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Fake Steve Jobs Hunt Takes Creepy Turn

It has elements of mystery, the tenets of paparazzi defense, and the feeling of a prank gone too far. In a blogosphere-wide attempt to unmask blogebrity – well, it may not be an exaggeration to call him/her a cyber cult leader – Fake Steve Jobs, digital espionage has turned a fun cat-and-mouse game into something Fake Steve calls "creepy."

Is Buying An iPhone A Vote Against Net Neutrality?
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One name we haven’t seen in the Net Neutrality debate is Apple, Inc. Though Jobs & Company are cozy with neutral net advocate Google, they also just launched iPhone with AT&T exclusivity. And that brings up some interesting questions, the most interesting of which: Is buying an iPhone a vote against Net Neutrality?

Online Advertised Jobs Down In June

Total online job ads were 4,280,400 in June, a decrease of 94,000 or 2 percent from May, according to "The Conference Board Help-Wanted Online Data."

Will Googlers Cash Out and Get Out?
This August, it will be three years since Google’s initial public offering (and since I started this blog as a way to track the company). When that happens, according to NBC News, nearly 3 billion dollars in pre-IPO options will vest, with over 450 early Googlers earning an average of $6.5 million.

Opera CEO Turns Aside Overthrow Try
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Even though Opera has been working more closely with Yahoo on some deals, Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner wasn’t about to suffer the same sort of ousting his Yahoo counterpart endured this week.

No Java, Flash, .NET/Silverlight for iPhone?

Apple announced third-party apps for the iPhone. Sounds a LOT like Adobe’s new AIR. Delivers HTML and JavaScript apps down to the phone via Safari. What’s interesting is what Steve Jobs left out.

No Java. So, can’t run Kyte.tv’s application. Can’t run the Google Maps application I’m using on my Nokia. Can’t run something cool coming soon from eBay that I’m testing out. Can’t run Radar.net. Etc. Etc.

Does Jobs Secretly Prefer DRM?
Steve Jobs achieved hero status a few months ago for calling on record labels to remove copy restrictions from downloads.

Jobs, Gates To Share A Stage

The D: All Things Digital conference taking place next week will bring together the two most iconic figures in US technology: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

How Badly Do You Want to Work at Google?

Jeff Barr recalls the interview process he went through with Google – he didn’t join – and shares an email from a Google recruiter, outlining the laundry list of steps you need to do, just for the phone interview!

Investors Suckered By Fake Apple News

Engadget ended up with egg on its face after a phony email purportedly from Apple led them to believe the iPhone and OSX Leopard would be delayed.

Google Base Changes Vertical Search Results
Google Base has a bunch of search verticals, mini search engines built on data uploaded to Base, and they’ve changed the results format of those search engines. The old:

Job Wars: Networks Versus Boards
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The future of finding employment via the Internet will make ‘who you know’ very important, but getting a start will be a function of ‘what you know’ and what positions you can find to get in the door.

Hound Sniffs Out Job Listings
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A new job metasearch competitor to Simply Hired and Indeed has emerged from attorney job finder Juriscape.

Tasty Chowdah: Google Moving Into Boston
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Job listings for the Boston area and a reputed search for suitable facilities in the city add up to a forthcoming Beantown presence for the search advertising company.

Cisco and Apple Settle Up iPhone Dispute

The legal spat between Apple and Cisco over use of the term "iPhone" was nothing that, speculatively, a big bag o’money couldn’t solve. Though the terms of the settlement both companies announced yesterday are confidential, it isn’t unreasonable to think that Cisco got some benefit beyond mutual use of the term and an interoperability agreement.

The statement reads this way:

Steve Jobs Blasts Teachers Unions
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Apple’s CEO has a problem with public schools that he sees as rooted in the unions that prevent principals from firing underperforming teachers.

Scoble’s Note to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is right that unions are corrosive on the quality of our schools. Our schools are bad because we can’t get rid of bad teachers. But, it’s worse than that — Steve Jobs’ fix wouldn’t fix the total problem. Patrick’s Mom was a teacher for a while. She left for a variety of reasons, but partly because the pay is so bad for the work you put into that job.

Steve Jobs Speaks Out Against DRM

Apple has been the object of much ire concerning the encoding of its

Simply Hired Links Blogs To Jobs
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The release of the Job-a-matic tool will give bloggers and website publishers the option to add job listings to their sites, and to profit from them too.

Will Steve Jobs Let Mac OS Run on Intel Boxes?

An interesting development, tucked away in an article at Fortune magazine about the company behind the Parallels software program, which allows Mac users to run Windows in a virtual machine and switch back and forth (relatively) seamlessly.

iPhone Drops, Everyone Starts Cussin’

Just try to look at Apple’s new iPhone without cursing. Go ahead, try it. You know who else is cursing? Microsoft, RIM, Nokia, Verizon, and Sprint, to name a few. This daggum rickafrackin thing is going to smash the bejeebers out of everything else.

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