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Submission + - eBay vs Google vs Amazon all out war pending (ebay.com)

BenelliShooter writes: "eBay LIVE was held last week in Boston, Google planned a Boston Tea Party type event that offended eBay causing them to pull their entire Google AdWords spending (over $1MM per day) and divert it for 'testing' elsewhere. Like an intimidated schoolyard nerd Google canceled the party but the money isn't coming back. As any good geek would Google got their revenge cold by reducing or removing eBay's vital organic search results. Stay tuned to see who loves who the least in this mash-up gone awry. Google is not the only target of eBay's savvy moves of late... Amazon's bottom line is next. Having seen what 'Third Party Sales' did for Amazon's profit sheet the last few quarters, eBay management has now decided to nourish eBay Store's. eBay sellers, especially store owners are a sales hungry mob of third party sellers the likes of which Amazon cannot draw upon. With proper traffic management and attention to the stores that excel, eBay Stores will win the day for eBay and deprive Amazon of 'Third Party Sales' this fall. Wall Street will take notice soon enough, but as a programmer living full-time off my eBay Store (TECKWAVE) I'm liking it right now!"
Education

Submission + - Nationalizing Education is Dangerous (wordpress.com)

An anonymous reader writes: 'Fat people, smokers and soon drinkers deserve less health care because they bring their problems on themselves. In short, they deserve it. This is a perfectly logical perspective, and if I were in charge of everybodys health care, I would probably resort to similar logic.'

What would happen if we used similar logic to nationalized education? Would schools in predominantly black areas receive less funding because those areas tend to be socio-economically disadvantaged and thus worse performing in school? According to the logic of rationing, this would make perfect sense.

Privacy

Submission + - Maine passes net neutrality bill (lawbean.com)

jihadist writes: "Maine has become the first state in the union to pass legislation on net neutrality. The resolution, LD 1675, recognizes the importance of full, fair and non-discriminatory access to the Internet and instructs the Public Advocate to study what can be done to protect the rights of Maine internet users. http://www.lawbean.com/2007/06/16/maine-becomes-th e-first-state-to-pass-internet-neutrality-legislat ion/"
Security

Submission + - Red Hat Linux gets top government security rating

zakeria writes: "Red Hat Linux has received a new level of security certification that should make the software more appealing to some government agencies. Earlier this month IBM was able to achieve EAL4 Augmented with ALC_FLR.3 certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, putting it on a par with Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Trusted Solaris operating system, said Dan Frye, vice president of open systems with IBM."

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