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8:15 AM ET, June 21, 2009

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the WSJ's Report That Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant  —  [This piece combines into a single narrative and expands upon three shorter pieces I posted immediately after this news broke Friday night.]  —  Friday night around midnight, The Wall Street Journal published a report headlined …
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Joe Wilcox:
Steve Jobs' Return is Still Vaporware  —  I could copy and past my June 5 post, “Steve Jobs' Return is Vaporware,” in response to the story.  Once again, WSJ reporters Yukari Iwatani Kane and Joann Lublin recount information that could only have come from Apple and, again, timing is to the company's strategic benefit.
Discussion: The Loop
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Second source reports Jobs liver transplant in Tennessee  —  CNBC, almost exactly 24 hours after the WSJ, published their take on the Steve Jobs liver transplant operation.  Result: Exact same information.  They also threw in that he had flown to Memphis in late March - which could be obtained from his personal jet flight logs.
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Daring Fireball
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Jobs Had Liver Transplant
Arn / Touch Arcade:
Full Commodore 64 Emulator Rejected from App Store  —  iPhone developer Manomio has been secretly working on a major App Store project for the past year that has just been completed, but may never see the light of day in its current form.  Readers may remember Manomio as the developer behind …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Twitter on the Barricades: Six Lessons Learned  —  Political revolutions are often closely linked to communication tools.  The American Revolution wasn't caused by the proliferation of pamphlets, written to whip colonists into a frenzy against the British.  But it sure helped.
Discussion: textually.org and techPresident
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Simon / Bloggasm:
Tweets coming out of Iran are retweeted an average of 57.8 times
Discussion: Beet.TV
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Click Fraud Enraging Advertisers  —  Facebook has a big revenue target this year - $550 million, according to investors who were pitched in the last round of funding.  That's nearly twice 2008 revenues of $280 million.  —  A big part of that revenue comes from cost-per-click advertising from small self serve advertisers.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
iPhone 3G S Hardware Can Record 720p Video, so Why Doesn't It?  —  Here's a question: If you're building a video-capable successor to the wildly successful iPhone 3G and you choose new hardware that supports 720p-resolution video recording, then why do you cripple it to just VGA resolution?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Adding value in the new news ecosystem  —  How can and should news organizations and others add value to the new news ecosystem that is being used in the Iran story?  —  Or to put the question another way: The New York Times keeps talking about how expensive its Baghdad bureau is and what a fix we'd be in without it.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Conversation Agent
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Jailbreak Now Available for iPhone OS 3.0, But Not for iPhone 3GS  —  We knew this was coming, but it's good to know that hackers can still get into the iPhone OS so easily: PwnageTool for Mac OS X is now available for iPhone OS 3.0.  Here are the details.  [Updated]
Sam Allen / Dot Net Perls:
Chrome and Firefox 3.5 Memory Usage  —  Problem.  You are interested in how the Google Chrome 3.0 Dev, Firefox 3.5 RC, Safari 4.0 for Windows, and Opera 10b web browsers manage memory on the Windows Vista operating system over moderate usage, such as with 150 top web sites.
Discussion: Web Browsers and WinBeta
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Ziff Davis to shut down ExtremeTech web site  —  It's time to mourn another casualty in the media world.  Ziff Davis plans to shut down the ExtremeTech web site in the coming week or so.  The staff will be let go and Ziff Davis will circle the wagons around other sites such as PCMag Network …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flip Has Little Chance In An iPhone World  —  As successful as Pure Digital has been with their Flip line of video cameras - selling $150 million worth of them last year - they face a new type of threat that they can't defeat.  The video capable iPhone, and video mobile phones in general …
 
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