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4:20 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
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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Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Inkjet Vendors — Yet Again — Look Scammy  —  from the empty's-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder dept  —  As we've highlighted in the past, a number of old, random Techdirt posts manage to still attract plenty of traffic — and comments — thanks to the wonder of search engines.
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.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Protects Email from Secret Government Searches  —  Landmark Ruling Gives Email Same Constitutional Protections as Phone Calls  —  San Francisco - The government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers …
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Email Protected by 4th Amendment, Court Says
Discussion: WebProNews
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
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 …
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
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   Behind the scenes: Microsoft, Immersion and Sony
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.
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:   Google's Marissa Mayer On The Algorithm/Human Powered Debate
Valleywag:
Speculation: Yahoo's botched coup  —  The Wall Street Journal hears two seemingly contradictory accounts of Terry Semel's departure from the Yahoo chief exec job.  One report: some directors were surprised by the emergency board phonecall, held on Sunday, at which the 64-year-old former studio boss resigned.
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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
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
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
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
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.
 
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