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9:45 PM ET, June 14, 2007

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Valleywag:
Housekeeping: Owen Thomas is the Valleywag  —  Owen Thomas, the Business 2.0 editor whom we've lured to run Valleywag, is all smiles.  But don't be deceived.  This Silicon Valley gossip rag, after he takes over in July as managing editor, will remain as obnoxious as ever.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Business 2.0 vs. Valleywag  —  Business 2.0 has had another trend defining staff departure, following the departure of blogger Om Malik last year to launch his own media company.  Now, the news is that Business 2.0 editor Owen Thomas will be the new editor of Valleywag, the tech gossip blog run by gossip monger Nick Denton.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   The (B)Log-Rolling Post
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
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
YouTube Passes Debates to a New Generation  —  The quadrennial ritual of presidential debates has long followed a tried and true format.  —  A guy in a suit asks mostly predictable questions of other people in suits.  The voter is a fixture in the audience, motionless until he or she gets to address the candidate, respectfully.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Frames a Video Search Engine  —  Google Video, now a video search engine, shows a frame similar to the one from Image Search when you click on a search result.  The frame lets you rate the video, share it, and watch related videos.  You can also watch the previous or the next search result …
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Microsoft Connect:
We have just reached a new milestone, Release Candidate 1!  —  Welcome to the Windows Home Server page on Microsoft Connect - Microsoft's community destination for downloading beta products.  —  If you wish to participate in Windows Home Server evaluation program and/or to participate …
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BBC:
FBI tries to fight zombie hordes  —  The FBI is contacting more than one million PC owners who have had their computers hijacked by cyber criminals.  —  The initiative is part of an ongoing project to thwart the use of hijacked home computers, or zombies, as launch platforms for hi-tech crimes.
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
FBI: Over one million computers working for botnets
Discussion: Neowin.net and Network World
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Explores Options for WiMax  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is exploring new options for financing its ambitious plan to build a wireless broadband network known as WiMax, including forming a partnership or joint venture with cellphone pioneer Craig McCaw and seeking an infusion of cash from cable providers …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Satellite TV guys say: Why not WiMAX?
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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
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?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Xing integrates with ZoomInfo, in move to overtake LinkedIn  —  (Updated with initial LinkedIn response)  —  Xing, the Hamburg, Germany social networking site for business contacts, has just signed a deal that makes its network larger than it U.S. competitor LinkedIn.
Vanessa Fox. Nude.:
a few changes  —  For the last two years, I have had a fantastic time helping to build Google Webmaster Central.  I have loved working with the (ever-expanding!) team, writing about search on the blog and for the help center, and designing features for the webmaster community.
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.
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Net Neutrality Comment Period Closing Friday
Discussion: Ars Technica
San Francisco Chronicle:
EBay slashes Google ads, escalating rift
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Intel beats Itanic drum with a cute little Kittson thing
Discussion: CNET News.com
Point-Topic:
World broadband closes in on 300 million subscribers
Discussion: dslreports.com
Emru Townsend / Digital World:
Making Use of Bluetooth: It's All in the Wrist
Discussion: SMS Text News
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
 Earlier Items: 
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Bush administration attacks 'shield' for bloggers
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Not just iTunes anymore: EMI unlocks DRM-free music for other retailers
Discussion: iTNews Australia
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
AMA chimes in on gaming/violence connection, gaming addiction
Discussion: Slashdot
Business Wire:
Simon & Schuster and TurnHere Premiere Author Videos on YouTube and Bookvideos.tv
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Beet.TV and WebProNews
John Solomon / Washington Post:
FBI Finds It Frequently Overstepped in Collecting Data
Discussion: Threat Level, Slashdot and digg
Sprint:
Customers Get High Speed Multimedia and Industry-Leading Walkie …
Triston McIntyre / MAC.BLORGE.com:
The tawdry truth about the iPhone, WiFi, and EDGE
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The 3D Real/Virtual World Hybrid: How Far Away?