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1:20 AM ET, June 15, 2007

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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Veoh Hosts $26 Million Round  —  Updated Veoh may no longer host popular adult videos, but that hasn't stopped venture capitalists from backing up the Brink's truck. peHUB has learned that the San Diego-based company recently raised around $26 million in Series C funding …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Veoh Goes for the Big Money
John's Blog:
A Picture's Worth 100M Users???  —  Steve Job's keynote at WWDC this year inspired some and was disappointing to others — but, as usual, it was interesting & entertaining.  I've always liked Apple's products, and spend an embarrassing amount of my own money on them.  So I'm interested in what he's got to say.
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I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Seduction of AT&T  —  This week was Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), the biggest news from which seemed to be the beta version of Safari (Apple's web browser) for Windows.  Why the heck would Apple even produce such a product?  Readers and pundits alike have been wondering ad nauseam.
Discussion: WinExtra and CrunchGear
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Business 2.0 vs. Valleywag
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   The (B)Log-Rolling Post
Karen / Official Google Blog:
The CNN/YouTube debates  —  Posted by Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics, YouTube  —  Back in March we kicked off our You Choose '08 program, a hub of political channels on YouTube designed to educate, empower, and connect voters and presidential candidates through the power of online video.
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BBC:
The Tech Lab: Dave Winer  —  Dave Winer, considered by many to be the father of blogging and a pioneer of RSS feeds, offers his personal view on technologies he would like to see in existence one day.  —  I'm a blogger, therefore I like to write short two or three paragraph essays on things I care about.
Discussion: Podcasting News and rexblog.com
Apple:
Safari for Windows Public Beta Downloads Top 1 Million in First 48 Hours  —  Apple® today announced that more than 1 million copies of Safari™ for Windows were downloaded in the first 48 hours since the free public beta was made available on Monday.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Taking a detailed look at Windows Vista DVD hologram  —  An astute Windows user was intrigued by the holographic image on the face of the Windows Vista Business DVD and decided to take a much closer look, discovering in the margin a microscopic photograph of three men.  Just who they could be?
Karen / Official Google Blog:
The state of our video ID tools  —  Recent speculation and stories like this Wall Street Journal article or this Reuters report on YouTube's use of video identification tools made us think it would be useful to clarify what we're doing.  —  We've been developing improved content identification for months …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone sighting?  —  Looks like they're out there, and no, we don't just mean in Walt and David's hands...we mean out there.  Check out this flick of someone using what almost definitely appears to be an iPhone.  He's all listening to Journey probably, reminiscing about The Sopranos season finale.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Boston U student fights RIAA attempt to discover names behind IP addresses  —  As part of its stepped-up efforts against file-sharing on college campuses, the RIAA has begun filing lawsuits against college students who don't take advantage of the group's discounted settlement offer.
Discussion: digg
John Solomon / Washington Post:
FBI Finds It Frequently Overstepped in Collecting Data  —  An internal FBI audit has found that the bureau potentially violated the law or agency rules more than 1,000 times while collecting data about domestic phone calls, e-mails and financial transactions in recent years …
Point-Topic:
World broadband closes in on 300 million subscribers  —  According to the most recent data from Point Topic's Global Broadband Statistics service there were 298 million broadband subscribers worldwide at the end of March 2007.  —  "Given the prevailing growth rates it is safe to assume …
Discussion: dslreports.com
San Francisco Chronicle:
EBay slashes Google ads, escalating rift  —  Analyst: 'The two companies have been on a collision course for a long time'  —  EBay Inc. has pulled all of its advertising from Google Inc.'s U.S. network in what is widely seen as punishment for trying to crash eBay's user conference in Boston this week.
 
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: How Justin.TV's Live Video System Was Born
Discussion: DailyTechTalk
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Future of Media Video: Google takes over the world by 2050
Discussion: Laughing Squid
Reuters:
NBC Universal says outlook is rosy
Wall Street Journal:
FTC Launches More Reviews Of Web Ad Deals
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Handheld maker Palm cuts jobs
Discussion: PalmInfocenter.com
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Net Neutrality Comment Period Closing Friday
Discussion: Ars Technica and Slashdot
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Intel beats Itanic drum with a cute little Kittson thing
Discussion: CNET News.com
Emru Townsend / Digital World:
Making Use of Bluetooth: It's All in the Wrist
Discussion: SMS Text News
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Frontline Wireless pitches plan to build "third pipe" using 700 MHz spectrum
Discussion: Slashdot
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Skitch moves into invite-beta mode... its like the 2.0 version of PaintShopPro
Jane J. Kim / Wall Street Journal:
Managing Your Money In Public View
Discussion: SMS Text News and BuzzMachine
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Bush administration attacks 'shield' for bloggers
Discussion: Podcasting News
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Not just iTunes anymore: EMI unlocks DRM-free music for other retailers
Discussion: iTNews Australia
Business Wire:
Simon & Schuster and TurnHere Premiere Author Videos on YouTube and Bookvideos.tv
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Mashable! and Beet.TV
BBC:
FBI tries to fight zombie hordes