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8:50 PM ET, July 1, 2009

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Gmail Blog:
Labels: drag and drop, hiding, and more  —  A few months ago Gmail got some new buttons and keyboard shortcuts to make labeling easier, especially for those of you accustomed to that familiar folder feel.  Now we're making some more changes to Gmail's labeling toolkit.  —  1) New location for labels
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Gmail labels get higher placement, drag-and-drop
Discussion: Mashable! and Macworld, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GDGT Launches For Non Stop Gadget Action  —  Last summer we broke the news that Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block would team with former editor-in-chief Peter Rojas to create a new gadget startup.  Today that new startup, GDGT, launches.  Gadget lovers rejoice - this is a social site …
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Ryan / gdgt:
So, here we are  —  So, here we are  —  It's taken a little while for us to get here, but we're very happy to be finally unveiling gdgt to the world.  So what is it?  —  Well, for starters it's the gadget site we've always wanted.  We both love devices and spend an insane amount …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
O2 wins Palm Pre exclusive  —  Network already has Apple's iPhone and move would strengthen its position in UK smartphone market  —  American gadget group Palm will next week confirm that it has signed a deal with O2 which will see the mobile phone network become the exclusive UK partner for its eagerly awaited Palm Pre handset.
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Chris Kelly / Facebook Blog:
Improving Sharing Through Control, Simplicity and Connection  —  The power to share is the cornerstone of Facebook.  Privacy and the tools for tailoring what information is shared with whom are at the heart of trust.  Over the past five years, Facebook has learned that effective privacy is grounded in three basic principles:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Looming Facebook Privacy Fiasco
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Grows “Uncomfortable” With The Use Of The Word Tweet In Applications (Updated)  —  We were just forwarded an e-mail conversation between a Twitter API team member and a third-party developer because the latter was using a UI for its web-based service that was admittedly very similar to Twitter's web application.
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Biz / Twitter Blog:
May The Tweets Be With You  —  The ecosystem growing around Twitter is something we very much believe in nourishing and supporting.  There are lots of really awesome services and applications out there like TweetDeck, TweetMeme, Tweetie, BackTweets, Tweetboard, and others that we absolutely love as do many users.
Joe Hewitt / Facebook:
Facebook for iPhone 3.0  —  Facebook for iPhone 3.0 is coming very soon.  I can't predict an exact date when I will submit to Apple, but I can say that I am about 98% done.  So what's new in this update?  —  1. The “new” News Feed  —  2. Like  —  3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Suspicions of Insider Trading Surround Pirate Bay Buyers  —  Confidence and trust in the BitTorrent community reached a possible all-time low yesterday as news broke that the world's largest tracker, The Pirate Bay, would be sold to the corporate Global Gaming Factory X (GGF).
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Electronista:
Apple already dropping NVIDIA chips?  —  Apple and NVIDIA may be engaged in a fierce dispute that could exclude NVIDIA graphics chips from future Macs, according to sources reportedly aware of the talks.  They claim to SemiAccurate that Apple views NVIDIA's proposals for renewed deals as …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and AppleInsider
Bing:
bringing a bit of twitter to bing  —  There has been much discussion of real-time search and the premium on immediacy of data that has been created primarily by Twitter.  We've been watching this phenomenon with great interest, and listening carefully to what consumers really want in this space.
Google Enterprise Blog:
Q2 2009 Spam Trends  —  Editor's Note: The spam data cited in this post is drawn from the network of Google email security and archiving services, powered by Postini, which provide email security to more than 50,000 organizations, including businesses of all sizes, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Marvel At the Ingenuity of the Chinese iPhoney, iPhone Knockoffs Now Near Perfect … Counterfeit iPhones have come a long way.  They're now almost identical to original iPhones, fooling bargain hunters on sites like eBay.  —  Look at the video below from Dana Stibolt, founder of MacMedics …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Tech IPO LogMeIn Jumps 25%  —  Only five U.S. startup companies have gone public this year, down from 86 in 2007, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association, as related by Bloomberg.  —  Supply, then, is so thin, that today it drove a 25% stock price appreciation on the first day of one of those IPOs.
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
LogMeIn I.P.O. Is Part of a Trickle, Not a Stream
Reuters:
Microsoft's Bing search wins share from Google  —  LONDON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Bing search engine gained U.S. market share in its first month in operation but still trails dominant rival Google Inc, according to data released on Wednesday.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Oracle Delves Into Application Lifecycle Management  —  Making good on its promise, Oracle has added an application lifecycle management (ALM) solution to its developer tool set to enable teams of developers to work together more effectively.  —  Making good on its promise …
Discussion: The Register and LinuxWorld.com
Michael Wolff / Vanity Fair:
Politico's Washington Coup  —  Four old-media veterans may have solved the future of news with the Politico Web site, whose audience of six million obsessives and insiders consumes-and feeds-a real-time download of power data.  The twist?  Politico's print version is what's helped make it profitable.
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
Listening to Mr iPhone  —  By any measure, he is among the most important figures in technology of the last decade, a major influence on the way we use and interact with computers and mobile phones, a British designer who ranks with the Conrans and the Dysons.
David Coursey / PC World:
AT&T Problems Can Delay iPhone Voicemail  —  Ever feel like your iPhone is holding out on you?  Not delivering voice mail in a timely manner?  Well, I have and now I know why—sometimes AT&T doesn't deliver visual voicemail for days.  —  That's according to Glenn Tenney …
Discussion: MacNN
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 3.1 Features: Better Video Editing, Voice Control Over Bluetooth, And More  —  Now that the iPhone OS 3.1 SDK (and accompanying beta firmware) is out in the wild, new features are showing their faces.  The update improves video editing and app integration, Voice Control over Bluetooth and a slew of minor tweaks.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: Microsoft chooses ad agency for Pink phone campaign  —  AdWeek is reporting that Microsoft has selected ad agency McCann Erickson to develop its campaign fo the Microsoft “Pink Project.”  —  (McCann was bidding for the Pink account against Crispin Porter, the Seinfeld/Laptop Hunters ad folks …
DSLreports:
Biden Unveils Broadband Stimulus - Loan applications start July 14 for underserved ambitions  —  Uncle Sam today announced the rules governing the first of three rounds in the government's $7.2 billion broadband economic stimulus package, all 121 pages of which are now available if you're …
Discussion: GigaOM, internetnews.com and PC World
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Dell Ordered to Sell 19-inch LCD Displays for $15 in Taiwan  —  Taiwan's Consumer Protection Commission has ordered Dell to make good on sales from an online pricing error and deliver 19-inch LCD monitors to local consumers for NT$500 (US$15.26).  —  The government agency said it received 471 complaints …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Child Porn Is Apple's Latest iPhone Headache  —  A photo ostensibly showing a 15-year-old nude girl has appeared in an iPhone app, highlighting Apple's inability to safeguard its application store from prohibited content.  —  The image appears in the free app BeautyMeter …
Matt Asay / CNET News:
GPL declines as open source moves to the Web  —  The GNU General Public License (GPL) used to dominate open-source licensing, but its hold appears to be slipping according to new research from Black Duck Software.  While GPLv3 has seen a 400-percent increase in adoption …
Discussion: Open Source
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
TMZ.com: Breaking news  —  It had the celebrity scoop of the decade when it broke the news of Michael Jackson's death.  Now Harvey Levin's tiny gossip site TMZ.com has become a media giant  —  TMZ.com is now the hottest Hollywood celebrity gossip website on the planet.
 
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Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder:
Google Drops News Comment Feature
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University of Florida's PharmD program to require iPod touch
Schneier on Security:
New Attack on AES  —  There's a new cryptanalytic attack on AES …
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USB 3.0 PCs Coming Soon as First Host Controllers Appear
Discussion: TechSpot and SlashGear
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
AT&T and CDW pitch $199 3G netbooks
Discussion: SlashGear
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Dealmakers Aren't Dealing, Unless You Can Get the Word “Mobile” Into Your Pitch
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Beta Kill Switch Activated
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