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2:25 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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Michael Gartenberg:
YouTube on Apple TV and surprise, the iPhone as well  —  Apple is rolling out YouTube for Apple TV as promised a few weeks ago but there's a little surprise in the press release, Apple's also adding YouTube support for the iPhone.  Video access is through an Apple app on the phone and like Apple TV the video will be in H.264 format.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
iPhone to feature special YouTube player
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft to change Vista after Google complaint  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) has agreed to modify its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint that its computer search function put Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Details on Microsoft's antitrust search changes for Vista SP1  —  Word spread quickly last night that Microsoft would capitulate to Google's concerns over the way search is integrated into Windows Vista, but the details were light.  We contacted Microsoft for the skinny on the changes, and this is what the company had to share with us.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft ditches about-face on virtualization restrictions at 11th hour
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Agrees to Vista Change
Discussion: Microsoft (MSFT)
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake  —  News Corporation has discussed swapping MySpace, its internet social networking unit, with Yahoo! in return for a 25 per cent stake in the enlarged group.  —  The discussions remain tentative and could collapse after the departure …
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Tech News at TechWhack:
Apple already working on cheaper variants of iPhone?  —  Apple already working on cheaper variants of iPhone?  —  Market sources are claiming that Apple has already started working on cheaper variants of their upcoming Apple iPhone mobile phone device.  —  American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iPhone dock revealed: charges Bluetooth headset too?
Think Secret:   Bluetooth headset charging port remains on iPhone dock
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Five steps to a Yahoo turnaround  —  After 18 months of floundering, Yahoo finally swallowed a bitter pill Monday and replaced Chief Executive Terry Semel with co-founder Jerry Yang.  —  But just promoting "Chief Yahoo" Yang and giving Semel a ticket back to his old stomping grounds …
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Murdoch Talking With Yahoo About Swap for MySpace
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Veoh TV: Turning the Web Into TV  —  Dmitry Shapiro is tired of hearing about Joost, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service launched by the founders of Skype.  "Joost is your old man's TV," sneers Shapiro, the CEO of competing Web video service Veoh.  By that, he means that Joost is merely replicating …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Direct2Dell:
More Systems Now Part of Vertical Line Issue  —  In April, I blogged about vertical lines appearing on some of Dell's notebook LCDs.  At that time, we found that a small number of 17" LCD displays shipped with Dell Inspiron 9200, 9300 and Dell XPS Gen 2 notebooks may develop …
Discussion: Engadget and TechSpot News
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.
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 …
Nokia:
Nokia organizes for the converging marketplace  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it will introduce a new company structure from January 1, 2008.  The move, driven by Nokia's strategy, is aimed at creating an organization aligned with the opportunities Nokia sees for future growth …
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 …
Alex E / MyStoreSpace.com Company Blog:
MyStoreSpace launches at eBay Live!  (But My Google Shirt rains on the parade)  —  Saturday, June 16th was quite an eventful day for our two-man startup.  My co-founder and I attended the eBay Live! conference in Boston to promote the launch of MyStoreSpace.com, our next-generation web store builder …
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
EMI has DRM free sales boom  —  Dump the protection increase the sales  —  RECORD OUTFIT EMI is reporting that the sales results for its DRM-free music are better than those with protection.  —  Since EMI ditched the DRM on iTunes it has seen sales of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon increase by between 272 and 350 percent.
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 …
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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PR Newswire:
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Discussion: GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Embracing Change, TV Networks Find Stronger Demand for Ads
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge deals blow to RIAA, says students can respond to John Doe lawsuit
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Discussion: Ars Technica, Joystiq and Kotaku
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Sprint Won't Abandon WiMax, Executive Reveals
PR Newswire:
Huge Growth Occurs In Online Video Use And It's Not All User-Generated Videos
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