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3:25 AM ET, June 14, 2007


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Molly Graham / Official Google Checkout Blog:
Update to our event on 6/14  —  eBay Live attendees have plenty of activities to keep them busy this week in Boston, and we did not want to detract from that activity.  After speaking with officials at eBay, we at Google agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event during the eBay Live conference.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Stares Down Google And Wins  —  Not much commentary is needed on this one.  Here's what happened:  — eBay doesn't allow merchants to use Google Checkout to settle eBay transactions.  Google invited eBay online sellers attending eBay Live! in Boston this week to a party that they called the Google Checkout Freedom Party.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Gives Up on Competing With eBay's Big Boston Party  —  It had all the appearances of a marketing stunt gone awry, the Internet industry's version of a wily playground taunt that quickly escalated into a tense standoff, until the taunter — Google, in this case — blinked.  —  Here's what happened.
Discussion: Web Publishing Blog
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party  —  (InfoWorld) - A contrite and repentant Google canceled a party that irked eBay and that a source said led eBay to remove all of its ads from Google's U.S. network earlier this week.  —  On Monday, Google announced it would throw a party …
Discussion: Techdirt and Epicenter
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I don't believe in the death penalty... for people  —  But I do believe in the death penalty for corporations.  —  Sometimes they do something so heinous, so unacceptable, that the only just punishment is oblivion.  —  An example: We should have put Exxon to death after their tanker wrecked the ecosystem of a pristine bay in Alaska.
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content  —  It joins Hollywood in trying to keep bootleg material off its network.  —  AT&T Inc. has joined Hollywood studios and recording companies in trying to keep pirated films, music and other content off its network — the first major carrier of Internet traffic to do so.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   AT&T to hunt down pirates... anyone else realize this is part of Apple iPhone deal?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA
Discussion: CNET and digg
Tim Anderson / Yodel Anecdotal:
Give your Photos the fun of Flickr  —  You may have recently seen the announcement that we'll be closing Yahoo! Photos and focusing all our efforts on Yahoo's photo sharing community, Flickr.  —  If you use Yahoo! Photos, fear not.  We're still committed to doing what is best for you …
Discussion: Mashable! and Clickety Clack
Stephen Shankland / CNET   Yahoo Photos escape hatch now open
Over 1 Million Potential Victims of Botnet Cyber Crime  —  Today the Department of Justice and FBI announced the results of an ongoing cyber crime initiative to disrupt and dismantle "botherders" and elevate the public's cyber security awareness of botnets.  OPERATION BOT ROAST …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
FBI logs its millionth zombie address
Discussion: TechSpot
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Facebook forced to sell stake after 'hardware stuff-up'  —  The networking site had to dilute its holding by 10 per cent after realising it hadn't bought enough servers to cope with its expansion  —  The owners of Facebook, the fast growing social network, were forced to sell a significant share …
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Facebook's Infrastructure Non Issues
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Announcements: Lifehacker's official Digg policy  —  Our brother site Gizmodo just clarified their Digg policy, so we thought it was high time we do the same.  —  First, let's state the obvious: Do we love the traffic that a link from the front page brings into Lifehacker?  Of course we do!
Discussion: MediaVidea, and digg
Announcements: Digg Spam Sucks
Discussion: Ministry of Tech and digg
Rafe Needleman /
DIGG FOR THE IPHONE  —  What are iPhone applications going to look and feel like?  We saw yesterday a simple shopping list application, and here's another one bound to be a big hit: Digg for the iPhone.  —  This "app," like others to come, is really just a Web site designed for the JavaScript in Safari …
Web inventor gets Queen's honour  —  The inventor of the world wide web has been awarded the Order of Merit, one of the UK's most prestigious honours.  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins an elite group who have received the honour from the Queen for exceptional contributions in arts, sciences and other areas.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
64-bit support in Leopard: no Carbon love  —  At last year's WWDC, Steve Jobs announced that Leopard would support 64-bit computing across the board: not only on the Unix command line as in Tiger, but also in Carbon and Cocoa.  But... During yesterday's keynote, Jobs only mentioned Cocoa …
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Microsoft, Mozilla execs respond to Safari on Windows announcement
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Church asks Japan to join Sony campaign
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