Out This Time  —  Two years ago, in the wake of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, Joost was suposed to solve a very 2006 dilemma: Fearful media companies wanted to distribute their video over the Internet, but didn't know how they'd do it.  —  But that was then.
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 …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Hulu is kicking Youtube's Ass  —  It is coming up on 2 years post my declaration that only a moron would buy Youtube and that Google was crazy for actually going through with it.  —  In that period of time, while Youtube traffic has skyrocketed, they have been steadfast in their admission …
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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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft to Build Search Technology Center in Europe  —  Ever since the Yahoo! acquisition deal fell through, many have wondered what Microsoft will do to make headway in the search market.  Shortly after, they launched Cashback, which seemed to indicate a dedication to build search internally.
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
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Meraj Chhaya / PhoneReport v2.0:
HTC: Google Android Q4, Windows Mobile 7 Q1 09  —  At the HTC Touch Diamond launch in South Africa, I had the opportunity to have a little chat with Kevin Chen, General Manager of HTC for MEA and CIS.  Besides having an in-depth explanation on the innovations that the Touch Diamond brings …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MySpace spammer shrugs off $6 million penalty  —  MySpace has won yet another victory against a spammer that used the popular social networking service to send out thousands of unsolicited commercial messages to its members.  Colorado native Scott Richter and his company, Media Breakaway LLC …
Discussion: TechSpot
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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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Millennials: Will they really reinvent IT?  —  I'm having a bit of a Millennials moment.  I'm sick of the coverage about Millennials, also known as Generation Y. Here's the story line: Generation Y will change the world as the first digital natives.  They will change business practices and IT as we know it.
 
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
comScore: Video Views Drop in April
Discussion: Web Scout
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
IBM won't open source DB2. Is this a surprise?
Discussion: Open Sources
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Court Denies Yahoo Holders Expedited Case
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Open source has yet to learn it pays to advertise
Discussion: LinuxInsider and The Open Road
Dominic White / Telegraph:
O2 sees interest soars for lower-price iPhone
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
DJ Arrested For Selling Pre-Release Promo CDs On eBay
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Last.fm adds Universal's music videos
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
EA Still Trying To Wait Out Take-Two. It May Be Working
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Local investors to rescue Philly wi-fi
Alex Wright / New York Times:
The Web Time Forgot  —  MONS, Belgium — On a fog-drizzled …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: young people happy to pay for music—on their terms
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Glam Media to Announce Acquisition
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Brightcove refreshes with brand new service and new focus
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Music blogs' network effect
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