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5:45 AM ET, June 20, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
More sharing  —  We're pleased to announce that we've acquired the assets of Zenter, a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations.  —  You've heard us talk a lot about using the web to improve group collaboration and information sharing.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Enter Zenter, Google Office is now complete  —  Google has snapped up yet another start-up - Zenter, which is building online presentations.  This is yet-another-exit for YCombinator, the madrassa of the Web 2.0 crowd.  In Microsoft world those are known as PowerPoints.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Zenter; Y Combinator Gets Another Payday  —  Google made another acquisition announcement today - they've bought a company called Zenter ("a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations") to help complete their upcoming Powerpoint/presentation application.
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake  —  News Corporation has discussed swapping MySpace, its internet social networking unit, with Yahoo! in return for a 25 per cent stake in the enlarged group.  —  The discussions remain tentative and could collapse after the departure …
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New York Times:
After Shake-Up, What Now for Yahoo?  —  Should Yahoo stop trying …
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is MySpace Worth $12 billion?
Discussion: ParisLemon
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Report: News Corp. to trade MySpace for a stake in Yahoo?
Discussion: Breakout Performance
Airbus:
Airbus first to receive certification for on-board mobile phone system  —  Airbus is first to receive airworthiness certification for a cell-phone system on board an aircraft.  On 18th June 2007, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Airbus' GSM on-board system.
Discussion: Christopher Null and Engadget
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Randall Bennett / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Cell phones on a plane!:  Airbus gets approval in Europe  —  Uh oh... European airline passengers' dreams of flying the quiet skies might be on their way out as AirBus just received approval for an on-board mobile phone system from the EASA, the European Aircraft Safety Agency (think FAA for Europe.)
Discussion: CrunchGear, zedgeHeadz and Gizmodo
Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
Europe opens the door to in-flight phoning
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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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google Introduces User-Generated Content For Maps Without Community
Discussion: Insider Chatter and ben barren
Between the Lines:
Zoho sets out to challenge the software world  —  In mapping out the online office suite landscape, Zoho stood out as the most expansive and ambitious undertaking.  Almost every week the company makes an announcement about a new application or feature.  This week Zoho's Web conferencing application …
Discussion: ResourceShelf, Zoho Blogs and Manthan
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Yahoo in global expansion of mobile phone services  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. said on Tuesday it would introduce later this week a faster, enhanced version of its Internet services for U.S. mobile phone users, while expanding into key markets in Asia, Canada and Europe.
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Agence France Presse:
Yahoo to launch internet for mobiles in 12 countries
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Wily Ferret / Inquirer:
Quake Wars to sport ads  —  Apocalyptic war-torn future, buy Coke  —  SPLASH DAMAGE, developer of upcoming Quake title Enemy Territory, has announced that it will be displaying ads within the game itself.  —  In-game advertising is going to be big business if you believe analysts, and Splash is looking to get in on some of the cash.
Discussion: DigitalBattle
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Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and reBang weblog
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Microsoft Will Alter Vista Operating System  —  Microsoft has agreed to make changes to its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint by Google that a feature of Vista is anticompetitive, lawyers involved in the case said on Tuesday.  —  The settlement, reached in recent days …
Discussion: TechCrunch and All about Microsoft
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft will alter Vista to address search concerns
Discussion: Engadget
PR Newswire:
Huge Growth Occurs In Online Video Use And It's Not All User-Generated Videos  —  LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ — The results of a national online Magid Media Futures(TM) survey conducted the last week in March of 2007 have just been released, documenting the huge growth in popularity …
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Gregg Goldstein / Hollywood Reporter:
'Sicko' leaks have studios crying foul  —  Clips uploaded to YouTube in 14 chunks  —  NEW YORK — YouTube has removed clips of Michael Moore's U.S. health-care expose "Sicko" that appeared on the site during the weekend, two weeks before the film's June 29 opening.
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Guardian:
Moore lays into Sicko YouTube stunt
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Epicenter and New York Times
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Push Mobile Presence With New Software, Asia Pacts  —  Yahoo Inc. said it will launch an improved version of its suite of software for cellphone users in the U.S. on Friday and unveil test versions in 13 other countries.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet company also plans …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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 …
Espenao / my.opera.com:
BETA OF OPERA MINI 4 IS HERE!  —  To start with, give it up for the best mobile Web developers in the world!  They've been working day and night to give you a sweet and improved browsing experience for your mobile phone.  —  We know many of you use Mini on My Opera to blog, read posts …
François Bancilhon / Mandriva Blog:
We will not go to Canossa  —  Novell, Xandros and Linspire have signed well publicized agreements with Microsoft.  —  Rumors on the Web have hinted that we might be next on the list.  So we would like to clarify our position.  —  At Mandriva, we believe working in heterogeneous environments is essential to our customers.
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
AMD considering getting out of fabrication business  —  2007 has not been kind to AMD.  The company saw its workstation market share slip, has taken on $2 billion of new debt, lost almost $1.2 billion over the past two quarters, has been unable to close the gap with Intel when it comes to CPU performance …
 
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Veoh Launching New Online TV Service; Takes Streams From Content …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
4Info surprises with SMS ad results — raises $10M more
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Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Strategy Game Pits Players Against Desktop Invasion
Discussion: TechCrunch
Reuters:
AT&T says 40 pct of iPhone inquirers not its clients
Discussion: Ars Technica
Metroxing / TWO A DAY:
ZDNet Really, Really, Really Hates Apple & the iPhone
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 Earlier Items: 
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
What kind of man gets two Zune tattoos?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Travelers Deserve Protection from Baseless Laptop Searches
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Exchange Exchange … TUESDAY, 19 JUNE 2007 … MONDAY, 18 JUNE 2007
BBC:
Censors ban 'brutal' video game
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What to doo with Yahoo?  —  The big win for Yahoo was My.Yahoo …
 

 
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Radio Ambulante's cofounders on the launch of Radio Ambulante Records, the podcast company's label, which they see as a community building exercise

 
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