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6:25 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
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft reaches Vista search compromise (Updated)  —  Bloomberg News and Reuters, quoting anonymous sources, are both reporting that Microsoft has agreed to change Windows Vista to respond to Google's complaint that the operating system's desktop search functionality puts competitors at a disadvantage.
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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
Sydney Morning Herald:
Microsoft to Change Desktop Search
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft to change Vista after Google complaint
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Reuters
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
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
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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Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:   Zoho "challenging the software world"?
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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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
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Veoh TV: Turning the Web Into TV  —  Dmitry Shapiro is tired of hearing about Joost, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service launched by the founders of Skype.  "Joost is your old man's TV," sneers Shapiro, the CEO of competing Web video service Veoh.  By that, he means that Joost is merely replicating …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Veoh Launching New Online TV Service; Takes Streams From Content …
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 …
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
 
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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
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Reuters:
AT&T says 40 pct of iPhone inquirers not its clients
Discussion: Ars Technica
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ZDNet Really, Really, Really Hates Apple & the iPhone
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Discussion: Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Travelers Deserve Protection from Baseless Laptop Searches
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Exchange Exchange … TUESDAY, 19 JUNE 2007 … MONDAY, 18 JUNE 2007
Gregg Goldstein / Hollywood Reporter:
'Sicko' leaks have studios crying foul
BBC:
Censors ban 'brutal' video game
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
AMD considering getting out of fabrication business
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What to doo with Yahoo?  —  The big win for Yahoo was My.Yahoo …