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12:00 PM ET, June 18, 2008

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reddit:
reddit goes open source  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're open sourcing reddit.  We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step.  When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Digg this: Reddit goes open source  —  In the arena of crowd voting sites there is Digg and then there is everyone else.  Every once in a while a challenger will come up that looks promising, but it fades away.  —  For a while that was Netscape (now called Propeller), then it was Mixx …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:   Conde Nast's Reddit goes open-source
Brent Csutoras:
REDDIT'S SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT JUST GOT TAGGED
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
PR Newswire:
Microsoft Announces Acquisition of Navic Networks  —  Navic enables Microsoft to work with industry partners to optimize the delivery and placement of television advertising.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Navic Networks, a leading provider of television advertising solutions.
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Grabs Navic, Stalks Google TV (MSFT, GOOG)  —  At some point, someone is going to figure out targeted, Google-style TV advertising.  Startups and ad agency holding companies are trying their hands at it.  So are the cable operators and Google (GOOG) itself.  Now Microsoft (MSFT) is, too.
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Microsoft Buys Navic for TV Push  —  Software giant makes ‘commitment to emerging media’  —  CANNES, FRANCE Shaking off the sting of its collapsed deal with Yahoo!, Microsoft bought addressable TV player Navic Networks in a deal that will extend its ad platform to television.
In Pursuit of Mysteries:
IE Sends Mozilla a New Cake for Firefox 3  —  4699 people have read this post.  —  Sean from Microsoft came by just a few minutes ago to drop off a cake for the Internet Explorer team.  As people may recall, the IE team sent Mozilla a cake after Firefox 2 shipped and it seems that they wanted to continue the tradition.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Lockergnome and Gizmodo
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Firefox Reaches Its Goal Despite Site Problems  —  When the final version of Firefox 3 became available yesterday, it seemed they were going to have a hard time reaching their goal of five million downloads - an arbitrary number, since the record for most software downloads in 24 hours didn't exist before …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast  —  Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.  —  According to Net Applications, which monitors browser usage at major Web sites, Firefox 3 rapidly ascended …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechBlog and Web Scout
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Stewart Butterfield's bizarre resignation letter to Yahoo  —  Stewart Butterfield, the cantankerous cofounder of Flickr, has, as we've noted, tendered his resignation to Yahoo, as has wife and cofounder Caterina Fake.  The two recently celebrated, along with Flickr's other original employees …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog and WebProNews
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Co-founders Join Mass Exodus From Yahoo  —  Photo sharing site Flickr is one of the leading lights of Yahoo - but cofounders (and husband/wife team) Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield won't be around to keep driving the product forward.  They are both joining the mass exodus of executives from the company.
Verizon:
Verizon Extends Groundbreaking 50/20 Mbps FiOS Internet Service to Entire FiOS Footprint  —  Verizon President and COO Denny Strigl Announces Groundbreaking 50/20 and 20/20 Mbps FiOS Internet Services Will Be Available to More Than 10 Million Homes and Small Businesses
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
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Karl / DSLreports:
50Mbps, 20/20Mbps FiOS Tiers Hit All Markets …
Discussion: Electronista
InfoWorld:
Microsoft unaware of reported China investigation  —  Microsoft said it is unaware of an investigation into whether the company unfairly dominates China's software market as reported by the country's state media on Wednesday.  —  “Microsoft is unaware of any investigation but is always willing …
Discussion: Slashdot
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Agence France Presse:
China in anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft
Discussion: All about Microsoft and WinBeta
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is LinkedIn Worth $1 Billion?  —  LinkedIn Worth $1 billion?  — I think so  — It is seriously overvalued  — I don't care either way.  —  The big news tonight is business social network LinkedIn raised $53 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1 billion.
Discussion: Beyond Search and broadstuff
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘New York Times’ goes social with TimesPeople  —  CNET News.com's Caroline McCarthy interviews two NYTimes.com  —  software engineers for a video in collaboration with Beet.tv.  —  (Credit: Beet.tv)  —  The New York Times has added a new feature to its Web site that takes a few cues …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Nokia to launch advertising ‘ad labs’  —  Nokia is to open a series of “Ad Labs” to train traditional advertising agency staff in the “black art” of mobile advertising in a bid to more rapidly unlock the potential of the nascent £1bn sector.  —  The mobile phone producer's new Ad Labs …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Hands-free laws a boon for Bluetooth  —  A flurry of new state laws making it illegal for people to drive while holding a cell phone is expected to be a bonanza for Bluetooth, a wireless technology that lets devices communicate with each other.  —  Connecticut, New Jersey and New York …
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Movie theaters join fight against MPAA's anti-DVR initiative
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
This Is The New EMI? …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware (v2.36) coming soon, (v2.40) to include trophies, in-game XMB
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Sprint: Samsung Instinct Will Be Cheap $129
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Electronista
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Social gaming design - Bartle types versus Web 2.0 participation pyramid
InfoWorld:
Wine open source emulation software pops its cork
Discussion: PC World and Startup Meme
Ian Youngs / BBC:
Kid Rock boycotts iTunes over pay
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Connecting The Dots Of The Web Revolution
 Earlier Items: 
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Irony: If Google Can't Reach Your Robots.txt File, It Might Not List Your Site
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM wins supercomputing bakeoff; Playstation chips rule; Intel dominates HPC
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
OurSignal: Mashup of Digg, Reddit, Delicious and HackerNews
Daniel Langendorf / ReadWriteWeb:
The Coming World of Mobile Sensors
Discussion: Webware.com and GottaBeMobile
John Chan / CNET News.com:
Experiencing Google's Android
Pete Bratach / Facebook Developers:
New Profile Design Update, and New Metrics
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Skype 4.0 Beta: It's All About Video
 

 
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