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12:55 AM ET, June 22, 2006


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Seeking Alpha:
Google Launches ValueClick Killer  —  David Jackson submits: Last night, after market close, I received the following email from Google's AdSense team: … The attachment contained the following: … In other words, Google is launching a fully-fledged cost-per-action — otherwise known as affiliate marketing — network.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Testing Pay-Per-Sale AdSense?  —  David Jackson of SeekingAlpha reports that Google is inviting a selected group of AdSense webmasters to test out new "Cost-Per-Action" (CPA) ads.  Quote SeekingAlpha's reprint of Google's mail:  —  How do I get paid?
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
We Now Support Microformats  —  Starting today, we're happy to announce Yahoo! Local fully supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews.  There are a few reasons behind this change, which for now, will be transparent to almost everyone.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Yahoo Local joins the microformat revolution  —  In the quest to make the Web more structured, Yahoo Local (the link from the Yahoo Local blog goes to The Dalles, where Google is building its mega datacenter) now supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings …
Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference  —  INQ reader's amazing snaps  —  AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.  —  Guilhem, our astonished reader reports …
iubi Blue 30GB Bluetooth Media Player … The iubi Blue 30GB Bluetooth Media Player (£249.00) is currently Out Of Stock  —  All prices include VAT  —  For more information, please visit this products webpage.  —  This product is currently expected to arrive in stock on Friday 30 June, 2006.
Discussion: Engadget and eHomeUpgrade
Robert Sinke /   iUbi Blue (PMP2500B) popping up at AMP3
Kim Zetter / Salon:
Is the NSA spying on U.S. Internet traffic?  —  Salon exclusive: Two former AT&T employees say the telecom giant has maintained a secret, highly secure room in St. Louis since 2002.  Intelligence experts say it bears the earmarks of a National Security Agency operation.
Adobe and Google Team to Distribute the Google Toolbar with Adobe's Macromedia Shockwave Player, Additional Adobe Products in the Future  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 21, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Google Inc. …
San Francisco Chronicle:
AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours  —  AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday.  The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government officials.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
MySpace to Add Restrictions to Protect Younger Teenagers  —  Starting next week, MySpace, the popular online hangout, will make it harder for strangers to send messages to younger teenagers.  —  The site, which has more than 70 million members, has been under pressure because members …
Janx /
Xbox 360 Price Drop This Xmas  —  It looks like Microsoft is planning to crash Sony's PS3 launch party by dropping the price of the Xbox 360 this coming Christmas.  A source close to Microsoft says consumers can expect a price drop of almost $100.  —  The source also revealed according …
Discussion: Gizmodo, SCI FI Tech and Seeking Alpha
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Less than six degrees of social networking and Web 2.0 goodness  —  I was at the Under the Radar event last week, which showcases Web 2.0 companies, meaning they have something to do with consumers, multimedia data types, social networking, RSS, AJAX drag and drop, some Flash, mashups, attitude and fuzzy business models.
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Levanta: Rising From Its Past?  —  The reincarnation of the dot-com crash-and-burn Linuxcare, it's seeking to serve up a tech comeback story  —  It's not that Matt Mosman has an easy job.  As Linux continues its march deeper into Corporate America's racks and racks of servers …
Chris Morris /
Making the grade at Gaming U.  —  Ring the bell.  It's time to see how this generation's video game machines did on their report cards.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK ( - All right class, I know you're eager to clean out your lockers …
Discussion: Go Nintendo
Net Neutrality - the dark other side  —  So Gary Reback, who was one of the important initial actors pushing the government to focus on the Microsoft case, has been focusing on telecom mergers.  He's been pushing what's called as a "Tunney Act" proceeding (on behalf of a group called …
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
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