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12:10 AM ET, June 23, 2009

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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
It's Official: Steve Jobs Already Back at Work  —  Jobs is in the House!  —  Confirmed!  Steve Jobs did report to work today, as I suggested in an earlier post, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, according to employees who have seen him on campus.  —  Officials at Apple [AAPL Loading...
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Clare Baldwin / Reuters:
Apple CEO Jobs spotted leaving campus  —  CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs showed up for work on Monday and was spotted leaving the main corporate campus in Cupertino, California, a Reuters witness said.  —  Speculation had mounted in past days that Jobs …
Discussion: AppleInsider
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Timing fishy on WSJ's Jobs story and Apple's Monday morning news  —  You've got to really hand it to Apple and the Wall Street Journal - they came in out of nowhere and threw Wall Street for a loop that left investors and analysts looking a bit bedazzled, as if they didn't know what had him them.
New York Times:
Apple's Secrecy on Products and Top Executives
Thanks:atul
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network's Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out  —  Larry Page should have been in a good mood.  It was the fall of 2007, and Google's cofounder was in the middle of a five-day tour of his company's European operations in Zurich, London, Oxford, and Dublin.
Discussion: Marc's Voice
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Mike Wasylik / Copyblogger:
How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO)  —  This weekend, my mother-in-law asked me to enter a life of crime.  —  Not in the real world, of course - she'd like the father of her grandkids to remain jail-free.  No, instead she invited me to play that Mafia game that's so popular on Facebook.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Apple approving apps with push, Beejive goes live  —  You heard that right, folks.  People complaining that Apple's very-much-delayed push notification service might be delayed again can all relax — Beejive 3.0, the fantastic new version with push support will be going live in about an hour or so from now.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now We're Talking: AIM With Push Support Hits The App Store  —  There's been a lot of talk the past few days since the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software about the lack of Push Notification apps in the App Store.  Well, today brings a big one: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
Discussion: Technologizer, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo and TUAW, Thanks:atul
Apple:
Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models  —  iPhone 3.0 Software Downloads Reach Six Million  —  Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch.  In addition, six million customers …
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Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile, Verizon to Sell Google-Based Phones by Motorola  —  Two large U.S. wireless carriers plan to launch Motorola Inc. smart phones based on Google Inc.'s Android operating system before the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
A Manifesto on Health Data Rights  —  As a medical patient, I've always assumed that my medical records were something that I had a right to - after all, they are about me, and my freedom to share them with a second doctor, or see them myself so I can understand my own medical situation, seems self-evident.
Discussion: DiabetesMine and Web2.0h...Really?, Thanks:timoreilly
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Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Farewell to Google  —  I'm no longer working for Google.  I had an interesting time there and worked on lots of fascinating projects with great colleagues, so this is a small look back at some of them.  —  My first taste of Google was to work on orkut, before starting the project now known …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   A Social Force Departs Google
Jay Yagnik / The Official Google Blog:
A new landmark in computer vision  —  Science fiction books and movies have long imagined that computers will someday be able to see and interpret the world.  At Google, we think computer vision has tremendous potential benefits for consumers, which is why we're dedicated to research in this area.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adding an Amazon or Apple Affiliate Link to Your Blog?  The Feds Want to Know.  —  Let's say you're a small-time blogger who makes a habit out of writing about, say, music or books or software or videogames.  And let's say that you've decided to join an “affiliate program” …
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Feds to Hound Blogs for Acting Like Magazines
The Intermittent Kevin:
Find My iPhone works, and it is awesome.  —  (Note: some screenshots are quite obviously simulated.)  —  (Note 2: this is my first blog post in over three years, feel free to read my ancient history if you like.)  —  Myself and two compadres, Ryan and Mark, are in Chicago …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Needs Its Own Version of the Twitter Retweet  —  Twitter is one of the most viral platforms on the social web.  One link can be spread to millions of people in a matter of minutes.  Perhaps the primary reason for this is the Twitter retweet (or “RT"), which provides Twitter users …
Thanks:atul
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Twitter to Post First Sales From Companies Such as Starbucks, Whole Foods  —  Twitter Inc. plans to generate its first revenue this year from companies such as Dell Inc., Whole Foods Market Inc. and Starbucks Corp., which use the micro- messaging site to communicate with millions of customers.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases MacBook Pro Firmware Update to Address SATA Interface Speeds  —  Last week, we reported on a discussion in our forums regarding Apple's apparent downgrade of the SATA hard drive interface to 1.5 Gbps in the latest 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when compared to previous-generation MacBook Pros running at 3.0 Gbps.
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Email patterns can predict impending doom  —  EMAIL logs can provide advance warning of an organisation reaching crisis point.  That's the tantalising suggestion to emerge from the pattern of messages exchanged by Enron employees.  —  After US energy giant Enron collapsed in December 2001 …
Discussion: CNET News, Switched and Boing Boing
Sophia Huang / Facebook Blog:
What's in a Name?  —  Everyone has a name, but some people are known by more than one.  I am one of them.  I grew up in Taiwan and all of my friends in Taiwan recognize me by my Chinese name, while the friends I've made after I moved abroad know me by my English name.
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Alice.com Is Your Housekeeper And Personal Shopper Rolled Into One  —  Ever run out of toilet paper or trashbags at an inopportune moment and think to yourself, I wish I had someone to remind me when I need to buy household basics?  Tonight at 9 pm, Alice.com will show you a better …
Discussion: Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What's In A Name, Indeed.  Apple Now Calling It The “iPhone 3GS”, No Space  —  When the iPhone 3G S was announced at this year's WWDC conference, I first wrote it as the “iPhone 3GS” and was corrected by a colleague that according to Apple, there was a space between the “G” and the “S.”
John Cook / TechFlash:
Paul Allen-backed Xiant looks to help manage email overload  —  Paul Allen must be sick and tired of wading through email.  First, the Microsoft co-founder incubated Gist, a Seattle startup that's trying to help people more effectively manage and consolidate personal messages flowing through Twitter, Facebook and email.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
TiVo Elbows Its Way Into Living Rooms With Recording Patent, Movie Rentals  —  TiVo Inc., armed with a federal court ruling backing the company's digital-recording patent, plans to elbow its way onto every U.S. pay-television system to attract millions of new subscribers.
Anthony Massucci / DailyFinance:
Howard Stern blames contract, says ‘maybe’ his Sirius show will be on iPhone  —  Howard Stern said a contract “rights issue” is the reason why his show isn't on the Sirius XM (SIRI) software application that was made available last week at the Apple (AAPL) iTunes store.
Discussion: Orbitcast
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Social Gaming Gets Litigious: Zynga Sues Playdom Over Mafia Wars Ads  —  The social gaming boom has resulted in a legal spat between two of its biggest players: Zynga is suing rival Playdom over the way Playdom is advertising one of its games.  Zynga claims that Playdom is misleading players …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
More BitTorrent Users Go Anonymous  —  The UK government has high hopes for the piracy warnings Internet providers will be required to send to copyright infringing customers.  The warnings are designed to scare users away from illicit file-sharing, but when we asked our readers what action …
Discussion: digg.com
 
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Evan Hessel / Forbes:
Yahoo!'s Dangerous Newspaper Deal?
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Alex Williams / New York Times:
Mind Your BlackBerry or Mind Your Manners
Discussion: blogs.chron.com and UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:atul