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2:45 PM ET, June 19, 2007

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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.
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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.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
YouTube in 9 more domains  —  Posted by Sakina Arsiwala, International Manager, YouTube
Discussion: Computerworld and Digital Trends
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
YouTube Goes International...Sans Germany.
Discussion: Profy.Com and Reuters
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: Daily Feed
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Prom Queen Finale: Suspense, Another Season, and a Few Pineapples
Discussion: Reel Pop
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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Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Say what? Yang's right as Yahoo's CTO, Semel says
Discussion: Breakout Performance
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
HP acquires SPI Dynamics  —  HP today announced its acquisition of SPI Dynamics.  The company specializes in Web application security; and SPI Dynamics' technology is already integrated with HP Quality Center software.  —  According to HP, the acquisition adds quality management services …
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New York Times:
Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power  —  Google and Pacific Gas & Electric have unveiled their vision of a future in which cars and trucks are partly powered by the country's electric grids, and vice versa.  —  The companies displayed on Monday six Toyota Prius …
Sean / Community Group Therapy:
Customer Service Hell!!  T-Mobile...Hot Spot?  NOT!!!  —  "Stick Together"  —  The Irony is coming - read on!!  —  I can't believe it!!!  Over the past few months I've launched a blog all about the power and value of the customer voice in the web 2.0 world.
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: Guardian Unlimited and Engadget
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
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007  —  Today (from 10:00 - 16.20 CET) Google is holding their press day event in Paris.  Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt, Urs Hölzle as well as the YouTube founders will be there, and there may be some product announcements.  I'm in Paris and will be live-blogging the event for you here.
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: The Mac Observer and Macsimum News
Microsoft SharePoint Products …:
Community Kit for SharePoint 2.0 Pre-Release announcement  —  About 3 months ago, I pre-announced the kick-off of the Community Kit for SharePoint (CKS) 2.0 effort, and fairly quickly, over 20 volunteers signed up to help.  After just 2 months of work (mostly on nights and weekends) …
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.
Variety:
HBO's digital shifts  —  Top execs leaving after consolidation  —  Several of HBO's top digital execs have ankled as the company is consolidating operations in its New York headquarters under its new leadership.  —  Digital initiatives prexy Jim Moloshok, business development VP John Penney …
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.
Business Wire:
Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth Product in Great Britain With High-Resolution 3-D Height Data From Intermap Technologies  —  Update Delivers a More Seamless and Accurate 3-D Experience  —  REDMOND, Wash. & DENVER—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Microsoft Corp. and Intermap Technologies Corp. today announced …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Liana / StopBadware Blog:
Bundled Products: Where the heck did this new toolbar come from?  —  Having a need to consolidate all of my instant message friends, I recently downloaded Trillian v3.2.5.1 from www.download.com.  —  Of course, I quickly clicked past the license agreement.  Who has time to read ALL that?
Discussion: Zero Day
 
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Reuters:
Verizon executive says HD video on demand in works
Discussion: dslreports.com and Gadget Lab
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Rock Band Fender Strat Unveiled
Discussion: CNET News.com and Kotaku
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Fring Coming To Windows Mobile Devices
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft sues Immersion over Sony agreement
Terence Poon / Wall Street Journal:
Google Gets Regulatory Approval In China to Offer New Services
Discussion: WebProNews
David Dreger / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Halo 3 Achievements. 'Nuff said
Discussion: Kotaku and digg
Nicole Lee / CNET News.com:
Jawbone to be sold alongside iPhone
Discussion: Macsimum News, Gadgetell and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
AT&T launches $10 DSL it hopes no one signs up for
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Companies Hang Up on Apple's iPhone
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars content (some Free)
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Kotaku
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Protects Email from Secret Government Searches
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Hack: Build your own cap table
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Feds Need A Warrant To Search Email
Sydney Morning Herald:
Australia announces vast national broadband plan
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
33 Ways to Watch Free TV Online
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 1: Why not to do a startup