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10:45 AM ET, June 12, 2009

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Mscorp / Microsoft On The Issues:
Working to Fulfill our Legal Obligations in Europe for Windows 7  —  Vice President and Deputy General Counsel  —  [Update to my original post earlier today below - I've added more historical context for readers who might be new to the issue - D.H.]  —  Earlier today CNET reported …
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BBC:
No IE onboard Windows 7 in Europe  —  European buyers of Windows 7 will have to download and install a web browser for themselves.  —  Bowing to European competition rules, Microsoft Windows 7 will ship without Internet Explorer.  —  The company said it would make it easy for PC makers …
Associated Press:
E.U. Criticizes Microsoft Plan to Remove Browser  —  BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators said Friday that Microsoft Corp. was offering less choice, not more, by vowing to sell the next version of Windows without any Web browsers at all.  —  Microsoft said Thursday that it would remove …
Discussion: Electronista
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission statement on Microsoft Internet Explorer announcement
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:   Open letter to Microsoft: It's time for a single version of Windows
John Oates / The Register:
EC rejects Microsoft's browser promises
Discussion: CNET News, Download Squad, Bink.nu and eWeek
Ina Fried / CNET News:
EU responds to Microsoft's browser move
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
No browser in EU version of Windows 7
Discussion: T3.com News and CNET News
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Yet Another Mobile iGoogle
Discussion: Softpedia News and IntoMobile
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple sees 11 million downloads of Safari 4 in three days
Discussion: Telegraph, TechCrunch and AppScout
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:   Snow Leopard Takes a Page From the App Store Playbook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Palm Pixie Is Real, But May Never Come To Market  —  Lots of excitement today over a second Palm WebOS device now that the Pre has launched.  The only problem is that none of this is news.  We broke the story about the device, code named Pixie, on April 29.  A day later we had the Pixie name and additional details.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Twitter Launches Verified Accounts  —  Twitter launched the first phase of its Verified Accounts program moments ago, meaning that celebrities, musicians, athletes, actors, public officials and public agencies on the service can now display a “verified account” button on their Twitter pages.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile's Samsung Bigfoot  —  One of our trusty ninjas just hit us up with the above photo of Samsung's Bigfoot Android device slated to hit T-Mobile USA this summer.  We've been told it will rock a 3 megapixel camera, be a UMTS/HSDPA device, and sport a 3.0″ capacitive AMOLED touch screen display.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Free Anonymous BitTorrent Becomes Reality With BitBlinder  —  A question which regularly pops up in the TorrentFreak mailbox is “How do hide myself online?  How can I get free anonymous BitTorrent?”  Our answer is usually something along the lines of “Free anonymous BitTorrent isn't really a reality right now.
Discussion: Music Ally and digg.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Daily Show Rips The New York Times  —  The Daily Show does a much better job than I did ripping the New York Times. … (Here's the video on Comedy Central, for our international friends).  —  Crunch Network: CrunchBase the free database of technology companies, people, and investors
Discussion: Gawker
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Your Facebook business name: Already reserved?  —  Facebook employees and tech journalists aren't the only ones whose names have been reserved ahead of the big Facebook vanity URL land grab that will open up at midnight Eastern time Saturday morning.  The company already has “tens of thousands” …
The University of Michigan:
Analysis of the Green Dam Censorware System  —  Scott Wolchok, Randy Yao, and J. Alex Halderman  —  Computer Science and Engineering Division  —  The University of Michigan … Introduction  —  Accordingly to recent news reports (NYT, WSJ), the Chinese government has mandated that …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Who's afraid of a digital world?  The World Copyright Summit  —  The world's rightsholders gathered in Washington this week to discuss copyright in all its variegated glory, but the event was essentially about one topic: how do we survive in a digital world?
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GamePolitics News:   Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls Pirate Bay Case a Win, Slams Canada Over Copyright Issues
Wall Street Journal:
Tax Man's Target: The Mobile Phone  —  The use of company-issued mobile phones could trigger new federal income taxes on millions of Americans as a “fringe benefit,” spurring efforts by the wireless industry and others to kill the idea.  —  The Internal Revenue Service proposed …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Sells $3 Million Of Computers For Dell  —  Who knew that Dell had 600,000 Twitter followers?  In any event...the company has apparently tweeted its way to $3 million in sales over the past two years, including $1 million in the last 6 months.  —  That's chicken feed for Dell, of course.
Discussion: Bits
Sargund / Sargun's Blog:
Doom hack.  I've gotten PRDoom running on the device.  PRDoom is an open source doom clone that uses SDL for its rendering backend.  The Palm Pre's GUI, Luna, utilizes a framebuffer.  The SDL backend we used was directfb.  —  The Palm Pre's rootfs, based on openembedded, had directfb …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flowgram Was Cool.  Now It's Dead  —  Well, this is a bummer.  Flowgram, a promising startup that launched last July, is a goner.  —  The service let users create screencasts with live websites, and the early beta users really liked it: … But this evening founder Abhay Parekh sent …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scoble's Building 43 Launching Tonight With Practical Tips For Businesses Stuck In The 90's  —  Tonight sees the launch of Robert Scoble's newest project, Building43, an online community that he's building in partnership with web-hosting provider Rackspace (we're having them over to celebrate with us at our birthday party).
 
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More Ways to Sell Out of Your Startup Stock
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