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8:15 AM ET, June 9, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Flickr not even flickering in China  —  Internet photo site says service is being blocked and hopes it's only temporary  —  The popular Internet photo site Flickr said that its service is being blocked in China, although the Yahoo subsidiary did not directly blame the Beijing government …
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
China Censors Flickr
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:   The truth about venture capitalists, Part 2
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Beware of fake Microsoft security alerts  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - With Microsoft's monthly patch release expected on Tuesday, scammers are sending out fake security bulletins that attempt to install malicious software on victim's computers.  —  The e-mail messages claim to describe a …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
violet blue:
flickr considered harmful  —  I started using the photo sharing service Flickr last November as the request of my sweetheart; I started really maximizing my use of the site as I enjoyed its social networking features, and at the urging of my host Laughing Squid to integrate my photoblogging and regular blogging.
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Flickr Censors Violet Blue
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
"For sale by owner" web sites can generate higher prices than Realtors  —  Three economists decided to investigate whether using a for sale by owner (FSBO) web site could actually make homeowners more money compared to selling a house with a traditional real estate agent.
Discussion: Freakonomics Blog and digg
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Jeff Bailey / New York Times:
One City's Home Sellers Do Better on Their Own
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Jim Buckmaster Q&A: Why Craigslist banned listpic  —  Yesterday Craigslist blocked listpic, a website that lets you browse classifieds on Craigslist through a graphical interface.  In other words, you could browse by photos instead of text-based links — a feature we've since learned Craiglist …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   Craigslist blocks Listpic
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Linda Stone on Continuous Partial Attention: The War On Flow  —  Linda Stone has an odd way to responding to the comments I made recently about Continuous Partial Attention in my Reboot talk, Flow: A New Consciousness For A Web Of Flow.  I guess she must have a google search bot running …
MediaShift:
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Online Map Craze Helps People Visualize Data  —  BY JENNIFER WOODARD MADERAZO, 4:11PM  —  It's not often that you find an Internet trend based on something ancient.  But that's what's happening with maps.  Google Maps has gone from innovative to indispensable …
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Ogle Earth:
Which map will the One Laptop Per Children use?
Discussion: Google Earth Blog
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?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Joost v. Babelgum  —  Babelgum has pushed itself public yesterday.  On the surface it looks very similar to its more famous competitor, Joost.  Both are P2P IPTV applications that let you flip through channels and shows streamed to your computer.  Both are backed by deep pockets and big names.
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
SALESFORCE.COM: CHOCOLATE ON DEMAND  —  It's a well-known fact among those of us in the tech industry that Salesforce loves to package free chocolate—and sometimes other swag along with its press kits.  It's kind of notorious.  So when I saw today that Salesforce sent me a package …
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 …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Announcing some changes at the top  —  It's with great happiness that I'm able to announce the promotion of Ryan Block to editor-in-chief of Engadget, and my transition to editorial director of the site.  It's a move which is long overdue and one which reflects Ryan's enormous contribution …
Discussion: Ryan Block and daily.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 …
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware  —  Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) Web servers are more than twice as likely to deliver malware to unsuspecting users than the open source Apache Web server, according to a recent security survey performed by Internet search giant Google.
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
 
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 at the European Parliament
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Xing May Be In Talks To Acquire Plaxo
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U-Va. Officials Announce Database Breach
eWEEK.com:
New Firm Eager to Slap Patents on Security Patches
Discussion: Techdirt
Scott Leith / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
News networks solicit viewers' contributions
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Kevin Massy / CNET News.com:
Super highway information: in-car Internet arrives
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Porn shown in 4th grade clasroom, teacher not blamed this time
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates on Patch Tuesday
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'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
eWEEK.com:
YouTube Sued By Country Music Publisher
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Qualcomm:
QUALCOMM Disagrees with ITC Decision and Seeks Stay and Presidential …
Kotaku:
Rumor: PSP Slim Details Revealed
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Does Digital Fingerprinting Work?: An Investigative Report
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