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1:35 PM ET, June 4, 2007

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Protection from Adware, Spam, Viruses, Online Scams:
The State of Search Engine Safety … Key Findings  —  Overall, 4.0% of search results link to risky Web sites, which marks an improvement from 5.0% in May 2006.  Dangerous sites are found in search results of all 5 of the top US search engines (representing 93% of all search engine use).
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Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:
Online tunes are more risky than Web porn  —  About 9% of adult sites produce spyware, adware or spam, compared with 19% of digital music sites found in a study by McAfee.  —  Whatever threat online pornography might pose to society's morals, online music might pose a bigger threat to society's computers.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and JD on EP
Neil J. Rubenking / PC Magazine:
McAfee Reports Drop in Malicious Search Results
Discussion: p2pnet and ITWire
Wall Street Journal:
Palm to Sell 25% Stake, Overhaul Board  —  Palm Inc., facing mounting competition in the smart-phone market, is selling a 25% stake to a private-equity partner that will bring former Apple Inc. executives to the maker of hand-held electronic devices.  —  Under the transaction …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo opens Panama search ad platform  —  Yahoo announced Monday that its Panama search advertising platform is now open to third parties.  —  Under Panama, which was launched in February, sponsored search results are based on items such as relevancy and not just on the advertiser's bid price.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
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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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
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.
BBC:
Sony price cut for Blu-ray player  —  Sony has cut $100 (£50) off the price of its new next-generation DVD player as it tries to get ahead in the market.  —  The BDP-S300 now costs $499 - half what the firm's first Blu-ray player cost at its launch six months ago.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Sony cuts price on new Blu-ray player
Discussion: Ars Technica, Engadget and CrunchGear
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 …
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The Earth Times Online Newspaper:
Brash Entertainment Launches with $400 Million Investment led by ABRY Partners LLC
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Some VERY Interesting iPhone Developments  —  More info from around the proverbial "industry water cooler" has come out today on the iPhone.  Some interesting tidbits are starting to put the puzzle pieces together on how the iPhone will operate with the Macintosh OS (and Windows).
Discussion: I4U News and digg
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Details Dynamic IT Strategy at Tech  •Ed 2007  —  Bob Muglia demonstrates new technology innovations designed to help IT professionals and developers evolve their organizations.  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — June 4, 2007 — Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools Business …
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 …
BBC:
Launch date for iPhone revealed  —  Apple has confirmed that its much-anticipated iPhone product will launch on 29 June in the US.  —  The date was given in a series of TV adverts broadcast on Sunday, and was later confirmed by a spokesman for the California-based company.
Drew / Dembot:
Rocketboom Sponsorship Launch  —  Tomorrow on Monday we will be launching a new sponsorship model on Rocketboom!  —  Just over a year ago, we ran out money for Rocketboom. … The plan had materialized months prior but I never wanted to take the risk.  I certainly was into the excitement, but what if no one bid?
Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
N.Y.-based IAC to open Bay Area venture  —  FIRM'S STYLE ALARMS SOME AREA START-UPS  —  IAC/InterActive Corp., the New York-based media and e-commerce conglomerate run by former Hollywood mogul Barry Diller, already has pieced together an empire of dozens of Web properties …
Tom Hume:
Launching US Ghosty  —  So we gone dun it.  The event I briefly alluded to in a post on Friday happened: we unleashed our Ghost Detector on America!  —  This was a really really big deal for us, for lots of reasons.  We've been working on this project with the guys from Wiretown since way back in 2005 …
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
 
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Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Asustek previews Net radio, overclocking laptop
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FSF says GPLv3 means Microsoft patent protection for all
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
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Dell XPS m1330 performance ultraportable revealed
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Group rips Microsoft over Internet user profiling research
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Adobe brings Flash to LiveCycle enterprise server
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Waxing Philosophical, Booksellers Face the Digital
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Five things you didn't know about Google's search
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Amazon Comes to Twitter
Telegraph:
Baidu bowls Google a fastball
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Desperate Botnet Battlers Call for an Internet Driver's License
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