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7:35 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  —  In what could be yet another blow on Google's current web standing, Privacy International, an independent internet watchgroup has ranked Google in the bottom of other internet companies in terms of privacy practices.
Discussion: 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  —  Late last year, government lawyers overseeing Microsoft's antitrust compliance told the judge in the case that they had received a complaint about Windows Vista, but they didn't disclose who had made it.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:   Google Complaint Targets Vista Search
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).
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A.E Sheriff / Morning Paper:
Palm Gandolf in Living Color!!!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well
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 …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and paidContent.org
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
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
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 …
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.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Essential HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous cheatsheets  —  There are a ton of free cheatsheets, quick references, and downloadable resources for programming languages and related technologies online — in this post I've tried to organize and list some of the best for web development.
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Paul McNamara / Network World:
Justice turns a blind eye toward Microsoft?
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Why GData/APP Fails as a General Purpose Editing Protocol for the Web
Discussion: ongoing and Quoderat
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The terrified world view of Andrew Keen
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
New Ask.com UI Gives 20%+ More User Satisfaction
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Newspapers Find Online Video Niche
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Michelle Higgins / New York Times:
Snapshots That Do More Than Bore Friends
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Spectrum Warriors  —  Think Apple's iPhone is cool?
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John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
WWDC 2007 keynote bingo
BBC:
Cathedral row over computer war game
Darren Murph / Engadget:
iPhone details uncovered in Sales Training Workbook
 

 
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