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11:50 AM ET, July 1, 2009

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Went Wrong With Joost?  —  Joost, a much-vaunted online video startup, today announced that it will offer a white-label video hosting platform, thus entering a crowded market littered with the carcasses of other failed video hosts.  The company is also losing its famous chief executive …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Joost's Last Hope Isn't A Promising One
Discussion: Bits and Press
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Grows “Uncomfortable” With The Use Of The Word Tweet In Applications (Updated)  —  We were just forwarded an e-mail conversation between a Twitter API team member and a third-party developer because the latter was using a UI for its web-based service that was admittedly very similar to Twitter's web application.
QuickPWN:
What's new in iPhone OS 3.1 beta?  —  Apple recently released iPhone OS 3.1 beta firmware and SDK to developers.  Unless you're a developer I recommend you to not download this firmware and wait for the final 3.1 firmware to be released.  Apple hasn't announced when iPhone OS 3.1 will be released …
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Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
iPhone 3.1: Non-Destructive Video Editing, Bluetooth Voice Control …
Discussion: TUAW, QuickPWN, Engadget and Phone Scoop
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
LogMeIn's IPO Prices At $16/Share As Second Quarter Closes  —  Only three venture-backed companies went public in the year's first half, which ends today.  The bright side?  The third quarter will open up tomorrow with a bang, as LogMeIn Inc. is set to become the fourth such company to hold an IPO in the past six weeks.
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Suspicions of Insider Trading Surround Pirate Bay Buyers  —  Confidence and trust in the BitTorrent community reached a possible all-time low yesterday as news broke that the world's largest tracker, The Pirate Bay, would be sold to the corporate Global Gaming Factory X (GGF).
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Pirate Bay's Revolt
Discussion: p2pnet and TeleRead
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Cash for Pirate Bay file-sharers
Discussion: BetaNews
Zodttd / Zod's Blog:
Palm Pre gets some Playstation action!  —  I have recently purchased a Palm Pre.  —  Naturally the first thing I did was root/jailbreak the device.  Second thing I did?  Well I threw my Sony Playstation 1 project, psx4all on it!  —  The Palm Pre uses some of the same hardware as the iPhone 3GS …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA triumphs in Usenet copyright case  —  The Recording Industry Association of America has prevailed in its copyright fight against Usenet.com, according to court documents.  —  In a decision that hands the RIAA an overwhelming victory, U.S. District Judge Harold Baer ruled in favor …
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Following and Followers Page Improvements  —  When you click on the Following and Followers links from your Twitter home page, you'll notice that we've upgraded the design of these pages and added features.  Instead of a basic list, there are now actions you can perform that provide a better overall experience.
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
What happened to Research In Motion and where are they going?  —  I want to start this off by saying I have nothing but love for RIM the company.  Probably my favorite tech corporation in the world, they've created an incredibly unique product that practically replaces the need for drugs for most people.
The Official Google Blog:
Toolbar, now with advanced translation  —  If you saw this text on a webpage, how would you figure out what it means?  —  You would likely need to translate manually via our language tools or in Toolbar.  Today we're excited to announce that translations will be even easier with the newest release …
Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
Oracle launches Fusion Middleware 11g  —  Oracle delivers updates to four components of its long-simmering Fusion Middleware 11g portfolio, which is the foundation of its next-generation Fusion Applications  —  Oracle will unveil a major chunk of Fusion Middleware 11g …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Morgan Stanley: Mac shipments on the rise  —  According to Morgan Stanley's Kathryn Huberty, Apple (AAPL) is the computer maker with the “most upside” as the PC market begins to stabilize after the dismal first quarter of 2009.  —  There's some good news for Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Dell …
Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Twitter your Flickr  —  Tweet!  Tweet!  Tweet!  We've launched our Flickr2Twitter integration.  —  Share your Flickr content either via “upload by email” or feature existing Flickr content in your Twitter stream.  —  If you'd like to Twitter your Flickr then check out the following three FAQs for easy setup and use:
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life:
Listening to Mr iPhone  —  By any measure, he is among the most important figures in technology of the last decade, a major influence on the way we use and interact with computers and mobile phones, a British designer who ranks with the Conrans and the Dysons.
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Be still my heart: multi-touch tab switching in Firefox!  —  Did you know you can switch tabs in Firefox by making a twisting motion with your fingers on a multi-touch surface?  I did.  Turns out I've been doing it for months — I thought I was late to the party and was too ashamed to mention …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft: We're not gouging Europe on Windows 7 pricing  —  Company exec denies that higher EU prices stem from antitrust action  —  Computerworld - A top Microsoft executive today denied reports that European users will pay more for Windows 7 because of the company's wrangling with antitrust regulators.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
4.7 million Firefox 3.5 downloads ... and counting!  —  It's not been 24 hours yet, and Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 web browser has been downloaded over 4.7 million times.  —  You can keep an eye on the download stats here.  —  It doesn't look like Mozilla will beat the world record set …
Discussion: eWeek, DailyTech and WebProNews
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sam Sethi: The Lawsuit  —  Many of you know all about Sam Sethi, the former TechCrunch writer who left after a disagreement and then went on to create BlogNation.  Two days ago Sethi filed a lawsuit against us for libel and other issues.  As we always do, we're posting the litigation threats …
Discussion: The Blog Herald, Thanks:mathewi
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Skype 1.1 for iPhone Released- SMS but Don't Push  —  The Skype people are busy, as they have released version 1.1 for the iPhone in addition to the WinMo version we covered earlier.  This new version adds the ability to check Skype voice mail and to send SMS messages, but it lacks a highly desirable feature: push notification.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Palm to disclose UK Pre launch details next week?  —  We heard way back at CES that a GSM Pre was in the works, but not until now have we heard who exactly in the world would be using it.  According to confirmation received by T3, Palm is gearing up to disclose the whos …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Extreme Makeover Confirmed With the Hiring of a New Global Marketing Exec  —  Last week, BoomTown posted a detailed piece on Yahoo's plans for a massive rebranding and marketing push, which included the hiring of outside consultant Penny Baldwin (pictured here), who was a former top exec at Young & Rubicam.
Michelle Donegan / Unstrung:
Sprint: We'll Beat AT&T to 3G Femto  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) says it will be the first operator to launch a 3G femtocell in the United States, Unstrung can reveal.  —  “Just like Sprint was the first with 2G, we'll definitely be the first in the 3G space as well,” Mathew Oommen …
Discussion: DSLreports and Telecompetitor
 
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Reuters:
Microsoft's Bing search wins share from Google
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Zoho Adds Twitter Feature, Visualization Tool to Zoho Projects 2.0
Discussion: Zoho Blogs, Softpedia News and CloudAve
Kent Brown / The .NET Endpoint:
Dublin TAP program open for nominations
Martyn Williams / Macworld:
Happy birthday! The Walkman turns 30
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo
John Leyden / The Register:
Conficker left Manchester unable to issue traffic tickets
Discussion: Slashdot
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Social Network Users Reportedly Concerned About Privacy, but Behavior Says Otherwise
Discussion: Softpedia News
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
37 Sites Ready To Implement OPA's Bigger, Badder Ad Formats
Discussion: TechCrunch and AdExchanger.com
The ChubbyBrain Blog:
The iPhone Inspired 2nd Economy: Over $100 Million Goes from VCs to iPhone Startups
Discussion: FierceMobileContent and mocoNews, Thanks:atul
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
YouTube Readies Redesign Amid Chorus of Complaints