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3:00 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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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
The Microtrix  —  You think everything you read about Microsoft is real, but it's not.  They are all apart of a computer simulation, an illusion, called The Microtrix.  This is a story about a rebellious group of Microsoft bloggers who wants to find the truth, and won't let anything get in their way.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
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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 …
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 …
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.
Leichtman Research Group:
Over Half of U.S. Households Subscribe to Broadband Internet  —  Household Income Still a Key Factor in Broadband Adoption  —  New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that 53% of all US households now subscribe to a broadband high-speed Internet service at home.
Discussion: CircleID
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   53% of US Homes have broadband
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Spice up your schedule with the Google Calendar gallery  —  Don't you think that calendars should be more than lists of appointments and meetings?  Well, we think an online calendar should be filled with what interests you most, which is why we just unveiled the Google Calendar gallery.
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 …
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: Netly News and WebProNews
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 …
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
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, PodTech Network and Rev2.org
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 …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Major Webcasters to face billions in new fees?  —  We already know that Webcasters small and large are outraged at the prospect of having to pay higher royalty fees to the music industry, particularly when compared with what is required of their satellite and terrestrial radio counterparts.
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
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.
 
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Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
The price of success  —  Last month I wrote about the Webbys …
Discussion: Valleywag
cic.uiuc.edu:
PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN CIC LIBRARIES AND GOOGLE
Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Harrison, Kaplan And Llewelyn All Departing Nintendo Of America
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WWDC 2007 banners caught on camera, reveal absolutely nothing
Discussion: MacUser and Apple Gazette
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads  —  I run ads on this blog from two ad networks …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, WebProNews and 901am
David Cassel / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Do Obama and Lieberman think the internet is dangerous?
Discussion: Valleywag
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
In a Virtual Universe, the Politics Turn Real
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Raph's Website
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Amazon one-click patent extended to gift-giving
 Earlier Items: 
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress Critters Threaten To Pass Laws Forcing Universities To Obey RIAA
Reuters:
Dell to exit LCD television business: media
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
iPhone rival beats Apple to the draw
Discussion: MEX and Techdirt
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Web 2.0 madness grips China
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Puts Shoppers In Touch With Slifter
Mel Sam / MelSam's Blog:
Windows Mobile Device Center v6.1 Released!