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9:35 AM ET, June 27, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Offer iTunes Remote Control App for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Apple released a pre-release version of iTunes 7.7 for developers tonight.  In the Read Me of the iTunes installer is a hint at a previously unannounced iPhone/iPod Touch application:
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Microsoft to buy semantic search engine Powerset for $100M plus  —  Microsoft, the software giant flush with billions of dollars in its warchest, has agreed to buy Silicon Valley semantic search engine Powerset, we've learned.  —  The purchase price is rumored to be slightly more than $100 million.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Microsoft To Buy Powerset? Not Just Yet.
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
Updates and Bug Fixes for June 26th  —  Today's Blogger release is a big one for Blogger in Draft.  Let's lead off with the quick stuff:  — Google Gadget integration continues to improve, with better editing of gadget preferences.  — The new look for the Dashboard has seen a handful of tweaks …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Major Update for Google's Blogger  —  It's raining with features in the experimental version of Blogger, available at http://draft.blogger.com.  To try these new features, it's a good idea to visit Draft Blogger and temporarily enable “Make Blogger in Draft my default dashboard” at the top of the page.
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
New Feature: Embedded Comment Form
Discussion: The Blog Herald and ParisLemon
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Google enters the PC to TV arena  —  Google today made its own contribution to solving the PC to TV problem with the release of Google Media Server.  The Windows-only software works in conjunction with Google's desktop search application - Google Desktop - to locate various media (photos …
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David Garcia / Inside Google Desktop:
From the desktop to your TV  —  In the old days, we used to watch a simple device called a television.  Nowadays, all the stuff worth watching and listening to tends to be stored on or accessed through a computer.  To help remedy this, we are pleased to release the Google Media Server.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ten Reasons Why Vista Isn't That Bad  —  Of all the ware Microsoft churns out from its sweatshop of “lightning bolt, lightning bolt” nerds, Windows is the one most inexorably tied to the public image of the company.  As Bill Gates leaves the building, we look back on the last baby birthed …
Marcelo Almeida / Zone-H syndication:
ICANN AND IANA DOMAINS HIJACKED BY TURKISH CRACKERS  —  The ICANN and IANA websites were defaced earlier today by a Turkish group called “NetDevilz”.  ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers.  These include domain names …
Discussion: Zero Day and Dancho Danchev's Blog
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
.confusion: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
Discussion: TidBITS, Valleywag and CircleID
Naomi Gleit / Blog do Facebook:
He/She/They: Grammar and Facebook.  —  As Facebook grows in other languages, we are learning a lot about what the “Facebook Experience” is like for people around the world.  One of the first challenges was getting words that are really long in other languages to fit on the screen properly.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Verizon's fiber guru talks strategy  —  There's no question that Verizon Communications hit a home run with its aggressive fiber strategy.  —  The fiber-to-the-home network called Fios has enabled Verizon to supercharge broadband speeds and compete against cable in the TV market.
Discussion: DSLreports
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tests the New iGoogle  —  Announced in April, the new version of iGoogle that brings social applications is tested in a small number of randomly selected Google accounts.  —  The new iGoogle places the tabs on the left-hand side of the page and you can expand the tabs to see the list …
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Most Powerful Visualization System Ever Is Faster than 600 Consoles  —  What you see here is not a simple array of LCD displays.  This is NASA's hyperwall-2, the world's highest resolution visualization system.  At 23 by 10 feet wide, hyperwall-2 uses 128 screens driven by 128 graphic processing units …
Discussion: Engadget and WinBeta
Financial Times:
New king of the US wireless jungle says he is hunter, not prey  —  Ivan Seidenberg is getting irritated.  The combative chairman and chief executive of Verizon Communications bridles at suggestions that the seemingly inexorable consolidation of the telecoms industry could one day swallow up his own company.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
InfoWorld:
Survey: 8 in 10 businesses now using Macs  —  Nearly 80 percent of businesses have Macs in-house, nearly double the number that said they had users running Mac OS X two years ago, a research firm said Thursday.  —  “Then we were talking about onesies and twosies,” said Laura DiDio …
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac, Labnotes and Digg
Nokia:
Nokia injects individuality and style into new Supernova range  —  Espoo, Finland - Recognizing that no one style fits all, Nokia today unveiled a new range of products to let consumers express their personal styles on a number of levels ranging from stylish designs, to personalization through vibrantly hued exchangeable covers.
 
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J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Microsoft To Buy Mobile Services Company MobiComp
Discussion: WMExperts and PalmAddicts
Rob Stacey / Google Mobile Blog:
New Google search results pages for BlackBerry users
Discussion: My Blog Posts
K.C. Jones / InformationWeek:
Government Search Engine Expands With Vivisimo
comScore:
Americans Conducted Nearly 7 Million Searches for the Apple iPhone …
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Feds: We are ready for IPv6 D-Day
Discussion: Cheap Hack and CircleID
PR Newswire:
Garmin(R) Introduces New and Improved Astro(R) GPS Dog Tracking Collar
Discussion: DVICE, Engadget, Ubergizmo and Gearlog
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
WHERE TO RUN THE ONE MACHINE?
Jose Fermoso / Gadget Lab:
USC Lab Creates 3-D Holographic Displays, Brings TIE Fighters to Life
Discussion: OhGizmo!
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Palm Loss Is Wider Than Estimated as BlackBerry Gains
Market Wire:
DXG Launches the DXG-567V HD Camcorder With Easy Upload to YouTube …
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo and Engadget
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Internal AT&T Memo Indicates Groundbreaking iPhone 3G Feature: MMS
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Tries Tighter Aim for Web Ads
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
MICROSOFT.COM POWERED BY HYPER-V
Russ Mitchell / Portfolio.com:
Yahoo's Loser Board
Discussion: Valleywag
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Online Video Ads Finally Find Their Niche
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
I've Seen the Future, and It Has a Kill Switch
Discussion: PSFK, Boing Boing and Xconomy
 

 
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