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4:45 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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New York Times:
Apple's Secrecy on Products and Top Executives  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is one of the world's coolest companies.  But there is one cool-company trend it has rejected: chatting with the world through blogs and dropping tidbits of information about its inner workings.
Discussion: ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
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, I4U News and MacNN
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Experts: Apple Disclosure ‘Falls Short’
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TUAW
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.
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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, Gizmodo, The iPhone Blog and TUAW, Thanks:atul
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
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 …
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 Culpan / Bloomberg:
Google Suspends Search-Prompt Function in China Amid Pornography Crackdown  —  Google Inc., owner of the world's most-popular Internet search service, temporarily suspended its “Suggest” search-prompt feature in China amid a government crackdown on Internet pornography.
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China Journal:
In Flap Over Google In China, An Accuser Is Accused
Discussion: paidContent and Fast Company
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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Google Android News Android Forums:
Adobe Flash Player 10 For Android Due In October  —  During a recent earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Naraye revealed to investors that a beta version of Flash Player 10 for mobiles will be released in October of this year.  —  The new Flash player will support Android, Nokia Symbian …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Said to Win Nokia as Customer for Processors Used in Mobile Devices  —  Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, will supply Nokia Oyj with chips for mobile devices, the company's first major breakthrough in its effort to enter the phone market, a person familiar with the matter said.
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 …
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: All Facebook and Inside Facebook
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.
Chris / My Apple Guide:
Snow Leopard Video Tour Series  —  At WWDC '09, Apple released a near-complete version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Build 10A380) to developers.  While not feature complete, the new build has most of the important changes that you will see when Snow Leopard ships this fall.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Edible Apple
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Share Your Moments With thisMoment  —  GameSpot cofounder, former Yahoo executive, and old friend and colleague Vince Broady is launching a new site called thisMoment, and it's going into public beta tonight.  It's an interesting site that's part social network, part media sharing site …
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.
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
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 …
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.
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 and MobileContentToday
New York Times:
Web Pries Lid of Censorship by Iranian Government  —  Shortly after Neda Agha-Soltan bled her life out on the Tehran pavement, the man whose 40-second video of her death has ricocheted around the world made a somber calculation in what has become the cat-and-mouse game of evading Iran's censors.
Thanks:atul
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade:
iPhone 3G S Benchmarks: Up to 4x Faster than 3G  —  We recently pointed readers to a performance comparison between the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3G carried out by Daniel Pasco of Black Pixel.  The test application was a pre-release build of Plasma, an application Pasco's group is developing for Tap Tap Tap.
 
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Did Your Business Miss the Facebook Username Landrush?  It's Not Too Late.
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Evan Hessel / Forbes:
Yahoo!'s Dangerous Newspaper Deal?
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