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2:00 PM ET, June 22, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Trends For Websites Rocks, Unless You Want Data On Google  —  The new Google Trends product that measures website traffic (the old product simply measures search queries) is a great way to get data on website traffic.  It may not be perfect, but it's yet another data source …
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Fred / A VC:
Checking Out Google Trends For Websites  —  I need to start this post with an important disclosure.  I was on the Board of ComScore for nine years from the summer of 1999 until earlier this month.  And I am still a shareholder in ComScore through the Flatiron partnerships.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Does Facebook's Overseas Growth Matter?
Discussion: Mashable!, Webware.com and AppScout
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Peak Inside Google's Gmail Usability Lab  —  Nika Smith wrote a post on the Google blog today showing the evolution of Google chat before it launched in early 2006.  Google does extensive testing of new products using employees as guinea pigs (see our post on the pre-launch evolution of Gmail) …
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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Evolution of Gmail chat
Discussion: VentureBeat and Lockergnome
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Surviving the Net  —  Who controls TinyURL (or Snurl or other URL shortener) controls the high ground in the battle for the Internet platform.  Here's why: Our brains are wired to protect ourselves from threats to our food, oxygen, and water sources.  Most attacks on our supply chains come …
Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
The harsh reality of suburban broadband  —  Like millions of other Americans and many of New York City's “bridge and tunnel” crowd, I live in the 'burbs.  While I do a great deal of travel for my full time job, I am also classified as a “mobile” employee, so I'm not formally attached to an office …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Jessica Bown / Times of London:
The iPhone's shocking cost of international downloads  —  Using the Apple mobile to watch TV overseas could cost more than your break  —  The thousands of consumers planning to snap up a 3G iPhone when they go on sale next month could be hit with bills of thousands of pounds if they download music …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly  —  I consume a lot of information - all of it, digitally.  In fact, I recently completed the transition a 100% media green state.  I continue to use Gmail as a nerve center - my primary capture system.  But sometimes, I want to flag something quickly to review later.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Says It Doesn't Need Evidence to Convict Pirates  —  Threat Level reports that the MPAA now argues that it has the right to demand up to $150,000 in damages per illegally downloaded file, without having to proof that someone actually downloaded that file.  —  Yes we know, this doesn't make sense at all.
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
The Shootout Over Hidden Meanings in a Video Game  —  Prepared for Combat A scene from Metal Gear Solid 4.  Is there a message about American domination?  At right, real life in Iraq.  —  If there's a subject that's as contentious as war itself, it might be a video game about war.
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Predicting Where You'll Go and What You'll Like  —  THAT hoariest of real estate truisms — location, location, location — may soon be a clarion call for all sorts of businesses.  —  We're in the midst of a boom in devices that show where people are at any point in time.
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Sprint Treo 800w date confirmed: July 13th  —  A ways back we said the date for the much anticipated (well, for a few of us at least) Palm Treo 800w was July 22nd.  —  Then newer info popped up suggesting it got bumped to July 13th.  —  Looks like that latter date is turning out to be correct …
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Putting Prices Into Focus  —  Why We Have No Clue How Much Stuff Should Cost  —  The day Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone, I drove home from work nervous.  I imagine that lots of first-adopter-types felt a similar queasiness at the idea of walking through the front door and rationalizing …
 
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Eric Zeman / InformationWeek Weblog:
One-Quarter Of Current iPhone Users Upgraded From Motorola Razr
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell pushes back desktop XP cutoff date to June 26
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WWDC Snow Leopard and Safari 4 Screenshots
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
May Search Market Share Update: Crowd Sourcing Works!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Where In The World Is Jerry Yang?
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Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
IsoHunt adds 10.000 Free and Legal Albums
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