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10:50 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
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 …
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.
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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Daniel Emery / BBC:
Cash for Pirate Bay file-sharers
Discussion: BetaNews
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Pirate Bay's Revolt
Discussion: p2pnet and TeleRead
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 …
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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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:
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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.
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
John Leyden / The Register:
Conficker left Manchester unable to issue traffic tickets  —  Infection cost £1.5m in total  —  Free whitepaper - Certify your software integrity with Thawte code signing certificates  —  Manchester City Council was prevented from issuing hundreds of motoring penalty notices …
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and The Register
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
GPS and Wi-Fi Positioning Coming to the Mini 10  —  With the recent buzz around the forthcoming TomTom navigation app for the iPhone and recent report that demand for GPS devices is expected to grow steadily over the next few years, there's no question that there's a lot of interest in the technology.
 
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Michelle Donegan / Unstrung:
Sprint: We'll Beat AT&T to 3G Femto
Discussion: DSLreports and Telecompetitor
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Zoho Adds Twitter Feature, Visualization Tool to Zoho Projects 2.0
Discussion: Softpedia News, CloudAve and Zoho Blogs
Kent Brown / The .NET Endpoint:
Dublin TAP program open for nominations
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Be still my heart: multi-touch tab switching in Firefox!
Discussion: Lifehacker and GottaBeMobile.com
Martyn Williams / Macworld:
Happy birthday! The Walkman turns 30
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Morgan Stanley: Mac shipments on the rise
Discussion: MacDailyNews
David Filo / Yodel Anecdotal:
Serving up greener data centers
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Social Network Users Reportedly Concerned About Privacy, but Behavior Says Otherwise
 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: mocoNews, Thanks:atul
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
YouTube Readies Redesign Amid Chorus of Complaints
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen Moves On, Stays with Google