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9:55 PM ET, June 10, 2007

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privacyinternational.org:
A Consultation report  —  This report has been prepared by Privacy International following a six-month investigation into the privacy practices of key Internet based companies.  The ranking lists the best and the worst performers both in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 across the full spectrum of search …
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google: The Great Intimidator  —  Google Privacy Trap: Consumers Beware I wrote earlier this morning, reporting on the latest "indictment" of the Google-centric privacy policies, offered by Privacy Interntational.  —  As I wrote, the privacy organization came to the conclusion that Google …
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google Ranked the Lowest in Privacy Protection Study
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Mashable!
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.  —  Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct …
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Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Google raises Microsoft antitrust concern  —  Google Inc. has complained to U.S. antitrust officials about the hard-drive searching tool built into Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista, saying that it stymies Google's similar search program.  —  The complaint, lodged late last year …
Discussion: Slashdot
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   Google revealed as source of Windows Vista complaint
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:   Google Complaint Targets Vista Search
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hollywood studios in video talks with Apple  —  Apple is in advanced talks with Hollywood's largest movie studios about launching an online film rental service to challenge cable and satellite TV operators.  —  The service could be significant for Apple.  If it signs enough studios …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
DivX GejBox media streamer hardware revealed  —  Looks like we were right about DivX developing some hardware: say hi to the DivX GejBox (no, we're not spelling that GejBox;-), sorry guys).  Basically this thing is a media streaming beta box to test out DivX's new connected hardware platform initiative …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 3  —  Bonus chapter!  —  (This will be the last post on venture capital for a while, if I can help it.)  —  The current venture capital environment in the United States is characterized by a very large number of venture firms (866 …
Ben Gold / Mashable!:
Facebook Hammers MySpace on Almost All Key Features  —  When you think of social networks you probably think of MySpace.  But recently, Facebook has been gaining popularity - since it opened up beyond college users, it has enjoyed a flood of new users, boosted further by the launch of Facebook apps.
Agence France Presse:
Church of England demands Sony donation for cathedral shoot-out game  —  LONDON (AFP) - The Church of England on Sunday asked entertainment giant Sony to apologise and contribute a large donation for featuring a prominent British cathedral in a violent video game.
Discussion: Engadget
Denise Caruso / New York Times:
Media Innovations, Leaping From Lab to Screen  —  ONCE upon a time, before "the convergence" — of computer power with telecommunications and media — companies generally knew where their market stopped and someone else's began.  —  But the flood of technology has effectively washed away those boundaries.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Can Blogs Become a Big Source of Jobs?  —  SEARCH "blog," "blogger" or "blogging" on the Indeed.com job board and more than 13,000 jobs come up.  But narrow the search to job titles containing those words and the opportunities dwindle to just over 50.  —  The bottom line is this …
PIC / PalmInfocenter.com:
New Treo Smartphone Images Leaked  —  Rumor: Two separate sources have posted possible images and specs on two new Palm Treo smartphones.  The images show a similar models, one with a new design running Palm OS and another running Windows Mobile Standard (formerly WM Smartphone edition).
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
German Viewers Pay Millions for 'Interactive' TV  —  There is money all over the floor.  A TV set in the back of the stage is showing soft porn.  More than half of the screen is occupied by flashy graphics promising up to 50.000 Euro, blinking countdowns, phone numbers and a word puzzle that a four-year-old could solve in a minute.
 
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Paul McNamara / Network World:
Justice turns a blind eye toward Microsoft?
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Essential HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous cheatsheets
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
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