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2:25 PM ET, June 26, 2009

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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Michael Jackson-related traffic doubled Twitter's update frequency, tripled Facebook's  —  Traffic to news sites in North America saw a massive spike as the Michael Jackson story unfolded.  Times are EST. Credit: Akamai.  —  As the news of Michael Jackson's fate unfolded, sites around the Web felt the strain of spiking interest.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Web Collapses Under The Weight Of Michael Jackson's Death
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Michael Jackson's Death Causes Surge On BitTorrent
Discussion: CNET News and Switched
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Thumbing Windows 7 onto Netbooks  —  Microsoft has shown Windows 7 running on Netbooks ever since it introduced the operating system last fall.  However, helping consumers get it on their notebooks has proven more tricky.  —  Microsoft is considering offering Windows 7 on a thumb drive …
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 preorders begin in the US, Canada, and Japan (Updated x3)  —  Windows 7 preorders have are now available for residents in the US, Canada, and Japan.  —  Today residents in the US, Canada, and Japan have the opportunity to preorder Windows 7 upgrade versions of both Home Premium …
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
HP releases iPhone versions of classic calculators  —  Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced iPhone-app versions of three classic HP calculators: the HP 12c, HP 12c Platinum, and HP 15C.  —  When run in landscape mode, each app uses the original ROM code and provides an exact visual replica …
Adam L. Penenberg / Fast Company:
Amazon Taps Its Inner Apple  —  By introducing the Kindle, Jeff Bezos is emulating Steve Jobs — and taking him on.  —  To explain the present and divine the future, Amazon's founder and prognosticator-in-chief, Jeff Bezos, often turns to the past.  Fond of historical analogies …
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Big Software Plans for Amazon's Kindle?  —  Amazon.com's buying and hiring signal that many more Kindle apps may be on the way—plus software to put Amazon books on other mobile devices  —  Giant online retailer Amazon.com may be plotting a broader foray into software for smartphones.
Discussion: mocoNews
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Pre helps Palm beat expectations, shares rise  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Palm Inc (PALM.O) posted a narrower-than-expected fiscal fourth quarter loss on Thursday, and highlighted strong demand for its just-unveiled Pre smartphone.  —  Palm's shares rose more than 14 percent in after-hours trading.
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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch:
Amazon Pulls the Plug on NC Associates while Google and Apple Enjoy Sweet State Tax Deals  —  This morning, Amazon Associates in North Carolina are awakening to some bitter news.  As of today, their accounts are officially closed.  This is anticipation - yes, anticipation, not the actual passage …
Alertbox:
Stop Password Masking … It's time to show most passwords in clear text as users type them.  Providing feedback and visualizing the system's status have always been among the most basic usability principles.  Showing undifferentiated bullets while users enter complex codes definitely fails to comply.
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Ted Landau / Macworld:
Bugs & Fixes: iPhone 3GS signal strength oddities  —  I warn you at the outset.  This is not going to be one of those Bugs & Fixes with a neatly defined set of symptoms and a iron-clad solution.  This one's a bit messy.  Here's the deal:  —  Almost immediately after getting my new iPhone 3GS …
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and DailyTech
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Analyst: Nokia to Offer an Android Netbook in 2010  —  Nokia plans to launch an ARM-based netbook that relies on the Google-pioneered Android mobile operating system in 2010, writes Lazard Capital Markets analyst Daniel Amir in a research note issued this morning.
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Is Free News Really Worth the Price?  —  PARIS — If you are reading this, I am doing my job.  —  Roughly speaking, that is the compact that has underpinned the ties that bind those who write the news to those who read it.  —  But as the world hurtles into a digital era, other questions intrude …
Discussion: Mediactive, Thanks:atul
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Businesses use Twitter to communicate with customers  —  When a Stanley Cup broadcast suddenly went black in late April, many Comcast subscribers simply scooted to Twitter to find out why.  —  It was there — not on a phone system with multiple options — they discovered that a lightning storm …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Click Fraud 101  —  Our posts earlier this week about the alarming amount of click fraud at Facebook left more than a few unanswered questions.  The problem is real and was confirmed by Facebook.  But what wasn't clear is exactly how or why it was happening.
Discussion: Lonely CEO Media
Philip Lam / all things Pre:
Sprint throws a punch at the iPhone and AT&T  —  Here we have an ad from Sprint that's directed at early 1st gen iPhone adaptors.  Bringing out the fact that the Pre can run “multiple applications” and save you $1200 in the long run, that's if you drop your 1st gen iPhone and come over to Sprint for the Pre.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Study Suggests People Prefer Bing's Design To Google's, But Still Won't Switch  —  Brand loyalty is a powerful thing, especially when it comes to technology.  Consider the battle brewing now between Google and Microsoft's new search engine, Bing.  Even if Bing proves to be just as good as Google …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Twitter: The Fastest Way to Get Informed.  Or Misinformed.  —  I spent this afternoon doing what a lot of people did: Watching TV reports about Michael Jackson while also gleaning information from the Web-especially Twitter.  When I happened to turn on the TV, MSNBC was still speaking …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Push Notifications, For The Ultimate In Friend Stalking  —  Foursquare, the location-based social networking service, is about to activate Push Notifications in the new version of its iPhone app, due shortly.  I've been beta testing it out for the past week, and I'm happy to report that it works brilliantly.
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and All Points Blog
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
EBay's Legal Tussle With Skype Founders May Threaten Its Plans for IPO  —  EBay Inc.'s dispute with the founders of its Skype Internet-phone division threatens to delay a Skype initial public offering and lower the amount raised.  —  Skype, which lets users place calls online …
Discussion: Deal Journal and BloggingStocks, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Glam Media Looking To Aggregate, Monetize Twitter Applications  —  Glam Media, a distributed media network comprised of both its own properties and a publisher network of hundreds of lifestyle websites and blogs, is looking to build an advertising network powered by Twitter.
Discussion: The Mind of Alex
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Facebook hires lobbyists to push its online privacy agenda  —  Social networking site hopes increase influence with world authorities  —  Facebook is hiring lobbyists to push its agenda on internet privacy and data sharing in Brussels and Washington, as the social networking site attempts …
Geoff Taylor / BBC:
Napster - 10 years of turmoil  —  1999 saw the debut of Napster - the net-based software that let people share their music collections.  It started a storm of change in the music industry and here Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI, reflects on a decade of change.  —  Napster was the Rosetta Stone of digital music.
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Barack Obama won using ‘old school’ technology, says his campaign manager
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Twitter's long-term traffic still growing
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Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff: The future of computing looks like Twitter
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Photobucket Layoffs Today: One-Third of Staff Let Go; Other FIM Units Also Impacted
Discussion: Contentinople, Softpedia News and paidContent, Thanks:atul