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9:20 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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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 launch a success: 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who's Next to Go at Yahoo as Reorg Looms?  —  My special BoomTown Yahoo tip inbox is is filling up fast this week from Yahoo employees-who, by the way, seem to like to use Gmail as their secret one-all buzzing about the next shoe to drop.  —  That clodhopper would be, of course …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Can Yang survive at the top of Yahoo?  —  It seems unlikely.  Having failed to seal a deal with Microsoft, Yahoo co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang could face a shareholder revolt led by multi-billionaire investor Carl Icahn.  The New York Times has publicly harangued him for failing …
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 …
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Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
Yahoo Opens Up Ymail.com and Rocketmail.com E-Mail Domains
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?  —  Out of pure curiosity we started tracking Yahoo execs who've left the company since January 2007.  It's hard to believe, but at least fifty of them have bailed out in the last year and a half.  —  Some went to work for Google.  Others went to startups.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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.
Christina Holsberry / Facebook Blog:
Welcome to Facebook, homeschoolers  —  Back in September 2006, we decided to open up Facebook to everyone.  Well, almost everyone.  —  We realized Facebook would be most useful if more people were allowed to join, but we also weren't willing to compromise the security of the site by removing …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
NEWS.com.au:
Telstra to sell 3G iPhone  —  IN a case of better late than never, Telstra, the gorilla of the telco market, will come to Apple's iPhone launch party but may lag its rivals by almost two weeks with the handset.  —  Telstra will join Optus and Vodafone in launching the new 3G version of Apple's …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft does 180, will continue to support MSN Music DRM  —  Microsoft has reversed its decision to pull the plug on MSN Music's authorization servers, according to an e-mail sent out to customers this afternoon.  Customers who bought music from the now-defunct service will now be able …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access  —  Attention, laptop-toting U.S. airline passengers!  You are either about to become much more productive and happy, or to lose one of your last refuges from the digital deluge that afflicts your life.  —  Beginning this summer …
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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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 …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Heather Lane / Inside AdWords:
Landing page load time now affects keywords' Quality Scores  —  Google designs its products with user experience as the number one priority.  Early in Google's history, our founders, Larry and Sergey, articulated this philosophy in Ten things Google has found to be true.
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!
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Your boss shouldn't read your text or e-mail messages without an OK, court says  —  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of an Ontario police officer whose messages were obtained by the Police Department and reviewed without his permission.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals …
 
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Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
Official launch of the Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications list
Timothy / Slashdot:
Mac OS X Root Escalation Through AppleScript
Discussion: MacUser
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile:
GBM Shortcut: Live Labs Seadragon on Surface
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Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Quikmaps Draws Directly onto Google Maps
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gannett Gets Cozy With Cozi
BBC:
MPs warned of GPS jamming risks
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register:
FCC tests ‘vindicate’ white space lobby
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YouTube Screening Room Launches
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
Keeping Google honest; The power of not being defensive
Macworld:
MLB readies $5 At Bat iPhone app
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures
Ocavada / PandaLabs:
T2W —> Trojan to Worm
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone and App Store Attracting Developers
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Why GTA IV Was the Beginning of the End
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