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10:40 PM ET, June 10, 2007


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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 …
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 …
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 and Search Engine Land
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 …
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: New York Times and Slashdot
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Google Complaint Targets Vista Search
Discussion: InfoWorld and Paul Mooney
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Can Blogs Become a Big Source of Jobs?  —  SEARCH "blog," "blogger" or "blogging" on the 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 …
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
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Justice turns a blind eye toward Microsoft?  —  A decade ago the United States government appeared determined to do unto Microsoft what it had done earlier to AT&T: blow up a monopoly and send the pieces scattered to the wind.  —  Ten years and a change of administration later …
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Essential HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous cheatsheets
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