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5:40 PM ET, June 26, 2007

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Steve Dowling / Apple:
AT&T and Apple Announce Simple, Affordable Service Plans for iPhone  —  All Plans Include Unlimited Data & Visual Voicemail  —  AT&T Inc. and Apple® today announced three simple, affordable service plans for iPhone™ which start at just $59.99 per month.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:   How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Apple: 6 Ways To Cancel Any Cellphone So You Can Get An iPhone
Discussion: IntoMobile
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Internet Radio "Day of Silence" hushes thousands of stations  —  Today is June 26, and that means that it's the Internet radio Day of Silence.  The Day of Silence was organized by Radio Internet Newsletter publisher Kurt Hanson in order to protest against retroactive royalty rate increases …
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Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Web Radio Stations Hope Silence Speaks Volumes About Fee Hike  —  No, music fans, there isn't a problem with your Web connection — it's just that many Internet radio stations are deliberately offline today.  —  Many Web-based music services and some conventional radio stations …
David George-Cosh / Globe and Mail:
Net radio battles royalty ruling with silence
Discussion: Slashdot and Strange Attractor
Brad Kava / Mercury News:   Day of silence for Net broadcasters
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Good for Yahoo, And Everyone Else Except Last.fm
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Flickr Photos Integrated into Yahoo Image Search  —  Yahoo Image Search has added Flickr images into its image index.  Now, Yahoo Image Search is serving over 300 million Flickr photos in its query results via a live feed from Flickr; so once an image is uploaded to a Flickr account, it's available via Yahoo Image Search too.
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr Photos Integrated into Yahoo Image Search
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
LinkedIn marks progress to IPO, hires ex-Tivo CFO  —  Armed with a bevy of new managers from top Silicon Valley firms and explosively growing revenues, business networking site LinkedIn Corp. is gearing up to become one of the first big post-dotcom Internet IPOs.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The iPhone will be compatible with Microsoft Exchange, after all  —  Apple's iPhone is going to be compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, after all.  —  Earlier this month, a number of articles and analyst reports claimed that Apple's iPhone would not be compatible with Exchange Server …
John Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!  —  This is the last week of Apple iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing.  Oh wait, I mean the last week of pre-iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing—we have a few more post-iPhone months left on the calendar.  I am sick of it.  It's all anyone talks about.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Scobleizer and IntoMobile
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Digitalsmiths Gets $6M for Video Ads  —  Digitalsmiths, with $6 million in hand, is the latest company to enter the contextual video ad market.  Just yesterday we had ribbed the video search engine blinkx for being relatively late to market.  Well, now there's another new player on the scene …
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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Digitalsmiths's VideoSense gets $6 million
Discussion: alarm:clock and WebProNews
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Interview: TWIMTBP, DX10 and beyond  —  Last week, we had the chance to talk with Roy Taylor about how Nvidia works with developers under its The Way It's Meant To Be Played developer relations programme.  In addition, we talked about some of the games that are coming out in the near future …
Discussion: Inquirer
Glenn Fleishman / New York Post:
DON'T GET 'HUNG UP' ON BUYING AN IPHONE  —  TENS of thousands of people are expected to line up this Friday for themost hyped gadget of the decade - the iPhone.  —  Don't be one of them.  —  Oh, it's a technological marvel.  But Apple's all-in-one handheld isn't the best cellphone …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Modder faces jail time after raid turns up counterfeit games, mod chips  —  A San Diego-area man has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies relating to selling pirated games and modding consoles.  Frederick Brown was taken into custody earlier this month after his home was raided …
Discussion: Game | Life, Kotaku and TechSpot News
USA Today:
U.S. Net access not all that speedy  —  The USA trails other industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access and may never catch up unless quick action is taken by public-policymakers, a report commissioned by the Communications Workers of America warns.
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones, News Corp. Agree On Set of Editorial Protections  —  Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp. have agreed in principle on a set of editorial protections for Dow Jones, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The two sides finalized the last points on the agreement this morning, these people said.
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorry CNET, You've Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn  —  The blogosphere (but not CNET) seems to have moved on from this weekend's diversionary game of whack-a-blogger.  Valleywag started the mud slinging by suggesting that a bunch of FM authors, including me, were taking payoffs to write advertising content.
 
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Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
UPDATE 2-US judge tells Google to work through Justice Dept
Discussion: WebProNews
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple Stores to temporarily close at 2pm on Friday
Discussion: Popgadget
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Are The RIAA's Investigation Techniques Illegal?
Discussion: dslreports.com
Inside AdSense:
We go round and round  —  As you'll recall, we recently introduced …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Netgear promises 3G femtocells by end of year
Discussion: SMS Text News
Tom Ivan / Next Generation:
'Vista-Only' Titles Cracked
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
EarthLink gets a new CEO
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
AOL launches new blog-like news site
 Earlier Items: 
Seobook / Threadwatch.org:
Closing Threadwatch This Friday
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
GOOGLE EARTH ANNOUNCES FORMAL NONPROFIT INITIATIVE
BBC:
EC threat to BBC over downloads
Discussion: Slashdot
Arn / MacRumors:
ZFS Read/Write Developer Beta for Leopard
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Spock - Vertical Search Done Right
Robert Mullins / PC World:
Sun Supercomputer Waits on AMD Chips
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Psion: the last computer