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4:45 AM ET, June 11, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: GigaOM
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Apple gets head start in online rental  —  After selling film and television downloads and changing the way people consume music with the iPod, Apple's latest venture will see it enter a business normally associated with Blockbuster and other DVD rental chains.
Erik Kennedy / Ars Technica:   Apple reportedly working on downloadable movie rentals
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 …
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An Open Letter to Google
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google slammed in privacy report...
Jay Fortner / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Apollo is now Adobe AIR  —  Adobe has just unveiled the official name of its much talked about Adobe Apollo product: Adobe Integrated Runtime, or Adobe AIR for short.  Adobe is also announcing a beta version of the runtime, which will include Ajax and HTML support.
Discussion: Adobe Labs
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Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
Adobe's Apollo platform, now called AIR, goes beta  —  Adobe Systems on Monday plans to release a beta version of AIR, a software download formerly called Apollo that makes Web-native applications operate like desktop programs.  —  The much-anticipated software, now called the Adobe Integrated Runtime …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
"Flashless Adobe Apollo" ships AIR: Adobe IPhone Runtime?  —  There's a ton of news out tonight about Adobe's new Apollo, beta ships tomorrow.  This developer toolset lets Web developers build apps that work like desktop apps.  It has a new name, too: Adobe Integrated Runtime, or "AIR."
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Adobe Apollo Launches Beta, Now Called Adobe AIR
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
GE, Microsoft Discussed Buying Dow Jones  —  General Electric Co. and Microsoft Corp. were in discussions in recent weeks to combine Dow Jones & Co. with some portions of GE's NBC Universal, parrying a bid by News Corp., but the two sides couldn't reach an agreement, according to people briefed on the discussions.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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 (AdAge.com) — "I worry about CNN more than I do about CNN.com."  —  Many news junkies already feel the same way …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Matt / mattwaite.com:
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.
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 (AdAge.com) — 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
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.
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 …
 
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