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7:30 PM ET, June 4, 2007

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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Search is history, says Yahoo!  —  The company says personalisation is now more important than search, in what some have seen as an admission that it can't compete with Google  —  Yahoo!, one of the two names most synonymous with search on the internet, has surprised Silicon Valley by suggesting …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft: Silicon Valley Team Building Stealth Search Engine  —  Microsoft has gathered a team of twenty or more "rock star" developers who've been tasked at building their next generation search engine, a source has told us.  The team, which supposedly came together recently …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo!: The Web's Future Is Not In Search
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PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Opens Access to Search Marketing Platform APIs  —  Dedicated third-party partner services and free, open access to Yahoo!'s "Panama" advertising platform technology will drive further growth and innovation in digital advertising  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 4, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo opens Panama search ad platform
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Stephen Bryant / eWEEK.com:
Yahoo Opens Panama to Developers
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Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:
Online tunes are more risky than Web porn
The Smoking Gun:
Google As Terror Tool?  —  One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility.  In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Report: JFK terror plotters used Google Earth
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Florida defendant goes after RIAA for fraud, conspiracy, and extortion  —  As the RIAA has continued its legal assault on file-sharing, defendants are responding with what amount to boilerplate defenses and counterclaims against the RIAA's allegations of copyright infringement.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   RIAA throws in the towel in Atlantic v. Andersen
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Soapbox re-opens, beating YouTube to the punch with content filtering  —  MSN reopened Soapbox to the public this weekend after a two-month hiatus while the company implemented a content filtering system on the site.  Soapbox now uses a combination of "proactive automatic filtering technology" …
Finjan:
Finjan's Latest Web Security Trends Report Reveals New Genre of Evasive Attacks  —  Evasive Attacks Hit Once and Disappear to Minimize Visibility to Security Products;  —  Financial Incentives Drive Growth of Malicious Website Affiliations  —  Finjan, a leader in web security products …
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechSpot News
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dell XPS m1330 performance ultraportable revealed  —  We've got the scoop on some early marketing materials / renders for Dell XPS m1330, and we have to say, this is as impressed as we've ever been with a Dell laptop.  Check it out:  — 13.3-inch screen, configurable with LED backlight!
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
A Start-Up's Risky Niche: Movie-Based Videogames  —  LOS ANGELES — For decades, videogame companies have drawn inspiration from Hollywood, borrowing movie characters, settings and story lines for game titles.  But the results have been decidedly mixed, leading to a checkered reputation …
TVWeek Blog:
Hearst-Argyle, Where Are You on YouTube?  —  So local TV stations are getting hip to YouTube.  Hearst-Argyle Television started offering local videos from five stations on YouTube today.  You can find them online at: www.youtube.com/wcvbtv, www.youtube.com/wmurtv, www.youtube.com/kcratv …
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09  —  Because of Truemors, I've learned a lot about launching a company in these "Web 2.0" times.  Here's quick overview "by the numbers."  — 0. I wrote 0 business plans for it.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Nintendo's Wii Widens Lead Over Sony's PS3 in Japan in May  —  Nintendo Co., the world's third- biggest maker of video-game players, widened its lead in Japan last month after its Wii consoles and DS portable players outsold products from Sony Corp., a research firm said.
Meraki:
Meraki Introduces First Solar Powered Outdoor WiFi Access Kit  —  New Meraki Solar and Meraki Outdoor Work Together to Cover Entire Neighborhoods with Outdoor Wireless Access  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - June 4, 2007 — Meraki Networks, pioneer of the first consumer wireless mesh Internet network designed to …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft teams with Linux distributor Xandros  —  Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros announced on Monday a technical and legal collaboration, the latest step in the software giant's ongoing program to partner with open-source companies.  —  Over the next five years, the two companies said …
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Firefox 3 Feature Preview  —  Firefox Alpha 5 arrived last Friday, bringing with it the first look at Places, the new bookmark management system.  But the Firefox team has a number of additional UI tweaks up their sleeve and some of them look quite slick.  —  Alex Faaborg who's …
Paul Farhi / American Journalism Review:
Rolling the Dice  —  Media companies have high hopes that hyperlocal news online will bolster their newspapers' futures.  But early returns suggest the financial outlook for such ventures is not bright.  —  Paul Farhi (farhip@washpost.com) is a Washington Post reporter who writes frequently about the media for the Post and AJR.
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone details a plenty  —  Now that we all know when the iPhone is dropping, some further details about Apple's upcoming wireless Coup de'Tat are in order.  Here's a short rundown for your viewing pleasure:  —  1. The iPhone will interact with your Mac through iPhoto and iTunes …
 
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Mikel / Brain Off:
Hacking Google Street View
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BBC:
Europe online '24 hours a month'
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Shawn Chen / DigiTimes:
Hitachi and Apple in top-10 server brands in 1Q07, says IDC
Discussion: Ars Technica and Macsimum News
Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine:
General Dynamics Launches Rugged Laptop, Handheld
Discussion: Gizmodo, CNET News.com and Engadget
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Israel Alert: Top 10 Web 2.0 Wonders
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone to get software development kit at WWDC?
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Gaping holes exposed in fully-patched IE 7, Firefox
Tom Hume:
Launching US Ghosty
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
 Earlier Items: 
Datamonitor / Computer Business Review:
FSF says GPLv3 means Microsoft patent protection for all
Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
N.Y.-based IAC to open Bay Area venture
Microsoft:
Microsoft Details Dynamic IT Strategy at Tech•Ed 2007
BBC:
Sony price cut for Blu-ray player
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Is Acquisition Bait
Drew / Dembot:
Rocketboom Sponsorship Launch
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Desperate Botnet Battlers Call for an Internet Driver's License
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

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