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10:50 PM ET, June 18, 2008

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John's Blog:
Firefox 3's First 24 Hours  —  It's been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective.  This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things …
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Zero Day Initiative / DVLabs:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Vulnerability  —  A number of people who monitor our Zero Day Initiative's Upcoming Advisories page noticed yesterday that we reported a vulnerability to Mozilla (ZDI-CAN-349).  Taking into account the coincidental timing of the Firefox 3. release, many are asking us …
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Firefox 3 suffers its first vulnerability
Discussion: WinExtra and CrunchGear
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Code execution vulnerability found in Firefox 3.0
Discussion: Security Watch
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3 downloads clear 8 million mark
Discussion: TechSpot and Download.com editors
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 launch a success: 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Shifts Strategy, Tries Long-Form Video  —  YouTube (GOOG), known for short clips of dogs on skateboards, cats on treadmills, is trying something new: Showing video that is much longer than its previous 10-minute limit.  It's something of a test right now, limited to YouTube's …
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Tech-On! : tech news:
Survey: 91% of Japanese Will Not Buy ‘iPhone’  —  According to a survey by iSHARE, 91.0% of Japanese mobile phone users are not planning to purchase Apple Inc's “iPhone” mobile phone.  —  This research was conducted in the wake of the announcement by SoftBank Mobile Corp that it will release the iPhone in Japan (See related article).
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Jay Adelson Diggs the A.P.  —  In the ruckus about the Associated Press's campaign to prevent blogs and other Internet sites from using what it considers too much of its material, one of the biggest sites that could be affected is Digg, the news site where readers determine that's worth reading.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The NYTimes Is Conflicted And Wrong About The A.P. And Needs To Stop Defending Them  —  The New York Times' Saul Hansell has now written three articles defending the Associated Press and their attempts to broaden content rights beyond what copyright laws allow.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
reddit:
reddit goes open source  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're open sourcing reddit.  We've always strived to be as open and transparent with our users as possible, and this is the next logical step.  When we say ‘open-source’ we mean specifically that the code behind reddit …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Reddit Tries To Compete the Open-Source Way
Discussion: TechConsumer and Brent Csutoras
James Sherwood / The Register:
Teens use technology to party in strangers' pools  —  Tech savvy teens are using Google Earth's splendidly clear aerial shots of the UK to launch a summertime craze - pool crashing.  —  Teens begin by surfing Google Earth's satellite images to find houses with swimming pools - or at least paddling pools.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures  —  Ever the publicity hound nipping at Google's heels, Ask.com has issued an open letter to the public about adding a privacy policy link to its home page.  —  The letter highlights the fact that, weeks ago, several privacy groups asked Google …
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Why GTA IV Was the Beginning of the End  —  I think it's safe to say that the era of next-gen gaming as a driving force is over.  Why?  As of the week ending June 7th (the most recent tally available), just over 9 million copies of the highly touted Grand Theft Auto IV had been sold worldwide …
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Cloe Shasha / ABCNEWS:
Will GPS Make Us Dumb?  —  Experts Say Direction-Giving Phones Could Make Us Lose Our Way  —  For most people — the cab driver, the tourist, the business traveler — the ubiquitous GPS has become a lifeline, giving directions to the nearest bathroom, a pizza joint or the shortest route to the office.
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Learning from Flickr's Co-founders on Their Way Out of Yahoo  —  In June 2005 Yahoo! acquired upstart Canadian photosharing web site Flickr and the web hasn't been the same since.  Yahoo, on the other hand, didn't change nearly as much as everyone expected it to.
telecoms.com:
Xohm WiMAX to go live in September, says Sprint CTO  —  Now we know.  After weeks of speculation as to when Xohm, the WiMAX business unit of Sprint Nextel, would launch commercial services, Barry West, Sprint Nextel CTO and president of Xohm, finally named the month (if not the day).
Samsung's Digital World:
Samsung Announces Mass Production of the World's Highest Capacity Hard Drive for Mainstream Laptops  —  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today the mass production of the world's highest capacity hard drive for laptops …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone and App Store Attracting Developers  —  MercuryNews reports on how the iPhone and upcoming App Store are attracting many developers to Apple's mobile platform.  Loopt's cofounder, Sam Altman, describes how he's seen an excitement amongst mobile developers:
Discussion: PC World
Verizon:
Verizon Extends Groundbreaking 50/20 Mbps FiOS Internet Service to Entire FiOS Footprint  —  Verizon President and COO Denny Strigl Announces Groundbreaking 50/20 and 20/20 Mbps FiOS Internet Services Will Be Available to More Than 10 Million Homes and Small Businesses
 
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Ocavada / PandaLabs:
T2W —> Trojan to Worm
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
France to ban illegal downloaders from using the internet under three-strikes rule
Discussion: Lockergnome
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ListensToYou is Where Consumers Pick their Own Ads [The Startup Review]
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
ComScore's May Report Card: Google (GOOG) Gaining, Microsoft …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
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Discussion: eWeek
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Online Video's Short Shelf Life
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Quikmaps does what Google Maps failed to do
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to nab Yahoo workers
Discussion: BoomTown and GMSV
Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
An Apple exodus due to low salaries?
 

 
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