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3:40 PM 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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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?
Claude Brodesser-Akner / AdAge:
Michael Moore's 'Sicko' Leaked Onto Web  —  Every Movie Marketer's Worst Nightmare Becomes Grim Reality for Weinstein Company  —  LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" has been pirated and is now widely available for download on peer-to-peer content sites like www.thepiratebay.org.
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Steve Bryant / NewTeeVee:
Michael Moore's Sicko leaked on the Net
Discussion: Daily Feed and Todd Watson
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 …
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.
Discussion: Consumerist
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   MPAA, RIAA Create Yet ANOTHER Lobbying Group; Push For Stronger Laws
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, Engadget and Inquirer
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Linux leaders plot counterattack on Microsoft  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (Reuters) - The high priests of free software have congregated at Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) headquarters this week to debate the future of the movement and face down recent patent threats by Microsoft Corp. …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Is iPhone AT&T's Magic Bullet?  —  Companies Featured in This Article: AT&T , Apple, Sprint Nextel, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Telefon AB LM Ericsson, Sony  —  AT&T Inc. stands a good chance of stealing customers away from other wireless operators …
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 …
Business 2.0:
Who matters now?  —  Business 2.0 Magazine invites you to vote for the businesspeople who inspire, inform and infuriate you, from CEOs to entrepreneurs to media stars. … SPECIAL OFFER:  —  • Home  • Portfolio  • Calculators  • Contact us  • Newsletters  • Podcasts
Discussion: Between the Lines
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.
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.
Discussion: MacUser
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kyte's Plans Come Together: Deals with EMI & Nokia Announced, New Facebook Application  —  Kyte.tv, which is at its core a media player for personal expression, lets users send a stream of personal information to their friends: drag photos, video and text into the channels and interact with people viewing your content.
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
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
 
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Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Web angel investor on the lookout for another big winner
Discussion: paidContent.org
Gordon Finlayson / Download Squad:
Sonific launches new network for bands, songwriters and labels
Max Kalehoff / Online Spin:
Deconstructing Facebook  —  Have you noticed a massive surge …
Avvo Blog:
Defending Avvo's Right to Provide Information and Guidance to Consumers
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Discussion: Boing Boing and p2pnet
Market Wire:
SOURCE: StudioNow  —  StudioNow, the innovative online video …
Jason Tan / Taipei Times:
Acer revises down this year's revenue growth projection
Discussion: CNET News.com and Ars Technica
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
HeyCosmo: Webcams Meet Group Collaboration
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sprint explores options for WiMAX, ponders Clearwire deal
Raoul / Inner Bits:
PS3 Controller with Rumble in Development
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
On A Roll, Or, How Microsoft Secured Yet Another Exclusive …
Rebecca Lieb / ClickZ:
Search Works Harder, So Must Search Marketers
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Master's Student Demonstrates Thesis Project in Her Underwear
Discussion: Inquirer and digg
Rarely Greys / Net Cooties:
Yahoo defect endangers users — do web sites care?
Discussion: Slashdot