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10:45 AM ET, June 26, 2007

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David George-Cosh / Globe and Mail:
Net radio battles royalty ruling with silence
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and Read/WriteWeb
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Internet Radio Dies Today
Discussion: ParisLemon
BBC:
'Day of silence' for US web radio
Discussion: Techscape
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Web Radio Stations Hope Silence Speaks Volumes About Fee Hike
Discussion: IP Democracy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Good for Yahoo, And Everyone Else Except Last.fm
Discussion: last100 and Compiler
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Turns Off The Radio
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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 …
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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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Between Mike and Charles
Discussion: HipMojo.com and MediaVidea
Chris Williams / The Register:
IBM turbo charges world's fastest supercomputer  —  Blue Gene has long division licked.  Next: killer sudoku  —  IBM has unleashed a new iteration of its chess-playing powerhouse Blue Gene, which it also reckons is useful in academic and commercial fields like drug discovery and mineral exploration.
Discussion: Computerworld and Inquirer
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Robert Mullins / PC World:
Sun Supercomputer Waits on AMD Chips
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Sun eyes supercomputing glory
Discussion: supercomp.de and The Register
Reuters:
AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. plans to launch a test of its overhauled news portal on Tuesday, drawing influences from the uncluttered design of popular Internet blogs.  —  The online division of the world's largest media company …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   AOL Relaunches News Site In Blog Format
M:Metrics Home:
M:METRICS REPORTS APRIL RANKINGS OF MOBILE WEB COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND UNITED KINGDOM  —  M:Metrics, the mobile market authority, today announced the rankings of the top mobile Web companies among smartphone users in the United States and the United Kingdom, for the month of April.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
No Surprise! Google Takes Early Lead
Discussion: WebProNews
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Google calls for more limits on Microsoft  —  Google on Monday called on a judge to extend part of the US government's four-year antitrust scrutiny of Microsoft, intensifying a lobbying battle in which the arch-rivals have sought to limit each other's power.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google vs. Microsoft: Just a 'PR Stunt'
Discussion: Reuters
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple: iPhone Line Has Started...100-Hours Early  —  Two dudes are already waiting in line at the NYC 5th Avenue Apple flagship store.  Even for the PS3, PS2, and Wii, I've never seen a 100-hour lead time on a gadget queue.  I'm disgusted, but also kind of jealous.
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Video: Exclusive: Interview With the First Two iPhone Campers in NY
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.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Canada  —  By Heri Rakotomalala of Montreal Tech Watch  —  Canadians use the Internet more than anyone in the world.  According to comScore, Canadians spend on average 39.6 hours per month on the Internet, followed by Israel at 37.4 and South Korea at 34, while the USA is in 8th position with 29.4.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May  —  Friendster, the early social network that stumbled badly three years ago and gave up leadership status to MySpace, Facebook and others, continues to recover — and its 40 percent page view boost last month is remarkable.
 
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
ICANN Mulls Registrar Changes
Discussion: WebProNews
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New Google News Image Version
Discussion: Search Engine Land
USA Today:
Dell colors its laptop world
Discussion: Portfolio.com
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Nears Dow Jones Pact
Discussion: paidContent.org
US Department of Justice:
Two Convicted of Selling $6 Million Worth of Counterfeit Software on eBay
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Here Comes the iPhone Coverage Deluge!
Discussion: The Register and PalmAddicts
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Another Facebook App Acquisition: Slide buys Favorite Peeps for $60k
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Finance on the go  —  Posted by Nick Fey, Designer, Google Finance
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The First Apple iPhone Display Goes Up In Seattle and No …
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Mitch Kapor's Foxmarks To Leap Into Search World
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