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8:40 PM ET, June 13, 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.
Discussion: Valleywag
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party
Discussion: Computerworld
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   eBay's Warning Shot To Google: We Can Take Our Ad Money Elsewhere
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Update: eBay pulls ads from Google ad network
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
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
AT&T To Attack Online Piracy
Discussion: Epicenter
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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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Yahoo shareholders reject anti-censorship proposals  —  Human rights groups aren't the only ones pressuring Yahoo to take a stand against censorship, especially in China.  The City of New York also wants the company to change.  The city's Office of the Comptroller (which controls several pension funds …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 app, 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, and for the iPhone's small screen.
Discussion: Cult of Mac
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
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
ninemsn Launches Mobilise In Australia, suchen.de Goes Mobile In Germany  —  ninemsn, a joint venture between the Microsoft and Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, has launched a new, ad-supported mobile service called "mobilise."  It will feature news and branded content from ninemsn …
Discussion: WebProNews and SMS Text News
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Screenwerk and 901am
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: Joystiq, Engadget and TechSpot
 
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Business Wire:
Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux
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
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Announcements: Lifehacker's official Digg policy
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ministry of Tech and digg
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Sprint rolls out Samsung UpStage in red
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Ad software maker OpenAds girds to take on Google
 Earlier Items: 
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects
Discussion: Inquirer
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pics and specs of Dell's unannounced Inspirons: HHDs, Blu-ray, and RAID?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
New video-game league seeks mass appeal
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Joystiq
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
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