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8:45 PM ET, June 11, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Introduces Safari for Windows  —  Public Beta Available Today for Mac & Windows  —  Apple® today introduced Safari™ 3, the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and Macs.  Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests …
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BBC:
Apple announces Windows browser  —  Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft's Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.  —  Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple "dream big" and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari enjoys.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple takes Safari to Windows and iPhone  —  Apple plans to ship a version of its Safari Web browser for Windows, and third-party developers will be able to get a piece of the iPhone, the company announced Monday.  —  A beta version of Safari for Windows is available now …
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Brings Safari to Windows - First Take
Discussion: Computerworld
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser
Discussion: Webware.com and Jeffrey McManus
Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications  —  Innovative New Way to Create Applications for iPhone  —  Apple® today announced that its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple announces third-party software details for iPhone  —  As expected, Apple used WWDC as the stage to announce a third-party development solution for the iPhone, putting to rest fears that the handset would be a closed (read: non-smartphone) platform.  Calling it a "sweet solution" …
Discussion: Morning Paper and Gadgetell
Nicole Lee / Webware.com:   WEB APPS ARE KEY FOR WANNABE IPHONE DEVELOPERS
The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Walt Mossberg Shows College Leaders His New iPhone  —  Walter S. Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal's personal-technology columnist, picked up his review copy of the Apple iPhone this morning, and he gave his initial impressions of the much-anticipated gadget to college leaders during a speech at The Chronicle's Presidents Forum.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Engadget and Gizmodo
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Valleywag:
Walt Mossberg: A bad review for the iPhone?  —  A bad review for the iPhone?  —  Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal tech reporter often accused of being an Apple fanboy, does not know if the iPhone will receive a good or bad review yet.  That's right, Walt got his early review iPhone today …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why I disagree with Privacy International  —  Sigh.  Google as a company takes privacy very seriously.  I personally feel strongly about protecting our users' privacy.  So I'm frustrated by a recent study that Privacy International did, and I want to know if I'm off-base in my reaction.
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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
ON THE DOWNLOAD  —  USING ADS, NEW ONLINE LABEL OFFERS MUSIC FREE  —  In a move designed to upend the traditional record label business model, Downtown Records and Internet entrepreneur Peter Rojas plan to launch an online-only record label that will offer its music for free and generate revenue …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati: When Will The Traffic Party End?  —  Recent Comscore stats show Technorati continuing to surge in traffic, more than tripling since a year ago.  Founder and CEO Dave Sifry recently mentioned about this staggering growth in a blog post.  Technorati's internal numbers showed massive growth early this year.
Chris Flores / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Is copper cable at the end of its line?  —  CRITICS SAY VERIZON IS FOCUSING TOO HARD ON FIBER OPTICS  —  Verizon's front-line employees say its old copper network in Virginia that much of the state's population relies on is "deteriorating badly" and "stretched to the limits."
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon denies neglecting copper infrastructure in favor of fiber
Discussion: Neowin.net
Reuters:
China's Sina, Google team up on China services  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Sina Corp., one of China's top Internet portals, and Google Inc. said on Monday they would cooperate on news, advertising and search services in China, the world's second-largest online community.
Nancy Gohring Seattle / Computerworld:
No secret search engine says Microsoft  —  We're just innovating the current one, says search and advertising head  —  Speculation that Microsoft has a crack team of developers in Silicon Valley working on a cutting-edge search project is news to the company's head of search and advertising.
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
DICE promises to diversify with new projects  —  Studio looking at "fresh and exciting" titles away from Battlefield series  —  EA's DICE studio is looking to diversify its output away from its best-selling Battlefield franchise in order to continue producing titles it can remain excited to work on.
Discussion: Kotaku and GamersReports.com
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Me.dium Secures $15M Series B - The Dawn of Collaborative Browsing?  —  Colorado-based Me.dium is announcing today a $15M Series B round led by Commonwealth Venture Partners.  Me.dium is developing a next-generation collaborative browsing technology that dynamically combines visualization and chat.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Awaiting Real Sales From Virtual Shoppers  —  THE seven million or so inhabitants of Second Life, the three-dimensional online world, have spent millions of dollars on digital makeovers, clothing and other goods and services for their avatars.  —  But will the game's players buy anything for themselves?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
PayPerPost, which pays bloggers to write, gets $7M more  —  PayPerPost, the site that pays bloggers to write content about advertisers, and then gets paid by those advertisers, has raised $7 million more in financing.  —  This is a controversial site (see our earlier coverage.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting Will Prove Tense For Semel  —  Sure, Yahoo may have made it its mission to make us more social and changed its mission statement around, but is this new direction going to be enough to save Chairman Terry Semel from the fire (yet again) at tomorrow's shareholder meeting?
Sonya Hubbard / ContraCostaTimes.com:
BART quietly rolls out Wi-Fi  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Many Bay Area technophiles who began using terms like "Wi-Fi" and "Wiki" and "Wii" when they were still cutting edge were surprised to learn they can access Wi-Fi service while riding BART.  And at least for a while, the service is free.
 
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A look at the decline of cable TV networks like USA Network, Discovery Channel, and MTV; MTV's 2023 average prime-time audience was 256K, down from 807K in 2014

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