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3:00 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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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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: Between the Lines
mac Integration / Tech Feed:
Leaked Keynote For Tomorrows WWDC
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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Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Me.dium gets la.rge boost
Discussion: paidContent.org
American Venture Magazine News Feed:
Consumer Software Co. Me.dium Secures $15 Million Investment
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
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Reuters:
China's Sina, Google team up on China services  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Sina Corp., one of China's top Internet portals, and Google Inc. said on Monday they would cooperate on news, advertising and search services in China, the world's second-largest online community.
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Aaron Back / MarketWatch:
Google, China's Sina to cooperate on web searches, advertising
Discussion: GigaOM
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
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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
D.R / Akihabaranews.com:
Anybody Down for A Yellow DS Lite?  —  Pokemon fans unite!  For all you people in Japan who have been hankering for a Pikachu-yellow Nintendo DS Lite, your day has finally come.  Featuring a shiny yellow finish and a nice etching of Pikachu on the lower right-hand corner, the DS Lite is only a limited edition.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
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?
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
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
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
 
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QUEENS POL BLASTS GOOGLE AS A TERROR RISK
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Movie studios fear the sequel to iPod
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