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 …
Discussion: WebProNews, Insider Chatter, IP Democracy, The Social Web, David Dalka, GigaLaw.com Daily News and Listics
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: Private Messages May Not Stay Private
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Facebook vs. MySpace: Who Needs Privacy?
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Are Social Network Postings Subject to Discovery?
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: iTunes sets up shop in Bebo; CNN/YouTube sponsor presidential debate …
Frank Paynter / Listics: Rock on, Edna — It's Dervala's birthday tomorrow.
Max Kalehoff / Online Spin:
Deconstructing Facebook — Have you noticed a massive surge on Facebook lately, since it opened itself up to everyone outside of .edu? I have — and I bet that other social networks are now scrambling to respond, especially in light of Facebook's opening of its API.
Discussion: AttentionMax and Portfolio.com
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.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Securing Safari: How to run Apple's browser securely
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Safari for Windows Starts a Stampede
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Why Photographers (and L.L. Beans) Will Like Safari for Windows
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Safari For Windows Tops 1 Million Downloads In 48 Hours
Chris Myers / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Apple highlights impressive Safari for Windows download/bug ratio
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac: Mozilla COO Calls Jobs on Predatory Safari Plans
Thomas Gagnon-van Leeuwen / MacUser: 1 million downloads for Safari on Windows; but is it bad?
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
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Off the Cuff: iPhone obsolete, defending capitalism & stuff
Between the Lines:
Safari for Windows: Embracing and extending
Safari for Windows: Embracing and extending
Discussion: Todd Biske and Download Squad
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Safari 3.0.1 Beta relased with security fixes
Paul Sweeting / ContentAgenda.com:
MPAA, others call for new anti-piracy laws — ContentAgenda — The Motion Picture Assn. of America is joining forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a diverse collection of other industry groups to press Congress and the White House on an ambitious agenda to bolster enforcement of anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting laws.
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: Inquirer, Ars Technica and Engadget
Theo Valich / Inquirer: PS3 price drop only a matter of time
Ryan Block / Engadget: Howard Stringer: Sony "studying" PS3 price cut
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Sony chief ponders cut for PS3 price
Sony chief ponders cut for PS3 price
Discussion: Digital Trends, Gadget Lab, GamePro.com, Game | Life, TechSpot, Joystiq, GamesIndustry.biz and Kotaku
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: Nintendo Dominates May Game Hardware Sales
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab: Sony Working On PS3 Price Cuts
Brent Kampe / GamePro.com: Sony bigwig hints at coming PS3 price cut?
Chris Kohler / Game | Life: Stringer: "No Question" Consumers Want PS3 Price Drop
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Sony considers PS3 price cut
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Sony CEO says they're looking to 'refine' PS3 price
Hy Hollinger / Hollywood Reporter:
MPA study: Brighter picture for movie industry — All-media revenue from pics up 8% to $42.6 bil — The motion picture industry is back on course. — After a disappointing 2005, the six major companies have received official confirmation from the MPA that their all-media revenue …
Discussion: Digital World, p2pnet and Michael Geist's Blog
Emru Townsend / Digital World: Movies Are Actually Doing Pretty Well
Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog: Canada Ranked as Hollywood's Fastest Growing Market
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 …
Discussion: Daily Feed, WebProNews, Mashable!, BloggingStocks, Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer and Reel Pop
David Hirschman / Daily Feed: SONY CLASSIC TV 'MINISODES' ON MYSPACE
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: MySpace, Sony, Honda Create Classic "Minisodes"
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Honda to Show Short Ads for Sony's Minisode Series
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: Online TV from Sony
Shelly Palmer / Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer: MediaBytes - 06/15/07 — SONY PICTURES TELEVISION will launch …
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop: Sony Minisodes debut next week
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: Insider Chatter, Search Engine Land, Screenwerk and TechCrunch
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Oodle CEO: Classifieds are Local, and Social
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Local Mobile Search Provider 1-800-Free411 Touts Patent Against Rivals
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Jingle Patent on Ad-Supported 411
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Jingle Awarded Patent For Advertising-Supported 411 Calls
Chris Remo / shacknews.com:
Valve Confirms Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 Launch Date — Last night, Valve representatives confirmed to Shacknews that the studio's upcoming trio of Source-powered games will ship for all announced platforms on October 9, 2007. The suite, sold at retail and through Valve's Steam download service …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Xbox 360 Fanboy, The Tech Report, Joystiq and DigitalBattle
Frank Caron / Ars Technica: Valve's Orange Box set for release this October
Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy: Half-Life 2: The Orange Box ships in October
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report: Valve gives Episode Two, TF2 a launch date
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq: Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, Team Fortress 2 shipping October 9th
James Hyde / DigitalBattle: Valve Reveals Episode 2 Release Date
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Discussion: Between the Lines
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 and Todd Watson
David Hirschman / Daily Feed: BRIEFS: NBCU/NEWS CORP. PROJECT, 'SICKO' LEAKED, 'CRUSH ON OBAMA' REAX
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
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.
Discussion: Download Squad, Alec Saunders .LOG, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, Skype Journal and Podcasting News
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Skype 3.5 Beta for Windows released
Alec Saunders .LOG: News of the week — While I've been rebuilding PC's this week, a lot has been going on.
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: Full Skype Call Transfer Arrives on the Scene
Sydney Morning Herald:
iPods to blame for total eclipse of the art, says Hockney — Public enemy number one ... according to David Hockney. — Richard Jinman and wires — THOSE who prefer a well-painted landscape to a diamond-studded skull or a roasted corgi now have a culprit to blame for the contentious state of contemporary art: the iPod.
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PS3 Firmware Upgrade 1.81 Coming Tomorrow — Just a quick update: we'll be making available firmware upgrade 1.81 tomorrow which will fix a few small issues some of you have noticed. Most notably is the RGB Full setting which a few of you wrote in about. In 1.80 we added an option …
Discussion: Ars Technica, GamePro.com, Engadget HD, I4U News, Kotaku, Gizmodo and digg
Eugene Huang / GamePro.com: PS3 upgrades to 1.81 — Sony has revealed the release …
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD: PS3 pulls a 180: v1.81 firmware to fix RGB color space settings
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: New Sony PS3 Firmware 1.81
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Chinese Eye Tracking Study: Baidu Vs Google — I thought the easiest way to share the results of the Chinese Eye Tracking study might be in a Q&A format, as that's what most research programs tend to be anyway. I'll cover off some of the highlight findings in this column, but the full report will be available on our site next week.
Discussion: WebProNews and Web Analytics World
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Eye Tracking Expert Takes On Google-Baidu Rivalry
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World: Google vs. Baidu
Raoul / Inner Bits:
PS3 Controller with Rumble in Development — We've written extensively of the court case between Sony and Immersion and its potential impact on the peripherals business for the PS3. While we've been featured on Immersion's own press site, we assure our readers that we have no affiliation or vested interests in the company.
Discussion: DailyTech, GamePro.com and Kotaku
Marcus Yam / DailyTech: Report: Sony Working on PS3 Controller With Rumble
Brent Kampe / GamePro.com: Sixaxis Rumble Rumors Resound
Mike M. / Kotaku: Sony: More SIXAXIS Rumble Rumblings
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
CowboyNeal / Slashdot: Yahoo! XSS Flaw Endangers its Users