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4:10 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.
evhead:
Zenter -> Goog  —  Congrats to Wayne and Robby.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
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: ben barren and Insider Chatter
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:
SKorean firm sells 3G Google phones in Europe  —  SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's LG Electronics said Wednesday it would sell third-generation (3G) mobile phones in Europe this week, installed with mobile services of the world's top Internet search engine Google.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Agence France Presse:
Yahoo to launch internet for mobiles in 12 countries
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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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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
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 …
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 …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Just Asking...  I've found myself more and more wary of doing things that I'd like to do with Google applications simply out of some primal, lizard brain fear of giving too much control of my data to one source.  It's not that I don't trust Google, it's not that I don't like the applications …
Discussion: louisgray.com and JD on EP
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
Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
Europe opens the door to in-flight phoning  —  PARIS: European regulators have cleared use of mobile phones and BlackBerry devices for passengers while flying, Airbus announced Tuesday.  —  Approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency means that, from September, passengers aboard Airbus aircraft outfitted …
 
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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Push Mobile Presence With New Software, Asia Pacts
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
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Strategy Game Pits Players Against Desktop Invasion
Discussion: TechCrunch
Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and reBang weblog
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
 Earlier Items: 
Lessig News:
Required Reading: the next 10 years
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 …
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Voice Chat Can Really Kill the Mood on WoW