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10:10 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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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:   After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Stares Down Google And Wins
Discussion: Valleywag
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 …
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Tim Anderson / Yodel Anecdotal:   Give your Photos the fun of Flickr
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
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
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 …
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
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?
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 …
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
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
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.
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 …
 
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Happy hour with the iPhone
Discussion: CNET News.com
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
64-bit support in Leopard: no Carbon love
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
FTC to court: Shut digital music 'scheme'
Business Wire:
Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux
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
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
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Image Hidden In Windows Vista DVD Hologram
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects
Discussion: Inquirer