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9:45 AM ET, March 30, 2007

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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Apple's iPhone will be released on June 11  —  Ever since Steve Jobs' keynote at the Macworld Expo in January, we've known that the iPhone is being released sometime in June.  But we haven't known exactly when.  —  Now Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
The Real Scrapblog is Here... Finally  —  Scrapbook maker, Scrapblog strutted its stuff at the We Media conference last month, went off the grid, and finally came back online today.  —  Scrapblogs are Flash-based slide shows made up of pages of photo or video layouts you can jazz up with a myriad of designs and effects.
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Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
Scrapblog goes live with Blogger Preview editions
Michael Kwun / Washington Post:
An End Run on Copyright Law  —  In a March 24 op-ed, Viacom's general counsel, Michael Fricklas, defended his company's lawsuit against YouTube and Google.  Resisting the urge to litigate this case in public, we still thought it useful to reply briefly.  —  Viacom's lawsuit is an attack …
Business Week:
NewTube Is Just The Beginning  —  Give it up for NBC Universal and News Corp. (NWS ), because in late March the two old-media titans made the biggest splash for a nonexistent product since the iPhone.  —  Of course, Steve Jobs has a couple of prototype phones that a lucky few can dandle.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Author apologizes but fails to fix Panda worm  —  The worm's author claims to have written a fix, but Symantec says it doesn't undo file and registry changes made by the worm and is ineffective against variants  —  The accused mastermind behind the Panda Burning Incense worm has not done …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Neowin.net
Susan Crawford blog:
Why I Voted For XXX  —  The ICANN Board voted today 9-5, with Paul Twomey abstaining, to reject a proposal to open .xxx.  This is my statement in connection with that vote.  I found the resolution adopted by the Board (rejecting xxx) both weak and unprincipled.
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
RIAA Lawsuit Decision Matrix  —  BBspot has obtained secret documents which RIAA lawyers use to determine whether to file a lawsuit against a copyright violator.  These documents give insight into the RIAA's decision-making process, and could help people avoid lawsuits in the future.
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SellABand Music Model Gaining Traction  —  Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about German startup SellABand when it launched last August.  —  Like Amie Street, SellABand has an innovative way for struggling new artists to get their music heard, and make some money as well.  Artists sign up and upload some of their music.
David Craddock / Shacknews:
Alex St John Interview  —  Shack: Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you thought PC gaming should move from DOS to Windows.  —  Alex St John: I used to work for Microsoft several years ago, and I was originally hired to handle their publishing and printing architecture.
Read/WriteWeb:
P2P: Introduction and Real World Applications  —  Written by Can Erten and edited by Richard MacManus.  This is the first in a 2-part series on Read/WriteWeb, exploring the world of P2P on the Web.  Part 1 (this post) is a general introduction to P2P, along with some real-world applications of P2P.
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Irish Web Apps  —  Continuing Read/WriteWeb's series on international web apps, I bring you a sample of all that the emerald isle has to offer. 20 years ago Ireland was a sleepy backwater with high unemployment and mass emigration.  Jobs were rare and the only new startups were farms.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
T9space Reports 4 Million Pageviews a Month  —  We were first contacted by T9space a few months ago, when there was no web interface to speak of and just a simple mobile site that helped you view your MySpace profile on a phone.  In fact, it entered the market before many social sites committed to a mobile strategy of their own.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Fortune 500s Unwittingly Become Spammers  —  The next time you receive a piece of junk e-mail touting penny stock, pimping Rolex watches, or lauding a work-at-home scam, consider investigating who really sent it.  You may be surprised.  —  Security Fix reviewed spam samples captured …
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Project Agape: Sean Parker To Apply Virality To Altruism  —  Yesterday I sat down with Sean Parker at his offices at the Founders Fund in San Francisco to see a demo of his new and yet-to-be-named startup (the working name for the project is Project Agape).  —  Parker is a larger …
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Why the RIAA doesn't want defendants exonerated
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Globe and Mail:
U.S. equity firm stalks BCE, plots takeover
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Not looking for sympathy or anything
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101 Fantastic Freebies
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