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2:40 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 …
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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.
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Second source reports Jobs liver transplant in Tennessee
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Daring Fireball
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
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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?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S data isn't really faster than the 3G's in Chicago
Discussion: TUAW and Joystiq
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
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.
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.
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 broadstuff
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Simon / Bloggasm:
Tweets coming out of Iran are retweeted an average of 57.8 times
Discussion: Beet.TV
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Who rules real-time search?  A look at 11 contenders  —  Real-time search engines have proliferated over the last month, with a series of launches from start-ups like Topsy, almost.at and Scoopler.  The companies are hoping to edge in on a space that Google co-founder Larry Page has admitted is a weakness for the search giant.
Discussion: ResearchBuzz and digg.com, Thanks:stopthespam
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 …
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Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Digg brainstorming new communications tool for users
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:atul
Cory Doctorow / Internet Evolution:
Internet ©rapshoot: How Internet Gatekeepers Stifle Progress
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL's PoliticsDaily Quickly Surpasses Rival Politico, MediaGlow …
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles, Thanks:atul
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Weekend Webware: DIY keyboard cat videos
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flip Has Little Chance In An iPhone World
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