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6:40 AM ET, June 28, 2009

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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Acer's Everywhere.  How Did That Happen?  —  ABOUT three months ago, Gianfranco Lanci flew into San Francisco International Airport, got off the plane and made his way to the passport control stations.  As he pulled out his documents, the passport agent immediately recognized him as the chief executive of Acer.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How To Save The Newspapers, Vol.  XII: Outlaw Linking  —  Of all the misguided schemes put forth lately to save newspapers (micropayments! blame Google!), the one put forth by Judge Richard Posner has to be the most jaw-dropping.  He suggests that linking to copyrighted material should be outlawed.
Discussion: /Message and MediaPost
Timothy / Slashdot:
The Video Bay, Now In Beta  —  poundhard writes “Some two years ago, it was mentioned on TorrentFreak and Slashdot that The Pirate Bay team were working on a YouTube competitor.  At the oral proceedings of the Spectrial, I believe it was Peter Sunde, aka Brokep, who said to the prosecutor …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld:
Domain-name wars: Rise of the cybersquatters  —  Trademark owners say cybersquatting on the Web has gone too far — and they're pushing back.  —  Computerworld - When the Web site FreeLegoPorn.com began publishing pornographic images created with Lego toys, trademark owner Lego Juris AS …
Discussion: Slashdot
Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Sony eyes cellphone/game gear hybrid - Nikkei  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc's highly popular iPod and iPhone, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday.  —  The Japanese electronics …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aardvark Open For Business Via Facebook Connect  —  Aardvark's social search service has been allowing beta users to invite friends since March.  But if you don't already know someone on the service, you've had to wait in line.  That wait ends today, though, at least for Facebook users.
Discussion: New York Times, The Noisy Channel and Techgeist, Thanks:atul
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Tries Hand At Targeting Consumers With Good Credit  —  Google has been testing the ability to lay consumer FICO scores on top of its Google Content Network to identify people with good credit.  The strategy will enable the search engine to help advertisers target a specific type …
Danny Dover / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
A Bad Day for Search Engines: How News of Michael Jackson's Death Traveled Across the Web  —  Update: Google representatives responded to complaints of the Google News delay with the following explanation: … - Source  —  First and foremost, let me extend my best wishes to the family and friends of Michael Jackson.
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New York Times:
U.S. and Russia Differ on a Treaty for Cyberspace  —  The United States and Russia are locked in a fundamental dispute over how to counter the growing threat of cyberwar attacks that could wreak havoc on computer systems and the Internet.  —  Both nations agree that cyberspace is an emerging battleground.
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Hulu to PlayStation 3 browsers: “This video is not available on your platform”  —  The PlayStation 3 has kept access to Hulu even without PlayOn or other workaround while others were blocked — with the exception of its own remote friendly desktop software — thanks to its browser's Flash support …
Discussion: Kotaku
Colin / Pre Insiders:
Palm Pre Mojo SDK Download Leaked To The Web (Links Updated!)  —  Just around an hour ago, @robovalzuniga sent out a tweet confirming that Palm's Mojo SDK had in fact leaked out.  What's better, he included a download link.  Yes, you can now download the (beta) SDK for the Pre.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
MagicJack Will Top $100 Million In Sales This Year  —  Here's a recession winner: MagicJack, the super-cheap Internet phone gadget, is flying off the shelves.  And parent company YMax Communications, founded by telecom veteran Daniel Borislow, is raking in big money.
pavlov.net:
New Fennec Releases  —  Welcome to the world both Fennec 1.0 Beta 2 for Maemo and Fennec 1.0 Alpha 2 for Windows Mobile.  —  In addition to Maemo and Windows Mobile builds, you can also download desktop builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  —  For these releases we have worked on improving …
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Computers Probed in Air France Crash
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
DOJ extends investigation into Oracle-Sun deal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
China's censorship blowback
Discussion: Financial Times
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
New in Snow Leopard: Activity Monitor shows you exactly what is killing your CPU
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Companies appeal to China to drop Web filter plan
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Comcast: The Idea When You Bundle Is That People Are Supposed To Get A Discount
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple kills Routesy app, my iPhone gets less useful
Discussion: SF Appeal and Webomatica