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11:50 AM ET, June 15, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Safari for Windows... but WHY?  —  Steve Jobs & Company must have known that releasing a Safari browser for the Windows platform was going to result in some serious blowback: vulnerabilities, outrage and of course, the mocking.  And as expected, the digerati responded with scorn and outrage.
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I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Seduction of AT&T  —  This week was Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), the biggest news from which seemed to be the beta version of Safari (Apple's web browser) for Windows.  Why the heck would Apple even produce such a product?  Readers and pundits alike have been wondering ad nauseam.
Henry Gottlieb / LAW.com:
MySpace, Facebook Privacy Limits Tested in Emotional Distress Suit  —  The operators of MySpace and Facebook social networking sites assure their millions of subscribers that only designated "friends" can read registrants' private postings.  —  But do the postings stay private …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Are Social Network Private Messages More Private Than Email Under The Law?
Financial Times:
Howard Stringer on movies, music and PlayStation  —  Chrystia Freeland, Financial Times US managing editor, interviewed Sir Howard Stringer of Sony.  This is a transcript of the interview, which you may watch here.  In this segment Mr Stringer discusses movies, music and PlayStation.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Inquirer and Engadget
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Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Sony chief ponders cut for PS3 price  —  Sir Howard Stringer, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Corp, said the electronics and entertainment company was trying to "refine" how much it could afford to cut the price of PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, saying there was "no question" consumers wanted the price to be lower.
Business 2.0:
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
MySpace Mini-Episodes, Courtesy of Honda  —  YEARS after Volkswagen challenged drivers to "Think small," another automaker, Honda, plans to run smaller commercials for a smaller car in smaller versions of television series.  —  Honda will be the sole sponsor of what Sony Pictures Television …
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
On 'fatblogs,' heavy people weigh in  —  Many struggling with extra pounds go public in search of willpower.  —  Jason McCabe Calacanis is a blogging maestro.  About 10,000 people visit his website each day to read his new business ideas, musings on technology and potshots at rival entrepreneurs.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Business Wire:
1-800-FREE411 Receives Patent for Free 411 Ad-Supported Directory Assistance Service  —  Patent Discloses 1-800-FREE411's Proven Business Model in the Growing Free 411 Space  —  MENLO PARK, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jingle Networks, Inc., operator of the 1-800-FREE411 directory assistance service …
GameDaily:
Report: MS Using New Heat Sinks to Alleviate 360 Failures  —  New photos have surfaced that seem to reveal an improved cooling system within the 360, and the reports suggest that owners who have had their systems repaired are getting them back with the new heat sinks installed.
Discussion: CrunchGear and DailyTech
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Sony Ericsson intros 5Mp Cyber-shot phone  —  Receive the days biggest stories by email, sign up here  —  Sony Ericsson is to beef up its line of Cyber-shot camera phones with a new five-megapixel model, but you're going to have to wait until nearly Christmas to get your hands on it.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson develops its camera phone range with a 5 megapixel …
Discussion: Macworld, Engadget Mobile and i-boy
Raul / Skype Garage:
Skype 3.5 Beta for Windows initial release  —  Today we have released Skype 3.5 Beta for Windows.  It includes many new features in comparison with Skype 3.2 for Windows.  —  This is a beta release which means that we are still working on it and that it is only recommended for experienced users to try out new bleeding edge features.
Rarely Greys / Net Cooties:
Yahoo defect endangers users — do web sites care?  —  Summary:  — Critical cross-site scripting (XSS) defect in Yahoo services is discovered  — Proof of concept of exploit is included  — XSS bugs are on the rise because of web 2.0+  — The web industry is mostly negligent about dealing with XSS
Discussion: Slashdot
Steve Bryant / NewTeeVee:
Michael Moore's Sicko leaked on the Net  —  Sicko, Michael Moore's scathing look at the healthcare industry and the pharmaceutical companies that are destroying it, is scheduled to debut June 29 in theaters.  But, if you're the savvy keyboarding sort you can download the documentary now.
Discussion: Daily Feed
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Video: Review of the Jaiku Beta client for S60  —  This kicks Twitter in the balls and then makes love to its mother.  Jonathan Greene takes a stab at reviewing the latest beta of the S60 Jaiku client and he does a great job, but if you're going to watch the video you should definitely read …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
The state of our video ID tools  —  Recent speculation and stories like this Wall Street Journal article or this Reuters report on YouTube's use of video identification tools made us think it would be useful to clarify what we're doing.  —  We've been developing improved content identification for months …
Evan Ackerman / OhGizmo!:
LANdroid Wireless Battle Net  —  Ever wish that your wireless network could follow you wherever you went?  Yeah, so does the US Army.  DARPA's LANdroid is a palm-sized, totally autonomous network router on cute little tank treads.  It's designed to be used in urban environments …
 
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BBC:
Angry eBay pulls Google adverts
Discussion: Slashdot
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
New Archos media players: Look out, iPhone?
Discussion: last100
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Chinese Eye Tracking Study: Baidu Vs Google
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Ph.D. Candidate Presents Thesis in Her Underwear
Discussion: Inquirer
BBC:
London leads in city wi-fi race
Discussion: Gadget Lab
PR Newswire:
Bang & Olufsen Introduces BeoVision 7 - Its Premier LCD Screen …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
FAQ: What to do with your Yahoo photos
Discussion: Lifehacker
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Bookmark Only What You Want: Clipmarks and Web-Chops
Discussion: Rev2.org
 Earlier Items: 
Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Record Revenue
pocketables:
Compal UMD sadly runs Windows CE 5.0
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
HeyCosmo mixes video conferencing, Texas Hold 'Em
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Gigabyte Communications steps over Asustek for O2 handset orders
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Business Wire:
The Number of Customers Actually Purchasing Mobile Video Service …
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PS3 Firmware Upgrade 1.81 Coming Tomorrow
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Future of Media Video: Google Takes Over the World by 2050
Discussion: Jim Kukral and Laughing Squid