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3:05 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
Discussion: GigaOM and HipMojo.com
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Business 2.0 vs. Valleywag
Discussion: BoomTown and Bloggers Blog
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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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.
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
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
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.
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: CrunchGear and WinExtra
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Future of Media Video: Google takes over the world by 2050  —  Davide Casaleggio sent a tip to Read/WriteWeb about a video his company produced exploring the future of media.  It is a very cool 6-minute video, which takes some educated (and imaginative) guesses at how the Web and media will evolve over the next 40-50 years.
Discussion: Laughing Squid
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?
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Sony chief ponders cut for PS3 price  —  Sir Howard Stringer, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Corp, said the electronics and entertainment company was trying to "refine" how much it could afford to cut the price of PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, saying there was "no question" consumers wanted the price to be lower.
Discussion: Kotaku, GamesIndustry.biz and Joystiq
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
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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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PS3 Firmware Upgrade 1.81 Coming Tomorrow
Discussion: Kotaku and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
New idea: Social Cameras!
Discussion: Scobleizer
John Gaudiosi / Hollywood Reporter:
Cartoon net routes games to consoles
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: How Justin.TV's Live Video System Was Born
Discussion: DailyTechTalk
Reuters:
NBC Universal says outlook is rosy
Wall Street Journal:
FTC Launches More Reviews Of Web Ad Deals
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
John Solomon / Washington Post:
FBI Finds It Frequently Overstepped in Collecting Data