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12:30 PM ET, June 21, 2007

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Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Sony, Nintendo forbid AO-rated Manhunt 2  —  Console-makers confirm policies preventing licensed third parties from releasing Adults Only games on their systems, effectively banning the Rockstar title.  —  When Take-Two Interactive yesterday confirmed that the Entertainment Software Rating Board handed …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Game | Life and Slashdot
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony and Nintendo: Adults Only rating means no Manhunt 2 for PS2, Wii  —  Rockstar is a company known for its controversial games and headline-making troubles, but after Manhunt 2 received an AO rating from the ESRB its troubles have deepened: neither Sony nor Nintendo will handle AO-rated games.
Discussion: Joystiq
BBC:
Banned video game is 'fine art'
Discussion: Kotaku
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
It's Official: Yahoo Acquires Rivals.com; Not Official But True: It Cost About $100 Million  —  As we were first to report in early April, Yahoo was on the verge of acquiring college sports network Rivals.com.  It took a few months to complete, finally closing after months …
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Agence France Presse:
'Blog', 'cookie', 'wiki' top list of hated Internet words: poll  —  LONDON (AFP) - "Blog", "netiquette", "cookie" and "wiki" have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.  — EU body to expand Web search probe, write to Google
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Sydney Morning Herald:
'Blog', 'cookie', 'wiki' top list of hated Internet words: poll  —  "Blog", "netiquette", "cookie" and "wiki" have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.  —  Topping the list of words most likely to make web users …
Discussion: WebProNews
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Internet radio to go silent on June 26?  —  If you depend on the sounds of Internet radio to get you through your workday, don't be surprised if your headphones pipe out little more than dead air next Tuesday.  —  In protest of the elevated royalty fees Webcasters are poised to begin owing …
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kurthanson.com:
From Wanda Atkinson, 3WK GM  —  "I'm writing liners in preparation for the day of silence and would like to start running one immediately.  —  "The big question: does SaveNetRadio.org have the bandwidth to handle June 26?  —  "We're considering picking 3 - 5 songs relevant to the subject …
Discussion: p2pnet
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Two top Google engineers leave — to Benchmark Capital  —  Two more high-level Google engineers have left the Googleplex — this time to join well-known venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.  —  Bret Taylor (left) and Jim Norris (right), two of the masterminds behind Google Maps and several …
CyberOrg:
Compiz-Fusion arrives  —  A new merged community around Compiz project would be known as Compiz-Fusion, details of the announcement here on Compiz Mailing List.  —  It is not just a new name, quitely behind the scenes developers have been working hard and have come up with some stunning enhancements.
Discussion: digg
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lists.freedesktop.org Mailing Lists:
[compiz] CompComm has a real name!
Discussion: Ars Technica
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Danal, another mobile payments company, launches  —  Danal, a company that wants to let young people use cellphones to make payments without owning a credit card, is about to launch in the U.S. with a separate subsidiary, according to the WSJ.  —  It lets you buy downloadable music or other digital goods …
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Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:   Just Charge It — to Your Cellphone  —  A Korean company little-known …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Who should buy Yahoo?  Handicapping 5 likely suitors  —  At least Yahoo can't complain this week about Google grabbing all the headlines.  —  While Google has been dishing out the usual morsels of news - tweaks to Google Video, YouTube and Google Office - everyone else can't stop talking about Yahoo.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
Short Descriptions Now Live  —  Ad descriptions longer than 70 characters on Yahoo! in the U.S. will now be cut off  —  Starting today, ads that appear in U.S. Yahoo! Search results with descriptions longer than 70 characters will be cut off ("truncated") at the nearest complete word, followed by an ellipsis.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google says Vista search changes not enough  —  As we reported yesterday, Microsoft's "capitulation" to Google's antitrust complaint isn't as much a capitulation as the mainstream media was reporting.  We inspected Microsoft's joint filing and found that Microsoft is not going to allow …
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
New N95 Firmware Coming  —  Seems everything's getting a nice little refresh lately, with the N73 and N80, and now I've gotten these screenshots showing the N95 with a fresh firmware (dated yesterday, no less!)  I didn't get an official changelog (what's up with those NEVER being available?) but I did get these three screenshots.
Forbes:
EU says Apple has responded to iTunes deadline; EU 'studying it carefully'  —  BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The European Commission said Apple Inc responded to a midnight deadline yesterday in relation to antitrust concerns over the pricing of songs on its iTunes online music store.
Discussion: Engadget, Ars Technica and MacNN
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft says Zune still on track  —  I still don't see them anywhere I travel, but Microsoft says that it is still on track to sell 1 million of its Zune portable music players by June.  That's this month, so I wonder just how many of the devices are leaving Microsoft now and headed to retail stores.
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Fring lets you make free VoIP calls from your Windows Mobile PDA
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
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Discussion: Inquirer
Business Wire:
Strategy Analytics: M-Payment Bright Future
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Web Spend, Broadband Access, China Users - Research Shows All Going Up!
Discussion: paidContent.org
 Earlier Items: 
Fred Aun / ClickZ:
Social Nets Sit on Goldmine of Behavioral Data, Says Jupiter
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Mac OS X Leopard Leaked to BitTorrent
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
EMI says DRM-free music is selling well
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Simple Spark: A Catalog Of Web Applications
Discussion: Tech[dot]Blog
USA Today:
Tech blogs go from hobbies to businesses
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Big Companies, part 1: Turnaround!