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5:05 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 Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 launch a success: 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Discussion: AppScout, Mozilla Links, Forbes and Digg
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
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
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 …
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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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!
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).
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Engadget and TechSpot
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
 
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YouTube Screening Room Launches
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
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Global Online Ad Revs To Grow 19.5 Annually To 2012: PwC
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Trulia Launches Self-Service Ads
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures
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T2W —> Trojan to Worm
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
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone and App Store Attracting Developers
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Harvard Dropout Zuckerberg Feted by, Well, Harvard!
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.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 …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to nab Yahoo workers
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Cloe Shasha / ABCNEWS:
Will GPS Make Us Dumb?
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