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9:45 PM ET, June 13, 2007

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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content  —  It joins Hollywood in trying to keep bootleg material off its network.  —  AT&T Inc. has joined Hollywood studios and recording companies in trying to keep pirated films, music and other content off its network — the first major carrier of Internet traffic to do so.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA  —  In a move that has executives from movie studios and record labels grinning from ear to ear, AT&T has announced that it will develop and deploy technology that will attempt to keep pirated content off its network.
Discussion: CNET News.com, TechBlog and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I don't believe in the death penalty... for people
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
AT&T To Attack Online Piracy
Discussion: Epicenter
Molly Graham / Official Google Checkout Blog:
Update to our event on 6/14  —  eBay Live attendees have plenty of activities to keep them busy this week in Boston, and we did not want to detract from that activity.  After speaking with officials at eBay, we at Google agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event during the eBay Live conference.
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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:   After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Stares Down Google And Wins
Discussion: Valleywag
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Update: eBay pulls ads from Google ad network
Discussion: Techdirt, Epicenter and eBay Strategies
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Mahalo Greenhouse Launches  —  Two weeks ago we launched the human-powered "search service" Mahalo.com in alpha at the WSJ's D conference in California.  The tag line of Mahalo is "we're here to help," and after 15 days of tremendous feedback we've learned one thing: you want to help too!
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Wil Harris / Inquirer:   Slimebuckets, pollution and web conservation Calacanis-style
Sandisk:
SanDisk Signs Licensing Agreement to Support DivX Format Video  —  Relationship will Allow Consumers to Enjoy High-Quality DivX Video in the Home or on the Go  —  DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) and SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced a licensing agreement allowing SanDisk …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:   SanDisk inks licensing agreement to support DivX
fbi.gov:
Over 1 Million Potential Victims of Botnet Cyber Crime  —  Today the Department of Justice and FBI announced the results of an ongoing cyber crime initiative to disrupt and dismantle "botherders" and elevate the public's cyber security awareness of botnets.  OPERATION BOT ROAST …
comScore:
comScore Reports Growth in Internet Yellow Pages Searches Yellow Book Network Shows Fastest Growth in IYP Search Queries Conducted  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its qSearch Internet Yellow Page (IYP) search rankings for Q1 2007, which revealed …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos  —  Everyscape aims to be able to show you the whole world — both inside and out — from its website.  It plans to do this with normal 2D photos.  Using proprietary technology Everyscape will stitch these photos together and 3D-ify them.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco's new acquisition talisman  —  newsmaker Ned Hooper is the latest in a long line of executives at Cisco Systems to head the company's mergers and acquisition unit.  But will he be able to keep the magic alive that has made Cisco such a successful acquirer?
Google Custom Search:
Custom Search on the fly  —  Starting today, there's a new feature that makes Custom Search Engines (CSEs) even easier to create and keep up to date.  —  You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site.  With that one piece of code …
Thomas Wagner / Associated Press:
Church asks Japan to join Sony campaign  —  LONDON - The Church of England on Wednesday urged the people of Japan to join its campaign against a violent Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE - news). computer game that allegedly uses a British cathedral as a backdrop.  —  "For a global manufacturer to recreate …
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
PopularMechanics.com:
EARTH & THE ENVIRONMENT  —  From trends in alternative energy to products for environmental efficiency to tips you can use, the best of what's right—right now.  —  JAY'S GREEN GARAGE  —  Like most of us, Jay Leno has been looking hard at his footprint on the planet.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
BBC:
Web inventor gets Queen's honour  —  The inventor of the world wide web has been awarded the Order of Merit, one of the UK's most prestigious honours.  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins an elite group who have received the honour from the Queen for exceptional contributions in arts, sciences and other areas.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Ad software maker OpenAds girds to take on Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Openads, a supplier of free software used by Web sites to manage online ad campaigns, has received $5 million in initial funding, bolstering it to prepare for increasing competition globally with Google Inc.
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Facebook forced to sell stake after 'hardware stuff-up'  —  The networking site had to dilute its holding by 10 per cent after realising it hadn't bought enough servers to cope with its expansion  —  The owners of Facebook, the fast growing social network, were forced to sell a significant share …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Spartan DX personal DNA tester goes for a mere $15k  —  Just we always wanted, a DNA tester to call our very own!  We've been waiting for them to break that crucial $15k pricepoint, and now Spartan Bioscience has finally accomplished such a feat with its Spartan DX Personal DNA Analyzer.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
DID FACEBOOK UNDERESTIMATE THE PLATFORM'S SUCCESS?  —  SECOND UPDATE: Check the end of this post for some more information from Facebook and ViddYou.  —  I think most of the Web has reached the consensus that Facebook Platform, the social networking site's new initiative to open up its service …
 
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
FTC to court: Shut digital music 'scheme'
John Blau / InfoWorld:
iPhone users will need iTunes account
Business Wire:
Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
DIGG FOR THE IPHONE  —  What are iPhone applications going to look and feel like?
Discussion: Cult of Mac
John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Has a Keyboard, but It's Not Mechanical
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola SCPL revealed!
Discussion: CrunchGear
John Heilemann / Business 2.0:
A hip-hop star's MySpace dreams
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Sprint rolls out Samsung UpStage in red
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Tretton / PlayStation.Blog:
A Quick Look Back, A Strong Push Forward
Discussion: 1UP.com and Kotaku
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Zinio + RED HERRING = Rip Off 2.0
Discussion: Valleywag
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
ninemsn Launches Mobilise In Australia, suchen.de Goes Mobile In Germany
Discussion: WebProNews and SMS Text News
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
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Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects
Discussion: Inquirer
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Old Revolutions Good, New Revolutions Bad: A Response to Gorman