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5:50 AM ET, June 8, 2006

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BBC:
China 'blocks' main Google site  —  Chinese authorities have blocked most domestic users from the main Google.com search engine, a media watchdog said.  —  Internet users in major Chinese cities faced difficulties accessing Google's international site in the past week, Reporters Without Borders said.
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Rhys Blakely / Times of London:
Google admits being compromised over China  —  Google has admitted for the first time that it compromised its principles when it entered the Chinese market and agreed to toe Beijing's strict line on censorship.  —  Speaking in Washington, Sergey Brin, Google's billionaire co-founder …
Discussion: SearchViews
Michael Sippey / Six Apart:
Connect your TypePad feed to FeedBurner  —  We've been fans of FeedBurner for quite a while - they know the technology, business and user experience of feeds and content syndication better than pretty much anyone on the planet.  And they've built a great service that enables bloggers to manage their feeds …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedburner Partners With TypePad
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   FeedBurner, TypePad to Link Blog Feeds
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Wii's classic games to be priced less than US$10  —  Nintendo President Saturo Iwata spoke yesterday at a Japanese marketing event (Japanese source), revealing information about "virtual console" pricing and the Wii's relationship with the DS.  Iwata revealed that games for Nintendo's …
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Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Wii Ship Date Coming This Sept.
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Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Another Windows Vista Bites the Dust  —  Microsoft has cut PC-to-PC synchronization from Vista.  Vista Beta 2, which is slated to go to as many as two million testers, does not include the P2P synchronization technology.  Quality is the reason for the latest cut, Microsoft officials said.
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tivo.com:
TIVO ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE, TIVOCAST; BRINGING BROADBAND VIDEO CONTENT TO THE TV  —  TiVo Signs New Agreements with NBA and WNBA, The New York Times, Heavy, iVillage, and CNET To Deliver Broadband Programming Directly to the Television  —  ALVISO, CA — June 7, 2006 — TiVo Inc. …
Discussion: PVRblog
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Nicole Simon / cruel to be kind:
How to make / get normal people to see your technology  —  Scoble writes about "The problem facing every tech company": … It is not difficult.  It is about how you address things to the normal public and where to spend your money.  —  Normal people for example don't care what one website …
New York Times:
Hacker Said to Resell Internet Phone Service  —  Federal authorities arrested one man in Miami and another in Spokane, Wash., today in connection with what they said was a hacking scheme involving the resale of Internet telephone service.  —  The suspects were said to have illegally tapped …
Ed Tittel / Tom's Hardware Guide:
A Continuing Work in Progress: The State of Linux 2006  —  Introduction  —  Figure 1: The Penguin has been a symbol for the Linux world for some time now, and it's interested to observe some of its regional variations.  —  In days gone by, the personification of Linux might have conjured …
Discussion: Download Squad
Brian Rakowski / Official Google Blog:
Get in sync  —  What could be worse than forgetting to bookmark the obscure page you found that maps out the perfect walking tour of Venice?  Having bookmarked it on the computer sitting on your desk back at home, 6000 miles away, instead of on the laptop you brought along.
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Merger to expand adware "library"  —  Bellevue-based 180solutions, which makes software commonly known as adware, has acquired Hotbar of New York for an undisclosed amount of money.  As part of the announcement, 180solutions will be renamed after its consumer brand: Zango.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's antipiracy tool phones home daily  —  Microsoft has vowed to better disclose the actions of its antipiracy tool once it is installed on Windows PCs.  —  The tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, is designed to validate whether a copy of Windows has been legitimately acquired.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google authorized websites, Lighthouse?  —  A new link discovered by Sander (one of the excellent Googling Googlers who keeps tabs on what they see at Google) in the main Google Accounts page reads "Change authorized websites".  The link points to www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTo kens …
Discussion: Semantic thoughts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Photos Beta Launches Today  —  The much anticipated new Yahoo Photos Beta will launch on Thursday morning, around 9 am PST.  —  Sign in with your Yahoo ID at photos.yahoo.com.  If you see a "try the new beta" image/link in the top right, it's live.  Click on the link to request an invitation …
Discussion: iBloggedThis
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Google Spreadsheets  —  Many have talked about the new Google Spreadsheets, a very rich online spreadhseet system.  —  Our first impressions are that it is very clean and works as advertised, but isn't that different from the other online spreadsheet apps (and there are many).
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and Business Logs
sonyericsson.com:
Sony Ericsson unveils GC86 EDGE PC Card  —  Building upon its successful global PC Card business, Sony Ericsson today announces the quad band GC86 EDGE PC Card - a successor to the GC85 PC Card.  The GC86 features an integrated antenna and offers an optimal combination of performance …
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Rogue pharmacy poses as Google  —  The newest addition to the Google family has just hit the web - the search giant's very own accredited pharmacy, selling pills at rock bottom prices.  —  Google celebrated the launch with a brand-spanking, stylised logo - the double 'O' replaced with two blue Viagra pills.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
 
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