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3:05 PM ET, June 9, 2010

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Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone  —  Apple proposed new developer terms on Monday that, if enforced as written, would prohibit app developers from using AdMob and Google's advertising solutions on the iPhone.  These advertising related terms both target companies with competitive mobile technologies …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
It's Official - Apple Kicking Google Out of iWorld  —  I' ve written extensively about iAds here and here, and one question I raised has to do with Apple's policies with regard to third party data and ad networks, in particular AdMob.  —  As All Things Digital notes today, Apple this week …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob CEO: Apple's New Mobile Advertising Rules Will Hurt Developers  —  Yesterday, All Things Digital's Peter Kafka pointed out the possibility that Apple could be limiting Google-acquired mobile ad network AdMob from selling ads on the iPhone and iPad platform.
Carrie Grimes / The Official Google Blog:
Our new search index: Caffeine  —  Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine.  Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Indexing Infrastructure “Caffeine” Now Live
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Father of webOS notifications leaves for Apple  —  The man who “Invented the non-intrusive banner notification system used in webOS” and also did all sorts of other work for the OS, Rich Dellinger, is leaving Palm to return to his earlier employer, Apple, as a Senior User Interface Designer.
Bing / Search Blog:
Use Bing Social to search Facebook and Twitter  —  Back in October of last year, bing.com/twitter launched the first ever search experience powered by the Twitter firehose.  Today at SMX Advanced, Bing's Senior Vice President, Yusuf Mehdi, sat down with Danny Sullivan to announce bing.com/social …
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing upgrades ‘social’ search, adds top Facebook shared links
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google Maps Navigation comes to Canada and mainland Europe, remains free as a bird  —  Patience has had to be your foremost virtue if you were eager to use Google Maps Navigation outside the US or UK, but you might be in luck today as a sizable new batch of countries is getting the free turn-by-turn nav service activated.
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Zee / The Next Web:
Google Voice Search Now Comes in French, German, Italian and Spanish
Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
Links and Twitter: Length Shouldn't Matter  —  Since early March, we have been routing links within Direct Messages through our link service to detect, intercept, and prevent the spread of malware, phishing, and other dangers.  Any link shared in a Direct Message has been wrapped with a twt.tl URL.
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL to Hire ‘Hundreds’ of Journalists, Reorganize Content Division  —  Sites to Be Grouped Into ‘Super Networks’ and Sold to Advertisers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — AOL is planning to hire hundreds of journalists, editors and videographers in the coming year as it builds out its content-first business model.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
David Eun Puts AOL On A URL Diet With ‘Super Net’ Strategy
Discussion: MediaFlect
Reuters:
Sprint says it overstated EVO launch day sales  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp said on Tuesday it had inadvertently overstated the launch day sales of the much anticipated EVO 4G phone from HTC Corp, which is touted as a serious competitor to Apple's iPhone 4.
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Why I Fired Steve Jobs  —  INNOVATION  —  As Apple's CEO introduces his new iPhone today, and its market cap passes Microsoft's, the man who infamously fired him, John Sculley, tells The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked …
Discussion: MacStories, Thanks:atul
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Philip Shenon / The Daily Beast:
The State Department's Worst Nightmare
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Zynga Survived FarmVille  —  When Zynga launched FarmVille last June, the company thought 200,000 daily active users in the first two months would be a success.  Within eight weeks, the game had surpassed Zynga's hits of the previous two years.  For the first 26 weeks FarmVille added 1 million net …
Discussion: PC World, Bits and p2pnet, Thanks:om
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga's FrontierVille Looks To Recreate The Success Of FarmVille In The Wild West
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:leenarao
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Street Artists Add A Little Porn To The iPad All Around San Francisco For WWDC  —  If you've been to San Francisco in the past few months, you'll know that the entire city is plastered with iPad advertisements.  The situation is even more out of control now that it's WWDC week and thousands of Apple developers are in from out of town.
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
RIP, Macintosh  —  Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops?  Yup.  —  Click the image above for a look at Apple's Innovations.  —  Dear Macintosh,  —  I hate to tell you this, but my guess is you've probably been sensing it already.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nexus One steps up to 720p HD video thanks to latest hack (video)  —  Just more evidence that rooting is the only true path of the geek.  The indefatigable coders over at xda-developers have just pushed out a download that allows the Nexus One to start shooting video at 720p resolution.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Meet the Two Grad Students Who Freaked Out the NYT-The Pulse iPad App Creators Speak!  —  The first thing to strike you about the pair of Stanford University graduate students (pictured here) who made the banned and then unbanned news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader …
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Electronista:
Skype won't use FaceTime, still hints at iPhone 4 video chat  —  Skype today clarified its interest in iPhone 4 and the possibility of video chat.  A spokesman said Skype was curious about FaceTime and wanted to “see how this process unfolds” but made clear that the company …
Computerworld:
WWDC claim exposed: Apple Safari 5 isn't fastest  —  Apple claimed at WWDC that its new Safari 5 browser is “fastest.”  Faster than Chrome; faster than Firefox; and definitely faster than IE.  Naturally, this was a red rag to the proverbial male Bos primigenius, so smarty-pants everywhere had to go see for themselves.
Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
An update on Google Cloud Print  —  In April, we announced Google Cloud Print, a service that enables any app (web, mobile, desktop), on any device, OS, or browser, to print to any printer.  Development is progressing quickly and we are now testing the service internally at Google.
 
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Joe Ciarallo / PRNewser:
Twitter Feed @BPGlobalPR More Clearly Labels Itself a Fake After BP Request
Discussion: AdAge, Planet Green and Tech Eye
Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog:
Norton Security releases Android app for “anti-malware” and remote protection
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Instapaper Will Never Be Booted From the iTunes App Store
Discussion: Macworld and Singularity Hub
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Major Carriers, Google Create Voluntary Neutrality Organization …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Glam Goes After Google's DoubleClick, Launches Ad-Serving Platform (GOOG)
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Babbage:
Location, location, location  —  Geotagging services like Foursquare …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox 4 Gets WebM
Discussion: Thundering Herd, Webmonkey and Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
IP-Addresses of First Hurt Locker Victims Revealed
Discussion: CrunchGear
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Foxconn axes suicide compensation, relocating some production to Vietnam or Taiwan
Discussion: Gizmodo, Pulse2, Future Tense and Fudzilla
Timothy A. Clary / Newsweek:
Drumbeats: The Tech Press Turns on Microsoft's Ballmer
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Fortune
Christopher Schanck / Design By Gravity:
AT&T Learns Exactly The Wrong Thing About Data Usage
Discussion: Fast Company
Leah Yamshon / PC World:
The Truth About the Faces in Your Facebook Ads
Srikanth Srinivasa / International Business Times:
Turkey bans use of Google, services
Discussion: Fast Company and The Register
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
[Updated] Google's New Secure Search Might Force Schools to Block Google
Discussion: Softpedia News and ZDNet, Thanks:rawmeet