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2:35 PM ET, June 11, 2007

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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why I disagree with Privacy International  —  Sigh.  Google as a company takes privacy very seriously.  I personally feel strongly about protecting our users' privacy.  So I'm frustrated by a recent study that Privacy International did, and I want to know if I'm off-base in my reaction.
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BBC:
Google ranked 'worst' on privacy  —  Google has the worst privacy policy of popular net firms, says a report.  —  Rights group Privacy International rated the search giant as "hostile" to privacy in a report ranking web firms by how they handle personal data.
DailyTechTalk:
Exact Keynote Transcript for WWDC07 [UPDATED]  —  In a last minute find, I happened across a German site that has an outline of tomorrow's play by play of Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote.  The text has some issues when I performed the translation but I've copied it in the "Full Story" section and made some changes to make it easier to read.
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mac Integration / Tech Feed:
Leaked Keynote For Tomorrows WWDC
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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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
NBC Studied Dow Jones Bid With Microsoft
Discussion: BloggingStocks and parislemon
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
MPAA accuses TorrentSpy of concealing evidence  —  The movie studios may have discovered a new and powerful weapon in its war on copyright infringement.  —  The courts have for the first time found that the electronic trail briefly left in a computer server's Random Access Memory (RAM) …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent site ordered to enable server logs, turn them over to MPAA
Discussion: Epicenter
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Me.dium Secures $15M Series B - The Dawn of Collaborative Browsing?  —  Colorado-based Me.dium is announcing today a $15M Series B round led by Commonwealth Venture Partners.  Me.dium is developing a next-generation collaborative browsing technology that dynamically combines visualization and chat.
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American Venture Magazine News Feed:
Consumer Software Co. Me.dium Secures $15 Million Investment
Discussion: GigaOM
Aaron Back / MarketWatch:
Google, China's Sina to cooperate on web searches, advertising  —  BEIJING (MarketWatch) — Google Inc. (GOOG : , , ) and Sina Corp. (SINA : , , ) said Monday they plan to cooperate on search services and advertising, giving the U.S.-based search giant an ally as it seeks to wrest market share …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Reuters:
China's Sina, Google team up on China services
Wall Street Journal:
Google Intensifies Microsoft Fight  —  Google Inc. has told state and federal antitrust authorities that Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating-system software puts rivals at a disadvantage in violation of Microsoft's antitrust settlement.  —  Google's complaints center on desktop search …
TrustedReviews:
Computex 2007: Philips Takes on AppleTV  —  The AppleTV may have already been hacked to pieces, making it a lot more convenient to us with downloaded files than it is out of the box.  However, for those overly zealous Mac haters, or just those that don't like the idea of having to crack open …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Engadget and Gadget Lab
Munir Kotadia / CNET News.com:
OpenOffice worm Badbunny hops across operating systems  —  Malicious software targeting OpenOffice.org documents is spreading through multiple operating systems, according to Symantec.  —  "A new worm is being distributed within malicious OpenOffice documents.
Discussion: Macsimum News and TechSpot News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Hollywood's YouTube frustration grows  —  news analysis Google and its YouTube subsidiary are trying Hollywood's patience.  —  The search engine has made significant progress in recent weeks signing content partnership deals for YouTube.  But a growing number of studio executives …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Adobe Labs:
Adobe Flex  —  Adobe® Flex™ 3 is a cross platform, open source framework for creating rich Internet applications that run identically in all major browsers and operating systems.  —  This page provides a summary of the Flex-related prerelease products, experimental technologies …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Dog or a Cat?  New Tests to Fool Automated Spammers  —  On the Internet, nobody knows you're a human — until you fill out a captcha.  —  Captchas are the puzzles on many Web sites that present a string of distorted letters and numbers.  These are supposed to be easy for people to read and retype …
Discussion: Slashdot
CNN:
Church wants cash for 'sick' game … LONDON, England (CNN) — Entertainment giant Sony has been branded irresponsible for using a cathedral from a city plagued by gun crime in a violent video game.  —  The Church of England says the company did not seek permission to use the Manchester Cathedral …
Discussion: CrunchGear and GamePolitics.com
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi memory cards coming to cameras  —  Think of it as point, shoot and post.  —  In the fall, start-up Eye-Fi plans to release Secure Digital memory cards with integrated Wi-Fi chips.  With the card, digital cameras will be able to automatically send photos to home PCs or to photo-sharing Web sites.
Xbox.com:
Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge  —  New York—Microsoft and Games for Change (G4C) announced a joint commitment to explore new ways to bring together the world of digital gaming with the world of social change at the fourth annual Games for Change Festival at Parsons The New School for Design.
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
ON THE DOWNLOAD  —  USING ADS, NEW ONLINE LABEL OFFERS MUSIC FREE  —  In a move designed to upend the traditional record label business model, Downtown Records and Internet entrepreneur Peter Rojas plan to launch an online-only record label that will offer its music for free and generate revenue …
Discussion: Epicenter and hypebot
 
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Qwest:
Qwest Announces Key Leadership Decision
Discussion: Computerworld
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And finally eBay opens up, offers new APIs
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
AnandTech:
AMD's Barcelona: Why we haven't published benchmarks
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's "not enthusiastic" about touchscreens — Apple, LG, and HTC say wha?
Discussion: Unwired View
Brad Hamilton / New York Post:
QUEENS POL BLASTS GOOGLE AS A TERROR RISK
Discussion: WebProNews and New York Sun
MacNN:
Western Digital boosts MyBook drive to 1.5TB
Discussion: CrunchGear
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Atlas Study Critiques 'Last Click' Attribution
Dikky Sinn / Associated Press:
Yahoo weighs in on free speech in China
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ComputerworldUK:
Bookings.com opts for open source MySQL database
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS POWERFUL NOTEBOOKS IN BOLD COLORS
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First Public View Of Powerset Results
Los Angeles Times:
Movie studios fear the sequel to iPod
Discussion: IP Democracy
Lia Miller / New York Times:
An Editor's Untimely Departure Is Captured in Just a Flicker
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's .Mac getting a Google overhaul?
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Awaiting Real Sales From Virtual Shoppers
Gizmodo:
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