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8:25 AM ET, June 23, 2009

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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
It's Official: Steve Jobs Already Back at Work  —  Jobs is in the House!  —  Confirmed!  Steve Jobs did report to work today, as I suggested in an earlier post, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, according to employees who have seen him on campus.  —  Officials at Apple [AAPL Loading...
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New York Times:
Apple's Secrecy on Products and Top Executives  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is one of the world's coolest companies.  But there is one cool-company trend it has rejected: chatting with the world through blogs and dropping tidbits of information about its inner workings.
Discussion: Gawker and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Experts: Apple Disclosure ‘Falls Short’
Clare Baldwin / Reuters:
Apple CEO Jobs spotted leaving campus
Discussion: MacNN, AppleInsider and I4U News
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network's Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out  —  Larry Page should have been in a good mood.  It was the fall of 2007, and Google's cofounder was in the middle of a five-day tour of his company's European operations in Zurich, London, Oxford, and Dublin.
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Mike Wasylik / Copyblogger:   How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO)
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Said to Win Nokia as Customer for Processors Used in Mobile Devices  —  Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, will supply Nokia Oyj with chips for mobile devices, the company's first major breakthrough in its effort to enter the phone market, a person familiar with the matter said.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Has Intel finally broken into the cell phone market?  —  Intel has reportedly struck a deal with Nokia whereby the phone maker will use Intel's Atom processors in cell phones, according to Bloomberg.  —  The chip maker has scheduled a call for tomorrow morning at 8:30 am PST for an announcement …
Discussion: PC World and Softpedia News
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Apple approving apps with push, Beejive goes live  —  You heard that right, folks.  People complaining that Apple's very-much-delayed push notification service might be delayed again can all relax — Beejive 3.0, the fantastic new version with push support will be going live in about an hour or so from now.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now We're Talking: AIM With Push Support Hits The App Store  —  There's been a lot of talk the past few days since the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software about the lack of Push Notification apps in the App Store.  Well, today brings a big one: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
Discussion: Technologizer, Gizmodo, The iPhone Blog, TUAW and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Breaking news: MySpace to axe 300 international staff and close at least 4 offices  —  This is breaking now - we just got this official letter to the MySpace staff from one of our sources at MySpace in Europe.  The official release follows, but here's the gist: MySpace will be cutting 300 international staff …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Alice.com Is Your Housekeeper And Personal Shopper Rolled Into One  —  Ever run out of toilet paper or trashbags at an inopportune moment and think to yourself, I wish I had someone to remind me when I need to buy household basics?  Tonight at 9 pm, Alice.com will show you a better …
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Email patterns can predict impending doom  —  EMAIL logs can provide advance warning of an organisation reaching crisis point.  That's the tantalising suggestion to emerge from the pattern of messages exchanged by Enron employees.  —  After US energy giant Enron collapsed in December 2001 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
A Manifesto on Health Data Rights  —  As a medical patient, I've always assumed that my medical records were something that I had a right to - after all, they are about me, and my freedom to share them with a second doctor, or see them myself so I can understand my own medical situation, seems self-evident.
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Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile, Verizon to Sell Google-Based Phones by Motorola  —  Two large U.S. wireless carriers plan to launch Motorola Inc. smart phones based on Google Inc.'s Android operating system before the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Google Android News Android Forums:
Adobe Flash Player 10 For Android Due In October  —  During a recent earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Naraye revealed to investors that a beta version of Flash Player 10 for mobiles will be released in October of this year.  —  The new Flash player will support Android, Nokia Symbian …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Socialtext Goes Freemium With Socialtext Free 50  —  Socialtext offers a compelling package of Enterprise 2.0 services, but it has a problem.  While it can talk all it wants about how great its products are, the real selling point is getting customers to use them for themselves.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Google Suspends Search-Prompt Function in China Amid Pornography Crackdown  —  Google Inc., owner of the world's most-popular Internet search service, temporarily suspended its “Suggest” search-prompt feature in China amid a government crackdown on Internet pornography.
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China Journal:
In Flap Over Google In China, An Accuser Is Accused
Discussion: Fast Company
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Adds Alternative Name Display  —  This evening Facebook added the ability to display your alternative names.  Apparently the alternative feature existed previously but I personally was unaware of it.  The difference is that now you can actually display that name and as Sophia Huang writes …
Discussion: Facebook Blog and Inside Facebook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ooma Gets $14 Million, Survival Looks Like A Real Possibility  —  VoIP startup Ooma has raised another $14 million in venture capital, we've heard from multiple sources, increasing the total amount of capital the company has raised to $56 million.  This most recent round of financing was led …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Gateway LT3100 netbook features 11.6-inch screen, AMD processor  —  Gateway (now owned by Acer) hops on the 11.6-inch LCD screen bandwagon (started by Acer) with the LT3100 netbook.  Unlike Acer, however, this one's got a — GASP!  — AMD chip?  —  Yes, that's right.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Crave
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Needs Its Own Version of the Twitter Retweet  —  Twitter is one of the most viral platforms on the social web.  One link can be spread to millions of people in a matter of minutes.  Perhaps the primary reason for this is the Twitter retweet (or “RT"), which provides Twitter users …
Thanks:atul
Chris / My Apple Guide:
Snow Leopard Video Tour Series  —  At WWDC '09, Apple released a near-complete version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Build 10A380) to developers.  While not feature complete, the new build has most of the important changes that you will see when Snow Leopard ships this fall.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Edible Apple
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Farewell to Google  —  I'm no longer working for Google.  I had an interesting time there and worked on lots of fascinating projects with great colleagues, so this is a small look back at some of them.  —  My first taste of Google was to work on orkut, before starting the project now known …
Anthony Massucci / DailyFinance:
Howard Stern blames contract, says ‘maybe’ his Sirius show will be on iPhone  —  Howard Stern said a contract “rights issue” is the reason why his show isn't on the Sirius XM (SIRI) software application that was made available last week at the Apple (AAPL) iTunes store.
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade:
iPhone 3G S Benchmarks: Up to 4x Faster than 3G  —  We recently pointed readers to a performance comparison between the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3G carried out by Daniel Pasco of Black Pixel.  The test application was a pre-release build of Plasma, an application Pasco's group is developing for Tap Tap Tap.
New York Times:
Web Pries Lid of Censorship by Iranian Government  —  Shortly after Neda Agha-Soltan bled her life out on the Tehran pavement, the man whose 40-second video of her death has ricocheted around the world made a somber calculation in what has become the cat-and-mouse game of evading Iran's censors.
Thanks:atul
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Search Engine Gets Help from Facebook Friends  —  Perhaps the biggest problem with natural language search is that it's incredibly difficult to try and automate machine-assigned ontologies.  Essentially, machines just don't get it.  —  This is precisely the reason …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Share Your Moments With thisMoment  —  GameSpot cofounder, former Yahoo executive, and old friend and colleague Vince Broady is launching a new site called thisMoment, and it's going into public beta tonight.  It's an interesting site that's part social network, part media sharing site …
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Baidu Looking at Acquisitions to Extend Lead in China  —  Baidu Inc., owner of the most popular search engine in China, is considering acquisitions to extend its lead in the world's largest market for Internet users, Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Li said.
Discussion: WebProNews, paidContent and Digits
 
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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
NPD: Consumers Are Dissatisfied with Netbooks
Discussion: NPD, InformationWeek and Liliputing
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Ideas Online, Yes, but Some Not So Presidential
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Tech giants deny helping Iran eavesdrop
Discussion: mocoNews and The Register
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Did Your Business Miss the Facebook Username Landrush?  It's Not Too Late.
Discussion: All Facebook
Evan Hessel / Forbes:
Yahoo!'s Dangerous Newspaper Deal?
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Another Top Exec Gone From FIM, as It Readies a Name and Structure Change
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