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6:20 PM ET, June 14, 2009

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James Doran / New York Post:
FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE  —  SOURCES: SERGEY ORDERS BING STUDY  —  You'd think nothing would get under the skin of search giant Google.  —  But co-founder Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft's rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top engineers to work on urgent upgrades …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Dear CNN, Please Check Twitter for News About Iran  —  The western world's most feared government is shaking with insurrection in the streets after a contested election and the leading name in news, CNN, is shockingly absent from the story.  Twitter, meanwhile, is how Iranians are communicating with the outside world.
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Video: Nokia E72 accidentally makes an early appearance on YouTube  —  Nokia Conversations, a blog officially run by Nokia (NYSE: NOK), accidentally posted a video to YouTube that showcases the Nokia E72.  It looks very similar to the E71, but has a 5 megapixel camera.
Trooper P / Crunchpad Fans:
CrunchPad Prototype Unboxing Caught on Youtube  —  Straight from the sounds of the tweets, a Youtube video of the CrunchPad prototype unboxing has been spotted.  —  Loic Le Meur, the Seesmic.com founder who has close ties with Michael Arrington, posted the video of what looks …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice's Secret Weapon: Number Portability  —  Google Voice, formerly GrandCentral, is a seriously heavyweight product.  When it relaunched in March, just a couple of months ago, we gave Google Voice a glowing review.  —  Once you've jumped in head first to the product it will straighten out your phone life forever.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Calendar Gadgets Appearing  —  Andrew Pariser emails in a surprise finding in Google Calendar (if by any chance you're able to reproduce this - I'm not - please comment): … [Thanks Andrew and Tony!]  —  Update: As noted in the comments, you can try disable all CSS on the page …
Discussion: Mashable! and TheNextWeb.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
For TechCrunch, Twitter = Traffic (A Statistical Breakdown)  —  Some people use Twitter to organize street protests in Tehran.  Some people use it to share their daily thoughts and observation.  But it is increasingly becoming clear that one of the most common ways people use Twitter …
Discussion: Harry Chen's Roving Mind, Thanks:bobcaswell
Jim Cowie / CircleID:
A Closer Look at Iran's State of Internet, Strange Transit Changes in Wake of Controversial Election  —  Many media sources have reported outages in Iranian mobile networks and Internet services in the wake of Friday's controversial elections.  We took a look at the state of Iranian Internet transit …
Discussion: New York Times
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Do Facebook Vanity URLs Equals Kill Twitter Vol. 2?  —  This past Friday, Facebook started issuing vanity URLs to its 200 million plus community.  It was a big change for the social networking company that has so far used unique numerical identifications to identify its members.
Christopher Dawson / ZDNet:
Google could take a lesson from Bing on porn  —  There...I've said it.  I'm filled with self-loathing for saying it, but Bing's new approach (and the speed with which they rolled it out) is a model for easy avenues to block objectionable content.  How many schools/libraries block …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:blogfisher
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Browsers Cache YouTube Videos  —  YouTube managed to achieve something incredible: browsers now cache YouTube videos and you can load the same video multiple times from the local cache.  Try to go to a YouTube video, wait until the video is buffered and then reload the page.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Seeding Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L14)  —  It seems there will be at least one more Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) update before we see Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) arrive this fall.  Apple has begun seeding Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L14) to Mac developers.  —  The new version of Mac OS X 10.5.8 offers …
Discussion: Edible Apple
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Secret war on web crooks revealed  —  The people who run the world's internet systems are a rather secretive bunch.  —  Three times a year, senior technical officers from companies such as Google, Yahoo, AT&T, Comcast and Verizon meet to discuss ways of stopping the internet from being swamped …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With NPR On Process Journalism
Discussion: On The Media, Thanks:dwr
Rosanna Tamburri / globecampus.ca:
The computer ate my homework
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zuck: Facebook's Future Is Not As A Web Site
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Hey, Just a Minute (or Why Google Isn't Twitter)