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2:40 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.
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: Things That
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
AMD Announces ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 2400 Series  —  AMD occupies the $50-to-$149 price points with new value and mainstream offerings  —  AMD today announced the ATI Radeon HD 2400 and HD 2600 series graphics cards, over a month after the introduction of the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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AMD:
AMD Unleashes The ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 and ATI Radeon&trade …
Discussion: TechSpot News
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 …
Discussion: Zoho Blogs
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Zoho tweaks apps for iPhone
Discussion: Download Squad and 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 …
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?
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
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 …
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
Peter Brown / lists.gnu.org:
Launch of GNU GPLv3  —  On Friday, June 29, at 12 noon (EDT), the Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3.  Please join us in celebration as we bring to a close eighteen months of public outreach and comment, in revision of the world's most popular free software license.
Business Week:
Q&A with Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini  —  The founder of Apple's Human Interface Group explains why he thinks the iPhone will be a hit—and why Apple is so far ahead of the industry's other "giant noninnovators"  —  Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini is pretty familiar with the ways of Apple (AAPL).
Discussion: MacUser, MacDailyNews and Macsimum News
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.
MARC: Mailing list ARChives:
[Download message RAW]  —  Various developers are busy implimenting workarounds for serious bugs in Intel's Core 2 cpu.  —  These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don't just cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code.
Discussion: Zero Day
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
 
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Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
Fake Microsoft security bulletin in the wild
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
New StumbleUpon Facebook App
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
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Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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. …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft puts own software to the test
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
IBM Study: Online multiplayer games build business leaders
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Business Wire:
The New Standard: Logitech Delivers Image-Perfect Clarity …
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Skype on the Nokia N800: it's alive, it's ALIVE!
Nick Carr / Guardian:
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Discussion: Techdirt
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: NBCU-NWS JV Gets CEO—Former Amazon Exec Jason Kilar
Discussion: CinemaTech
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Social sites battle for new users
Josh / Netly News:
iPhone Blogging for Dollars
Paul F. Roberts / InfoWorld:
Fed weighs future of contactless payments
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Pageflakes: The Social Network (Scoop)
Hal R. Varian / New York Times:
An iPod Has Global Value. Ask the (Many) Countries That Make It.