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4:45 PM ET, June 18, 2008

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reddit:
reddit goes open source  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're open sourcing reddit.  We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step.  When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Digg this: Reddit goes open source  —  In the arena of crowd voting sites there is Digg and then there is everyone else.  Every once in a while a challenger will come up that looks promising, but it fades away.  —  For a while that was Netscape (now called Propeller), then it was Mixx …
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Shifts Strategy, Tries Long-Form Video  —  YouTube (GOOG), known for short clips of dogs on skateboards, cats on treadmills, is trying something new: Showing video that is much longer than its previous 10-minute limit.  It's something of a test right now, limited to YouTube's …
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Firefox Reaches Its Goal Despite Site Problems  —  When the final version of Firefox 3 became available yesterday, it seemed they were going to have a hard time reaching their goal of five million downloads - an arbitrary number, since the record for most software downloads in 24 hours didn't exist before …
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CNET News.com:
Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast  —  Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.  —  According to Net Applications, which monitors browser usage at major Web sites, Firefox 3 rapidly ascended …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘New York Times’ goes social with TimesPeople  —  CNET News.com's Caroline McCarthy interviews two NYTimes.com  —  software engineers for a video in collaboration with Beet.tv.  —  (Credit: Beet.tv)  —  The New York Times has added a new feature to its Web site that takes a few cues …
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Teens use technology to party in strangers' pools  —  Tech savvy teens are using Google Earth's splendidly clear aerial shots of the UK to launch a summertime craze - pool crashing.  —  Teens begin by surfing Google Earth's satellite images to find houses with swimming pools - or at least paddling pools.
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This Is London:
THE GOOGLE EARTH GATECRASHERS WHO TAKE UNINVITED DIPS IN HOME-OWNERS' SWIMMING POOLS
Discussion: Industry Standard
Cloe Shasha / ABCNEWS:
Will GPS Make Us Dumb?  —  Experts Say Direction-Giving Phones Could Make Us Lose Our Way  —  For most people — the cab driver, the tourist, the business traveler — the ubiquitous GPS has become a lifeline, giving directions to the nearest bathroom, a pizza joint or the shortest route to the office.
Discussion: The Last Podcast
telecoms.com:
Xohm WiMAX to go live in September, says Sprint CTO  —  Now we know.  After weeks of speculation as to when Xohm, the WiMAX business unit of Sprint Nextel, would launch commercial services, Barry West, Sprint Nextel CTO and president of Xohm, finally named the month (if not the day).
In Pursuit of Mysteries:
IE Sends Mozilla a New Cake for Firefox 3  —  20668 people have read this post.  —  Sean from Microsoft came by just a few minutes ago to drop off a cake for the Internet Explorer team.  As people may recall, the IE team sent Mozilla a cake after Firefox 2 shipped and it seems that they wanted to continue the tradition.
Tech-On! : tech news:
Survey: 91% of Japanese Will Not Buy ‘iPhone’  —  According to a survey by iSHARE, 91.0% of Japanese mobile phone users are not planning to purchase Apple Inc's “iPhone” mobile phone.  —  This research was conducted in the wake of the announcement by SoftBank Mobile Corp that it will release the iPhone in Japan (See related article).
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Quikmaps does what Google Maps failed to do  —  When Google launched its MyMaps feature last year I was pretty excited about the potential for creating things with it.  Growing up in a house that required giving very complex directions because Mapquest would deliver people to the other end …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Business Wire:
NAC Provides Details On Wi-Fi Network Acquisition in Philadelphia  —  Network Acquisition Company, LLC (NAC), the company that acquired the former EarthLink Wi-Fi network in the City of Philadelphia, today provided additional information on the status of the network and business opportunities moving forward.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is LinkedIn Worth $1 Billion?  —  LinkedIn Worth $1 billion?  — I think so  — It is seriously overvalued  — I don't care either way.  —  The big news tonight is business social network LinkedIn raised $53 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1 billion.
 
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Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Gaming expected to be a $68 billion business by 2012
Discussion: Reuters and MarketingShift
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Sainsbury's customers starve as servers melt down
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Dorian Benkoil / Silicon Alley Insider:
The AP's Real Problem Isn't Bloggers: It's Its Own Newspapers
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Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
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