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8:40 AM ET, June 11, 2007

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Bad On Privacy?  Maybe It's Privacy International's Report That Sucks  —  It's a bad privacy day for Google, with Privacy International first accusing the company of having the worst privacy performance of any internet service company in a study it has just released and then accusing Google …
Discussion: down the avenue
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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.
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.
privacyinternational.org:
An Open Letter to Google
Discussion: InfoWorld
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google slammed in privacy report...
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google: The Great Intimidator
Discussion: David Dalka
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hollywood studios in video talks with Apple  —  Apple is in advanced talks with Hollywood's largest movie studios about launching an online film rental service to challenge cable and satellite TV operators.  —  The service could be significant for Apple.  If it signs enough studios …
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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks a Deal to Make Movies Available for Rent Via iTunes Service  —  Apple Inc. is in talks with the Hollywood studios to make new movies available for rental for its iTunes service, according to two studio executives familiar with the matter.  —  The rental service is being pitched aggressively …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple plots a DVD player for the broadband era  —  At the recent All Things D conference, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple in an uncharacteristic display of modesty dubbed Apple TV, as a "hobby" that the company was trying to figure out.  He, then proceeded to outline his grand vision …
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:   Apple gets head start in online rental
Erik Kennedy / Ars Technica:   Apple reportedly working on downloadable movie rentals
Jay Fortner / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Apollo is now Adobe AIR  —  Adobe has just unveiled the official name of its much talked about Adobe Apollo product: Adobe Integrated Runtime, or Adobe AIR for short.  Adobe is also announcing a beta version of the runtime, which will include Ajax and HTML support.
Discussion: Adobe Labs and Ryan Stewart
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Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
Adobe's Apollo platform, now called AIR, goes beta  —  Adobe Systems on Monday plans to release a beta version of AIR, a software download formerly called Apollo that makes Web-native applications operate like desktop programs.  —  The much-anticipated software, now called the Adobe Integrated Runtime …
Adobe Labs:
Adobe Flex
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   "Flashless Adobe Apollo" ships AIR: Adobe IPhone Runtime?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Adobe Apollo Launches Beta, Now Called Adobe AIR
Helen Chernikoff / Reuters:
Desk jockeys can cool off or heat up with C2 device  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. wants to let cooler heads prevail when it comes to the often-heated issue of how hot or cold offices should be.  —  Herman Miller is launching a $300 desktop heating …
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.
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.
Discussion: Vecosys
Matt / mattwaite.com:
Why (some) journalists should learn (some) code  —  Warning: long post ahead.  —  Recently, I argued that some journalists should learn how to program.  Here's a practical example why.  —  Today, my employer published a story about where the tens of thousands of people who came to Tampa Bay during the boom years came from.
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.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
CNN the TV Channel Is No Match for CNN the Website  —  The Breaking-News Model the 24-Hour Network Built Its Reputation on Now Best Suits Its Website  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — "I worry about CNN more than I do about CNN.com."  —  Many news junkies already feel the same way …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Dell Quells Critics With Web 2.0 Tack  —  Social Media Has Turned Customer Service Inside-out for All to See  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Back in the summer of 2005, Dell ignored Jeff Jarvis' complaints about a lemon laptop at its own peril.  The blogger's "Dell Hell" rants teed …
Discussion: AttentionMax and ChasNote
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
A Few Details of the iPhone Galvanize the Apple Cadre  —  These days advertisers fret over DVR owners fast-forwarding through their commercials, but that was far from the case with the release by Apple last week of four iPhone commercials, which viewers pored over with Talmudic intensity.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google launches antitrust complaint against Vista's desktop search
Jitendra Gupta / Read/WriteWeb:
Open Source Economics Driving Web 2.0 Innovation
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 3
Ben Gold / Mashable!:
Facebook Hammers MySpace on Almost All Key Features
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Agence France Presse:
Church of England demands Sony donation for cathedral shoot-out game
Discussion: Techdirt and Engadget
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Justice turns a blind eye toward Microsoft?
 

 
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it's mass-media business models that are ailing

Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Paying ransom for kidnapped journalists is not a crime, and calling them reckless blames the victims

Associated Press:
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrives in US

 
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