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6:30 PM ET, June 11, 2007

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BBC:
Apple unveils Windows browser  —  Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft's Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.  —  Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple "dream big" and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari enjoys.
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Apple Introduces Safari for Windows  —  Public Beta Available Today for Mac & Windows  —  Apple® today introduced Safari™ 3, the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and Macs.  Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Apple to offer Safari for Windows (Updated)  —  Posting from San Francisco: Apple CEO Steve Jobs just announced plans to offer the company's Safari Web browser for Windows.  The move is significant in part because Web browsers are increasingly becoming platforms for sophisticated software programs.
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 / ZDNet:
Apple takes Safari to Windows and iPhone
Discussion: Webware.com
Michael Jensen / WebProNews:
New RSS Reader by Apple for Windows
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Brings Safari to Windows - First Take
Discussion: Computerworld
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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Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications  —  Innovative New Way to Create Applications for iPhone  —  Apple® today announced that its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Apple announces third-party software details for iPhone  —  As expected, Apple used WWDC as the stage to announce a third-party development solution for the iPhone, putting to rest fears that the handset would be a closed (read: non-smartphone) platform.  Calling it a "sweet solution" …
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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon denies neglecting copper infrastructure in favor of fiber  —  Verizon may be stretching itself too thin when it comes to maintaining its copper infrastructure, according to some of the company's workers.  Verizon is facing allegations that it has given up on preventative maintenance in the state …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Chris Flores / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Is copper cable at the end of its line?
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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: Valleywag and GigaOM
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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.
Brad Hamilton / New York Post:
QUEENS POL BLASTS GOOGLE AS A TERROR RISK  —  A Queens lawmaker is calling on Google to sharpen its focus on security by blurring satellite images of sensitive locations.  —  Assemblyman Mike Gianaris fired off a letter on June 5 to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, asking his company …
Discussion: WebProNews and New York Sun
Dikky Sinn / Associated Press:
Yahoo weighs in on free speech in China  —  HONG KONG - China should not punish people for expressing their political views on the Internet, Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said Monday, a day after the mother of a Chinese reporter announced she was suing the U.S. company for helping officials imprison her son.
Discussion: WebProNews and Guardian Unlimited
Valleywag:
Walt Mossberg: A bad review for the iPhone?  —  A bad review for the iPhone?  —  Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal tech reporter often accused of being an Apple fanboy, does not know if the iPhone will receive a good or bad review yet.  That's right, Walt got his early review iPhone today …
Discussion: The Chronicle …
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 …
Nancy Gohring Seattle / Computerworld:
No secret search engine says Microsoft  —  We're just innovating the current one, says search and advertising head  —  Speculation that Microsoft has a crack team of developers in Silicon Valley working on a cutting-edge search project is news to the company's head of search and advertising.
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric Taub / New York Times:
Bankruptcy Filing May Delay Pornography on Cellphones  —  Amp'd Mobile's filing for protection from bankruptcy on June 1 may have one unexpected side effect: a delay in the introduction of sex-oriented programming on cellphones.  —  No mobile carrier, including Amp'd Mobile …
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
 
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Attention Crash
Discussion: WebProNews
Assa / SlashPhone:
Sony Ericsson to Announced new Music and Imaging phone on 14th June
Will Critchlow / Distilled:
GOOGLE INCORPORATES USER HISTORY INTO AD DISPLAY
Richard Thurston / CNET News.com:
Microsoft appoints Linux interoperability chief
AnandTech:
AMD's Barcelona: Why we haven't published benchmarks
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Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge
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Computex 2007: Philips Takes on AppleTV
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D.R / Akihabaranews.com:
Anybody Down for A Yellow DS Lite?
Discussion: I4U News, CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
MPAA accuses TorrentSpy of concealing evidence
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Hollywood's YouTube frustration grows
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
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Awaiting Real Sales From Virtual Shoppers
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Wi-Fi memory cards coming to cameras
 

 
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