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6:35 PM ET, June 20, 2007

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Apple:
YouTube Live on Apple TV Today; Coming to iPhone on June 29  —  Best YouTube Experience on a Mobile Device  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to enjoy YouTube's originally-created content on their iPhones when they begin shipping on June 29.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple TV with YouTube: v1.1 update hands-on
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Aftenposten:
Opera Software boss hangs on to control  —  The founder of one of Norway's most successful high-tech firms, Opera Software, reportedly hung on to his power over the firm by firing Opera's board of directors before they could fire him.  —  Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported on Tuesday …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We don't have to kill rival browsers; they're killing themselves  —  Check out the big scandal at Opera, the Icelandic company that makes the Opera browser.  In a nutshell: the board decided to get rid of the CEO, Jon S von Tetzchner (above, in Viking helmet, holding list of names of the 20 people who use Opera).
Discussion: WebProNews
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Veoh TV offers software for online video  —  LOS ANGELES - Veoh Networks Inc., a site backed by media mogul Michael Eisner, hopes to radically change how people watch video online, offering software that not only finds and plays programs from anywhere on the Web but also offers the look and feel of traditional TV.
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Veoh To Launch 'VeohTV,' Take on Joost
BBC:
Blackberry ban for French elite  —  French government officials have been ordered not to use handheld Blackberry devices amid fears that foreigners could spy on them, reports say.  —  Workers in the French president's and prime minister's office have been told their e-mails risk falling into foreign hands, Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Update: Security risks prompt French BlackBerry ban
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft flip-flops on Vista virtualization  —  Microsoft planned this week to announce that it was broadening the virtualization rights for Windows Vista, but decided at the last minute to reverse course and stick with existing limits.  —  The software maker had briefed reporters and analysts …
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Dan Warne / APC:   Don't wait for Vista SP1, pleads Microsoft
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Thank Google for Any Delays to Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1  —  Microsoft has proved the value in the saying "easier to ask for forgiveness than permission," when it comes to Vista.  After Google complained to the Justice Department that Vista unfairly made it difficult to use a desktop search tool …
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SecLists.Org Security Mailing List Archive:
Harry Potter 0day  —  From: go harry <goharrygo_at_linuxmail.org>  ; —  Voldemort killed Hermione.  Yes, that's true.  And we knew that 2 days ago.  —  This is the end of the not yet published (someone could call that 0day) book  —  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows .
Discussion: Inquirer, AppScout, Gizmodo and The Register
Anjali Athavaley / Wall Street Journal:
A Job Interview You Don't Have to Show Up For  —  Microsoft, Verizon, Others Use  —  Virtual Worlds to Recruit;  —  Dressing Avatars for Success  —  It's now possible to meet with recruiters without actually showing up for a job interview.  —  Some employers are experimenting with Second Life …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Getty Is Primed To Acquire Pump  —  Seattle rock trio the Presidents of the United States of America haven't had a hit since their novelty song "Peaches" reached the top 40 in 1996 with the infectiously silly refrain "millions of peaches, peaches for me."  —  These days, singer …
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Takes Over Talks on Future of Company  —  Dow Jones & Co.'s board of directors, frustrated with the pace of the Bancroft family's negotiations with News Corp., said it would take over talks on the future of the company.  —  The move, approved by the the four board members affiliated …
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Sprint Won't Abandon WiMax, Executive Reveals  —  The VP for global broadband strategy at Sprint Nextel confirms reports of a possible joint venture or spin-off of its WiMax unit.  —  Saying "we are not getting out of the business of WiMax by any means," Don Stroberg, VP for global broadband strategy …
Brian D Crecente / Kotaku:
PC: Spore Slip Sliding Away  —  The latest Game Informer reports that Spore has been "delayed indefinitely", but reached for comment today, Electronic Arts says that "Spore has slipped out of fiscal 08 and into fiscal 09".  Either way you cut it, it means that the game we've all been waiting …
Eric Rabe / Verizon:
One Millionth FiOS Customer Video  —  At NXTComm today Ivan introduced this Massapequa, NY family.  They are the one millionth connected FiOS customer since August, 2004.  My bold emphasis is here to ensure that readers don't glance at this and think that it's just a home passed of a potential customer.
Damien Mulley:
Sky Handling Partners - The Return - So who's signing me up for dating websites?  —  This morning I noticed someone snooping around my website after coming to the site with the search "sky handling partners".  It has happened before.  Now for some background, I have had issues with this crowd losing my baggage.
USA Today:
iPhone mania nears fever pitch  —  LOS ANGELES — Christopher Parr won't go so far as to bring his sleeping bag to his local AT&T store to be first in line for Apple's coveted iPhone when it goes on sale next week.  —  But he will be there opening night to plunk down $599 for the combination iPod …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge deals blow to RIAA, says students can respond to John Doe lawsuit  —  A federal judge in New Mexico has put the brakes on the RIAA's lawsuit train, at least in the US District Court for New Mexico.  The case in question is part of the RIAA's campaign against file-sharing on college campuses and names …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Embracing Change, TV Networks Find Stronger Demand for Ads  —  WHO said you can't teach an old medium new tricks?  —  The willingness of the big broadcast television networks to embrace change — by making it easier to watch shows online and by adopting new types of ratings …
Chris Holland / Internet Brands Developer Blog:
iPhone: Apple's VoIP End-Game  —  When Steve Jobs first demoed the iPhone in January 2007, he made it clear that reaching someone by typing their phone number onto a keypad was no-longer acceptable, albeit tolerated.  Instead, he showed an Address Book interface that unifies the concept of a …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft Research demonstrates laptop-compatible multi-touch displays.  Can touch this.  —  The word of 2007 is "multi-touch".  It's everywhere, from the iPhone to the Microsoft Surface.  We weren't happy with just one finger on the touch-sensitive screens, we wanted to put all 10 fingers …
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
DHS acknowledges own computer break-ins  —  WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department, the lead U.S. agency for fighting cyber threats, suffered more than 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and other computer security problems over two years, senior officials acknowledged to Congress.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
WWDC Leopard Beta Leaked Onto BitTorrent Site
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Yahoo!/MySpace  —  The Washington Post is now running with this, too.
Discussion: Washington Post
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Illinois to become latest state to give telecoms statewide video franchise
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PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 Hits Primetime
Think Secret:
Gallery: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A466 (WWDC 2007)
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise UK:
YouTube to Overtake BBC in UK Visits
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/ Plaxo = something happening you should pay attention to
Discussion: Like It Matters
Alex E / MyStoreSpace.com Company Blog:
MyStoreSpace launches at eBay Live!  (But My Google Shirt rains on the parade)
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
EMI has DRM free sales boom
Tech News at TechWhack:
Apple already working on cheaper variants of iPhone?