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10:35 AM ET, June 9, 2007


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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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Ordered By Federal Judge to Become MPAA Spy  —  On May 29, TorrentSpy - one of the web's most famous .torrent dump sites was told by federal judge Jacqueline Chooljian in the Central District of California that despite the site's privacy policy which states they will never monitor …
Discussion: p2pnet
Timothy B. Lee / New York Times:
A Patent Lie  —  WHAT a difference 16 years makes.  Last month, the technology world was abuzz over an interview in Fortune magazine in which Bradford Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, accused users and developers of various free software products of patent infringement and demanded royalties.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Details from AT&T's Sales Training Workbook  —  We've gotten copies of the full iPhone Training manual provided to AT&T employees that gives us a few more details about Apple's iPhone.  Thanks to cindynjgirl79 for providing the scans. … The training manual is broken down into features …
Discussion: Engadget and Somewhat Frank
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 …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
China Censors Flickr
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
Marc Andreessen /   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 …
Microsoft Security Update?
Discussion: Security Fix
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
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.
Karlgaard / Digital Download:
Flickr Censors Violet Blue
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Linda Stone on Continuous Partial Attention: The War On Flow  —  Linda Stone has an odd way of 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 …
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 …
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?
Caroline McCarthy /
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 …
Jon Udell:
Language lessons  —  For a while now I've been uncomfortable with the words user and content, and with the phrase user-generated content.  But although produced or created are almost certainly better generic terms than generated, I'll admit that I've failed to come up with a generic alternative …
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
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 at the European Parliament
Discussion: Open Gardens and VentureWoods
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Xing May Be In Talks To Acquire Plaxo
Susan Kinzie / Washington Post:
U-Va. Officials Announce Database Breach
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
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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
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Releases Zurfer: Mobile Flickr World-Explorer
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn shown in 4th grade clasroom, teacher not blamed this time
Discussion: Arizona Republic
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates on Patch Tuesday
Discussion: Ars Technica and DailyTechRag
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Wired News Interview With Jason Calacanis, Unedited Version
Hudson Sangree / Sacramento Bee:
'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google overtakes Cisco as Silicon Valley's most valuable