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8:55 PM ET, May 25, 2007

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Constant Brand / Associated Press:
EU data-privacy officials probing Google  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - An independent European Union panel is investigating whether Google Inc.'s Internet search engine abides by European privacy rules, which tend to be stricter than those in the United States.  —  EU spokesman Pietro Petrucci …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
European officials question Google's privacy policy
Discussion: Neowin.net
BBC:
Google queried on privacy policy
Discussion: Digital Daily and Financial Times
Paul Meller / InfoWorld:   Euro data protection chief backs Google
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Google Calendar Gets Mobile  —  If there was an award for "Best Google Service That Not That Many People Think About When They Think About Google," it might well go to Google Calendar.  It's just plain well done, with a slick and simple interface and plenty of features.
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Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
Apple Rises After IPhone Media Report  —  Apple Shares Rise Following Media Report That IPhone Will Be Launched June 20  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Apple Inc. rose Friday after a media report stated the company's much-anticipated iPhone will be released June 20.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone release on June 20th? [Updated]
Discussion: Engadget, Apple Gazette and digg
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Apple confirms MySpace ban in retail stores  —  In New York City, you can go to the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in midtown 24 hours a day, seven days a week and browse the Web from the Macs on display.  But due to a new Apple regulation, you can no longer access MySpace.com.
Datamonitor / Computer Business Review:
Gates and Jobs to share the stage  —  Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Apple chief Steve Jobs will make a rare joint appearance to wax lyrical about their visions of future technologies at the D: All Things Digital conference, which is to be held in Carlsbad, California.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Slashdot: Apple
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BBC:
Wi-fi and RFID used for tracking  —  Wireless tracking systems could be used to protect patients in hospitals and students on campuses, backers of the technology said.  —  The combination of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and wi-fi allows real-time tracking of objects or people inside a wireless network.
Discussion: TechFold
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Nancy Gohring / PC World:
RIM Plans Wi-Fi BlackBerry (PC World)
Discussion: Gizmodo and dailywireless.org
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
Josh Greenbaum's Misbegotten Prognostications  —  Josh Greenbaum is a curmudgeon (and a fellow Enterprise Irregular).  I don't think I'm speaking out of school here, in fact I would hasten to say he probably wears that badge with pride.  Like many curmudgeons, much of his perspective …
comScore:
comScore Releases April U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines.  In April 2007, Google Sites captured 49.7 percent of the U.S. search market, gaining 1.4 share points from the previous month.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Facebook Opens Up Its 'Platform' To Everyone  —  "Facebook is the anti-MySpace" and "Facebook is a new type of "Web 2.0" portal" are some of the things that were and are being said yesterday and today about the social network's new "Facebook Platform" initiative.
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Brendan Sinclair / CNET News.com:
Sony sued over Blu-ray  —  Given its global position as an electronics giant, Sony is quite familiar with patent law and the potential penalties for infringement.  —  Barely three months ago, Sony paid $97 million in damages and interest to Immersion Corporation in a dispute over the rumble functions in Sony's Dual Shock controllers.
Discussion: Macsimum News, Engadget and Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Finland court: Breaking "ineffective" copy protection is permissible  —  The Helsinki District Court has dealt another blow to CSS, the copy-protection scheme used in commercial DVDs.  In a ruling issued today, the court found that CSS is "ineffective" as a form of DRM and that the two defendants cited …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Dell goes Ubuntu; "Windows tax" is $50 according to pricing  —  When Dell put up its IdeaStorm community-feedback site, the company was surprised by the strong response in favor of shipping personal computers with Linux.  The PC company then announced that it would offer Ubuntu Linux on select systems …
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot News
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Nudity the Cause for Halo 2 Vista Delay  —  UPDATE - Microsoft reps have told Next-Gen the real reason for the Halo 2 Vista delay: partial nudity—specifically someone's backside in the game's map editor, the Entertainment Software Rating Board added today.  —  In an e-mail statement sent …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertising's Brave New World  —  Different Lineup of Players  —  Emerges With Online's Rise  —  For decades, advertising has been a relatively simple process dominated by a clubby world.  Long-established advertising and media-buying agencies, most owned by half a dozen global giants …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Exclusive Pix+Vid: New NETGEAR Skype Wifi Phone  —  As I've written before, (guest) blogging has its priveleges.  While at NETGEAR's HQ last week interviewing employees for the blog, the company's CEO, Patrick Lo, walked in and pulled from his pocket the still-in-development 2nd-generation WiFi Skype Phone!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Here Comes Zonbox - the $99 Zero-Emission, Linux Computer That's "as simple to use as a Mac"  —  The revolutionary Zonbox - the $99, ultra low-power, zero-emission Linux computer from Zonbu, is sure to be all the rage when it's launched next month.  The computer is a fanless 1.2MHz platform …
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Top 5 (or 6) reasons PR doesn't work. if you're a geek.  —  DISCLAIMER 1: some of my best friends work in PR. really. me too.  —  DISCLAIMER 2: i started out as an engineer, then an entrepreneur, then an internet marketer. i probably still suck at all of them, but since 2001 i've done …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
The Death of the Small Guy  —  There is a powerful process at work in internet retailing that I call normalization.  By this, I am referring to the tendency of markets to gravitate to a state where the profits go to the companies that deserve them while inferior companies fail.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Intel: Software needs to heed Moore's Law  —  SAN FRANCISCO—After years of delivering faster and faster chips that can easily boost the performance of most desktop software, Intel says the free ride is over.  —  Already, chipmakers like Intel and Advanced Micro Devices are delivering processors …
Discussion: Macsimum News
 
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Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
E-Mail Reply to All: 'Leave Me Alone'
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Yoono: Yooseless  —  I woke up this morning and thought …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Valleywag
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The audience network  —  CBS continues to extend its notion …
Forbes:
Vivendi to launch multimedia site this year to rival YouTube, MySpace - report
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Google-Proof PR?  —  Sue Scheff's business, Parents Universal …
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