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9:30 PM ET, June 20, 2009

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Wall Street Journal:
Jobs Had Liver Transplant  —  Apple Chief on Track to Return to Work at End of June; No. 2 May Expand Role  —  Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago.
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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
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Barron's Rumor From April on Jobs Moving to Memphis  —  Several readers sent this Barron's Tech Trader Daily link to me when it was new, but I decided against linking to it because it was just so sketchily sourced.  This rumor from April had Jobs moving to Tennessee for medical treatment …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog:
Steve Jobs May be in Memphis
Discussion: Forbes
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Not Only Was Steve Jobs Sick, He Had A Liver Transplant.
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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 …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Twitter on the Barricades in Iran: 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: Bloggasm and techPresident
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]
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S data isn't really faster than the 3G's in Chicago  —  There's been talk the last couple days about the fact that there really isn't anywhere in the States to take advantage of the blazing 7.2Mbps downlink connection supported by the iPhone 3G S — except for one great hope …
Discussion: TUAW and Joystiq
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.
David Brooks / Nashuatelegraph.com:
Woman wins fight against music biz  —  dbrooks@nashuatelegraph.com  —  A Hudson woman won her fight with the recording industry over alleged illegal music downloads, thanks partly to a report from a Dartmouth professor that cast doubt on whether her computer was involved.
Fred / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
ASCAP Wants To Be Paid When Your Phone Rings  —  ASCAP (the same folks who went after Girl Scouts for singing around a campfire) appears to believe that every time your musical ringtone rings in public, you're violating copyright law by “publicly performing” it without a license.
Discussion: textually.org
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL's PoliticsDaily Quickly Surpasses Rival Politico, MediaGlow Sites Continue To Grow  —  AOL's new political news and blog site, PoliticsDaily.com has surpassed rival Politico.com in unique visits in May, after being launched only a month and a half ago.  According to May's comScore results …
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