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5:05 AM ET, June 12, 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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John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser  —  Apple said today that it would make its Safari Web browser available for Windows-based PCs, opening a new front in its rivalry with Microsoft.  —  The announcement came at the end of a keynote presentation made by Steven P. Jobs, Apple's co-founder and chief executive …
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Apple Safari for Windows: The world's slowest web browser  —  Apple is advertising Safari for Windows as "the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser."  Fast, maybe, in page rendering speed, but ridiculously slow to launch... on my brand new, 2.33 GHz Core-2 Duo laptop …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Apple iPhone Follows Facebook In Creating A Web 2. Platform …
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
Discussion: Gadgetell and Morning Paper
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Test Software To Ease Licensing Fights  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s YouTube says it will begin testing advanced video identifying technology to spot clips on the video-sharing site with media companies including Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co. starting in a month.
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Reuters:
YouTube to test video ID with Time Warner, Disney
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
New York Times:   YouTube Sets Tests of Video Blocking
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.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google AdWords Adds Reports Showing Content Network Data To Advertisers  —  Google, as expected, has added a new report type to give AdWords advertisers the ability to see the exact sites their ads are displaying on within Google's content network.  These Placement Performance reports will detail the domain …
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Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Adds Content Network Transparency
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon denies neglecting copper infrastructure in favor of fiber  —  Verizon may be stretching itself too thin when it comes to maintaining its copper infrastructure, according to some of the company's workers.  Verizon is facing allegations that it has given up on preventative maintenance in the state …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Chris Flores / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Is copper cable at the end of its line?
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Oliverryan / The Browser:
LinkedIn says it will own business networking  —  In the future, everyone will likely maintain two online profiles.  So said LinkedIn CEO Dan Nye in an extended lunchtime interview last week here in Fortune's conference room/pool hall.  We had opened the conversation with THE question of the moment …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
HD DVD players outselling Blu-ray alternatives... at the moment  —  You should know by now that these brief claims of superiority won't mean much when the other camp flips the numbers around and cranks out a jaw dropping figure of its own, but the North American HD DVD Promotional Group …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What's Wrong With Apple's Font Rendering?  —  I had read a few complaints that OS X font rendering was a little wonky, even from Joel Spolsky himself: … I didn't believe it until I downloaded the first beta of Safari 3 for Windows and saw it for myself.  —  Font rendering in Safari 3 Beta:
The MMO Gamer:
MindArk: Marketing and brand awareness to attract 150 million users to Entropia  —  Recently, MindArk announced they were partnering with a Chinese company and expanding Entropia Universe into China.  They stated their goal is to get 150 million users from around the world.
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 …
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?
 
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