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10:45 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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Trendrr - The Freemium Web Charting Service
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BBC:
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.
Telegraph:
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.
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
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 …
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3GS jailbreak imminent; first image unveiled
Discussion: I4U News
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Unlocked HTC Hero Handsets Available For Pre-order From Amazon.co.uk  —  Unlocked HTC Hero handsets are now available for preorder from Amazon.co.uk.  Priced at £429.99, the HTC Hero phones are sim-free unlocked handsets with a release date of July 15th.  —  The HTC Hero Box Contains:
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
ChallengePost launches problem-solving site with Wozniak, Betaworks onboard  —  ChallengePost is a public marketplace for companies, non-profits and individuals to create contests and award prize money for solving problems.  It is launching in beta today.  One of the challenges currently …
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose
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 (AdAge.com) — In the heady days of early 2000, the megamerger of AOL and Time Warner heralded the web-based future of publishing.
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
Metro Crash May Exemplify Paradox of Human-Machine Interaction  —  Sometime soon, investigators will piece together why one train on Metro's Red Line hurtled into another last Monday, killing nine people and injuring dozens.  Early indications suggest a computer system may have malfunctioned …
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Is free the future?  —  At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May, James Moroney, the publisher of the Dallas Morning News, told Congress about negotiations he'd just had with the online retailer Amazon.  The idea was to license his newspaper's content to the Kindle, Amazon's new electronic reader.
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Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Xbox users in France to get Canal+ films, soccer
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google move paves way for Firefox on Android
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Sue Amd / Expreview.com:
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Coming Next Week?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists
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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:
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The Mac Mini's Power Adapter Costs Apple More Than Its RAM
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Kindle DX sold out - again
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed, Syphilis And The Perfection Of Online Mobs
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