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11:20 AM ET, June 7, 2007

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PAN Communications / Business Wire:
Incisive Media Taps Kevin Ryan to Join Executive Team, Direct Global Content for Search Engine Strategies, Search Engine Watch  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Incisive Media announced today that Kevin Ryan has joined Search Engine Strategies and Search Engine Watch as vice president of global content, effective immediately.
Discussion: SearchViews and WebProNews
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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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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Apple's File Labeling: An Effective Anticopying Tool?  —  Recently it was revealed that Apple's new DRM-free iTunes tracks come with the buyer's name encoded in their headers.  Randy Picker suggested that this might be designed to deter copying - if you redistribute a file you bought, your name would be all over it.
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
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 …
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
PR Newswire:
MetroFi Reaches Over 11,000 Monthly Users of Portland Wi-Fi Network  —  Coverage Expansion Continues; Nearly 20,000 Registered in 6 Months  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ — MetroFi — the leading provider of free wireless Internet access and municipal services over Wi-Fi networks …
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Sarah Skidmore / Associated Press:
Review: Portland Wi-Fi a Mixed Offering
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 …
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo, Kotaku and Boing Boing
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.
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 …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Rivals Answer the iPhone  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone may be the most anticipated device in the history of the wireless industry.  But when it hits AT&T Inc. and Apple stores June 29, it will face plenty of competition.  —  Nokia Corp. has already begun selling the N95, a high-end smart phone that …
Discussion: Epicenter and BloggingStocks
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 …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
San Francisco Chronicle:
Groups want limits on Google  —  Planned DoubleClick purchase raises concerns about invasion of privacy  —  A coalition of privacy groups have taken another swing at Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of online advertising firm DoubleClick, calling on federal regulators to prohibit …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Finding a Date — on the Spot  —  Internet Matchmakers Migrate  —  To Cellphones, Promising  —  More-Immediate Results  —  Earlier this week, Jeff Blum was out buying a sandwich when his mind wandered toward his social life.  So he got out his cellphone and sent a text message …
 
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:
How Big Will the iPhone Be?  —  The new must-have smartphone …
Discussion: Slashdot
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress Critters Threaten To Pass Laws Forcing Universities To Obey RIAA
Discussion: CNET News.com
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Industry: ESA Exec Leaves E3 for E4All
Discussion: GamePolitics.com
Jeff St.Onge / Bloomberg:
French sports leagues join suit against YouTube
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
iPhone rival beats Apple to the draw
Discussion: MEX and Techdirt
Tanner Godarzi / iPhone Matters:
Will You Be Able To Buy An IPhone Without A New Contract?
 Earlier Items: 
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
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Via mobo is smaller than a business card
Discussion: Computerworld and Gizmodo
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
'omg my mom joined facebook!!'
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Ecommerce 2.0 is happening now  —  I just spent the last two days …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
VATOR.TV LAUNCHING TONIGHT: YOUTUBE FOR START-UPS
Reuters:
If it's not tennis elbow, it may be 'Wiiitis'
Discussion: youNEWB, DailyTech and Engadget
Karen / Official Google Blog:
What U.S. immigration policies mean to Google