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11:15 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.
Discussion: WinExtra and CrunchGear
Apple:
Safari for Windows Public Beta Downloads Top 1 Million in First 48 Hours
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?  —  It's always interesting to see how courts deal with changing technology.  For example, it's pretty common for courts to order emails to be handed over in certain lawsuits as part of the discovery process.
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
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Bookmark Only What You Want: Clipmarks and Web-Chops  —  The bookmark has evolved since Mosaic's "Hotlist" in 1993.  Now when we save a web page, we can rename it, describe it, categorize it, tag it, and even share it with others via a service like del.icio.us.  But what if you only want to save a piece of a website?
Discussion: Rev2.org
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Future of Media Video: Google Takes Over the World by 2050  —  Davide Casaleggio sent a tip to Read/WriteWeb about a video his company produced exploring the future of media.  It is a very cool 6-minute video, which takes some educated (and imaginative) guesses at how the Web and media will evolve over the next 40-50 years.
Discussion: Jim Kukral and Laughing Squid
 
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Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Ph.D. Candidate Presents Thesis in Her Underwear
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BBC:
London leads in city wi-fi race
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PR Newswire:
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
FAQ: What to do with your Yahoo photos
Discussion: Lifehacker
Steve Bryant / NewTeeVee:
Michael Moore's Sicko leaked on the Net
Discussion: Daily Feed
Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Record Revenue
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Google Video Search in Frames
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
Discussion: Ars Technica, Kotaku, I4U News and digg
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: How Justin.TV's Live Video System Was Born
Discussion: DailyTechTalk and digg
Wall Street Journal:
FTC Launches More Reviews Of Web Ad Deals
John's Blog:
A Picture's Worth 100M Users???