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11:45 PM ET, June 29, 2009

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Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell Developing Pocket-Sized Device  —  Engineers at Dell Inc. have been developing a pocket-sized device for tapping into the Internet, people familiar with the company's plans said.  —  The gadget uses Google Inc.'s Android software, these people said.  Two people who said they saw early …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   Dell Developing MID (Mobile Internet Disaster)
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
China Bans Gold Farming  —  Trading virtual goods for real money has been banned in China, putting hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity at risk.  —  In addition to its ongoing crackdown on Internet porn, the Chinese government has declared that virtual currency cannot be traded for real goods or services.
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Chris Anderson / Epicenter:
Dear Malcolm: Why So Threatened?  —  It's now clear that the bane of my next year will be questions about the future of the newspaper industry from journalists.  I don't blame them—newspapers are indeed one of the industries most affected by Free (although that's just one manifestation …
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Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
PRICED TO SELL  —  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.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Returns to Work as Apple CEO After Medical Leave  —  Steve Jobs is back at work at Apple Inc., returning to his job as chief executive officer as planned after taking medical leave in January.  —  “Steve is back to work,” Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, said today.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 preorder a hit—on Amazon  —  Amazon has been taking quite a number of early orders for Windows 7.  The $49 preorder version of Windows 7 Home Premium is now the top seller not just among software products, but among all electronics items at the online retailer.
Discussion: Engadget, TechSpot, Pulse2 and Ubergizmo
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months  —  At the beginning of last year, Yahoo made a fairly large acquisition with the purchase of online video distribution and advertising platform provider Maven Networks.  Under the terms of the agreement, which we reported as a rumor …
Discussion: paidContent, VentureBeat and Xconomy
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Comcast launches High-Speed 2go WiMax service tomorrow in Portland, other cities to follow by end of year  —  Put down that bowl of homemade granola and take heed, citizens of Portland: you're about to get a first crack at Comcast's High-Speed 2go service, and we don't want any of your excuses about …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast Starts Selling Wireless Broadband Service
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bit.ly's Grand Plans, And Their Inevitable Clash With Digg: Bitly Now  —  URL shortener and analytics service Bit.ly has been working on a new set of products, being referred to as “Bit.ly Now” internally, which will define the next stage of the company's growth.  The company confirmed these plans to us today.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Ben Charny / Dow Jones Newswires:
PC Makers Comply With China's ‘Green Dam’ Edict  —  SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Two major computer makers indicate that each will comply with a Chinese law requiring all computers shipped to the country include a particular type of web-filtering software.  —  The recent moves by Acer Inc. …
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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 …
Ted Nesi / Providence Business News:
Amazon.com cuts R.I. partners over tax  —  Net retailer says state cannot force it to collect sales tax  —  PROVIDENCE - Amazon.com Inc. cut ties today with its business affiliates in Rhode Island to protest a provision in the draft state budget that would force the company to collect sales tax, Providence Business News has confirmed.
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Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Blue Nile joins Amazon in cutting ties with North Carolina affiliates
Discussion: Xconomy
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Adobe shuts down for a week  —  Adobe Systems has shut down its North American operations for the week, as part of a cost-cutting effort that the company said it will repeat at least once more this year.  —  The San Jose software company, which makes editing, graphic design and web development tools …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Birdfeed: Finally, An iPhone Twitter Client To Match Tweetie's Speed And Simplicity  —  If you own an iPhone, chances are you have at least one Twitter client on it.  And while everyday seems to bring new ones into the App Store, at the end of the day, Tweetie always seems to be the one that I go back to.
Discussion: Birdfeed and Daring Fireball
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook Selects New CFO: Former Genentech Exec Ebersman  —  Facebook picked a new CFO quietly, after its cloddish public parting with longtime top financial exec Gideon Yu earlier this year.  —  Facebook said in late March it was looking for a CFO with “public company experience,” …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Average Twitter user has 126 followers, and only 20% of users go via website  —  Got 127 followers on Twitter?  Congratulations - you're above average!  And do you want to guess when its busiest time was?  (Hint: not the Iran election...)  —  Here are some did-you-knows to drop about Twitter:
John Cook / TechFlash:
VCs say industry is ‘broken’  —  The venture industry is broken.  At least that's what the majority of venture capitalists think, according to a survey from executive search firm Polachi.  PeHub.com has the details, noting that 52.9 percent of the VC respondents called the industry “broken …
Matthew Braga / Ars Technica:
Light touch: a design firm grapples with Microsoft Surface  —  For most, the traditional combination of mouse and keyboard is not just a mode of computer input, but a way of life.  While it has been decades since both technologies were first welcomed to the mainstream, little …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
The Official Google Blog:
Extending Google services in Africa  —  At Google we seek to serve a broad base of people — not only those who can afford to access the Internet from the convenience of their workplace or with a computer at home.  It's important to reach users wherever they are, with the information they need …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
How the Mafia conquered social networks  —  Not so long ago, the faces of gaming on social networks were zombies, vampires, and cuddly virtual pets.  Now it's more along the lines of Michael Corleone or Tony Soprano.  —  You've probably seen it in your news feed: From Facebook to MySpace and now Twitter …
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
The Pirate Bay to Take On YouTube, Hulu with The Video Bay  —  Watch out Hollywood, another threat to your profits appears to be setting sail and headed in your direction.  A site called The Video Bay aims to make pirated TV shows and Hollywood movies available in hi-def quality for streaming through …
Nielsen Wire:
Apple Tops List of Hardware Sites, Rings Up Buzz in June  —  Anticipatory buzz around the release of the latest model of the iPhone most likely helped Apple secure the top traffic spot among hardware manufacturers in May 2009.  The site drew 55.7 million unique viewers …
Discussion: Gearlog and The Microsoft Blog
Olivia Ma / Google News Blog:
A Call to News Publishers: How to Share Your Video  —  We're always looking for ways to enhance the way people consume the news, and we have some improvements planned over the next few months.  To get things started, Google News and YouTube are teaming up to help news publishers build a bigger audience for their video content.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
MacBook back on top at Amazon  —  In a sign that should bode well for Apple's (AAPL) earnings in its third fiscal quarter — which ended Saturday — the MacBook has clawed its way back to the top of Amazon's (AMZN) bestseller lists.  —  The Mac, which once led the pack in the online retailer's …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google: We're Not Really That Big But If We Are, We Aren't Bad  —  The NY Times offers a broad article about Google's efforts to define, explain and clarify its place in the market in the face of increasing anti-trust scrutiny (Google Makes a Case That It Isn't So Big).
 
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Battery Issues Likely Cause of iPhone 3GS Overheating
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Devra J. First / Boston Globe:
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Nabs New Payments Director from Google
Discussion: VentureBeat and paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Palm Pre Build Quality Issues Continue to Slide Out
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
One year after Bill Gates' ‘retirement’: What's different?
 

 
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