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2:10 AM ET, June 23, 2008

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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Delaying News in the Era of the Internet  —  WHEN the NBC News host Tim Russert died on June 13, NBC tried to hold back the news from going public for more than an hour to notify his family vacationing in Italy and presumably to prepare for what became six hours of coverage on its cable news outlet, MSNBC.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Wikipedia Updater Fired For Scooping NBC on Tim Russert's Death  —  When Tim Russert collapsed ten days ago, his colleagues at NBC held off reporting the news for almost two hours so his family wouldn't hear about it from the media.  They also asked other TV networks to hold off reporting it, which they apparently agreed to do.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
An Unlikely Promoter Drives Nokia's Push in Hollywood  —  WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Tero Ojanpera is an unlikely media entrepreneur.  Mr. Ojanpera, a veteran Nokia executive, is not a fan of “American Idol,” although he says he enjoys it from time to time.  And when he tried to watch a recent episode of …
Discussion: Social Media
Brokep / Copy me happy:
FRA  —  Earlier this week the Swedish stasi-government decided - against the peoples wishes - to wiretap all internet and telephone traffic in order to protect Sweden against threats.  As you all know, being a neutral country makes Sweden a target for all the terrorists of the world, apparantly.
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:   SSL Encrpytion Coming to The Pirate Bay
Fred / A VC:
Am I Bored With “Web 2.0”?  —  I read a comment on my “Looking For Inspiration” post this morning that suggested I was just getting bored with Web 2.0 like many others.  It's something I've considered a lot lately.  —  I am certainly not bored with the investments we have made at Union Square Ventures …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Ad Leaders See Web's Threat and Promise  —  CANNES, France — The growing advertising ambitions of technology powerhouses like Google and Microsoft are creating alarm in the executive suites of ad agencies.  —  At an annual gathering here, executives harshly criticized Google's recent agreement …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Makes A Cloud Computer?  —  The relative success and cult-like popularity of Asus' Eee cloud computer has helped raise the level of interest in what's being called a new class of computers.  Some call the new machines UMPCs, others have labeled them Netbooks and many are safely labeling them handhelds.
Newsweek:
Return of the '70s Weirdos  —  That photo of 11 weirdos in '70s clothes you may have seen on the Internet really is the original Microsoft team, snapped Dec. 7, 1978, on the eve of the company's move from Albuquerque, N.M., to Seattle.  Almost 30 years later, a few weeks before Bill Gates's departure …
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
ABC Moves to Expand Its Reach on Video Web Sites  —  SAN FRANCISCO — ABC, the stingiest of the major television networks when it comes to syndicating its programs across the Web, is loosening up a little.  —  The network, owned by the Walt Disney Company, is expected to announce on Monday …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
Several Changes  —  It's funny, but even my best friends don't seem sure about just what it is I do for a living.  —  I stepped out of PR seven years ago.  Since then, my income has come from diverse activities: consulting, speaking, writing and more recently online video.  —  Much of the work has been ad hoc.
Discussion: The Inquisitr and TomsTechBlog.com
Henry Work / TechCrunch:
CrunchBase: Now With Maps, Advanced Search, Jobs, And Milestones  —  We're proud to announce today a slew of new improvements to CrunchBase, our directory for information about the tech startup ecosystem.  —  Maps  —  Company and financial organization headquarters are now geocoded …
Arn / MacRumors:
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Interface and Screenshots [Updated]  —  Previously unpublished Mac Photoshop CS4 screenshot, click for larger  —  Adobe seems to be hard at work at Adobe Creative Suite 4*.  In May, they released public betas of CS4 versions of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Soundbooth.
Discussion: Cult of Mac
David Wharton / Los Angeles Times:
Wild times for sports blogs may be nearing an end  —  Bloggers say they are being more careful about what goes out on the Internet.  —  A rumor found its way onto the Internet recently.  —  It involved a high-profile athlete.  It was scandalous.  And entirely unconfirmed.
 
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