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1:10 PM ET, June 7, 2007

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Randy Picker / The University …:
iTunes and Identity-Based Digital Rights Management  —  Over the last week, it has been become clear that Apple is embedding some identifying information in songs purchased from iTunes, including the name of the customer and his or her e-mail address.  This has raised the ire of consumer advocates …
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Kevin Ryan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
And now a few words from Kevin Ryan, VP, Global Content Director, Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies  —  Greetings everyone, I'm very happy to announce that I have joined the team here at Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies.  Everyone has been asking what my role will be and what plans I have for SES and SEW.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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PAN Communications / Business Wire:
Incisive Media Taps Kevin Ryan to Join Executive Team, Direct …
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Converters Signal a New Era for TVs  —  At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, the rabbit ears and the rooftop antennas that still guide television signals into nearly 1 of every 5 American homes will be rendered useless — unless they are tethered to a new device, including two versions unveiled yesterday …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and 1080eyes.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jobster Now Offers Pay Per Applicant Job Listings  —  Eyebrows were raised when Seattle-based Jobster shredded their business model and moved to free job listings in February.  It was a direct assault on Monster, which charges up to $475 per job listing.  Many of the commenters …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Promoting a Thirst for Sprite in Teenage Cellphone Users  —  The Coca-Cola Company is hoping its new mobile site for social networking, Sprite Yard, will become the MySpace of the cellphone world.  —  But some marketing executives say the plan could instead become the BudTV of the soda world …
Alexander Zaitchik / Wired News:
Soviet-Era Arcade Games Crawl Out of Their Cold War Graves  —  Alexander Stakhanov (left) and Alexander Vucman stand with the digital host of Magistral, one of the first games they repaired.  —  MOSCOW — If American teenagers during the Cold War ever stopped to consider …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Incuby: Social Networking For Inventions  —  San Antonio, Texas based Incuby is aiming to build a community where inventors can display their inventions to the general public, entrepreneurs and investors.  —  In developing the site, the team behind Incuby have toured the United States meeting with different inventor groups.
Discussion: uncov and Rev2.org
John Fontana / PC World:
Microsoft, LG Sign Linux Pact  —  Microsoft and LG Electronics sign cross-licensing patent agreement that covers Linux-based embedded devices.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Microsoft Wednesday inked another cross-licensing patent agreement, this time with South Korea's LG Electronics …
Discussion: Techdirt
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Robert Vamosi / Webware.com:
FIREFOX 3 ALPHA 5 (GRAN PARADISO)  —  Although it's not intended for public consumption, a new build of Firefox 3 Alpha 5 (code name Gran Paradiso) is available for download from Mozilla.  In this release add-ons created for Firefox 2 may not work.  For end users, Firefox 2 remains the latest public version.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Channel 9
Mark Jewell / Associated Press:
Akamai gives free peek at Internet  —  BOSTON - What does the Internet look like?  A free new Web service from Akamai Technologies Inc. offers a peek, providing a sort of Internet weather report on global traffic tie-ups, cyberattacks and spikes in activity.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
How Big Will the iPhone Be?  —  The new must-have smartphone may be a $10 billion business—and could send Apple shares even higher  —  Few stocks trade on emotion the way Apple Inc. does.  Its rip-roaring initial public offering in 1980 created the template for modern tech mania, while making Steve Jobs a gazillionaire.
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
'omg my mom joined facebook!!'  —  I HAVE reached a curious point in life.  Although I feel like the same precocious know-it-all cynic I always was, I suddenly am surrounded by younger precocious know-it-all cynics whose main purpose appears to be to remind me that I've lost my edge.
Discussion: WebProNews
Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Harrison, Kaplan And Llewelyn All Departing Nintendo Of America  —  ow that the June deadline date for Nintendo of America staff has reared its head, the fallout from Nintendo's Sales and Marketing move has been leaked.  According to our sources, approximately 90% of the Nintendo of America Sales …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with  —  There are many aspects to hiring great people, and various people smarter than me have written extensively on the topic.  —  So I'm not going to try to be comprehensive.  —  But I am going to relay some lessons learned through hard experience …
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
In a Virtual Universe, the Politics Turn Real  —  The kingdom is in crisis.  After pledging to treat its citizens equally, the government stands accused of unfairly favoring one powerful, well-connected political faction.  Many citizens have taken to open dissent, even revolt, and some are threatening to emigrate permanently.
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Raph's Website
Mel Sam / MelSam's Blog:
Windows Mobile Device Center v6.1 Released!  —  Great news for Vista users: Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 was launched last night and is now available for download from our Windows Mobile site as well as from Windows Update.  We had run into a couple of speed bumps on the final stretch drive …
Business Wire:
YP Corp. Acquires LiveDeal and Goes Hyper-Local  —  Creates Revolutionary Integrated Online Local Yellow Pages/Classifieds Marketplaces  —  MESA, Ariz.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—YP Corp. (OTCBB:YPNT), a leading provider of nationwide Internet Yellow Pages and related services with more than 16 …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Vista SP1 confirmed again by loud-mouth Microsoft Downloads  —  Microsoft Downloads can never keep a good secret, always spilling the beans no matter how many times you point at it (keep it up team!).  After all the lies Microsoft had to endure to keep Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
 
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
The Microtrix  —  You think everything you read about Microsoft is real, but it's not.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WWDC 2007 banners caught on camera, reveal absolutely nothing
Discussion: MacUser and Apple Gazette
Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
What Would You Ask Yahoo CEO Terry Semel?
Discussion: WebProNews
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads  —  I run ads on this blog from two ad networks …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, WebProNews and 901am
IGN:
Nintendo's New DS Controller
David Cassel / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Do Obama and Lieberman think the internet is dangerous?
Discussion: Valleywag
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Major Webcasters to face billions in new fees?
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Amazon one-click patent extended to gift-giving
 Earlier Items: 
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Spice up your schedule with the Google Calendar gallery
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress Critters Threaten To Pass Laws Forcing Universities To Obey RIAA
San Francisco Chronicle:
Groups want limits on Google
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
As Cellphones Multiply, Phone Books Get Slimmer
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Web 2.0 madness grips China
Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Answer the iPhone
Discussion: Epicenter and BloggingStocks
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
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