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12:15 AM ET, June 14, 2007

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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
Search Engine Land:
eBay Pulls Google AdWords Ads To Protest Google Checkout Moves
Discussion: ComparisonEngines.com
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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Dave Winer / Scripting News:   I don't believe in the death penalty... for people
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown
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 …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:   Yahoo Photos escape hatch now open
Britannica Blog:
Britannica Blog: Web 2.0 Forum  —  According to some, expertise and the people who possess it are a thing of the past.  Thanks to the Internet, they are being replaced by new kinds of collective authority in the form of blogs, wikis, and peer-to-peer Web sites.
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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
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
DIGG FOR THE IPHONE  —  What are iPhone applications going to look and feel like?  We saw yesterday a simple shopping list application, and here's another one bound to be a big hit: Digg for the iPhone.  —  This "app," like others to come, is really just a Web site designed for the JavaScript in Safari …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Jack Tretton / PlayStation.Blog:
A Quick Look Back, A Strong Push Forward  —  I hope you're enjoying our official SCEA blog.  Personally speaking, it's great to finally have a place where we can talk candidly about the things we (and you) care about.  While it's no substitute for a one-on-one conversation …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and 1UP.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
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 …
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
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?
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
CNN, YOUTUBE TO UNVEIL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DETAILS THURSDAY  —  In a press call on Thursday morning, CNN and YouTube will unveil the details for the cable news channel's upcoming presidential debate coverage, claiming that the two are "teaming up to provide an unprecedented debate format offering voters …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
64-bit support in Leopard: no Carbon love  —  At last year's WWDC, Steve Jobs announced that Leopard would support 64-bit computing across the board: not only on the Unix command line as in Tiger, but also in Carbon and Cocoa.  But... During yesterday's keynote, Jobs only mentioned Cocoa …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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Cade Metz / The Register:
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
FTC to court: Shut digital music 'scheme'
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SanDisk Signs Licensing Agreement to Support DivX Format Video
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Sprint rolls out Samsung UpStage in red
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