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6:25 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.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile myTouch 3G announced, starts shipping late July  —  The good news is that T-Mobile USA has finally gotten around to announce its second Android handset, the myTouch 3G; the bad news, though, is that you can't have it just yet.  The carrier-customized version of the HTC Magic …
Roy Furchgott / Gadgetwise:   Behind the Design of a New Android Phone
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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John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control  —  Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s chief executive officer, had one of the few types of pancreatic cancers that may be controlled by a liver transplant, doctors said.  —  Jobs, 54, had a transplant about two months ago, a person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?  —  The market has had a weekend to absorb news of Steve Jobs' liver transplant and the successful launch of the iPhone 3G S. How will investors react?  —  If ever there were a moment to leak potentially explosive news about the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
Discussion: iTnews Australia
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:   Is This Steve Jobs's Memphis Mansion?
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 …
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.
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 digg.com
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
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
Mark Veverka / Barron's Online:
Whose Yahoo?  —  Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz has the skills needed to transform the Internet giant into a leaner, meaner revenue generator.  Why investors win, even without a buyout.  Yahoo's Last, Best Hope  —  CAROL BARTZ COULD BE YAHOO!'S LAST, BEST HOPE.  —  After her two predecessors failed …
Discussion: SiliconBeat, Tech Trader Daily and paidContent, Thanks:atul
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 (AdAge.com) — 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: ReveNews and paidContent
 
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Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web
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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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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
How Thomas-Rasset case would have played out, had we not been in …
Discussion: ZDNet Government and p2pnet
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Twitter Diplomacy  —  The U.S. State Dept. is enlisting Silicon …
Discussion: Creative Capital, Thanks:spencerante
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Financial Times:
US lodges China censorship complaint
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Kindle DRM Surfaces To Deny User the Books He's Bought and Paid For
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Google Opens Up Digital-Education Portal
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Financial Times:
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Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
AdSense: The (Weak) Elephant in the Room
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