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12:30 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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Josh / Netly News:   iPhone Blogging for Dollars
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple lays down iPhone purchase rules — max 2 per person
Discussion: Today @ PC World and Macworld
Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Marissa Mayer on The Future of Search  —  Written by Nitin Karandikar; all photos by Jeremiah Owyang  —  The highlight of the Searchnomics 2007 conference today was a keynote, at the very end, by Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience at Google.
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DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Google Gadget Ventures  —  By Tom Stocky, Google Developer Programs  —  Good news for Google Gadget developers.  We've just launched Google Gadget Ventures, a new pilot program for distributing grants and seed investments to gadget developers and gadget-related businesses.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Gets Rocket Scientists on the Cheap: Junk CPMs
Rachel Boltz / The Story of Feedster:
Welcome to Feedster, Version 2.0!  —  We've just completed a site redesign here at Feedster that includes a few feature changes:  —  To start with the obvious, the site looks completely different.  When comparing the old with the new, it's quite apparent that we decided to keep only the name from the old design.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Didn't Someone Tell Feedster They Were Dead?
Discussion: Things That
David Pogue / New York Times:
Often-Asked iPhone Questions  —  With its new iPhone, Apple pulled off two masterful feats: creating the machine and creating the buzz around it.  —  That machine, and that buzz, have inspired a lot of questions.  Just how much of a phone, an iPod and an Internet machine is this thing?
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Think Secret:
Hands-on with the iPhone  —  After sources took the forthcoming iPhone …
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
Kan Liu / Inside Google Desktop:
Desktop for Linux  —  For most Linux users, looking for files, documents, or emails usually involves some combination of 'find' and 'locate,' but sometimes these tools don't quite do what you're looking for, like finding that single PDF containing the specific topic you're looking for.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   Google Desktop released for Linux
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
ZOHO OPTIMIZES OFFICE SUITE FOR IPHONE  —  Zoho, the suite of Web-based productivity tools that's often considered the most formidable challenger to Google Apps' domination in the field, has entered the iPhone app blitzkrieg.  It just announced iZoho, a version of its software that's …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Zoho tweaks apps for iPhone
Discussion: Macsimum News
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force  —  As Google Inc. exploded into a company of more than 12,000 employees, attracting a million resumes a year, the Internet giant rarely lost staff to start-ups or had prospective workers turn down job offers.  Now, though, Google's magnetic pull …
John Oates / The Register:
Don't touch that Microsoft Security Bulletin email  —  Do not be tempted into opening an email with the subject line: "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065" because it is no such thing.  —  The email is not from Microsoft and contains a link to a webpage containing a trojan (disguised malware).
Discussion: Inquirer
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Sophos:
Don't download Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065!
Hal R. Varian / New York Times:
An iPod Has Global Value.  Ask the (Many) Countries That Make It.  —  Who makes the Apple iPod?  Here's a hint: It is not Apple.  The company outsources the entire manufacture of the device to a number of Asian enterprises, among them Asustek, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn.
live.psu.edu:
Branding matters — even when searching  —  University Park, Pa. — Web searchers who evaluated identical search-engine results overwhelmingly favored Yahoo! and Google, providing evidence that branding matters as much on the Internet as off, according to a Penn State study.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: NBCU-NWS JV Gets CEO—Former Amazon Exec Jason Kilar  —  This just in ... NewCo finally has a CEO.  Former Amazon exec Jason Kilar starts work July 9.  Kilar was at Amazon for nearly a decade, writing the business plan (or says the release) for Amazon's entry in to video and DVD sales.
Discussion: CinemaTech
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Sun debuts two-petaflop "Constellation" supercomputer  —  We've already covered the launch of IBM's Blue Gene /P supercomputer this week, but Big Blue isn't the only company with a computer design capable of breaking the petaflop record.  Sun Microsystems also launched its Constellation System (PDF) this week.
Discussion: Slashdot
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results  —  Google and other search companies have made major, continual advances under the hood in recent years, improving the way they gather information.  But less progress has been made in the way these search results are presented to users.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
Guardian:
Hanging up on ringtones  —  With the market for downloadable over-the-air content flat, operators and music companies are looking to other ways of making money from mobiles, says Adam Webb  —  Although Apple's iPhone is only released in the US tomorrow, its ringtone has been available …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
James Hong:
Reinventing HOTorNOT, Part I  —  Ever since I came back to HOTorNOT in October 2006, people have been asking me what the company is up to.  For the previous 6 years, HOTorNOT had pretty much been steady along the same course: A picture rating site with a dating-like application built on top …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Social sites battle for new users  —  MySpace is running out of breath, while Bebo and Facebook are fast catching up.  That's the message from the latest figures on social networking in Britain.  —  MySpace has long been the leading site for young networkers who want to run their social lives online.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist and Mashable!
 
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Software companies are building their way to a very material future
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Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
BD Association to offer five free BD movies with sales of BD players or PS3
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Rick Merritt / EE Times:
WirelessHD readies 60-GHz spec
Discussion: Inquirer and dailywireless.org
Louise Story / New York Times:
Nielsen Adds to Cellphone Tracking