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12:10 AM ET, June 28, 2009

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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Acer's Everywhere.  How Did That Happen?  —  ABOUT three months ago, Gianfranco Lanci flew into San Francisco International Airport, got off the plane and made his way to the passport control stations.  As he pulled out his documents, the passport agent immediately recognized him as the chief executive of Acer.
Timothy / Slashdot:
The Video Bay, Now In Beta  —  poundhard writes “Some two years ago, it was mentioned on TorrentFreak and Slashdot that The Pirate Bay team were working on a YouTube competitor.  At the oral proceedings of the Spectrial, I believe it was Peter Sunde, aka Brokep, who said to the prosecutor …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Sony eyes cellphone/game gear hybrid - Nikkei  —  Sony Corp is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc's highly popular iPod and iPhone, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday.  —  The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate launched …
Danny Dover / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
A Bad Day for Search Engines: How News of Michael Jackson's Death Traveled Across the Web  —  Update: Google representatives responded to complaints of the Google News delay with the following explanation: … - Source  —  First and foremost, let me extend my best wishes to the family and friends of Michael Jackson.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aardvark Open For Business Via Facebook Connect  —  Aardvark's social search service has been allowing beta users to invite friends since March.  But if you don't already know someone on the service, you've had to wait in line.  That wait ends today, though, at least for Facebook users.
Discussion: New York Times, The Noisy Channel and Techgeist, Thanks:atul
Colin / Pre Insiders:
Palm Pre Mojo SDK Download Leaked To The Web (Links Updated!)  —  Just around an hour ago, @robovalzuniga sent out a tweet confirming that Palm's Mojo SDK had in fact leaked out.  What's better, he included a download link.  Yes, you can now download the (beta) SDK for the Pre.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
MagicJack Will Top $100 Million In Sales This Year  —  Here's a recession winner: MagicJack, the super-cheap Internet phone gadget, is flying off the shelves.  And parent company YMax Communications, founded by telecom veteran Daniel Borislow, is raking in big money.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu to PlayStation 3 browsers: “This video is not available on your platform”  —  The PlayStation 3 has kept access to Hulu even without PlayOn or other workaround while others were blocked — with the exception of its own remote friendly desktop software — thanks to its browser's Flash support …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Wall Street Journal:
Computers Probed in Air France Crash  —  Doomed Air France Jet Suffered Cascading System Failure, Investigators Suspect  —  Air investigators, running out of time to find the “black boxes” with key information on the crash of Air France Flight 447, suspect a rapid chain of computer …
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Screenshots of the New TouchFLO 3D v2.5  —  When the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 get the Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade later this summer, it looks like they are getting a new version of TouchFLO 3D (Manila v2.5) that stretches the interface a bit deeper and makes it more customizable than seen on the current iteration.
pavlov.net:
New Fennec Releases  —  Welcome to the world both Fennec 1.0 Beta 2 for Maemo and Fennec 1.0 Alpha 2 for Windows Mobile.  —  In addition to Maemo and Windows Mobile builds, you can also download desktop builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  —  For these releases we have worked on improving …
 
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New York Times:
U.S. and Russia Differ on a Treaty for Cyberspace
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
DOJ extends investigation into Oracle-Sun deal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
China's censorship blowback
Discussion: Financial Times
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
New in Snow Leopard: Activity Monitor shows you exactly what is killing your CPU
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Companies appeal to China to drop Web filter plan
Discussion: Mashable! and TECH.BLORGE.com
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iPhone Bob leaves Apple to pursue venture capital investing
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Comcast: The Idea When You Bundle Is That People Are Supposed To Get A Discount
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple kills Routesy app, my iPhone gets less useful
Discussion: SF Appeal and Webomatica
 

 
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