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9:00 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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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.
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  —  (InfoWorld) - A contrite and repentant Google canceled a party that irked eBay and that a source said led eBay to remove all of its ads from Google's U.S. network earlier this week.  —  On Monday, Google announced it would throw a party …
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
EBay cancels ads in tiff with Google
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Linspire Collaboration Promotes Interoperability and Customer Choice  —  Broad agreement will facilitate interoperability between Windows and Linux, provide intellectual property assurance.  —  Today Microsoft Corp. and Linux desktop provider Linspire Inc. announced a broad interoperability …
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Sydney Morning Herald:
Microsoft Signs Another Linux Deal  —  Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday that it will license instant messaging and digital media technology to a small desktop Linux distributor, Linspire Inc., adding to a growing number of deals meant to help the Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source software.
Discussion: Inquirer
Ina Fried / ZDNet:   Microsoft signs technology pact with Linspire
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Linspire Joins Microsoft's Any One But Red Hat Group
Discussion: Between the Lines
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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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: Computerworld and TechSpot
Josh / Windows Connected:
Ultimate Extras, Where are you?  —  It has been over three months since we last saw anything from the Ultimate Extra team.  Intially this was offered by Microsoft as one of the big value adds to the Ultimate version of Windows Vista, but to date I can't say they have delivered that much value.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Ultimate Extras is a sham - where's the responsibility?
Discussion: Channel 9
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Founders sell as Codemasters is driven towards a flotation  —  Codemasters, the computer games developer behind the Colin McRae rally series, is preparing for a £200 million-plus flotation in the next year, after its principal investor completed the buyout of the brothers who founded the firm.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Arn / MacRumors:
First Hand Reports on WWDC's Leopard 9A466  —  With WWDC in full swing, few first hand reports of Apple's Mac OS X Developer Build of Leopard have been leaked.  The reason for this is that beyond the keynote, the remainder of Apple's conference is under a strict non disclosure agreement.
Discussion: digg
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Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:   64-bit support in Leopard: no Carbon love
Business Wire:
SIA Forecast: Semiconductor Industry Sales Will Grow by 1.8 Percent in 2007  —  Declining Prices in Key Market Segments Result in Slower Growth  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sharp declines in average selling prices (ASPs) for microchips in several key market segments - microprocessors …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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 …
Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Exclusive interview with Google video platform director Jennifer Feikin  —  When Larry Page announced at the national cable convention a few weeks back that Google would start allowing users to upload digital video, he described it very much as an experiment.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Xbox-Scene News:
New Pictures of 2nd GPU HeatSink on Xbox 360 - Update: Video  —  >> =Ikari= sent us these pictures of his Xbox360 he just got back from repair (after RoD problem) ... another confirmation of the new 2nd heatsink/pipe technology we talked about yesterday that Microsoft installs to provide additional cooling for the Xenos GPU.
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
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Valleywag snags an editor from Business 2.0
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Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Mobile phone groups take on iPhone
Associated Press:
Space station oxygen, water computers fail
Discussion: I4U News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
ComScore Widget Metrix, more like a Widgetbean Contest
Discussion: comScore and BuzzMachine
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
No Use for Fair Use: More Dangerous Trademark Legislation on the Horizon
Discussion: Techdirt
Kgs / Free Range Librarian:
Britannica Stirs the Pot
Discussion: Infothought
Markus / Markus Göbel's Tech News Comments:
easyMobile comes back with free mobile calls, says Stelios
Discussion: GigaOM and Roam4free
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER  —  Collaborative Radio Shows Invite Listeners into Creative Process
 Earlier Items: 
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
Pete / Blogger in Draft:
Introducing Blogger in draft and video upload
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook's Infrastructure Non Issues
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HD programming wars: Comcast says 800 HD channels by 2009
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
CNN, YOUTUBE TO UNVEIL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DETAILS THURSDAY
Discussion: New York Times and parislemon
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Happy hour with the iPhone
Discussion: Gadgets on the Go
BBC:
Web inventor gets Queen's honour