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4:15 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.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Gives Up on Competing With eBay's Big Boston Party  —  It had all the appearances of a marketing stunt gone awry, the Internet industry's version of a wily playground taunt that quickly escalated into a tense standoff, until the taunter — Google, in this case — blinked.  —  Here's what happened.
Discussion: Web Publishing Blog
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
After eBay pulls ads, Google cancels offending party
Discussion: Techdirt and Epicenter
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I don't believe in the death penalty... for people  —  But I do believe in the death penalty for corporations.  —  Sometimes they do something so heinous, so unacceptable, that the only just punishment is oblivion.  —  An example: We should have put Exxon to death after their tanker wrecked the ecosystem of a pristine bay in Alaska.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown  —  AT&T is to begin working with the RIAA and MPAA in a concerted effort to track down and punish AT&T internet users who download pirated music and movies.  —  According to the LA Times, AT&T have decided on the move after beginning …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   AT&T to hunt down pirates... anyone else realize this is part of Apple iPhone deal?
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content
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 …
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
FBI logs its millionth zombie address
Discussion: TechSpot
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! and Clickety Clack
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:   Yahoo Photos escape hatch now open
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Facebook's Infrastructure Non Issues
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Announcements: Lifehacker's official Digg policy  —  Our brother site Gizmodo just clarified their Digg policy, so we thought it was high time we do the same.  —  First, let's state the obvious: Do we love the traffic that a link from the Digg.com front page brings into Lifehacker?  Of course we do!
Discussion: MediaVidea, kottke.org and digg
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Gizmodo:
Announcements: Digg Spam Sucks
Discussion: Ministry of Tech and digg
comScore:
"comScore Widget Metrix" Service Launched to Track Widget Usage Across the Web  —  Photo-related Widgets Dominate the Top 10;  —  Slide Ranks #1 with Worldwide Reach of 117 Million People  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of comScore Widget Metrix …
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced  —  Last week, I participated in the duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced.  I couldn't resist the opportunity to show how Buffy is applicable to the everday Search marketing world, but mostly I was there to get input from you on the duplicate content issues …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Happy hour with the iPhone  —  The American public will get its first chance to buy the iPhone at 6 p.m. in each local time zone, Apple confirmed Wednesday.  —  Somehow, I don't think Apple and AT&T will have two-for-one specials on the iPhone, but my New York-based colleagues …
Kgs / Free Range Librarian:
Britannica Stirs the Pot  —  I love it when my predictions come true.  Britannica is indeed using Gorman's gorp to stir the pot (or hold a "forum," as they think of it), as the following email that flew into my inbox this morning indicates.  —  So out of the tens, even hundreds of thousands …
Discussion: Infothought
SPACE.com:
Europe Unveils Space Plane for Tourist Market  —  PARIS - Europe's biggest aerospace company, EADS, has concluded that carrying wealthy tourists to 100 kilometers in altitude for several minutes of weightlessness could be a multibillion-dollar industry in 20 years and is seeking co-investors …
Discussion: DailyTech and Slashdot
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
No Use for Fair Use: More Dangerous Trademark Legislation on the Horizon
Discussion: Techdirt
Markus / Markus Göbel's Tech News Comments:
easyMobile comes back with free mobile calls, says Stelios
Discussion: GigaOM and Roam4free
Josh / Windows Connected:
Ultimate Extras, Where are you?  —  It has been over three months since …
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER  —  Collaborative Radio Shows Invite Listeners into Creative Process
Cory Sorice / CrunchGear:
PatentMonkey: USB Integrated Antenna on Cell Phone
Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
Sanyo's LP-XL50 projector featuring Ultra-Short Focus
Matt Mondok / Ars Technica:
Microsoft, Mozilla execs respond to Safari on Windows announcement
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
Introducing Blogger in draft and video upload
Discussion: Googlified and The Blog Herald
 Earlier Items: 
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HD programming wars: Comcast says 800 HD channels by 2009
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
CNN, YOUTUBE TO UNVEIL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DETAILS THURSDAY
J. D Biersdorfer / New York Times:
Updating Maps on the Spot and Sharing the Fixes
Blake Snow / GigaOM:
GigaOM Top 10 Most Popular MMOs
Discussion: VC Ratings
Business Wire:
Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Embraces Linux
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco's new acquisition talisman
Thomas Wagner / Associated Press:
Church asks Japan to join Sony campaign
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
comScore:
comScore Reports Growth in Internet Yellow Pages Searches Yellow …