News Briefing for Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Canoe Ventures, the top cable operators’ company that will promote their Project Canoe targeted TV advertising platform, will sell its technology directly to programmers instead of to go-between marketers. [Wall Street Journal]

Access to newsgroups and Web sites that distribute child pornography will be blocked by Internet service providers Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint, the New York Times reports. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo brokered the deal with the ISPs, which have agreed to block access to bulletin boards and sites that traffic in child porn images in all of their service areas. [New York Times]

Canada’s Rogers Communications is way ahead of American cable operators in charging Internet customers for exceeding bandwidth caps, Cable Digital News reports. [Cable Digital News]

Apple’s iPhone 3G, to be released July 11, will be available in an 8 gigabyte model for $199 and a 16 gigabyte model for $299. [New York Times]

HBO gave the green light to writer Jonathan Ames to produce a half-hour comedy pilot called Bored to Death, about a Brooklyn writer nursing dreams of being a Chandler-esque private eye. [Variety] Monday’s Top Stories

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