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3:40 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 Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 launch a success: 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Discussion: AppScout, Mozilla Links and Forbes
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.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and BuzzMachine
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Want XP on a new Dell?  You'll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS  —  Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades  —  Computerworld) Dell Inc. will charge customers up to $50 for factory-installed Windows XP on some PCs after Wednesday, according to the company's Web site.
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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 …
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).
massless.org:
Leaving Google  —  How can I accurately summarize such a cardinal set of events?  It may take me years.  —  An intense era of personal sacrifice and accomplishment is about to give way to something new.  After about four and a half years at Google working with amazing people and ground-breaking products …
Discussion: Mashable!
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail hopes to lure users with ‘ymail.com’  —  Yahoo Mail, the top provider of Web-based e-mail, is letting users sign up with the ymail.com and rocketmail.com domains in an attempt to attract new users and keep existing ones loyal.  —  The move is geared to help people find a better e-mail address …
Discussion: VentureBeat and AppScout
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
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 …
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: Lockergnome and The Last Podcast
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:
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
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
Keeping Google honest; The power of not being defensive  —  I may, or may not, agree with the opinions of Steve Yegge  —  Being an employee of a large company is interesting.  If you work for companies like Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and many others, you will have some of the same experiences.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Friendster's growth in Asia could make it the top social network in the world, once again  —  In the current international land-grab among leading social networks, Facebook is overtaking MySpace as the largest social network in the world.  But there's a big caveat — Asia …
 
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YouTube Screening Room Launches
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H.P. to Reorganize Its Printing Division
Discussion: Mercury News and CNET News.com
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yang talks up Google partnership in Washington
Discussion: paidContent.org
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Trulia Launches Self-Service Ads
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft does 180, will continue to support MSN Music DRM
Discussion: TechSpot
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures
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T2W —> Trojan to Worm
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
ComScore's May Report Card: Google (GOOG) Gaining, Microsoft …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC U + Weather.com = Top 10 Web Company
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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 …
TubeMogul.com:
Online Video's Short Shelf Life
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to nab Yahoo workers
Discussion: BoomTown and GMSV
James Sherwood / The Register:
Teens use technology to party in strangers' pools