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5:40 PM ET, June 27, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace, Chasing YouTube, Upgrades Its Offerings  —  Two years ago, millions of MySpace users began adding video clips to their profile pages, helping to give rise to YouTube, which Google bought last October for $1.65 billion.  —  This week, MySpace, a division of the News Corporation …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace TV, and the Salary Story  —  In today's paper I wrote about MySpace TV, the social network's challenge to YouTube, a company it inadvertently helped emerge from the nursery when MySpace members began posting YouTube videos to their profile pages.  After the jump is a first look …
Discussion: WebProNews
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MYSPACE'S VIDEO CZAR GIVES DETAILS ON NEW 'TV' ENDEAVOR
Discussion: paidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Everyone is a Frenemy  —  In this new open web world …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Microsoft:
Windows Live Moves Into Next Phase with Renewed Focus on Software + Services  —  Q&A: Chris Jones, corporate vice president, Windows Live Experience Program Management, discusses how a new Windows Live product suite planned for release in the coming months will help customers more easily and safely communicate and share online.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
A few more details on Windows Live Photo Gallery  —  Brandon LeBlanc over at the Windows Vista Blog has been playing with Windows Live Photo Gallery, and has a nice post up on it.  He describes some of the new features, extensions to the Photo Gallery in Vista:
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Live Lives, But How Well? … Today Microsoft is taking wraps off …
Discussion: BetaNews and MSTechToday
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Microsoft introduces Live Folders and Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Valleywag:
Critical Consensus: The iPhone scorecard  —  The iPhone scorecard  —  The first four hands-on reviews of Apple's new wonderphone came out yesterday.  The critical consensus?  Buy the amazing device, if you can afford it.  We gave scores out of ten — in ten categories.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple touts iPhone keyboard as first reviews hit  —  It has released a video showing off the device's touch-screen keyboard  —  Coincidence or not, Apple Inc. today released a video demonstration of the iPhone's touch-screen keyboard hours after the first reviews criticized some aspects of the device's screen-tapping.
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kevinhasablogg:
Pownce Is Alive!  —  Today we're turning on the splash page of Pownce, a side project that I've been working on with some friends over weekends for the last few months.  The site isn't quite open to the public yet, but if you want to try it out, enter your email and we'll get an invite out to you shortly.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When You've Got To Go, Go To Mizpee.com  —  MizPee is a new service focused on delivering pertinent information regarding the location of nearby restrooms.  —  Using MizPee is as simple as surfing to mizpee.com via a mobile device browser.  Users simply enter their location and MizPee delivers …
Robert Mullins / PC World:
IBM, HP Share Bragging Rights on Supercomputer List  —  IBM Corp. still operates the fastest supercomputer in the industry, but rival Hewlett-Packard Co. has more of them in operation, according to a closely-watched global survey released Wednesday.  —  HP has passed IBM in the number …
Discussion: DailyTech
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Top500 supercomputers: HP wins on share, IBM on performance
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27  —  The BBC has announced a date for its iPlayer "catch-up" service: the product will at last be available in "open beta" on July 27, with a full public launch happening in the fall.  —  The iPlayer is a standalone application …
Discussion: IP Democracy, WebProNews and Mashable!
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's iPhone dock includes Bluetooth headset charger — but is it free?  —  See that dock?  Yeah, it's the first official confirmation of a rumored Bluetooth Headset port which allows the dock to simultaneously charge both your iPhone and Apple headset.  It was just posted to Apple's new iPhone Q&A page.
Chippy / UMPCPortal feed.:
Raon Digital Everun.  Exclusive preview video.  —  I feel very privileged to be able to air this introduction video of the Raon Digital Everun that will be on sale next month.  Thanks to Raon Digital and a meeting schedule that took them through my neck of the woods I was able to meet up with them …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?  —  On Monday the blog Inside Facebook broke the story that the Facebook-only application Favorite Peeps had been acquired by slideshow creator Slide (and Slide confirmed to me yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the creator of Favorite Peeps).
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Microsoft entering the low-cost PC sales biz; first stop India  —  Microsoft will begin selling PCs in India next month as part of its "Unlimited Potential" program, an event that will mark the software giant's first entry into the PC sales business.  Dubbed the IQ PC, the machines will cost RS21,000 …
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Register
Michael Gartenberg:
T-Mobile introduces Hotspot@Home - First Take  —  One of the most exciting phones I have used recently doesn't look like much.  When I use it in public, crowds don't gather to ogle it.  Thanks to T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home offering, however, underneath it's benign appearance lies a set …
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Murdoch: No plans to raise Dow Jones bid  —  WARSAW (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said he had no plans to raise his $5 billion bid for media group Dow Jones & Co. Inc. and expected final approval from the controlling Bancroft family within two to three weeks, "if at all."
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Blockbuster Seeks Looser Credit Terms; Hints At Price Rise For Total Access Program; Netflix Rises  —  Blockbuster (BBI) is feeling squeezed where it hurts - in the pocketbook.  —  In an 8-K filing with the SEC today, Blockbuster disclosed that it plans to seek an amendment of its credit agreement …
Discussion: Reuters
 
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Three Things I Learned About Software in College
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Digital World Tokyo:
First iPhone muggings reported - and it hasn't even launched yet ...
Discussion: zedgeHeadz, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Worldwide PC shipments, prices up
Discussion: Macsimum News
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Digital newsstand saves paper, quarters
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling
Discussion: Mike Davidson and Widgets Lab
Brett Winterford / CNET News.com:
eBay targets Romanian fraudsters
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Eclipse Set for Europa Release
Discussion: CNET News.com
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New iPhone vid demystifies the "keyboard"
 Earlier Items: 
Gina Bonzani / Google News Blog:
Viewing the world through images
Business Wire:
SanDisk First to Offer 6- and 8-Gigabyte microSDHC Cards …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Peter Cohen / PC World:
Report: FireWire Headed for Slow Decline
Discussion: Ars Technica and Macsimum News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
Discussion: dslreports.com
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...
Evan Ratliff / Wired News:
Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World
Tim Ferguson / ZDNet:
Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?
 

 
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Katherine Maher / NPR:
Memo: NPR's Katherine Maher says questioning whether NPR is living up to its mission is fair, but questioning staff integrity based on identity is disrespectful

Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A look at faux podcast video ads, where brands pay for clips that look like podcast recordings and that are cheaper than a regular ad spot on an actual podcast

 
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