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5:50 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 …
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BBC:
Apple announces 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.
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.
Discussion: Zero Day, Macworld, p2pnet and parislemon
Apple:
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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple takes Safari to Windows and iPhone
Discussion: Webware.com and Geek News Central
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser
Discussion: CNET News.com and Jeffrey McManus
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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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from WWDC 2007  —  Alright, we're here live at WWDC07 for yet another Jobsnote!  Looks like things are about to get rolling soon, stay tuned for minute-by-minute updates.  —  Rocket fuel for your apps?  We always thought the optimal fuel mixture was a ton of RAM + way too many MHz + fast drives.
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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" …
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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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, Mashable! 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.
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
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) …
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?
 
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Assa / SlashPhone:
Sony Ericsson to Announced new Music and Imaging phone on 14th June
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Microsoft: Console Sweet Spot is $199, But No Xbox 360 Price Drop
Will Critchlow / distilled:
Google incorporates user history into ad display
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AMD's Barcelona: Why we haven't published benchmarks
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Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Me.dium Secures $15M Series B - The Dawn of Collaborative Browsing?
CNN:
Church wants cash for 'sick' game
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's .Mac getting a Google overhaul?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Dog or a Cat? New Tests to Fool Automated Spammers
Discussion: Slashdot
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
NBC Studied Dow Jones Bid With Microsoft
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
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