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Karen / Official Google Blog:
YouTube in 9 more domains  —  Posted by Sakina Arsiwala, International Manager, YouTube  —  The YouTube community began life speaking English, but thanks to the uniquely expressive medium of video, today there is a global village of content makers and viewers.
Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube makes international move  —  YouTube has announced international versions of its web video service.  —  The video site, owned by Google, has launched nine versions across Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Father of Sony PlayStation steps down  —  TOKYO - The chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console stepped down Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the video game industry and revive its reputation as an electronics pioneer.
Discussion: Engadget, Guardian Unlimited and digg
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft sues Immersion over Sony agreement  —  Microsoft filed suit against Immersion Corp. today, and while legal disputes aren't out of the ordinary for the Redmond company, this one is unusual — apparently hinging on a disagreement over the meaning of the word "settlement."
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Behind the scenes: Microsoft, Immersion and Sony
Discussion: DailyTech
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: Inkjet printers are filthy, lying thieves  —  A new study says that on average, more than half of the ink from inkjet cartridges is wasted when users toss them in the garbage.  Why is that interesting?  According to the study, users are tossing the cartridges when their printers …
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Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Ink jet cartridges not good to the last drop - so what?  —  In the latest salvo in the ink-jet consumables war, Epson has commissioned a study with TÜV Rheinland that purports to show that competitors' cartridges leave more ink in the tank when they're supposedly empty.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:   Inkjet Vendors — Yet Again — Look Scammy
Kat / Google LatLong:
Add your reviews to businesses on Google Maps  —  Posted by Jonathan Goldman, Software Engineer, Google Maps  —  The Cheeseboard Pizza Collective in Berkeley is one of my favorite places on the planet.  My friends and co-workers will tell you, I can't really shut up about the place.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google Maps Adds User Generated Reviews
Wall Street Journal:
Companies Hang Up on Apple's iPhone  —  Workers Beseech Employers  —  To Add Device, but IT Units  —  Cite Email Incompatibility  —  While millions of consumers are eagerly anticipating Apple Inc.'s launch of its iPhone next week, Bill Caraher is bracing for the worst.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and The Apple Core
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:   Is The iPhone Insecure?  —  With its science fiction features …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Semel exit masks yet another bad quarter at Yahoo  —  Terry Semel-Sue Decker-Jerry Yang drama had us all distracted from the fact that Yahoo (YHOO) is going to report yet another bad quarter.  The company told Wall Street analysts that the June quarter is going to come in towards the lower half of revenue and EBITDA guidance.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Email Protected by 4th Amendment, Court Says  —  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday, in Warshak v. U.S., that people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their email, so that the government needs a search warrant or similar process to access it.
Discussion: The University …
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MediaShift:
'Cup Is Overflowing' for Future of Journalism  —  If there is one overriding debate in the world of journalism, it's whether technology and the Internet are going to doom traditional reporting or strengthen it in the long run.  Putting it bluntly, is journalism's cup half full or half empty?
Variety:
HBO's digital shifts  —  Top execs leaving after consolidation  —  Several of HBO's top digital execs have ankled as the company is consolidating operations in its New York headquarters under its new leadership.  —  Digital initiatives prexy Jim Moloshok, business development VP John Penney …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 1: Why not to do a startup  —  In this series of posts I will walk through some of my accumulated knowledge and experience in building high-tech startups.  —  My specific experience is from three companies I have co-founded: Netscape …
Randall Bennett / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Cell phones on a plane!:  Airbus gets approval in Europe  —  Uh oh... European airline passengers' dreams of flying the quiet skies might be on their way out as AirBus just received approval for an on-board mobile phone system from the EASA, the European Aircraft Safety Agency (think FAA for Europe.)
Discussion: Engadget, zedgeHeadz and Gizmodo
iDefense Public Vulnerability Disclosures:
Cerulean Studios Trillian UTF-8 Word Wrap Heap Overflow Vulnerability  —  I. BACKGROUND  —  Trillian is a multi-protocol chat application that supports IRC, ICQ, AIM and MSN protocols.  More information can be found on the vendor's site at the following URL.  —  II. DESCRIPTION
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What to doo with Yahoo?  —  The big win for Yahoo was My.Yahoo, it was the perfect example of send them away to get them to come back.  Any comeback for Yahoo must include revitalizing this service, quickly, because this is yet another area where Google is gaining ground on the sleeping giant.
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Safari ushers in better browser colors  —  Safari may not be rewriting the rules for Web browsing on Windows just yet, but it's leading the way with one significant change: photographs with better color.  —  Unlike the prevailing browsers on the Internet, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Mac Observer
Opera:
Opera Mini 4 beta now available  —  Opera Software today released Opera Mini 4 beta, codenamed Dimension, the much-awaited sneak preview of the newest version of Opera's pioneering Web browser for all mobile phones.  Opera Mini 4 beta is a complete redesign of the world's most popular mobile Web browser.
Noheat:
Nintendo and Apple to partner on games for iPhone  —  If you can't beat them join them.  With the iPhone days away from being launched Nintendo has apparently begun working with Apple, licensing a limited amount of content for the new phone.  It was rumored a while back that Nintendo …
Discussion: CrunchGear, zedgeHeadz and Gizmodo
 
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel moving toward graphics hardware upgrade
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PR Newswire:
U.K. Internet Users Leading Consumers of Online Video
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Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Analysts: Microsoft flaw opened door to scammers
DailyTech:
Dell Starts Selling Unlocked Mobile Phones
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The Macalope Sells Out  —  The Macalope is pleased to announce …
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Voice Chat Can Really Kill the Mood on WoW
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Taking bets on the future standard for hard drives
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T's CEO touts a wireless future
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Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth Product in Great Britain …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Office Suite: Who's Leading The Pack?
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Fring Coming To Windows Mobile Devices
Liana / StopBadware Blog:
Bundled Products: Where the heck did this new toolbar come from?
Discussion: Zero Day
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
SharePoint: Microsoft's Web 2.0 hub
Joshua Zumbrun / Washington Post:
Small-Screen 'Prom Queen' Clicks With Online Audience
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