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6:05 PM ET, July 8, 2006

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BBC:
'IPod rival' speculation dampened  —  Microsoft has said reports that the company is planning an MP3 player to rival the iPod are based on "speculation and rumours".  —  The software giant and games console firm said it did not "have anything to announce at this time".
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Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
Microsoft denies demoing 'Ipod killer' to music industry execs  —  Redmond (WA) - In a carefully worded response this morning, a Microsoft spokesperson denied his company's participation in a demonstration of a portable music device capable of wireless networking to music industry executives …
Discussion: I4U News and 21talks
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI plans new Net-tapping push  —  The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Voice Phishers Dialing for PayPal Dollars  —  Be the first to comment on this article  —  Internet security experts have discovered a new phishing scam that uses voice recordings to pilfer money from PayPal accounts.  —  In the newest social engineering attack, identity thieves …
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Security agency war game tries to teach Net defense  —  WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency may be known for its stealthy eavesdropping techniques, but it's going public with advice for how to train a new generation to defend against computer threats.  —  Representatives …
Ellie Gibson / eurogamer.net:
Lady gamers get voice changer  —  Are you a lady gamer?  There's a 99.9999999999 per cent chance you're not, according to our reader demographic data, but anyway, Sheila from Lancs, this is for you.  —  Audio4Fun is launching a new piece of voice changer software that's designed …
Discussion: Kotaku
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
TV Is Now Interactive, Minus Images, on the Web  —  Many "Rescue Me" viewers weren't happy, and they weren't being quiet about it.  —  The June 20 episode of the series, on FX, concluded with a violent sex scene between the main character, played by Denis Leary, and his estranged wife.
Discussion: David Card
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Norwest's Goel: We're ready to open an office in India  —  Vab Goel, general partner at Silicon Valley firm Norwest Venture Partners, is spearheading the firm's investing efforts in India.  Despite the hype, only a couple of Silicon Valley venture firms are investing in early-stage companies in India.
Discussion: VC Circle
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
An Internet Lifeline for Troops in Iraq and Loved Ones at Home  —  With mortar shells exploding near him sometimes twice a day in Ramadi, Iraq, Sgt. Mark Grelak found a way to shut out the heat, the noise, and all the demands of his job — sweeping the local highway for bombs left by insurgents.
PingMag:
Web 2.0 in Japan  —  Japan is a country renowned for it's technological prowess - being on the cutting edge of robotics, hybrid car research, video game entertainment and countless other areas.  Strange then, that whilst the rest of the world has seen a huge boom in "Web 2.0″-style services …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Security blunder: Sprint Wireless leaks customer data  —  BoingBoing reader Steve Parkinson has discovered a customer data security hole in the automated phone care system for Sprint Wireless.  —  Here's how it works.  You dial a certain toll-free Sprint customer service line …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Hands on with Sony's would-be UMPC killer, the UX180P  —  Sony is never a company to back down from raising a few eyebrows or ruffling a few feathers in the standards game, and so shall it be with the not-quite-UMPC UX180P.  There's little question that the UX whips up on the current crop …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Media Guerrilla:
Real Men of Genius  —  There are so few ads I actually pay attention to these days, with the exception of one: Bud Light's "Real Men of Genius" radio spots.  Don't ask me why, they just crack me up.  Anyway, I've attend a tear of blogger conferences the past several weeks …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide:
VK Mobile Files For Bankruptcy  —  VK Mobile, makers of one of Helio's two handsets, has filed for bankruptcy.  There has been speculation that Helio has gone two months with only a couple hundred subscribers, claims that have been denied by Helio.  The Korea Times also speculates …
 
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Calling all dead programmers and unemployed videobloggers …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
LiveJournal Goes XMPP-Jabber
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The Myth of the New India  —  INDIA is a roaring capitalist success story.
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