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12:10 AM ET, June 9, 2007


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Marc Andreessen /
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 1  —  A lot of people have opinions about venture capital — the pros and cons of VC, whether or not to take VC, which venture capitalists to take money from, how to get VCs to invest in your company, whether VCs are seasoned risk-taking professional investors …
Discussion:, VC Ratings and Ask The VC
Marc Andreessen /   The truth about venture capitalists, Part 2
Josh Lowensohn / CNET
Craigslist cuts off Listpic, cites bandwidth issues, TOS violations  —  Listpic, the visual searching and browsing tool for Craigslist has been blocked from the service as of yesterday.  Craigslist creator Craig Newmark posted on the Craigslist user forums to alert the community to the shutdown last night …
Discussion: Consumerist and Mashable!
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Craigslist blocks Listpic
Discussion: Compiler
Microsoft Security Update?  —  Microsoft has released Advance Notification for June 2007.  —  As while, a trojan spam is masquerating as Microsoft Security Update now.  The content of spams is about Security Update for Internet Explorer.  Of course, it's a trojan, Kaspersky detects it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.avk.
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Beware of fake Microsoft security alerts
Discussion: Microsoft
Lenny Zeltser / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin -> Malicious Browser Add-On
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
Lessig News:
From Engaget: "Publishing exec 'steals' Google laptops in silly demonstration" — of just how little publishing executives understand  —  Engaget reports that "the head honcho of Macmillan Publishers" lifted a couple Google laptops at a recent BookExpo America, and then when he returned them …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google overtakes Cisco as Silicon Valley's most valuable  —  Google, the fast growing search engine, has eclipsed Cisco Systems, the router maker for the Internet, to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company.  —  We'd been waiting for this to happen.  —  We first noticed Google achieve …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Maps: Invading Your Privacy?  (Not Anymore!)  —  With the launch of Google Maps Street View, curious users have found some relatively inappropriate images.  In a DigitalPoint Forums post, users discuss the impact of Google Maps Street View on privacy.
Discussion: and digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Releases Zurfer: Mobile Flickr World-Explorer  —  Zurfer is a mobile Flickr viewer that is location-aware.  The prototype was developed at Yahoo's Berkley Research Center.  As Mor Naaman describes it: … Zurfer is free, but to use it you'll need a smartphone, a Flickr account …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Does Digital Fingerprinting Work?:  An Investigative Report  —  Audio and visual fingerprinting of copyrighted video is seen as the best way to combat infringement, but in NewTeeVee's testing this week across multiple sites, it did not work.  We were surprised to be able to upload multiple times …
Discussion: Phil Morle, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Greg Sandoval / CNET
TorrentSpy ordered to start tracking visitors  —  A court decision reached last month but under seal until Friday could force Web sites to track visitors if the sites become defendants in a lawsuit.  —  TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search engine, was ordered on May 29 by a federal judge …
Rumor: PSP Slim Details Revealed  —  Back in March, we brought word of a new and improved PlayStation Portable.  But what good are the rumblings of new hardware without some of the details?  Today, thanks to several sources close to Sony, we bring you that nitty gritty as the redesigned Playstation Portable nears completion.
Yahoo! Messenger for the Web:
Yahoo! Webcam ActiveX Controls  —  Do I need to update Yahoo! Messenger to the new version? … How do I get the Security Update? … What is the security issue? … How did Yahoo! learn of this? … What is the potential impact? … Who is affected? … Why do I have to install the update?
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Behold the Hand of Fake Steve Jobs!  —  Okay.  I admit it.  I, too, am obsessed with the question of who's pretending to be the CEO of Apple (AAPL) on the brilliantly written spoof blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  —  How powerful is Fake Steve Jobs?
Discussion: Business 2.0
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
China Censors Flickr  —  Flickr: The Forum: Can't see any images (China June 7th 12.30pm) ..  —  Well unfortunately it looks like the Chinese government may be censoring Flickr images in China.  There are not a lot of details on this yet, but Flickr Chief Stewart Butterfield has issued two comments on a help forum on the matter:
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Wired News Interview With Jason Calacanis, Unedited Version  —  Click here for edited feature with introduction.  —  "Wired Interview With Jason Calacanis, Unedited Version" By Adario Strange  —  Wired News: Will video become a part of Mahalo, or will you remain primarily text/link oriented?
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit - Craig Eisler  —  Wow!  I can't believe I'm actually here - General Manager of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit.  I would not have guessed this is where I would've landed when I rejoined Microsoft.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Announcing some changes at the top
Discussion: Ryan Block and daily.gigaom
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Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
New Firm Eager to Slap Patents on Security Patches
Discussion: Techdirt
Scott Leith / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
News networks solicit viewers' contributions
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Kevin Massy / CNET
Super highway information: in-car Internet arrives
Discussion: I4U News
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn shown in 4th grade clasroom, teacher not blamed this time
Discussion: Arizona Republic
Amanda Watlington / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Sputtr: Many Search Options, One Place
 Earlier Items: 
Hudson Sangree / Sacramento Bee:
'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
YouTube Sued By Country Music Publisher
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews and Reel Pop
QUALCOMM Disagrees with ITC Decision and Seeks Stay and Presidential …
Jeff Bailey / New York Times:
One City's Home Sellers Do Better on Their Own
ZDNet Australia / CNET
Face recognition set for takeoff in Australia
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Universal Search - Video and Maps Benefit
Ellie Gibson /
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360