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3:45 PM ET, June 14, 2009

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Dear CNN, Please Check Twitter for News About Iran  —  The western world's most feared government is shaking with insurrection in the streets after a contested election and the leading name in news, CNN, is shockingly absent from the story.  Twitter, meanwhile, is how Iranians are communicating with the outside world.
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
‘#CNNFail’: Twitterverse slams network's Iran absence  —  As the Iranian election aftermath unfolded in Tehran—thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest their anger at perceived electoral irregularities—an unexpected hashtag began to explode through the Twitterverse: “CNNFail.”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Revolution Will Be Twittered  —  Mock not.  As the regime shut down other forms of communication, Twitter survived.  With some remarkable results.  Those rooftop chants that were becoming deafening in Tehran?  A few hours ago, this concept of resistance was spread by a twitter message.
Jim Cowie / CircleID:
A Closer Look at Iran's State of Internet, Strange Transit Changes in Wake of Controversial Election  —  Many media sources have reported outages in Iranian mobile networks and Internet services in the wake of Friday's controversial elections.  We took a look at the state of Iranian Internet transit …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Video: Nokia E72 accidentally makes an early appearance on YouTube  —  Nokia Conversations, a blog officially run by Nokia (NYSE: NOK), accidentally posted a video to YouTube that showcases the Nokia E72.  It looks very similar to the E71, but has a 5 megapixel camera.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
For TechCrunch, Twitter = Traffic (A Statistical Breakdown)  —  Some people use Twitter to organize street protests in Tehran.  Some people use it to share their daily thoughts and observation.  But it is increasingly becoming clear that one of the most common ways people use Twitter …
Thanks:bobcaswell
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Calendar Gadgets Appearing  —  Andrew Pariser emails in a surprise finding in Google Calendar (if by any chance you're able to reproduce this - I'm not - please comment): … [Thanks Andrew and Tony!]  —  Update: As noted in the comments, you can try disable all CSS on the page …
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
Christopher Dawson / ZDNet:
Google could take a lesson from Bing on porn  —  There...I've said it.  I'm filled with self-loathing for saying it, but Bing's new approach (and the speed with which they rolled it out) is a model for easy avenues to block objectionable content.  How many schools/libraries block …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and CNET News, Thanks:blogfisher
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Do Facebook Vanity URLs Equals Kill Twitter Vol. 2?  —  This past Friday, Facebook started issuing vanity URLs to its 200 million plus community.  It was a big change for the social networking company that has so far used unique numerical identifications to identify its members.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Browsers Cache YouTube Videos  —  YouTube managed to achieve something incredible: browsers now cache YouTube videos and you can load the same video multiple times from the local cache.  Try to go to a YouTube video, wait until the video is buffered and then reload the page.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A.P. in Deal to Deliver Nonprofits' Journalism  —  Four nonprofit groups devoted to investigative journalism will have their work distributed by The Associated Press, The A.P. will announce on Saturday, greatly expanding their potential audience and helping newspapers fill the gap left by their own shrinking resources.
James Doran / New York Post:
FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE  —  SOURCES: SERGEY ORDERS BING STUDY  —  You'd think nothing would get under the skin of search giant Google.  —  But co-founder Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft's rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top engineers to work on urgent upgrades …
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:brij
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Hey, Just a Minute (or Why Google Isn't Twitter)  —  TECHNOLOGY blogs have wondered whether Google is a lumbering giant in this Twitter moment, unable to handle streams of tweets that were broadcast just seconds earlier.  —  Google moves faster than some of its critics think.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Jim Giles / New Scientist:
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Student challenges prof, wins right to post source code he wrote for course
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
FireWire: It's Baaaaaaaaaaaack!
Discussion: Techgeist