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2:25 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.
Discussion: gSpy, Googlified and InsideGoogle
Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher:   Exclusive interview with Google video platform director Jennifer Feikin
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Cursing in YouTube Player Source Code
Discussion: Googling Google and InsideGoogle
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Video Morphs Further Into New Video Meta Search Role
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sprint: Rethinking WiMAX?  —  Sprint, which broke away from the cellular camp, and bet big on WiMAX as its technology of choice for high-speed wireless connectivity, is apparently rethinking its strategy, mostly under pressure from activist shareholders, who believe that the company is spending too much money on an unproven technology.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Satellite TV guys say: why not WiMAX
Discussion: Gizmodo
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?
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Ultimate Extras is a sham - where's the responsibility?  —  I was going to write about this on June 30, because that would have marked the half-year anniversary of Windows Vista, but since Josh Phillips has already started the conversation, I thought I should keep it rolling.
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.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Valleywag snags an editor from Business 2.0
Discussion: bub.blicio.us and Gawker
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.
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Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
EBay cancels ads in tiff with Google
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.
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 …
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:   Freefallin': DRAM and Flash memory prices dropped by a third last year
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Bryan Gardiner / ExtremeTech:
GPU-Tech Releases GPU Computing API, Benchmarks  —  GPU-Tech, a French developer of high performance computing applications that run on graphic cards, launched a new set of APIs on Wednesday that, while reportedly compatible will all GPUs, seem to show better performance under Nvidia workstation cards.
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Mobile phone groups take on iPhone  —  The mobile phone industry will on Thursday launch a challenge to Apple's iPhone, by unveiling a low-cost, flat-rate music service that can be accessed on most handsets in Europe and Asia.  —  The MusicStation service has backing from the handset manufacturers Nokia …
InfoWorld:
iPhone disappoints mobile developers  —  San Francisco (InfoWorld) - No one ever said Apple marketers weren't clever.  So if they wanted to start a firestorm of ISVs developing applications for the iPhone, how better to do that than to make development as simple as possible with the least barriers?
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com and JD on EP
 
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Russ Mitchell / Portfolio.com:
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productdose.com:
Worst 007 Gadgets
Discussion: Gadget Lab, CrunchGear and digg
Triston McIntyre / MAC.BLORGE.com:
The tawdry truth about the iPhone, WiFi, and EDGE
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Xing integrates with ZoomInfo, in move to overtake LinkedIn
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple releases Windows Safari 3.0.1, squishes security bugs
Discussion: Morning Paper
Business Wire:
Clearwire Partners with DIRECTV and EchoStar
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel readies massive multicore processors
Discussion: Macsimum News
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
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
NBC Developing Web Site for Students
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Advertising Is Content... In The YouTube Era
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone on June 29th at 6pm 'Local Time'
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Founders sell as Codemasters is driven towards a flotation
Xbox-Scene News:
New Pictures of 2nd GPU HeatSink on Xbox 360 - Update: Video