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12:30 PM ET, May 23, 2008

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David Richards / Channel News:
OZ 3G iPhone To Be Fastest In The World  —  Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews.  “We know what is coming we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Australia: 3G iPhone supports 42Mbps, fast, fast, fast  —  Apple's forthcoming 3G iPhone seems set to offer insanely great data transfer speeds, putting the device on par with some broadband connections.  —  Well, that's according to an executive from one of Apple's Australian networks …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Electronista
Royal Pingdom:
Smart and funny use of Google Adwords  —  Text ads can be smart, funny, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious when they show up in the wrong context.  —  David, our web designer and marketing maestro here at Pingdom was surfing the web last night and put together a list of really funny and original text ads from Google Adwords.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool  —  A week ago Google announced the release of a safe browsing diagnostic tool.  To use the tool, just append a URL to the end of http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/ diagnostic?site=.  —  (1) The current listing status of a site and also information …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Anti-Malware Diagnostic Pages
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:   Google introducing Safe Browsing diagnostic to help owners of compromised sites
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect from Steve Jobs on June 9  —  Thursday was a red-letter day for 3G iPhone rumors.  On Wall St., the “rumor of a rumor” of an iPhone delay was enough to drive Apple (AAPL) share prices down 5 points in midafternoon trading.  Meanwhile, a dozen subway stops to the north …
Discussion: PhoneDog.com and CNET News.com
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Reuters:
AT&T CFO: No pricing yet for next iPhone
Discussion: Techland, WebProNews and I4U News
Seeking Alpha:
Vague Rumor of 3G iPhone Delay Was Enough To Make Apple Slide
Economist:
Down on the server farm  —  The real-world implications of the rise of internet computing  —  EVEN when the sky is blue over Quincy, clouds hang in the air.  The small town in the centre of the state of Washington is home to half a dozen huge warehouses that power the global “computing clouds” …
TheStreet.com:
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) GME MSFT  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Video-game retailer GameStopGME has decided to stop selling Microsoft'sMSFT Zune players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from customers.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DimP - A Direct Manipulation Video Player  —  DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video.  This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video …
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
iPhone 2.0 software may let users geotag photos  —  In my eyes, one of the coolest advancements in photography in the last couple years is automatic geotagging.  In case you aren't in the know, geotagging is the process of adding GPS location data to a digital photo's exif data.
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Our Terms  —  There's some discussion in our forum right now about content disputes and the specifics of our Terms of Service.  It seems there is room in our Terms for folks to debate the difference between an update and an insult.  There is some confusion surrounding our official policy with regard to taking action.
Discussion: My Blog Posts
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MSDN Blogs:
Book search winding down  —  Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down next week.  Books and scholarly publications will continue to be integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alpha Geeks  —  In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.”  It contained the sentence: “I'll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!”  According to the psychologist David Anderegg …
Discussion: My Blog Posts, TechBlog and RexBlog.com
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows 7 to add native support for Virtual Hard Disks  —  Out of what little we know of the next version of Windows, this feature might just be the most interesting yet.  A team at Microsoft is hiring developers to work on adding native support in Windows 7 for Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) …
Wall Street Journal:
Top Contenders for Weather Channel Emerge  —  Time Warner Inc. and a partnership between General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal and Blackstone Group LP have emerged as leading contenders to win an auction for the Weather Channel, ahead of Friday's deadline for a second round of bids, people familiar with the auction say.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Shrs Rise On Bullish Notes From Merrill, Goldman  —  Apple (AAPL) shares are moving higher in pre-market trading this morning, propelled by bullish research notes from both Merill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.  —  Goldman Sachs' David Bailey added the stock today to the firm's …
Discussion: AppleInsider
 
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Amie Ferris-Rotman / Reuters:
Yahoo buy not a strategy in itself: Microsoft CEO
Dave / Tech, Startups, Capital, Ideas:
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Adieu to the true audiophile?
Jgovernor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Announcing New Line of Business, New Analyst: Greenmonk's Tom Raftery
James Sherwood / The Register:
Incredible folding laptop untucked on eBay
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Joe Keiser / Next Generation:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MS to Delist XBLA Titles
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Akimbo, online video delivery company, throws in towel for good
John Leyden / The Register:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
@ NCTA: Interview: Philippe Dauman, CEO, Viacom: 'Some Models …
Emily Gould / New York Times:
Exposed  —  Back in 2006, when I was 24, my life was cozy and safe.
Discussion: Gawker, The Stalwart and kottke.org
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Chi.mp To Offer Free .MP URL's
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Geniuses at AT&T Rush Out a Package with Only a Plastic Bag Inside
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Twitter's Availability Problems
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Singapore bans two porn websites in symbolic move
Discussion: My Blog Posts
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Ultimate Remote Arrives
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft embraces ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’ model
Discussion: blog.delaranja.com