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10:50 AM ET, June 18, 2008


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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Open Sources
Brent Csutoras:
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Power User's Guide to Firefox 3  —  You already know about Firefox 3's marquee new features, but now it's time to dig deep and unearth the shortcuts, tweaks, and even Easter eggs that Mozilla marketing doesn't mention.  In honor of today's official release of Firefox 3—at 10AM Pacific Time …
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:   Sweet plugin: Microsoft Cake 2.0 for Firefox 3
Associated Press:   Firefox 3 Web browser is now out as free download
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
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.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Stewart Butterfield's bizarre resignation letter to Yahoo
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Microsoft steps big into TV ad world
Discussion: Startup Meme and
John Chan / CNET
Experiencing Google's Android  —  Google may have put to rest the notion that it will be creating a Google phone, but there's still quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Android platform that it is championing.  Among the companies that have signed on with its Open Handset Alliance …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Irony: If Google Can't Reach Your Robots.txt File, It Might Not List Your Site  —  I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable this morning that Google said if your robots.txt is unreachable, your site might not make it into the Google index.  By unreachable, Google means that if your server simply times …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Preliminary autopsy results on Mozilla's Download Day ...  Mozilla's Guinness World Record attempt “Download Day” is still ongoing, but things got off to a shaky start yesterday.  It seems that distributing popular (and much hyped) software doesn't go hand-in-hand with record attempts.
Discussion: TechBlog and Netcraft
Agence France Presse:
China in anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft  —  BEIJING (AFP) - China has begun an anti-monopoly investigation into US giant Microsoft and several other global software firms, the country's intellectual property watchdog said Wednesday.  —  The development comes with Microsoft already embroiled …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and WinBeta
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Skype 4.0 Beta: It's All About Video  —  Skype is getting a major, much-needed upgrade: Skype 4.0.  President Josh Silverman calls it the “biggest new release in Skype's history.”  The new software client, which which will be released here in beta tomorrow (for Windows only), takes up the whole screen.
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
OurSignal: Mashup of Digg, Reddit, Delicious and HackerNews  —  OurSignal is the latest site from the makers of CushyCMS, designed to bring you the freshest and most popular news from across the Web.  It's a mashup of several social bookmarking sites focused on news, including reddit, digg, delicious and hackernews.
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: DSLreports, Engadget and Gizmodo
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
New York Times goes social with TimesPeople  —  CNET's Caroline McCarthy, interviews two software engineers for a video.  —  (Credit:  —  The New York Times has added a new feature to its Web site that takes a few cues from Facebook and Digg: TimesPeople, now in beta.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Boing Boing and DigiDave
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhones Could Drive a Third of Apple's Revenue Next Year
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Mac Unit Sales Grew 50% In May
Discussion: Infinite Loop and iLounge
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
David Kravets / Threat Level:
RIAA Defends Refiling Contested Piracy Case With New Judge
Discussion: DailyTech and p2pnet
Wall Street Journal:
Spielberg, India Firm Near Deal to Ally With DreamWorks
Tris Hussey / Maple Leaf 2.0:
Third Tuesday Vancouver: Social Media for Social Change (Guest Post)
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Connecting The Dots Of The Web Revolution
 Earlier Items: 
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM wins supercomputing bakeoff; Playstation chips rule; Intel dominates HPC
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Skills shortage hits games firms
Chris Williams / The Register:
Phorm failed to mention ‘illegal’ trials at Home Office meeting in 2007
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Rainbow-colored Results for “Gay”
Daniel Langendorf / ReadWriteWeb:
The Coming World of Mobile Sensors
Discussion: and GottaBeMobile
Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
Video Of Garmin Nuvifone In Action
Spector: ‘One Hundred Hour Games Are On The Way Out’
Pete Bratach / Facebook Developers:
New Profile Design Update, and New Metrics