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11:40 AM 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 …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
AT&T iPhone Plans Revealed  —  Alright.  I'm not even going to work my way into giving you the lowdown.  You're sick of the iPhone, I'm sick of it, and we have ourselves some plans to look over.  So if you're buying an iPhone, listen up.  —  Three plans are available for the iPhone.
Discussion: CNET News.com and StartupSquad.com
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
First Authorized iPhone Reviews Due Today
Discussion: MacRumors
Ian C Rogers / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Music goes radio silent  —  Apologies to anyone who was hoping to listen to free LAUNCHcast today.  We're shutting down the Internet's #1 radio service for the day to draw attention to the outrageous rates recently set by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, D.C.
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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
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Internet Radio Dies Today
Discussion: ParisLemon
David George-Cosh / Globe and Mail:
Net radio battles royalty ruling with silence
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and Read/WriteWeb
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Good for Yahoo, And Everyone Else Except Last.fm
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Web Radio Stations Hope Silence Speaks Volumes About Fee Hike
Discussion: IP Democracy
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Turns Off The Radio
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
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
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: Inquirer and eWEEK.com
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'
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Video: Exclusive: Interview With the First Two iPhone Campers in NY  —  You know those two guys waiting in line for the iPhone a whole 100 hours early?  We've got an exclusive interview with them.  Watch as our own Nick McGlynn asks them life's greatest questions: what they're doing here …
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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.
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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 and Compiler
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 …
BBC:
Two-tiered net could be coming  —  Net providers (ISPs) may start charging some websites for faster access to customers, a report has predicted  —  It could create a "two-tiered internet" which, while making money for providers would risk alienating consumers, Jupiter Research said.
 
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Gregory Kling / The Boy Genius Report:
HDMI on Non-Elite Xbox 360s?
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Arn / MacRumors:
ZFS Read/Write Developer Beta for Leopard
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Full Screen Web Photo Browsing With PicLens
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Spock - Vertical Search Done Right
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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
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Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Canada
Discussion: HipMojo.com
USA Today:
Dell colors its laptop world
Discussion: Portfolio.com
US Department of Justice:
Two Convicted of Selling $6 Million Worth of Counterfeit Software on eBay
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Another Facebook App Acquisition: Slide buys Favorite Peeps for $60k
Michael Foroobar / VentureBeat:
Lijit raises $3.3M for intimate blog search
AppleInsider:
Insanity: First iPhone line forms in Manhattan (four days early)
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
The First Apple iPhone Display Goes Up In Seattle and No …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May