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5:20 PM ET, June 4, 2007


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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.
Martin LaMonica / CNET
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 …
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
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: InfoWorld and
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 …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Yahoo!: The Web's Future Is Not In Search
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.
Brooks Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst-Argyle, YouTube to Share Revenue From TV Video Clips  —  Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., one of the nation's largest operators of local TV stations, will distribute news, weather and entertainment video to Google Inc.'s YouTube in a revenue-sharing agreement.
TVWeek Blog:   Hearst-Argyle, Where Are You on YouTube?  —  So local TV stations …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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!
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.
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 …
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 …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Desperate Botnet Battlers Call for an Internet Driver's License  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Frontline internet-crime fighters from security companies, law enforcement agencies, banks and e-commerce sites huddled at a secretive conference last week to confer on new tactics in the war on cybercrime.
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 …
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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Cisco Cheng / PC Magazine:
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Paul Farhi / American Journalism Review:
Rolling the Dice  —  Media companies have high hopes …
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Jeremy Guscott / Times of London:
Bono and Rubinstein plan to shake Palm
Tom Hume:
Launching US Ghosty
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Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
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 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Group rips Microsoft over Internet user profiling research
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Adobe brings Flash to LiveCycle enterprise server
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Sony price cut for Blu-ray player
Discussion: TechSpot News
New York Times:
Specialized Software Maker Is Said to Be in Buyout Talks
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Is Acquisition Bait
Drew / Dembot:
Rocketboom Sponsorship Launch
Baidu bowls Google a fastball
Discussion: Network World, WebProNews and 901am