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5:15 PM ET, June 6, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
EBay to Broker Radio Ad Time, Stoking Rivalry With Google  —  Online auctioneer eBay Inc. plans to begin brokering radio advertisements today, in the latest effort by a Web company to sell offline ads via the Internet.  The move ratchets up eBay's competition with Google Inc. and could shake up how radio advertising is sold.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Radio Time to Join List of eBay Items Up for Auction  —  SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 — The auction giant eBay said it would begin selling radio airtime to advertisers starting Wednesday, expanding into a business that Google entered last year  —  EBay, through a partnership with Bid4Spots …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Netflix Shares Higher On Rumors Of Amazon.com Bid  —  Netflix (NFLX) shares are higher today on rumors that Amazon.com (AMZN) might make offer to buy the company.  In a research note, Bank of America analyst Brian Pitz writes that there is speculation of a $34 a share bid "circulating in the press."
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Associated Press:
Netflix Up on Rumor of Buyout by Amazon
Discussion: paidContent.org
Bill Ray / The Register:
Vodafone Live 'improvements' kill mCommerce  —  Find your perfect job - click here for thousands of tech vacancies  —  Vodafone UK has launched a mobile optimising technology which reformats web pages to fit onto a mobile phone screen.  —  Unfortunately, it also prevents anyone else doing the same thing …
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Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Vodafone UK, Doing A Lovely Job Of Supporting The Mobile Web By Breaking It
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
How Craig Newmark Built Craigslist With "No Vision Whatsoever"  —  Craig Newmark started craigslist in early 1995 as a way of staying on top of San Francisco's busy arts and technology scene.  Despite (or perhaps because of) the site's determined non-commercialism, craigslist survived and even thrived in the post-dot-com days.
Kotaku:
Industry: Lay-Offs Hit SCEA HQ Today  —  Roughly 80 to 100 employees of Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Foster City headquarters were laid off today, Kotaku has learned from a source who was among those asked to hand in their badge and keys before leaving the premises.
Audrey Bright / Fox News:
CompUSA Store That Sold Texas Man an Empty Box Finally Agrees He Didn't Get Money's Worth  —  A Texas man who thought he got a bargain when he bought a camera from retailer CompUSA only to find out that he'd purchased an empty box, finally got his money's worth thanks to a Web campaign …
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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:   LIFESLICES: UPDATING COMPUSA
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What Apple TV Costs to Make  —  Analyzing and pricing out the components of Apple's new set-top video box reveal uncharacteristically slim profits  —  When Apple CEO Steve Jobs called Apple TV a "hobby," he wasn't kidding.  —  By typical Apple standards, the new set-top video box …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft preps Windows-based kitchen client  —  Microsoft is beginning work on the first of what it plans to make a family of customized Windows platforms designed for specific rooms around the home.  —  The "Kitchen Client" software will extend the Windows operating system and integrate …
GamePolitics.com:
Florida Attorney General Looking into Wii Version of Manhunt 2  —  Is Manhunt 2 worse on the Wii?  —  GamePolitics has confirmed via multiple sources that Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (R) has expressed concern over the impending release of Rockstar's controversial game on Nintendo's next-gen console.
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo, Game | Life and Joystiq
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Gears: Replacing One Problem with Another  —  I've been thinking a little bit about Google Gears recently and after reading the documentation things I've realized that making a Web-based application that works well offline poses an interesting set of challenges.
NEWS.com.au:
Sony mulls cutting PlayStation 3 price  —  SONY may cut the price of the PlayStation 3 which is facing fierce competition from Nintendo's Wii, the president of the electronics giant has indicated.  —  Sony "does not rule out the possibility of lowering the price'' of the PS3 …
Discussion: Ars Technica, youNEWB, Joystiq and digg
Fred von Lohmann / Washington Post:
Copyright Silliness on Campus  —  What do Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, Howard and UCLA have in common?  Apparently, leaders in Congress think that they aren't expelling enough students for illegally swapping music and movies.  —  The House committees responsible for copyright and education wrote …
Discussion: UNDERNEWS and FurdLog
New York Times:
Doll Web Sites Drive Girls to Stay Home and Play  —  Presleigh Montemayor often gets home after a long day and spends some time with her family.  Then she logs onto the Internet, leaving the real world and joining a virtual one.  But the digital utopia of Second Life is not for her.
Rich Karlgaard / Forbes.com:
Sun's Coulda Woulda Shoulda  —  Sun Microsystems (SUNW) trades at $5 ... Google (GOOG) a hundred times more at $518.  —  Stock prices mean nothing on their own, of course.  Google's market cap at $159 billion is not a hundred times greater than Sun's at $18 billion.
Jon Udell:
Building conceptual bridges to a new media world  —  When Ryan Sholin's manifesto on the future of newspapers appeared the other day, the blogosphere cheered loudly.  "Great summary," said one commenter, "Too bad they're not listening."  —  "They" are the newspaper writers, editors …
 
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