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10:05 PM ET, July 18, 2006

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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft buys Windows utility software maker  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday said it has bought Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software  —  Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 18, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin …
Microsoft:
Nortel and Microsoft Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Transformation of Business Communications  —  Shared vision for unified communications to drive new growth opportunities for both companies.  —  REDMOND, WASH., and TORONTO—July 18, 2006—The convergence of the communications …
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Roma Luciw / Globe and Mail:
Nortel strikes alliance with Microsoft
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
WWDC surprise: Apple to announce iTunes movie rentals  —  July 18, 2006 - With three weeks until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Think Secret has learned exclusively that CEO Steve Jobs will use his keynote address to announce the debut of movie rentals through the iTunes Music Store.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
iTunes video rental announcement foreseen
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
MoveDigital Means Movies on Your Mobile  —  Marshall from Techcrunch just tipped me off to some really big news for people with mobile devices...MoveDigital, a pioneering company that specializes in the movement storage and sharing of big files has just launched with new functionality …
Discussion: torrentocracy and Scripting News
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MoveDigital launches metered torrents, mobile streaming …
CNET News.com:
Symantec sees an Achilles' heel in Vista  —  Some of Microsoft's efforts to make Windows Vista its most stable and secure operating system ever could cause instability and new security flaws, according to a Symantec report.  —  Researchers at Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec examined …
Saj / in.rediff.com:
Are Internet Service Providers blocking blogs? … What do you think about the story?  —  Sub: Wanted - World\'s largest IT destination need someone with common sense to create IT ACT  —  Seriously!!  Long time back when IIT lad sold MMS, Baazee .com CEO flew from USA to help the Indian Cops and they arrested him, telling ...
Discussion: national highway and Slashdot
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Super-Asbos planned for cybercriminals … The Home Office is pushing for sweeping powers to ban suspected hackers from using the Internet, but security experts are concerned that civil liberties could be infringed  —  The Home Office wants to give the police and the courts sweeping new powers …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Google's growing list of domains  —  Have you ever wondered how many domain names Google owns?  Currently Google owns 520 domain names.  Their domain collection has been growing over the last couple years because of all of the companies they started and have bought.
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
The list of Google domains is very misleading
Discussion: digg
cablevision.com:
Cablevision's Optimum Voice® Surpasses One Million Customers  —  Cable Industry's First Broadly-Deployed Competitive Voice-Over-Cable (VoIP) Service Has Already Attracted One-Third Of Cablevision's Cable Television Customers, And More Than Half Of Company's High-Speed Internet Customers
Discussion: Fractals of Change
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cablevision Has A Million VoIP Customers
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Mark Schumann / AdAge:
Full-Year 2005 Megabrands Report  —  Telecommunications Giants Lead the Pack  —  CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Telecommunications giants pulled a trifecta in Advertising Age's ranking of the Top 200 Megabrands for 2005, not only claiming the top three spots by total media outlays but spending a heady $4 billion in doing so.
Discussion: GigaOM and AdJab
Fred / A VC:
Where It's At In Music Discovery  —  People talk about Pandora and Last.fm as if they are the holy grail of music discovery.  —  Bob Lefsetz moans the loss of FM radio and drives around in his car listening to XM play 20 year old music and thinks XM is where it's at in digital music.
Nicholas Carr / Business Week:
Lessons in Corporate Blogging  —  What your company can learn about keeping an online journal from the likes of Dell, Microsoft, and Apple  —  Last week, Dell launched a corporate blog, joining the small but growing group of businesses that have embraced the trendy communication medium.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Brainy Robots Start Stepping Into Daily Life  —  Robot cars drive themselves across the desert, electronic eyes perform lifeguard duty in swimming pools and virtual enemies with humanlike behavior battle video game players.  —  These are some fruits of the research field known as artificial intelligence …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Paying the top DIGG/REDDIT/Flickr/Newsvine users (or "$1,000 a month for doing what you're already doing.")  —  When Brian and I started Weblogs, Inc. the idea of paying bloggers—heck, even making money from blogging—was considered offensive to many.  Blogging was, as the case was stated …
Intel:
New Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption  —  Aggressive Growth in Itanium Hardware and Software Solutions Deliver Mission Critical Computing Freedom  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled five …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vote for Bix (Or Not)  —  The easy availability of broadband and the sharp increase in the number of high-speed Internet users makes it a perfect time for entrepreneurs to experiment with content in general, and user generated content in particular, despite the lack of what could be sustainable business models.
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
Yahoo Seriously Considering Unrestricted MP3 Downloads?
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Secret AOL retention manual revealed
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Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Parallels software now available in Apple stores (updated)
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The New York Times Company Reports 2006 Second-Quarter Results
Discussion: paidContent.org and InterMedia
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft gives Linux a virtual hug
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