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8:00 AM ET, June 22, 2009


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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.  —  As the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1 was a much welcomed entry into the smartphone market.  And it may have been considered the must-have smartphone were it not for a certain device from Apple.
Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Web Spying Gets Western Aid  —  European Gear Used in Vast Effort to Monitor Communications  —  By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS in New York and LORETTA CHAO in Beijing  —  The Iranian regime has quietly developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies …
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?
Discussion: iTnews Australia
John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:   Is This Steve Jobs's Memphis Mansion?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Munster: Apple sold 750,000 iPhones last weekend  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster issued a report early Monday that may draw some attention away from Steve Jobs' health and put it back on the bright and shiny object Apple (AAPL) released last Friday.  —  Munster and his team spent …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When It Comes To Search Trends, Google Is Lagging Behind Bing  —  As Microsoft tries to take away market share from Google with its new search engine, Bing, it is battling Google feature by feature.  One feature where Microsoft seems to be edging out Google is with displaying recent search trends.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Arianna Talks About New CEO, New Local Sites and Paying for Content  —  Huffington Post Co-founder and blogging diva Arianna Huffington was in Berkeley this past weekend, keynoting at the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp 09.  —  So, BoomTown took the opportunity to motor over the Bay Bridge …
Discussion: Beet.TV and CNET News
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
To Build Display, Yahoo Joins Self-Serve Ad Fray  —  Targets Small Marketers and Those It Hopes to Convert From Search  —  NEW YORK ( — Klaussner Home Furnishings, a 2,000-employee regional furniture manufacturer and retailer in Asheboro, N.C., doesn't exactly fit the profile of a typical Yahoo advertiser.
Discussion: MarketingVOX, ReveNews and paidContent
New York Times:
Investors Bet on Payments via Cellphone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On a PC, having to fill out a form and type in a credit card number to buy something is only mildly annoying.  On a cellphone, it could make you want to skip the purchase entirely.  —  This is why investors …
Discussion: Payments News
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web  —  A growing chorus claims that Apple's questionable approval policy for its iPhone application store raises issues with net neutrality.  —  Free Press, a group that advocates the idea of an open internet — that is, one in which consumers …
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 …
Discussion: Geek News Central and
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
LG Electronics adopts ARM processors as TVs add Web 2.0 features  —  ARM has more than 500 customers who license its microprocessor designs.  So today's announcement that LG Electronics is adopting ARM's processors in its line-up of future digital TVs isn't that surprising.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Super-filtered #IranElection info for the easily overwhelmed  —  I am blogging this from a wifi-enabled plane somewhere above a square state in the USA.  The passenger sitting next to me is frustrated that no cable news is shown on the plane — she wanted to keep up with the turmoil in Iran during this 6-hour flight.
Discussion: broadstuff
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Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Start-ups stifled by noncompetes
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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
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Discussion: ZDNet Government and p2pnet
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Twitter Diplomacy  —  The U.S. State Dept. is enlisting Silicon …
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Financial Times:
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AdSense: The (Weak) Elephant in the Room
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