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2:53 AM ET, June 11, 2007


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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Bad On Privacy?  Maybe It's Privacy International's Report That Sucks  —  It's a bad privacy day for Google, with Privacy International first accusing the company of having the worst privacy performance of any internet service company in a study it has just released and then accusing Google …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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 …
An Open Letter to Google  —  You may be aware that Privacy International yesterday published its first privacy ranking of leading companies operating on the Internet.  Google Inc performed very poorly, scoring lowest among the other major companies that we surveyed.
Discussion: InfoWorld
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks a Deal to Make Movies Available for Rent Via iTunes Service  —  Apple Inc. is in talks with the Hollywood studios to make new movies available for rental for its iTunes service, according to two studio executives familiar with the matter.  —  The rental service is being pitched aggressively …
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
A Few Details of the iPhone Galvanize the Apple Cadre  —  These days advertisers fret over DVR owners fast-forwarding through their commercials, but that was far from the case with the release by Apple last week of four iPhone commercials, which viewers pored over with Talmudic intensity.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
CNN the TV Channel Is No Match for CNN the Website  —  The Breaking-News Model the 24-Hour Network Built Its Reputation on Now Best Suits Its Website  —  NEW YORK ( — "I worry about CNN more than I do about"  —  Many news junkies already feel the same way …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google launches antitrust complaint against Vista's desktop search  —  Who's the monopolist, Google or Microsoft?  The two companies have been trading antitrust criticisms over the last few months, with Microsoft most recently asking the federal government to scrutinize Google's proposed merger with DoubleClick.
Discussion: Computerworld
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Dell Quells Critics With Web 2.0 Tack  —  Social Media Has Turned Customer Service Inside-out for All to See  —  NEW YORK ( — Back in the summer of 2005, Dell ignored Jeff Jarvis' complaints about a lemon laptop at its own peril.  The blogger's "Dell Hell" rants teed …
Discussion: AttentionMax and ChasNote
Matt /
Why (some) journalists should learn (some) code  —  Warning: long post ahead.  —  Recently, I argued that some journalists should learn how to program.  Here's a practical example why.  —  Today, my employer published a story about where the tens of thousands of people who came to Tampa Bay during the boom years came from.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tumri Advertiser Launched - Aims to be Adsense 2.0  —  Last week I was briefed on the new online advertising platform that Tumri is launching today.  Flush with $16.5 million in investment and already well covered by business tech blogs, Tumri is building out a widget-based Merchandising Network …
Jitendra Gupta / Read/WriteWeb:
Open Source Economics Driving Web 2.0 Innovation  —  Written by Jitendra Gupta of Karmaweb  —  In the area of computers and Internet, the open source movement is almost as old as computers themselves.  In the beginning there was Multics, Unix, BSD, Minix etc.  Than came Richard Stallman's GPL, GNU and FSF.
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.
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