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4:05 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: down the avenue
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An Open Letter to Google
Discussion: InfoWorld
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google slammed in privacy report...
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Google Rated Bottom For Privacy
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
Erik Kennedy / Ars Technica:   Apple reportedly working on downloadable movie rentals
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 …
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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."
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Adobe Apollo Launches Beta, Now Called Adobe AIR
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 …
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.
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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.
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
content-usa.cricinfo.com:
ESPN acquires Cricinfo  —  In another significant landmark in its evolution, Cricinfo has been acquired by ESPN, the global sports media powerhouse.  The acquisition was announced by ESPN and the Wisden Group earlier this morning.  —  With this, Cricinfo joins a stable …
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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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Analysts: 1 Billion PCs in use by end of 2008
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google launches antitrust complaint against Vista's desktop search
Discussion: Computerworld
Jitendra Gupta / Read/WriteWeb:
Open Source Economics Driving Web 2.0 Innovation
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Facebook Hammers MySpace on Almost All Key Features
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Agence France Presse:
Church of England demands Sony donation for cathedral shoot-out game
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Justice turns a blind eye toward Microsoft?
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Essential HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous cheatsheets
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The terrified world view of Andrew Keen
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Newspapers Find Online Video Niche
Ryan Block / Engadget:
DivX GejBox media streamer hardware revealed
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