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9:50 AM ET, June 21, 2008

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Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
MySpace versus Facebook: Analysis of both traffic and ad revenue, using Google Trends  —  (above, Facebook beating MySpace in Australia with the crossover at Oct 07)  —  MySpace versus Facebook  —  As some of you know, I've previously written about the MySpace versus Facebook topic, both a year ago in the post Wanna bet?
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Faces Off With Compete, Alexa, Comscore, Quantcast (And Soon Firefox)  —  Google has just introduced Google Trends For Websites, a new tool that lets users take a peek at the traffic data from sites around the web.  The new feature pits Google against a number of well-established players …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Trends Comes To Web Sites: Trends For Web Sites  —  Google has launched a major addition to Google Trends named Trends for Web Sites.  Trends for Web Sites extends Google Trends by enabling you to search for web site addresses, as opposed to just searching for trends by keyword.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Google Trends Just Injured Hitwise
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Google Trends Shows Traffic Stats
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Dear Yahoo, I Quit!  Signed, [Your Name Here]  —  You know you wish you could quit Yahoo.  —  It's a drag now that the Microsoft balloon has burst.  Like that was gonna make working here anything like the good old days when you could buy a Maserati on yesterday afternoon's pop.  —  The upside to Icahn?
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Executive exodus leaves Yahoo in a pickle  —  Voluntarily or not, it looks like Yahoo will be getting a lot less top-heavy.  —  The pioneering but troubled Internet company is headed for a reorganization that, combined with an exodus of top Yahoo executives, will in all likelihood put power in dramatically fewer hands.
Guardian:
Yahoo turmoil continues with loss of more executives
Discussion: broadstuff
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
AP/Drudge Retort “Resolution” Leaves Fair Use Questions Unanswered  —  AP and the Drudge Retort have resolved their copyright issue — but do bloggers, journalists, and others remain on thin ice?  —  This week I've been covering what appears to be an assault by the Associated Press on the principle of fair use.
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David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Microsoft without Gates  —  The challenge isn't replacing Bill.  That's already happened.  Ballmer's big issues now: growth, Google, and those pesky Apple ads.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Steve Ballmer was sobbing.  He repeatedly tried to speak and couldn't get the words out.
Mmpc / Microsoft® Malware Protection Center:
Taterf - all your drives are belong to me!!!1!one!  —  As you all probably know by now, this month in MSRT was a very significant release for Gamers everywhere with the addition of a variety of password stealers directly targeting Online games.  The main targets are mostly based in Eastern Asia …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Network World
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
NebuAd hires like spyware, acts like spyware  —  At least five high-ranking employees at NebuAd, a Silicon Valley start-up that snoops on Web surfers on behalf of their Internet service providers, are veterans of one of the more notorious spyware companies around, Claria Corp.
Discussion: Lockergnome
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Cade Metz / The Register:   NebuAd looks to ‘spyware’ firm for recruits
Jonathan Simon / Official Google Webmaster …:
Get Cooking with the Webmaster Tools API  —  As the days grow longer and summer takes full stage, many of us are flocking to patios and parks to engage in the time-honored tradition of grilling food.  When it comes to cooking outdoors, the type of grills used span a spectrum from primitive to high tech.
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Evolution of Gmail chat  —  Often, the features we launch seem so simple that you might think they're the result of blatantly obvious design decisions.  In fact, every feature is subjected to a healthy dose of scrutiny within the Gmail team, and usually that includes rapidly iterating …
Waxy.org:
Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture  —  With its vibrant oversized photographs and minimalist design, the Boston Globe's The Big Picture weblog launched on June 1 to instant global acclaim.  It's designed, programmed, and written by Alan Taylor …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Blows Past MySpace In Global Visitors For May  —  In April, Facebook caught up to MySpace in worldwide unique visitors (actually nudging past it with 116.4 million unique visitors versus 115.7 million for MySpace).  Now the worldwide comScore numbers are out for May and Facebook continues …
Discussion: Startup Meme
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
ComScore: Facebook is beating MySpace worldwide
Discussion: HipMojo.com, AppScout and CNET News.com
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers makes new BlackBerry plans official  —  Rogers has just released a slew of new BlackBerry data plans for your emailing and browsing pleasure.  There's still no unlimited BIS option, which is a bit confounding given the upcoming unlimited iPhone Data plan, but this is Rogers after all, so we're not terribly shocked.
Discussion: Gadgetell, Bus error and Electronista
 
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Product leaks just lead to trouble & headaches for all
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
California pols ask ISPs to block child porn
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citi's Mahaney: If Google Wants To Stay On Top, It Needs To Ramp …
Discussion: eWeek
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple, HP sued over custom configuration ordering systems
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Network Solutions Suddenly Opposed To Domain Hijacking
Official Google Mobile Blog:
Talk to us: GOOG-411 now available in Canada
PolicyBlog:
Will Cable and FCC Thwart Consumer Choice?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Topix Nabs 6 Content Partners To Become Local Info Hub
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Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
BREAKING: PdF2008 Hosts Obama-McCain Twitter Debate
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Story of a Peanut: The TiVo Remote's Untold Past, Present and Future
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