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1:50 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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
iPhone to feature special YouTube player
Discussion: Googlified and mocoNews.net
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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Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft agrees to change Vista desktop search  —  Microsoft agreed Tuesday to make changes to the desktop search feature in Windows Vista in an effort to assuage Google and head off a further antitrust battle with U.S. regulators.  —  In a filing made jointly with the Justice Department on Tuesday night …
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is MySpace Worth $12 billion?  —  It sure as hell might be.  We've gotten independent confirmation of rumors circulating yesterday that discussions between Fox and Yahoo, where Yahoo would effectively buy MySpace for 25% of the stock in the combined entity, have occured.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Rumors Of The Decline Of MySpace Are Exaggerated
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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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New York Times:
After Shake-Up, What Now for Yahoo?  —  Should Yahoo stop trying to beat Google at its own game?  Should it step up the pace and grow even larger through mergers and acquisitions?  —  As Jerry Yang takes over as Yahoo's chief executive, all eyes are on the next steps that Mr. Yang …
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Murdoch Talking With Yahoo About Swap for MySpace
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iPhone dock revealed: charges Bluetooth headset too?  —  Looks like the inclusion of a handy YouTube button isn't the only fresh news on the iPhone front this morning, as two strangely protective photos of the iPhone dock attempt to show off an accessory that could be dangling …
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Think Secret:   Bluetooth headset charging port remains on iPhone dock
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.
Chicago Tribune:
Senate cable TV bill clicks  —  Consumer protection, competition are keys  —  SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers predicted cable TV viewers would get better service, more competitive rates—and even credits when a cable technician is tardy on service calls—under legislation the Senate sent to the governor Tuesday.
Discussion: Ars Technica and dslreports.com
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 …
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 …
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 …
Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS  —  Hi, I'm Neil Postlethwaite, Splash Damage's Managing Director and one of the Producers on Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars.  I'd like to talk to you today about the in-game advertising we have in ETQW.  —  For the last four years, we've put all of our effort into making Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars.
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 …
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 …
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 Hits Primetime  —  New Version Packed with Additional Features Generally Available in US and Localized Beta Versions to Launch in 13 Countries Around the World on Friday  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network …
Discussion: GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Think Secret:
Gallery: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A466 (WWDC 2007)  —  Those in attendance at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week went home with the first new build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard released to third-party developers in almost two months.  —  Build 9A466 was demonstrated as the first …
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Apple Core and digg
 
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