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4:30 PM ET, June 11, 2007


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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Safari 3 for Windows  —  Sign one more up for the browser war, Apple is shipping the third version of its well received Safari WebKit-based browser over to foreign shores to duke it out with the likes of IE, Firefox and Opera... on Windows.  The Mac-only browser has already attained a 5% market share …
Tom Krazit / CNET
Continuous WWDC keynote coverage  —  At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, developers and press gather to get details on the upcoming Leopard operating system and possible tidbits on iPhone development.  —  Check back here for live updates from Steve Jobs' keynote speech, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. PDT.
Discussion: CNET
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Apple to offer Safari for Windows (Updated)
Discussion: ZDNet and parislemon
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Brings Safari to Windows - First Take
Discussion: New York Times
Apple announces Windows browser
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.
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.
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
ComputerworldUK: opts for open source MySQL database  —  Scalebale system incorporates up to 20 database servers  —  Europe's largest online hotel reservation site has selected the MySQL open source database to process tens of thousands of online bookings a day.
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Doubt no more than mySQL is enterprise class
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.
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Me.dium gets la.rge boost
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.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
NBC Studied Dow Jones Bid With Microsoft
Discussion: BloggingStocks and parislemon
SONY UNVEILS POWERFUL NOTEBOOKS IN BOLD COLORS  —  SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2007 ¾ Sony today introduced a new line of thin lightweight notebooks featuring eye-popping colors and a chic design.  —  Sporting a luxurious, glossy finish and framed with a silver, luminous trim, the VAIO® CR notebooks reflect style and taste.
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 …
Munir Kotadia / CNET
OpenOffice worm Badbunny hops across operating systems  —  Malicious software targeting 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
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) …
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati: When Will The Traffic Party End?  —  Recent Comscore stats show Technorati continuing to surge in traffic, more than tripling since a year ago.  Founder and CEO Dave Sifry recently mentioned about this staggering growth in a blog post.  Technorati's internal numbers showed massive growth early this year.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Awaiting Real Sales From Virtual Shoppers  —  THE seven million or so inhabitants of Second Life, the three-dimensional online world, have spent millions of dollars on digital makeovers, clothing and other goods and services for their avatars.  —  But will the game's players buy anything for themselves?
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Atlas Study Critiques 'Last Click' Attribution  —  Too often the "last click" continues to get all the credit for an online sale, when consumers are actually most influenced by widespread overlapping advertising across multiple sites, according to a new study by the Atlas Institute.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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 …
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Richard Thurston / CNET
Microsoft appoints Linux interoperability chief
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple announces third-party software details for iPhone
Discussion: Morning Paper and The Next Net
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Metaliveblogging the WWDC Keynote
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And finally eBay opens up, offers new APIs
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog
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
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Marketers Are Joining the Varsity
Brad Hamilton / New York Post:
Discussion: WebProNews and New York Sun
 Earlier Items: 
Computex 2007: Philips Takes on AppleTV
Dikky Sinn / Associated Press:
Yahoo weighs in on free speech in China
Church wants cash for 'sick' game
Lia Miller / New York Times:
An Editor's Untimely Departure Is Captured in Just a Flicker
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Dog or a Cat? New Tests to Fool Automated Spammers
Discussion: Slashdot
Adobe Labs:
Adobe Flex
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Wi-Fi memory cards coming to cameras