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10:10 AM ET, June 29, 2009


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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Keeping News of Kidnapping Off Wikipedia  —  For seven months, The New York Times managed to keep out of the news the fact that one of its reporters, David Rohde, had been kidnapped by the Taliban.  —  But that was pretty straightforward compared with keeping it off Wikipedia.
Financial Times:
Microsoft puts Razorfish up for sale  —  By Tim Bradshaw in Cannes and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Microsoft has appointed Morgan Stanley to find a potential buyer for Razorfish, its digital agency  —  Publicis Groupe, the French marketing company that says it is planning …
Mark John / Reuters:
Telecom firms back standard phone charger in Europe  —  Top mobile telephone suppliers have agreed to back an EU-wide harmonization of phone chargers, the European Commission said on Monday, hailing the pact as good news for consumers and the environment.  —  The agreement by Nokia …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches.  It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor.  And last year, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising …
Financial Times:
Vodafone eyes T-Mobile UK bid  —  By Andrew Parker and Neil Hume in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Frankfurt  —  Vodafone is considering an offer to buy T-Mobile UK in an audacious move that would have huge repercussions for the British mobile phone market.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
So You're an Obsessive-Compulsive Stats-Aholic?  There's an App for That  —  The New ‘Pro’ Version of Buzzworthy Trend-Tracking Service Trendrr Is Total Digital Crack  —  My name is Simon Dumenco and I'm a stats addict.  Seriously — it's kind of a problem.
Discussion: Webmetricsguru
Fred / A VC:
Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service  —  Let's say you want to track how something you are working on is doing.  You can look at it's web traffic on comScore, Compete, Quantcast, Alexa, etc.  You can check out how it is doing on Google Trends.  But if you want to do something a bit …
Discussion: Mashable!
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Ch-ch-ch-changes: A visual history of Firefox  —  The official release of Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is due this week.  It's a significant milestone in the open-source browser's history.  Putting pure features aside, let's take a look at some of the big design changes Mozilla has made over the years …
Discussion: The Register
A What-man?  —  When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, is started a revolution in portable music.  But how does it compare with its digital successors?  The Magazine invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week.  —  My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day.
Jeremy Sikora / The iPhone Blog:
iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Software Delayed by Dev Team  —  Sad day it is for all of you jailbreak fiends out there.  The Dev Team has come out to let you all know not to expect a iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution any time soon.  While they do have the software ready for prime time they are holding off …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3GS jailbreak imminent; first image unveiled
Discussion: I4U News
Sue Amd /
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Coming Next Week?  —  AMD is going to release the new Phenom II X4 965BE next week, according to Tweaktown.  —  We've also found a little info about this processor from the AsRock website, and according to the chart shown below, the model name of Phenom II X4 965BE is HDZ965FBK4DGI.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL Cracks Web Publishing — Sans Time Warner  —  Portal Points Way to Future, and It's Vertical Sites Run by Small Staffs  —  NEW YORK ( — In the heady days of early 2000, the megamerger of AOL and Time Warner heralded the web-based future of publishing.
Thieves ‘using Google Earth to steal koi carp’  —  Thieves are using Google Earth to steal expensive koi carp from homeowners' ponds, police believe.  —  They are believed to be using Internet mapping systems to identify gardens with ponds so they can take the sought-after specimens.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists  —  Do venture investors with the biggest and best networks end up producing the best returns?  An academic paper from a few years ago by Yael Hochberg, Alexander Ljungqvist, and Yang Lu titled “Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks …
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Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Xbox users in France to get Canal+ films, soccer
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google move paves way for Firefox on Android
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
ChallengePost launches problem-solving site with Wozniak, Betaworks onboard
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Andreessen-backed Startup Targets Cloud
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Limits Free Windows 7 Upgrades
Associated Press:
Spears, DeGeneres Twitpic accounts hacked
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Translators Wanted at LinkedIn. The Pay? $0 an Hour.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The Mac Mini's Power Adapter Costs Apple More Than Its RAM
Discussion: eWeek
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Glam Media Shares (Some) Details On Twitter Ad Network Plans
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Kindle DX sold out - again
Discussion: paidContent and TechVi
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Automated Legal Threats Turn Piracy Into Profit
Discussion: WatchingTV Online and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed, Syphilis And The Perfection Of Online Mobs
Discussion: Stay N' Alive and Webomatica, Thanks:atul
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Mark Rutherford / CNET News:
Reading machine to snoop on Web
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb

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Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
News organizations including BuzzFeed, The New York Times and The Washington Post have signed up to use Twitter's new product, Moments

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