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6:55 PM 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 …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Is This Steve Jobs's Memphis Mansion? … Could this 7,500 square foot mansion at 36 Morningside Place in Memphis be Steve Jobs's new mansion?  —  Jobs has reportedly bought a large residence in Memphis after receiving a liver transplant in March at one of the city's hospitals.
Discussion: Forbes
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
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features  —  Firefox 3.5 is a pretty substantial update to the popular open-source browser, and it's just around the corner.  See what features, fixes, and clever new tools are worth getting excited about in the next big release.  —  UPDATE: A previous version of this list …
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments  —  Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.  —  What some fail to realize, though …
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
It Really Should Have Been Called The iPhone 3G V - For Video  —  Disclosure: I have not bought an iPhone 3G S — I'm still unsure if I will.  Apple gave me a review unit to play with for 60 days.  —  So, I've now had a full day with the latest iPhone, the 3G S. So far, so good.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent, Thanks:atul
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Google Opens Up Digital-Education Portal  —  With Agencyland, Search Giant Hoping Shops Will Be Hot for Teacher  —  NEW YORK ( — Google has spent a lot of time in the past few years trying to quell fears it's out to disintermediate advertising agencies.
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Apple Issuing $30 iTunes Store Credit For iPhone 3GS/AT&T Activation Snafu  —  Following iPhone 3GS/AT&T activation delays that were in some cases 48 hours long, Apple has allegedly responded with a $30 “We're sorry” gift that will be good at the iTunes Store on Monday.
Financial Times:
Google executives to appear before Milan court  —  By Vincent Boland in Milan and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Four executives from Google, the internet search company, are to appear before a Milan court on Tuesday in a trial that could have significant implications for internet privacy and the future of video-sharing websites.
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
AdSense: The (Weak) Elephant in the Room  —  A few years ago, we spoke of the “AdSense Economy.”  It was so simple.  Create a website, slap on an AdSense widget, and voila: “Insta-biz.”  Wow!  Who knew business could be so simple?  AdSense was proof of Google's genius …
Jane Hodges / New York Times:
Seattle's New High-Tech Hub  —  OF all the neighborhoods that lie along Seattle's Lake Union, the industrial district known as South Lake Union seems to have languished the longest.  With nothing but boat and auto retailers, modest homes and takeout joints, few visitors ventured there, except perhaps to shop at the flagship REI store.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
IPhone 3G S plagued by sound issues?  —  Are you enjoying your brand new iPhone 3G S?  Did you get a 16GB or a 32GB?  Well, that won't matter if people are experiencing what we are.  There seems to a problem with sound files on the 3G S and the result after they're triggered.
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.
Simon / Bloggasm:
Tweets coming out of Iran are retweeted an average of 57.8 times
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