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3:55 PM ET, June 14, 2007

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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Frames a Video Search Engine  —  Google Video, now a video search engine, shows a frame similar to the one from Image Search when you click on a search result.  The frame lets you rate the video, share it, and watch related videos.  You can also watch the previous or the next search result …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video Now a Video Search Engine  —  Google Video went through many reincarnations in the past.  It allegedly started out as one of those 20% side projects within Google, and Larry Page admitted, "We're not quite sure what we're going to get, but we decided we'd try this experiment."
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Redesigns and Moves to Google Accounts  —  After updating their embeddable player, YouTube experiments with a new layout for the site.  The new design places the search box in the center, moves the metadata below the video, makes it easier to rate the video and to find other related videos.
Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher:   Exclusive interview with Google video platform director Jennifer Feikin
Valleywag:
Housekeeping: Owen Thomas is the Valleywag  —  Owen Thomas, the Business 2.0 editor whom we've lured to run Valleywag, is all smiles.  But don't be deceived.  This Silicon Valley gossip rag, after he takes over in July as managing editor, will remain as obnoxious as ever.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   The (B)Log-Rolling Post
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Valleywag snags an editor from Business 2.0
Discussion: bub.blicio.us and Gawker
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Explores Options for WiMax  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is exploring new options for financing its ambitious plan to build a wireless broadband network known as WiMax, including forming a partnership or joint venture with cellphone pioneer Craig McCaw and seeking an infusion of cash from cable providers …
Discussion: Epicenter and dailywireless.org
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Satellite TV guys say: why not WiMAX
Discussion: Gizmodo
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sprint: Rethinking WiMAX?
Vanessa Fox. Nude.:
a few changes  —  For the last two years, I have had a fantastic time helping to build Google Webmaster Central.  I have loved working with the (ever-expanding!) team, writing about search on the blog and for the help center, and designing features for the webmaster community.
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Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:   Expanding the webmaster central team
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch Blog:   Vanessa Fox Leaving Google
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Apple updates Safari with version 3.0.1 for Windows (beta)  —  Stung by the harsh reception to Safari for Windows (beta), Apple today released Safari 3.0.1 for Windows (beta), addressing three flaws.  The updated version patches CVE-2007-3186, a command-injection vulnerability that may lead …
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Peter Cohen / PC World:
Safari for Windows Gets Better Security
BBC:
FBI tries to fight zombie hordes  —  The FBI is contacting more than one million PC owners who have had their computers hijacked by cyber criminals.  —  The initiative is part of an ongoing project to thwart the use of hijacked home computers, or zombies, as launch platforms for hi-tech crimes.
Discussion: CrunchGear and greg hughes
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
FBI: Over one million computers working for botnets
Discussion: Neowin.net and Network World
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Veoh Hosts $26 Million Round  —  Veoh may no longer host popular adult videos, but that hasn't stopped venture capitalists from backing up the Brink's truck. peHUB has learned that the San Diego-based company recently raised around $26 million in Series C funding - which gives it more venture capital …
Discussion: paidContent.org and NewTeeVee
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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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft Signs Another Linux Deal
Discussion: p2pnet, Epicenter and Inquirer
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
YouTube Passes Debates to a New Generation  —  The quadrennial ritual of presidential debates has long followed a tried and true format.  —  A guy in a suit asks mostly predictable questions of other people in suits.  The voter is a fixture in the audience, motionless until he or she gets to address the candidate, respectfully.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone on June 29th at 6pm 'Local Time'  —  While Steve Jobs gave us an exact time (6 p.m.) to line up for buy an iPhone, he didn't go into many details.  —  As it turns out, the iPhone will be sold on June 29th at 6 p.m. local time — so East Coasters will get a full 3 hour head start over their West Coast counter parts.
Russ Mitchell / Portfolio.com:
Dark Days for Terry Semel  —  Yahoo, once an internet highflier, has been lapped by Google and hears the footsteps of MySpace and Facebook.  How long can its C.E.O. keep his job? … Terry Semel took his glasses off, then he put them on again.  Then he took them off.  On again.  Off.  On, off.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Taking a detailed look at Windows Vista DVD hologram  —  An astute Windows user was intrigued by the holographic image on the face of the Windows Vista Business DVD and decided to take a much closer look, discovering in the margin a microscopic photograph of three men.  Just who they could be?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The 3D Real/Virtual World Hybrid: How Far Away?  —  How long will it be until we can stroll through the streets in a virtual world that is identical to our own?  Given the state of a number of technologies, not very long.  Over the last couple of years we've seen Microsoft Street Side …
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone sighting?  —  Looks like they're out there, and no, we don't just mean in Walt and David's hands...we mean out there.  Check out this flick of someone using what almost definitely appears to be an iPhone.  He's all listening to Journey probably, reminiscing about The Sopranos season finale.
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
NBC Developing Web Site for Students  —  Imagine Tim Russert introducing a classroom history lesson about the Articles of Confederation, or Brian Williams describing the reverberations of the Stamp Act.  —  NBC News actually has, and in a formal presentation to broadcast industry analysts today …
Sprint:
Customers Get High Speed Multimedia and Industry-Leading Walkie Talkie Services With Newest Sprint PowerSource Phone  —  The Motorola Deluxe™ ic902 provides customers with industry-leading Nextel® Walkie-Talkie services, powerful Sprint Power Vision(SM) voice and data services …
 
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John Solomon / Washington Post:
FBI Finds It Frequently Overstepped in Collecting Data
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Business Wire:
Clearwire Partners with DIRECTV and EchoStar
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google lobbies for 'open' wireless networks
 Earlier Items: 
Clive Longbottom / The Register:
SOA - dead or alive?
Discussion: Channel 9
Gizmodo:
Home Entertainment: Samsung 70-inch LCD TV Has Local LED Backlighting
InfoWorld:
iPhone disappoints mobile developers
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Advertising Is Content... In The YouTube Era
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Mobile phone groups take on iPhone
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Founders sell as Codemasters is driven towards a flotation