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2:10 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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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google is WRONG On Consumer Privacy  —  Matt Cutts comes to the Google rescue, again.  This time, however, he seeks to rehabilitate Google before the world's citizens rather than before the Internet's Webmasters.  Cutts tackles not cheery "Gadgets, Google and SEO" today, but an ominous "Big Brother" Google.
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  —  General Electric's NBC unit and Microsoft explored making a joint bid for Dow Jones but decided against it a week ago, a person close to NBC and Microsoft said yesterday.  —  No rival has yet stepped up to compete with Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion bid …
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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
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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 …
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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
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.
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
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.
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?
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Marketers Are Joining the Varsity  —  Athletes, if they are talented, train hard and get a break or two, can climb the sports ladder from high school to college to the pros.  Madison Avenue, sensing a lucrative opportunity, is heading the other way.  —  Decades after marketers began selling products …
 
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Nokia's "not enthusiastic" about touchscreens — Apple, LG, and HTC say wha?
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Los Angeles Times:
Movie studios fear the sequel to iPod
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Apple's .Mac getting a Google overhaul?
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