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11:55 AM ET, June 29, 2007

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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
MySpace to follow rival's lead  —  MySpace is likely to change its technology strategy to allow other online companies to "plug" their web services directly into its social networking site, according to Chris DeWolfe, one of its founders.  —  The move would mark a new step in the evolution …
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kottke.org:
Facebook is the new AOL  —  Earlier in the week, I made a comment in passing in a post about Vimeo: … A few people picked up on it and speculated what I might have meant by it.  In reading those posts and poking around a bit, I found a post that Scott Heiferman made just after Facebook Platform launched in May:
Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook has 'thrown the entire startup world for a loop'  —  FROM A FACEBOOK PLATFORM DEVELOPER — I work for a startup in the Valley and have nothing natural against Facebook at all - in fact my team and I have spent every hour of every day for the past four weeks developing …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Now playing: Silicon Valley short attention span theater  —  Oh, this is so exciting!  —  Five weeks after the launch of Facebook's new platform, certain Internet commentators (whom you can find in my "Guilty Pleasures" blogroll, directly to your right — and no, I'm not talking about Rosie) …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Developers Demand to Spam What's Wrong with This Picture?
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook's 'platform'
USA Today:
Q&A: Apple's Steve Jobs and AT&T's Randall Stephenson  —  With the much-awaited iPhone set to launch Friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke with me about the hotly-desired phone.  An edited transcript follows.  —  Q: IPhone Day is finally here.  How do you feel?
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Exchange Update Fixes Potential iPhone Mail Issues  —  Microsoft has just released an update to Exchange 2007 that should fix issues that could have prevented Apple's new iPhone from receiving mail from Exchange Server 2007.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software maker released June 28 the third update …
Wall Street Journal:
iPhone 'Surfing' On AT&T Network Isn't Fast, Jobs Concedes  —  Apple and AT&T CEOs  —  Say Wi-Fi Gives Boost;  —  Seeing Parallels to Mac  —  In an interview on the eve of the iPhone launch, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and AT&T Inc. CEO and Chairman Randall Stephenson addressed concerns …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Exchange Server Rollup 3: An IMAP fix for the iPhone?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?  —  Shortly after beginning the shutdown process of AMPS and TDMA networks, and just hours before the launch the EDGE-capable iPhone, a number of users are reportedly seeing dramatic increases in EDGE throughput.
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Fine EDGE: AT&T Boosts Network Speeds
Discussion: Christopher Null
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Knowledge Search: Google Answers for Russia  —  When Google Answers was shut down last November, many suggested that Google would be working on something to take its place.  Yesterday, the official Russian Google Blog announced a new "Question and Answers" site would be available - but only in Russia.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and WebProNews
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Alex / alex.moskalyuk:
Google Answers relaunches, so far in Russia only
Discussion: TechCrunch
John Spooner / ChipLand:
Where for at thou, Barcelona?  —  June is nearly over and it's appearing more and more like Advanced Micro Devices will not deliver its much anticipated (both in this blog and elsewhere) quad-core Barcelona chip this month.  Several sites are now reporting a September launch date.
Discussion: DailyTech and eWEEK.com
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:   AMD's quad-core 'Barcelona' coming in August
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone accessories unveiled: Bluetooth headset (with dock) is $129  —  The iPhone accessories have been announced.  It's a fairly limited assortment with the most interesting being Apple's new Bluetooth headset.  $129 is the price just like we heard.  5.5-hours of talk and 72-hours of standby.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Powerset: The natural language search mashup platform  —  Powerset finally came out of stealth mode tonight at its offices in San Francisco.  The technology is not ready until September, but the company unveiled what it is doing to revolutionize search.  "The patents and technology are locked down …
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
Google sued over defamatory postings found on web search  —  Google, the world's biggest search engine, is being sued by a London businessman in a landmark legal action that could hold the US-based company liable for the publication of inaccurate, malicious or damaging material on the internet.
Lisa LaMotta / Forbes:
The Most Expensive Web Addresses  —  The bidding started at $300,000 and blasted through the seven-figure mark before settling at $1.8 million.  No, this wasn't Sotheby's—nor was the object d'art a Picasso.  This battle was for the URL Seniors.com.  —  The action took place last week …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
An AIR of Invisibility  —  Al Mandel, who helped market the original LaserWriter at Apple and later had several high-level positions at AOL, used to say, "The step after ubiquity is invisibility," by which he meant that once a technology had reached the point where everyone had it …
Hugo Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Hugo Ortega phones his wife using...  I've been hiding from you all wanting to scream out "surprise" and yet the only surprise I had this week was on me.  It seems FedEX had clearance delays so my new arrival turned into a new debacle.  So with several emails, phone calls …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes 7.3 released early on iDay  —  As expected, Apple released an update to iTunes this morning, bringing the software up to version 7.3.  The description of the 34MB update is rather boring, however: … It conveniently makes no mention of the iPhone (although the readme that comes …
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
The Cult of the Amateur  —  Digital utopians have heralded …
Discussion: TeleRead
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Report from the line  —  So, it's been non-stop in line here.
BBC:
Apple's iPhone makes it to stores
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
The Push vs Pull Gradient
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's latest marketing ploy: Gigantic pushpins
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Helio UP Getting UPped at Midnight
Discussion: Earthling and IntoMobile
 Earlier Items: 
Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
RIM not shaken by Iphone
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
Panama Opens New Locks
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Researchers: 'Blue Pill' Rootkit Detectable
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Transfer Lifetime TiVo Service
Discussion: TiVo Blog and Engadget
Tycho / Penny-Arcade:
Superb Technique  —  It's the sort of pun that will only work …
Discussion: PS3 Fanboy and InsideMicrosoft
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Screenshot Tour: Show Us Your Firefox, Part 1
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First in line  —  When we arrived at the Apple store this morning …