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2:05 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
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
 
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Embracing Change, TV Networks Find Stronger Demand for Ads
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise UK:
YouTube to Overtake BBC in UK Visits
Discussion: WebProNews
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 Earlier Items: 
GamePolitics.com:
Pachter: Manhunt 2 Troubles Will Cost T2 Millions of $$$
Discussion: Ars Technica, Joystiq and Kotaku
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Sprint Won't Abandon WiMax, Executive Reveals
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
EMI has DRM free sales boom
PR Newswire:
Huge Growth Occurs In Online Video Use And It's Not All User-Generated Videos
Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS
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