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11:10 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: 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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Stares Down Google And Wins  —  Not much commentary is needed on this one.  Here's what happened:  — eBay doesn't allow merchants to use Google Checkout to settle eBay transactions.  Google invited eBay online sellers attending eBay Live! in Boston this week to a party that they called the Google Checkout Freedom Party.
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party
Discussion: Techdirt and Epicenter
Tim Anderson / Yodel Anecdotal:
Give your Photos the fun of Flickr  —  You may have recently seen the announcement that we'll be closing Yahoo! Photos and focusing all our efforts on Yahoo's photo sharing community, Flickr.  —  If you use Yahoo! Photos, fear not.  We're still committed to doing what is best for you …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Photos escape hatch now open  —  Yahoo Photos will be shut down in 99 days for some users, but Yahoo released tools Wednesday to let members move their pictures to alternative sites.  —  In a blog posting Wednesday, Tim Anderson, the senior product manager of Yahoo Photos and Flickr …
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
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GamesIndustry.biz:
Prime Minister responds to Church's Resistance complaints
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
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
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac:
First iPhone Web Apps Available  —  For all of the complaining that has tripped down the wire about Apple's total lack of an SDK for the iPhone, a couple of entrepreneurial developers have already created iPhone apps to try out in Safari.  —  Shown above is David Cann's alternate interface for Digg.
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
DIGG FOR THE IPHONE  —  What are iPhone applications going to look and feel like?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Maxconsole:
Confirmed: MS conducting hardcore turning on ROD Xbox 360's - Extra Cooling!  —  Just yesterday we reported on how French Xbox 360's were being repaired by Microsoft with extra cooling.  And today, Czech reader Ikari mailed us in pictures of his newly repaired Xbox 360 from Microsoft complete …
Discussion: Engadget, Joystiq, TechSpot and digg
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 …
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?
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.
Jeska Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Voice First Look Viewer Available for the Live Grid  —  Voice is moving from the Beta Grid to the Live Grid!  The Voice First Look Viewer is now available for download to use against the Live Grid.  A "First Look" viewer is a publicly available test version of the SL Viewer …
Discussion: Second Life Insider and Metaversed
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 …
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 …
 
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Blake Snow / GigaOM:
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Blog calls for Google boycott
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Happy hour with the iPhone
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Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
64-bit support in Leopard: no Carbon love
Business Wire:
Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux
John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Has a Keyboard, but It's Not Mechanical
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Announcements: Lifehacker's official Digg policy
Discussion: kottke.org and digg
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Sprint rolls out Samsung UpStage in red
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Facebook forced to sell stake after 'hardware stuff-up'
Jack Tretton / PlayStation.Blog:
A Quick Look Back, A Strong Push Forward
Discussion: 1UP.com and Kotaku
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
DID FACEBOOK UNDERESTIMATE THE PLATFORM'S SUCCESS?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Spartan DX personal DNA tester goes for a mere $15k
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Ad software maker OpenAds girds to take on Google
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos