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5:15 PM ET, June 19, 2007

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Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
YouTube Launches Nine Country Sites; UK, Brazil, Japan Included  —  At a Paris press conference, YouTube unveiled localized versions for Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Poland, Spain and the UK (Germany is missing).  Initially, the sites get translated homepages, search functions and interfaces.
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Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube makes international move  —  YouTube has announced international versions of its web video service.  —  The video site, owned by Google, has launched nine versions across Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
YouTube in 9 more domains  —  Posted by Sakina Arsiwala, International Manager, YouTube  —  The YouTube community began life speaking English, but thanks to the uniquely expressive medium of video, today there is a global village of content makers and viewers.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft sues Immersion over Sony agreement  —  Microsoft filed suit against Immersion Corp. today, and while legal disputes aren't out of the ordinary for the Redmond company, this one is unusual — apparently hinging on a disagreement over the meaning of the word "settlement."
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Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Father of Sony PlayStation steps down  —  TOKYO - The chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console stepped down Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the video game industry and revive its reputation as an electronics pioneer.
Discussion: Engadget and Guardian Unlimited
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Behind the scenes: Microsoft, Immersion and Sony
Discussion: DailyTech
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: Inkjet printers are filthy, lying thieves  —  A new study says that on average, more than half of the ink from inkjet cartridges is wasted when users toss them in the garbage.  Why is that interesting?  According to the study, users are tossing the cartridges when their printers …
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Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Ink jet cartridges not good to the last drop - so what?  —  In the latest salvo in the ink-jet consumables war, Epson has commissioned a study with TÜV Rheinland that purports to show that competitors' cartridges leave more ink in the tank when they're supposedly empty.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:   Inkjet Vendors — Yet Again — Look Scammy
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Email Safe From Government Searches  —  For supporters of the Fourth Amendment Monday was a good day.  In a landmark ruling the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the government must have a search warrant before it can covertly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.
Discussion: Susan Crawford blog
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Semel exits masks yet another bad quarter at Yahoo  —  Terry Semel-Sue Decker-Jerry Yang drama had us all distracted from the fact that Yahoo (YHOO) is going to report yet another bad quarter.  The company told Wall Street analysts that the June quarter is going to come in towards the lower half of revenue and EBITDA guidance.
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Kat / Google LatLong:
Add your reviews to businesses on Google Maps  —  Posted by Jonathan Goldman, Software Engineer, Google Maps  —  The Cheeseboard Pizza Collective in Berkeley is one of my favorite places on the planet.  My friends and co-workers will tell you, I can't really shut up about the place.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google Maps Adds User Generated Reviews
Wall Street Journal:
Companies Hang Up on Apple's iPhone  —  Workers Beseech Employers  —  To Add Device, but IT Units  —  Cite Email Incompatibility  —  While millions of consumers are eagerly anticipating Apple Inc.'s launch of its iPhone next week, Bill Caraher is bracing for the worst.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and The Apple Core
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:   Is The iPhone Insecure?  —  With its science fiction features …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
U.K., Teens Leading in Online Video Viewing  —  The United Kingdom is tops in streamed online video consumption, compared to the United States, France and Germany according to the latest report from comScore.  Eighty percent of the Internet browsing public over the age of 15 watched a video in April.
Discussion: comScore
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PR Newswire:
U.K. Internet Users Leading Consumers of Online Video
Discussion: 901am and Techscape
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Voice Chat Can Really Kill the Mood on WoW  —  Recently I logged into World of Warcraft and I wound up questing alongside a mage and two dwarf warriors.  I was the lowest-level newbie in the group, and the mage was the de-facto leader.  He coached me on the details of each new quest …
Discussion: Second Life Insider and digg
iDefense Public Vulnerability Disclosures:
Cerulean Studios Trillian UTF-8 Word Wrap Heap Overflow Vulnerability  —  I. BACKGROUND  —  Trillian is a multi-protocol chat application that supports IRC, ICQ, AIM and MSN protocols.  More information can be found on the vendor's site at the following URL.  —  II. DESCRIPTION
Opera:
Opera Mini 4 beta now available  —  Opera Software today released Opera Mini 4 beta, codenamed Dimension, the much-awaited sneak preview of the newest version of Opera's pioneering Web browser for all mobile phones.  Opera Mini 4 beta is a complete redesign of the world's most popular mobile Web browser.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Safari ushers in better browser colors  —  Safari may not be rewriting the rules for Web browsing on Windows just yet, but it's leading the way with one significant change: photographs with better color.  —  Unlike the prevailing browsers on the Internet, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Mac Observer
Nicole Lee / CNET News.com:
Jawbone to be sold alongside iPhone  —  When Apple fans across the country flock to their neighborhood Apple Store to pick up their shiny new iPhone next Friday, they'll also have the opportunity to buy a Jawbone Bluetooth headset to go along with it.  That's right; the Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset …
Discussion: Macsimum News, Gadgetell and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What to doo with Yahoo?  —  The big win for Yahoo was My.Yahoo, it was the perfect example of send them away to get them to come back.  Any comeback for Yahoo must include revitalizing this service, quickly, because this is yet another area where Google is gaining ground on the sleeping giant.
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Noheat:
Nintendo and Apple to partner on games for iPhone  —  If you can't beat them join them.  With the iPhone days away from being launched Nintendo has apparently begun working with Apple, licensing a limited amount of content for the new phone.  It was rumored a while back that Nintendo …
Discussion: CrunchGear, zedgeHeadz and Gizmodo
Joshua Zumbrun / Washington Post:
Small-Screen 'Prom Queen' Clicks With Online Audience  —  Whenever the season finale of a show has guns, pills, a crazy assistant principal, at least one knife and an auditorium full of improbably attractive teenagers in prom gowns and tuxes, you know it's going to be "good," at least in the sense that …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Daily Feed and Reel Pop
 
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