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10:30 PM ET, June 8, 2007

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Xbox Games, May Cut Price to Woo Moms (Update1)  —  Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year- old gamers, who spend hours a day launching rockets and firing plasma guns on the company's Xbox 360.  Now it wants their moms.  —  To lure them, the world's largest software maker …
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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 …
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Lenny Zeltser / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin -> Malicious Browser Add-On  —  Dave Edwards let us know about an email message that claims to be a Microsoft Security Bulletin: … Of course, the proper format for the bulletin number would be "MS06-004", not "MS06-4".  Second, the number of a bulletin released …
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
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C.I.S.R.T.:
Microsoft Security Update?
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Beware of fake Microsoft security alerts
Discussion: Microsoft
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
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!
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Jim Buckmaster Q&A: Why Craigslist banned listpic
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
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
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Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Kiss Boring Interfaces Goodbye With Apple's New Animated OS  —  Disco is software for burning disks that illustrates a new approach to interfaces: It smokes while it burns.  If you blow into your computer's microphone, the smoke blows across your desktop.  —  When Steve Jobs takes …
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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: Webware.com and digg
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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld and HipMojo.com
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: VentureBeat, Phil Morle and GigaOM
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 …
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?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates on Patch Tuesday  —  On June 12, this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will be delivering more than its usual bundle of security fixes and patches for Windows, Office and other products.  The company also will be starting …
Kotaku:
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.
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.
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?
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:
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Announcing some changes at the top
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Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Behold the Hand of Fake Steve Jobs!
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
SALESFORCE.COM: CHOCOLATE ON DEMAND
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
eWEEK.com:
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 News.com:
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
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Sputtr: Many Search Options, One Place
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'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
eWEEK.com:
YouTube Sued By Country Music Publisher
Discussion: WebProNews and Reel Pop
Qualcomm:
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
Shu-Ching Jean Chen / Forbes:
Google Wins Chinese 'Taste Test'
Discussion: WebProNews and BloggingStocks
ZDNet Australia / CNET News.com:
Face recognition set for takeoff in Australia
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360
 

 
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