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4:35 AM ET, July 1, 2008

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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
New deal makes “invisible” Flash content visible to search  —  Adobe, Google and Yahoo are about to make it easier to build rich multimedia websites in the Flash file format (SWF) without sacrificing any “Google juice” (and, um, whatever the Yahoo equivalent is).
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Improved Flash indexing  —  We've received numerous requests to improve our indexing of Adobe Flash files.  Today, Ron Adler and Janis Stipins—software engineers on our indexing team—will provide us with more in-depth information about our recent announcement that we've greatly improved our ability to index Flash.
The Official Google Blog:
Google learns to crawl Flash  —  Google has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content in Flash files of all kinds, from Flash menus, buttons and banners, to self-contained Flash websites.  Recently, we've improved the performance of this Flash indexing algorithm by integrating Adobe's Flash Player technology.
InfoWorld:
Adobe, Google, Yahoo enabling Flash searches  —  In a move that could add substantial volumes of Flash content to Internet search results, Adobe is working with Google and Yahoo to provide optimized Flash Player technology to enhance the searching of this content.
Adobe:
Adobe Advances Rich Media Search on the Web
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Once Nearly Invisible To Search Engines, Flash Files Can Now Be Found And Indexed
Discussion: Macworld
Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.4 update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, and 10.5.3 Leopard.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.  —  For information about security updates, please see this article.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Board and Investors Burn, While Everyone Else Fiddles  —  Could Ross Levinsohn and Jon Miller reinvent Yahoo (YHOO)?  What about OpenTable's Jeff Jordan?  Or various and sundry Google (GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT) execs?  —  It could happen.  —  That specific scenario of putting someone …
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Nate Westheimer / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Twitter Could Be Worth A Billion In A Year  —  Twitter's not going to make their money with advertising.  So how can they be a Billion Dollar Company in a year?  —  Twitter should take full advantage of their messaging platform, user base and user disposition to lead in the P2P mobile payments space …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Inside Microsoft's Internet Infrastructure & Its Plans For The Future  —  A few minutes after she delivered a speech at our Structure 08 conference in San Francisco, I caught up with Microsoft's corporate VP of global foundation services, Debra Chrapaty, for a video chat.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Report: half of prospective smartphone buyers eying iPhone 3G  —  In a sign of “unprecedented pent-up demand” for the upcoming iPhone 3G, investment bank RBC Capital Markets says its own proprietary study has revealed that more than half of consumers who are in the market for a smartphone intend …
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Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed iPhone interface  —  We just launched a specialized iPhone interface for FriendFeed.  When you visit friendfeed.com in your iPhone browser, you will get the new interface automatically:  —  For all of you without iPhones, you can check out the site at http://friendfeed.com/i.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google and the Anti-Obama Bloggers  —  Added comment from one of the bloggers who was shut down by Google.)  —  Did Google use its network of online services to silence critics of Barack Obama?  That was the question buzzing on a corner of the blogosphere over the last few days …
Todd / Netflix Community Blog:
Profiles feature NOT going away  —  For users of Profiles, I have good news to report: we will keep the feature with no plans to discontinue it.  —  We were persuaded by the well-reasoned, sincere responses of loyal members who very much value this feature.
Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
Nikon D700 presentation video revealed early, it's very nice  —  We've been teased with the inevitable launch of the Nikon D700 DSLR, but it looks like our introduction is pretty much here with the nascent of a product presentation video that's supposed to hit the internets tomorrow.
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Affiliate Advertising Network, Courtesy of DoubleClick  —  Amazon, watch out.  Earlier today, Google launched an affiliate ad network.  Or, rather, it rebranded Performics, the affiliate ad network that came along with its purchase of DoubleClick, as the “Google Affiliate Network.”
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
eBay Has To Pay $63m Because A French Court Doesn't Know A Platform From A User  —  A few weeks ago, we pointed out that a French court had made a very bad ruling, blaming eBay for actions of its users.  The case involved the sale of counterfeit goods from LVMH.
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile bumping per-text rates again
Nokia:
Nokia welcomes Warner Music Group to Comes With Music
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware v2.40 FAQ
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Exclusive: Official ZEN X-Fi Pictures and Features exposed
Discussion: I4U News and Engadget
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
AP took it to the wire but needs to rethink its role
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BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers on July 25th!
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News Corp Consolidates All Fox Interactive Employees Into New Facility
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Austin Modine / The Register:
Family Guy creator's sellout to Google almost complete
Calley Nye / TechCrunch:
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Microsoft:
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An iPhone with a keyboard?
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