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3:55 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.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
YouTube Goes International...Sans Germany.
Discussion: Reuters, Profy.Com and Digital Trends
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Shakeup: Why Now?  Yahoo Execs Talk; Decker: No More Division Heads  —  Note: Full audio of the call can be downloaded from the link below.  —  The analysts/investors' call is underway and Terry Semel is framing that answer as a personal decision as much as a personnel decision …
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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.
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Email Protected by 4th Amendment, Court Says  —  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday, in Warshak v. U.S., that people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their email, so that the government needs a search warrant or similar process to access it.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Appeals court: Feds can't secretly seize e-mail without a warrant
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.
Discussion: The Next Net and All Points Blog
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Adds User Generated Reviews
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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
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
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
SharePoint: Microsoft's Web 2.0 hub  —  Web 2.0 means different things to different people.  —  To Microsoft's Office team, Web 2.0 does not mean a Web-centric version of Microsoft Office, a la Google Apps.  It does mean add-ons to SharePoint Server, Microsoft's back-end bundle of server applications …
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
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
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.
 
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