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10:00 AM ET, July 1, 2008

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The Official Google Blog:
Google learns to crawl Flash  —  Google has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content in Flash files of all kinds, from Flash menus, buttons and banners, to self-contained Flash websites.  Recently, we've improved the performance of this Flash indexing algorithm by integrating Adobe's Flash Player technology.
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Adobe:
Adobe Advances Rich Media Search on the Web  —  For immediate release  —  Adobe Flash Technology Enhances Search Results for Dynamic Content and Rich Internet Applications  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the company is teaming up with search industry leaders …
Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Improved Flash indexing  —  We've received numerous requests to improve our indexing of Adobe Flash files.  Today, Ron Adler and Janis Stipins—software engineers on our indexing team—will provide us with more in-depth information about our recent announcement that we've greatly improved our ability to index Flash.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Once Nearly Invisible To Search Engines, Flash Files Can Now Be Found And Indexed  —  For most people on the Web, if Google or Yahoo cannot find something, it doesn't exist.  That has been one of the biggest drawbacks to creating a Website or application that displays itself as a Flash (SWF) file.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
New deal makes “invisible” Flash content visible to search  —  Adobe, Google and Yahoo are about to make it easier to build rich multimedia websites in the Flash file format (SWF) without sacrificing any “Google juice” (and, um, whatever the Yahoo equivalent is).
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Microsoft's Plan B for Search
Discussion: Beyond Search
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Flash Search Being Enabled By Google, Yahoo; Images/Video Still Not Searchable
InfoWorld:   Adobe, Google, Yahoo enabling Flash searches
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Adobe to help reveal ‘invisible’ Flash Web content
Discussion: Mashable!
Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
Bag Helps Laptop Pass Air Security  —  For years at airport security checkpoints, passengers have heard the refrain, almost a dirge: “Laptops must be removed from their cases and placed on the belt.”  —  Get ready for a change.  The Transportation Security Administration has given the go-ahead …
Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.4 update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, and 10.5.3 Leopard.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.  —  For information about security updates, please see this article.
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:   Apple plugs 25 Mac OS X security vulnerabilities
Anuj Srivastava / Inside AdSense:
We're retiring AdSense Referrals  —  We're constantly looking for ways to improve AdSense by developing and supporting features which drive the best monetization results for our publishers.  Sometimes, this requires retiring existing features so we can focus our efforts on the ones that will be most effective in the long term.
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Nate Westheimer / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Twitter Could Be Worth A Billion In A Year  —  Twitter's not going to make their money with advertising.  So how can they be a Billion Dollar Company in a year?  —  Twitter should take full advantage of their messaging platform, user base and user disposition to lead in the P2P mobile payments space …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Inside Microsoft's Internet Infrastructure & Its Plans For The Future  —  A few minutes after she delivered a speech at our Structure 08 conference in San Francisco, I caught up with Microsoft's corporate VP of global foundation services, Debra Chrapaty, for a video chat.
Kevin Carmony / Kevin Carmony's Blog:
Xandros Acquires Linspire Assets in Secret Backroom Deal  —  Today, as a Linspire shareholder, I received the below “memorandum” from Linspire.  I have confirmed with several other Linspire shareholders that they too received this same notice.  —  In classic Michael Robertson form …
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Practical Technology:
Surprise Desktop Linux Move: Xandros Buys Linspire
Dan Slater / Law Blog:
Did French Retailers Win ‘Hometown’ Verdict Against eBay?  —  A French court today cracked down on counterfeits — and an outlet that sells them — ordering eBay to pay Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands — Kenzo, Guerlain, Dior and Givenchy — $63.1 million in damages for auctioning fake goods.
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Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
BioWare Confirms PC Support, ‘Looking At’ iPhone Development  —  It's been more than six months since “Mass Effect” was released on Xbox 360 and BioWare was picked up by Electronic Arts.  We haven't heard much from the studio since, outside of talking up the recently released PC version of “Mass Effect.”
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Board and Investors Burn, While Everyone Else Fiddles  —  Could Ross Levinsohn and Jon Miller reinvent Yahoo (YHOO)?  What about OpenTable's Jeff Jordan?  Or various and sundry Google (GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT) execs?  —  It could happen.  —  That specific scenario of putting someone …
Nokia:
Nokia welcomes Warner Music Group to Comes With Music  —  Warner Music content also available via Nokia Music Stores globally  —  New York, NY, USA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced that Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) will make its diverse catalog of new stars and legendary artists available …
Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed iPhone interface  —  We just launched a specialized iPhone interface for FriendFeed.  When you visit friendfeed.com in your iPhone browser, you will get the new interface automatically:  —  For all of you without iPhones, you can check out the site at http://friendfeed.com/i.
 
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
What are your SEO recommendations?
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Alertbox:
Reduce Bounce Rates: Fight for the Second Click
Discussion: Mashable!
Phone Arena:
Information on upcoming Verizon phones
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile bumping per-text rates again
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware v2.40 FAQ
Ssjmichael / epiZENter.net:
Exclusive: Official ZEN X-Fi Pictures and Features exposed
Discussion: I4U News and Engadget
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
AP took it to the wire but needs to rethink its role
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers on July 25th!
 Earlier Items: 
Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
Nikon D700 presentation video revealed early, it's very nice
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo and Electronista
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Gallery of Sawn-In-Half Cameras
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
News Corp Consolidates All Fox Interactive Employees Into New Facility
Discussion: paidContent.org
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Netflix-like model to work for magazine lovers?
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Photos?  —  Launched in 2006 as an online extension …
Discussion: Startup Meme and CNET News.com
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google and the Anti-Obama Bloggers
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Report: half of prospective smartphone buyers eying iPhone 3G
Todd / Netflix Community Blog:
Profiles feature NOT going away