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3:00 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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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple and AT&T Announce iTunes Activation and Sync for iPhone  —  Already Familiar to Tens of Millions of iPod Users  —  Apple® and AT&T Inc. today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to activate their new iPhones using Apple's popular iTunes® software running on a PC …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple iPlans keep it simple  —  Trust Apple to turn something as mundane as a phone plan into a marketing coup.  —  Apple and AT&T have announced three calling plans to match with the iPhone, which is all set to launch at the end of the week.  The three tier plans are $59.99 for 450 minutes …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
AT&T and Apple announce service plans, iTunes activation for iPhone
Discussion: Channel 9 and TechSpot News
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 …
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BBC:
'Day of silence' for US web radio  —  Web radio broadcasters across the US will hold a "day of silence" on Tuesday in protest at plans to hike royalty payments when music is played online.  —  The plan - due to come into force on 15 July - could cost webcasters around $1bn in additional administration fees, protesters claim.
Discussion: Techscape
Ian C Rogers / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Music goes radio silent
David George-Cosh / Globe and Mail:
Net radio battles royalty ruling with silence
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Internet Radio "Day of Silence" hushes thousands of stations
Discussion: Download Squad
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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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Digitalsmiths's VideoSense gets $6 million  —  And the video advertising buildup continues.  Latest to claim a share of the projected $4.8 billion video advertising market is the North Carolina based 9 year old company, Digitalsmiths Corporation.  This company announced today that it has raised …
Discussion: alarm:clock and WebProNews
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Digitalsmiths Gets $6M for Video Ads
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Digital Video Search Developer Digitalsmiths Secures $6 Million First Round
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Business Wire
Robert Mullins / PC World:
Sun Supercomputer Waits on AMD Chips  —  As Sun Microsystems Inc. prepares to demonstrate a new high-performance computer Tuesday at a technology conference in Germany, it hopes that quad-core processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. that will power the computer arrive on time to deliver one of the machines to its first customer.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Inquirer
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Chris Williams / The Register:
IBM turbo charges world's fastest supercomputer
Discussion: Inquirer and Computerworld
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.
Michael Foroobar / VentureBeat:
Lijit raises $3.3M for intimate blog search  —  Lijit, a provider of a more extensive search service for blogs, has said it raised a $3.3M second round of funding.  —  Lijit, of Louisville, Colorado, doesn't limit readers to searching blog posts.  It also provides them results …
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.
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Spock - Vertical Search Done Right  —  There has been quite a lot of buzz lately around a vertical search engine for people, called Spock.  While still in private beta, the engine has already impressed users with its rich feature set and social aspects.  Yet, there something …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Inquirer, Epicenter and SMS Text News
Seobook / Threadwatch.org:
Closing Threadwatch This Friday  —  I hate to do this, but this Friday I am closing Threadwatch.  I don't think the site died at any specific point, it has been more of a process, which I will outline below:  —  When the site was created it was designed to be controvercial and push the edges.
BBC:
EC threat to BBC over downloads  —  The BBC has been accused of forcing people to use Microsoft operating systems and has been threatened with a complaint to the European Commission.  —  The charge concerns the use of Microsoft technology in the corporation's forthcoming iPlayer.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The iPhone will be compatible with Microsoft Exchange, after all
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Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle:
Growing pains challenge AT&T's U-verse
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Modder faces jail time after raid turns up counterfeit games, mod chips
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Your Grocery Shopping Needs A Good Revolutionizin'
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Austin American-Statesman:
Austin chip industry veteran named CEO of Conexant
Discussion: CNET News.com
Market Wire:
Verizon Signs Long-Term Agreement With Call Genie
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GOOGLE EARTH ANNOUNCES FORMAL NONPROFIT INITIATIVE
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Arn / MacRumors:
ZFS Read/Write Developer Beta for Leopard
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Two-tiered net could be coming
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Discussion: Net and Profy.Com
Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Canada
Discussion: HipMojo.com
USA Today:
Dell colors its laptop world
Discussion: Portfolio.com
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
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