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1:05 AM ET, June 19, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Code execution vulnerability found in Firefox 3.0
Discussion: Security Watch
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.
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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
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).
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
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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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 …
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 …
Macworld:
MLB readies $5 At Bat iPhone app  —  One of the new mobile apps that was demoed at last week's WWDC keynote and will be available upon the launch of Apple's new App Store is MLB At Bat, from Major League Baseball Advanced Media.  The software, which is making its debut appearance on the iPhone platform …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
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
Ocavada / PandaLabs:
T2W —> Trojan to Worm  —  We have detected an application whose main function is to turn an executable file into a worm, giving it the capacity to spread itself.  Even though it's aim is to give a Trojan the spread capability of a worm, it works with any executable file.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H.P. to Reorganize Its Printing Division  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said it would reorganize its printing division, the company's crown jewel, to try to accelerate the growth of its corporate and consumer printing services businesses.  —  Under the reorganization …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
 
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massless.org:
Leaving Google  —  How can I accurately summarize such a cardinal set of events?
Discussion: Mashable! and louisgray.com
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yang talks up Google partnership in Washington
Discussion: paidContent.org
Electronista:
Dell charging $50 for Vista-to-XP downgrade
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Trulia Launches Self-Service Ads
Heather Lane / Inside AdWords:
Landing page load time now affects keywords' Quality Scores
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft does 180, will continue to support MSN Music DRM
Discussion: TechSpot
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
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
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC U + Weather.com = Top 10 Web Company
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Harvard Dropout Zuckerberg Feted by, Well, Harvard!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Learning from Flickr's Co-founders on Their Way Out of Yahoo
Steve Petersen / The Bivings Report:
SEO Basics  —  We're excited to post a new document …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to nab Yahoo workers
Discussion: GMSV and BoomTown
Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world
Discussion: Andy Patrizio
 

 
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