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3:11 AM ET, June 22, 2007

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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.
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
News is Still a Wide Open Game
Discussion: GigaOM
Andrew Blum / Metropolis Magazine:   Dreaming in Code  —  Jonathan Harris distills the Web's infinite …
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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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
It's a Virtual(ization) Mystery
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
USA Today:
AT&T girds for iPhone launch on June 29  —  For consumers eager to get their hands on an Apple iPhone, here's the good news: It will be available in all 1,800 AT&T phone stores at 6 p.m. sharp on June 29.  —  The bad news?  "We fully expect one or more of our stores to run out of stock …
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
AT&T denies 6/29 rate plan claim, will announce earlier
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
Michael / CTI Miami's Blog:
HTC phones galore!  —  We tried to tell you CTI Miami was hot!  We've got a great online store so make sure you check that out because these should be in stock soon!  HTC has given us a fantastic look at some upcoming phones.  Unreleased phones like the HTC Touch for CDMA, HTC S640 (CDMA) …
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The Boy Genius Report:
HTC's new roadmap: Iris, Vogue, Kaiser, Nike, Volans, Polaris, and more!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo and Engadget
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.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DVD CCA trying to close copying loophole in response to courtroom setback
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Business.com Could Hit Jackpot on Auction Block  —  Entrepreneurs Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton were widely mocked for lavishing $7.5 million on a single Internet domain name — business.com — back in 1999.  It was the single highest price paid for a domain name at the time.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Consumerist
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
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 …
Arn / MacRumors:
New iPhone Television Ad: Youtube [Official Video]  —  After the announcement that the iPhone will offer Youtube videos, a new iPhone television advertisement has started airing.  The new ad was spotted this morning on ESPN, and captured/uploaded by msdvideo:  —  Update: Official Video has been posted by Apple.
Kev / Gluttonous:
Powerset to Launch Front-end on Ruby  —  Spread the word on digg  —  Powerset is fairly well-known in the Ruby community, but there's a certain amount of confusion as to what we use it for.  As a consequence, I'm regularly asked what the front end is going to be written in, and just as regularly have to leave the question unanswered.
Discussion: Profy.Com
 
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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
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: CNET News.com
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Google boss shows off iPhone
Frank Davies / Mercury News:
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Lori Rosen / Ziff Davis Media:
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
NEW ASK.COM COMMERCIAL: KATO
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
The ten most hated words on the Internet
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Instant Search Changes to Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Valleywag:
Talking Points: Three defenses for iPhone hype
Miguel de Icaza:
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