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12:00 AM ET, June 22, 2007

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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
AT&T denies 6/29 rate plan claim, will announce earlier  —  According to AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel, a report today that AT&T will wait until the day of iPhone's launch to disclose rate plans for the device is inaccurate.  "We will disclose before the 29th," said Siegel …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jeff Jones / Jeff Jones's blog:
Windows Vista - 6 Month Vulnerability Report  —  I was somewhat surprised (but pleased) at the level of interest back when I published my Windows Vista - 90 Day Vulnerability Report.  It was about the earliest span of time I thought might give us some indicators, and the indicators did look good.
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
News Aggregation Site Daylife Gets $8.3 Million Second Round  —  Daylife, the much-hyped online news aggregation site which launched for public consumption in January but hasn't gained much traction as of yet, has raised $8 million in second round of funding, according to SEC filings, picked up by PEHub.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
News is Still a Wide Open Game
Discussion: GigaOM
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
NEW ASK.COM COMMERCIAL: KATO  —  Just saw Ask.com's new commercial during Robot Chicken, and it's way better than the "Chicks With Swords" spot, if only because it didn't come off as misogynistic:  —  Got, I almost forgot about old Kato.  What the hell is he up to?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Valleywag
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Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2  —  Plans to release game "temporarily suspended" while publisher continues exploring options.  —  In the wake of international bans and an Adults Only rating in the US, Manhunt 2 won't make its July 10 release date, Take-Two Interactive has confirmed.
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Graham Holliday / Press Gazette:
BBC reporter tours Turkey in social media experiment  —  The BBC has dispatched reporter Ben Hammersley to spend two weeks using new social media web tools to cover the run-up to the July general election.  —  He will visit four cities and report for BBC World, World Service radio, News 24 and BBC News online.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
The ten most hated words on the Internet  —  The Internet has much to answer for, but one of its chiefest sins its relentless stupifidication of the English language.  And no, I did not just make up the word "stupifidication."  1  —  UK pollsters YouGov have just completed a survey …
Discussion: Reuters, Snipperoo and digg
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Xenon / Surfin' Safari:
Yet another one more thing... a new Web Inspector!  —  As some of you saw last week at WWDC, we have a brand new version of the Web Inspector.  We know that a lot people have found the current Web Inspector useful, and we have gotten a lot of feedback and sugestions about how to make it even better.
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacUser, Ajaxian and digg
Skrentablog:
Are network effects getting weaker?  —  "This place is dead anyway."  —  I was thinking about how fast Facebook has replaced Linkedin for my valley connections.  In a period of about 2 months, it seems like most of my contacts have all deserted linkedin and moved to facebook.
Discussion: SMC and A VC
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Consumerist
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Proposed Amendment Would Ban All DVD Copying  —  The proposed amendment was made public in a letter sent by Michael Malcolm, the chief executive of Kaleidescape, a DVD jukebox company which successfully defeated a suit by the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) this past March.
Yi-Wyn Yen / The Startup Game:
How a six-month-old startup got bought by Google  —  Three months ago, I met the two startup founders of Zenter, Wayne Crosby and Robby Walker, and blogged about how they wanted their online version of PowerPoint to get bought by Google.  I listen to a lot of young entrepreneurs who desperately …
Frank Davies / Mercury News:
Google staffs up in nation's capital  —  INTERNET COMPANY EXPANDS LOBBYING  —  WASHINGTON - Slowly but surely, the government is getting Googled.  —  Two years ago, the Google staff in Washington was one person - Alan Davidson, an expert in technology law.
Techworld.com:
Mandriva says no to Microsoft Linux deal  —  French Linux vendor Mandriva said no to dealing with Microsoft on open source patents - the third Linux vendor in a week to do so.  —  In a statement on his company blog, Francois Bancilhon, CEO of Paris-based Mandriva, said …
 
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Spreadsheets Live Data
Discussion: Webware.com
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
It's a Virtual(ization) Mystery
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Videos: Man Teaches Apple To Not Repair His Macbook By Smashing It With Sledgehammer
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Surface Parody Video
Arn / MacRumors:
New iPhone Television Ad: Youtube [Official Video]
Discussion: CrunchGear, Apple Gazette and digg
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Intel demos anticheating tech for online gaming
Discussion: CNET News.com
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Google boss shows off iPhone
The Boy Genius Report:
HTC's new roadmap: Iris, Vogue, Kaiser, Nike, Volans, Polaris, and more!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo and Engadget
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Lori Rosen / Ziff Davis Media:
Ziff Davis Enters into Definitive Agreement to Sell Enterprise Group
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Finding the Perfect Shot: 5 Stock Photo Search Engines Reviewed
Discussion: TechCrunch
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Instant Search Changes to Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Valleywag:
Talking Points: Three defenses for iPhone hype
Discussion: USA Today
Miguel de Icaza:
Implementing Silverlight in 21 Days
Forbes:
EU says Apple has responded to iTunes deadline; EU 'studying it carefully'