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3:30 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone Premieres This Friday Night at Apple Retail Stores  —  Free Workshops, Genius Bar Support and One to One Personal Training  —  Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ will go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. local time at Apple® retail stores nationwide.
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Video Business Online:
Warner's Total HD delayed until 2008  —  ESCA: Studio will release 10-20 titles at launch  —  LOS ANGELES—Warner Home Video looks to be pushing the launch of its dual-format high-definition disc, Total HD, into 2008, from the second half of this year, as was originally planned.
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray's newst attack on HD DVD: 5 movie freebies
Discussion: DailyTech
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: CenterNetworks and Things That
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
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NewCo Names Jason Kilar CEO  —  NewCo, the coming joint video venture between News Corp and NBC Universal, is keeping itself in the news, though it has yet to put out a product.  The company said today in an emailed press release it will be led by Jason Kilar, an executive at Amazon.com until last year …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Get on ScobleShow, get fired  —  Last night one of the people who've been on the ScobleShow (my video show) wrote me and told me he was fired for appearing on my show without PR permission.  I won't tell you who that was since he's interviewing for a new position now, but it made me realize …
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: broadstuff and mocoNews.net
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 …
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.
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?
Nick Carr / Guardian:
Software companies are building their way to a very material future  —  At dozens of sites around the world today, construction crews are erecting vast, windowless buildings, each designed to hold thousands of computers.  Connected to the internet through thick bundles of fibre-optic cables …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Techdirt
FierceWireless:
Press Release: Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Network, Buy Music Devices  —  Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Drive the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network, Purchase Any of 18 Multi-Media Music Devices
Discussion: CNET News.com and Julie Ask
Valleywag:
Data Junkie: The world map of social networks  —  Let's play global domination.  Here's a map of the world, showing the dominant social networks by country, according to Alexa.  There are way more players than anybody, from a vantage point in Silicon Valley, would expect.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
IBM Study: Online multiplayer games build business leaders  —  Hmmm, which would you choose?  —  Sitting in a dreary classroom to bone up on an MBA, or stretched out in an easy chair honing your business leadership skills while engaged in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMPORG)?
Let's Kill Dave!:
Penny Arcade's Jerry "Tycho" Holkins gripes about Microsoft blogging, I respond...  In today's Penny Arcade, you put the screws to us Microsoft bloggers (in the gaming business), by saying, "Microsoft's marketing isn't slimy, it's just bad. … As one of those bloggers …
Discussion: Epicenter
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jaman, now playing on AppleTV
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Fake Microsoft security bulletin in the wild
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
New StumbleUpon Facebook App
Discussion: WebProNews
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista isn't Me2, it's Win95 + 12 years
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Internal Apple iPhone document leaked. …
MARC: Mailing list ARChives:
[Download message RAW]
Discussion: Zero Day
Business Wire:
The New Standard: Logitech Delivers Image-Perfect Clarity …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Skype on the Nokia N800: it's alive, it's ALIVE!
 Earlier Items: 
CNET News.com:
Solving the Web security challenge
Discussion: InfoWorld
Business Week:
Q&A with Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Social sites battle for new users
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results
Peter Brown / lists.gnu.org:
Launch of GNU GPLv3
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Pageflakes: The Social Network (Scoop)
Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Marissa Mayer on The Future of Search
Hal R. Varian / New York Times:
An iPod Has Global Value. Ask the (Many) Countries That Make It.