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9:50 PM ET, June 12, 2007

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Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Safari for Windows, 0day exploit in 2 hours  —  Apple released version 3 of their popular Safari web browser today, with the added twist of offering both an OS X and a Windows version.  Given that Apple has had a lousy track record with security on OS X, in addition to a hostile attitude …
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Security researchers: Safari for Windows not so secure  —  Within hours of Apple's public release of the beta for Safari 3.0 for Windows, three security researchers independently found holes within the new browser.  Researcher Aviv Raff highlighted in a blog post the company's product statement …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Leopard looks like ... Vista  —  I just sat through my second Steve Jobs keynote ever.  (My first was MacWorld in New York in 2002.)  —  What struck me at the June 11 WWDC event wasn't the glitzy demos, the rockstar-like worship of Apple CEO Steve Jobs or the "I'm Steve Jobs" parody video by the "I'm a PC" guy.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 ways iPhone will change the wireless biz  —  Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, demo of upcoming Leopard and Safari for Windows may have generated a lot of oohs and ahhs, but it was towards the end that His Jobness revealed the game plan to irreversibly change the world of wireless.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-031 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in the Windows Schannel Security Package Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935840)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability …
Discussion: CNET News.com and InfoWorld
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Apple Clarifies Status of ZFS File System In Mac OS  —  Apple has included a read-only version ZFS in Leopard as a future file system option for high-end storage systems.  —  Apple now says that the ZFS file system will be available in the forthcoming Mac operating system, sort of.
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Apple Says No Sun File System For Leopard  —  Despite claims by Sun's CEO, the 128-bit ZFS that appears in Solaris will not be spotted in Mac OS X.  —  An Apple official on Monday said Sun Microsystems' open-source file system would not be in the next version of the Mac operating system …
Barry Schnitt / Google:
Intel and Google Join with Dell, EDS, EPA, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, PG&E, World Wildlife Fund and Others to Launch Climate Savers Computing Initiative  —  Broad effort organized to drive energy-efficient computing; goal to save $5.5 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year*
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in  —  On May 24, Facebook launched the newest version of the Facebook Platform, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and services that allow outside developers to inject new features and content into the Facebook user experience.
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
You Asked For it, You Got It.  New Features Added to Google Analytics  —  Since releasing the new Google Analytics, we've received repeated requests for specific features.  We felt strongly that these features deserved to be incorporated into the product immediately so, as of today …
Reuters:
Toshiba drops sales target for HD DVD players  —  Toshiba has lowered its sales target for high-definition DVD players on slower-than-expected sales in the U.S., putting a damper on the prospects in one of its growth businesses.  —  The Japanese electronics group now expects …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HD DVD sales spike in wake of price cuts
Discussion: CNET News.com and Neowin.net
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Home Server RC1 Released  —  The Home Server blog has announced that Windows Home Server RC1 is now live.  The WHS team takes the term "Release Candidate" very seriously, and they think this build is ready for the world.  So we have one last chance to beat the crap out of it and find any problems.
Discussion: Today @ PC World
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Home Server hits Release Candidate beta milestone
Discussion: Ars Technica
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
A wireless marriage: ultra low power Wibree meets Bluetooth  —  Last fall, we reported on Wibree, a new, short-range wireless technology that works similarly to Bluetooth but is more energy efficient.  Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the Wibree Forum have announced a merger.
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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Shareholders Approve Board With Low Majority  —  Shareholders in Yahoo Inc. voted in favor of the Internet company's slate of directors.  But with only 66% of votes in favor of the slate, it appeared that recent calls to rebuke board members responsible for approving generous pay packages …
Kotaku:
Further PSP Slim Details  —  356 Views  —  Over at game blog Rumor Reporter, they're floating more details on the rumbled PSP slim.  According to the site, the updated PSP won't have big speed increases and will be outfitted with a slot UMD loader.  Screen-wise, the site states that its the same size and is "Sidekick-esque."
CNN:
State Attorneys General Could Investigate Microsoft Complaint  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A group of state attorneys general will decide later this week whether to pursue legal action against software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over allegations of anticompetitive conduct, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday.
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
America's Army Invades Xbox 360  —  Red Storm brings the next installment of the Army's official videogame exclusively to 360.  —  Master Chief has some competition in the form of true blue U.S. soldiers.  Red Storm, the team behind Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, is set to bring America's Army …
CNET News.com:
Google party at eBay event will protest Checkout ban  —  blog A Google-sponsored protest will be held at a Revolutionary War meeting place to promote Google Checkout as a option for eBay sellers.  —  Swedish court upholds file-sharing conviction  —  Appeals court backs verdict that fined …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For Yahoo, an Ordeal of Dissent  —  When Terry S. Semel, Yahoo's chief executive, faces shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, Eric Jackson will be there to pepper him with questions.  —  Mr. Jackson, who owns just a few Yahoo shares, is not happy with the company's performance …
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering  —  Apple and Microsoft have always disagreed in how to display fonts on computer displays.  Today, both companies are using sub-pixel rendering to coax sharper-looking fonts out of typical low resolution screens.  Where they differ is in philosophy.
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