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5:45 PM ET, June 8, 2007

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Xbox Games, May Cut Price to Woo Moms (Update1)  —  Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year- old gamers, who spend hours a day launching rockets and firing plasma guns on the company's Xbox 360.  Now it wants their moms.  —  To lure them, the world's largest software maker …
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Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Console "sweet spot" is $199, says Microsoft  —  Hufford "well aware" of ideal price for family consumer  —  As Microsoft reveals intentions to target families with new titles and a renewed marketing push, group product manager David Hufford has said he's well aware that USD 199 is the ideal price for the family audience.
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Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
A big Google-Apple partnership next week?  Bet on it.  —  I don't typically join the gaggle of folks trying to guess what Steve Jobs' next move is going to be, but for once I can't resist.  On Monday Jobs is taking the stage at Apple's worldwide developers conference in San Francisco …
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From Engaget: "Publishing exec 'steals' Google laptops in silly demonstration" — of just how little publishing executives understand  —  Engaget reports that "the head honcho of Macmillan Publishers" lifted a couple Google laptops at a recent BookExpo America, and then when he returned them …
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Qualcomm:
QUALCOMM Disagrees with ITC Decision and Seeks Stay and Presidential Veto of ITC Ban on Imports of Future 3G Mobile Broadband Handset Models  —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies …
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Yahoo! Webcam ActiveX Controls  —  Do I need to update Yahoo! Messenger to the new version? … How do I get the Security Update? … What is the security issue? … How did Yahoo! learn of this? … What is the potential impact? … Who is affected? … Why do I have to install the update?
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Craigslist cuts off Listpic, cites bandwidth issues, TOS violations  —  Listpic, the visual searching and browsing tool for Craigslist has been blocked from the service as of yesterday.  Craigslist creator Craig Newmark posted on the Craigslist user forums to alert the community to the shutdown last night …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Craigslist blocks Listpic
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CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit - Craig Eisler  —  Wow!  I can't believe I'm actually here - General Manager of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit.  I would not have guessed this is where I would've landed when I rejoined Microsoft.
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Universal Search - Video and Maps Benefit  —  Our column in TIME this week is about Google's dominance of the search market which, as of this week, measures at 64.8% of all U.S. Internet searches, more than double the nearest competitor Yahoo! Search.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google overtakes Cisco as Silicon Valley's most valuable  —  Google, the fast growing search engine, has eclipsed Cisco Systems, the router maker for the Internet, to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company.  —  We'd been waiting for this to happen.  —  We first noticed Google achieve …
Discussion: InfoWorld and HipMojo.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates on Patch Tuesday  —  On June 12, this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will be delivering more than its usual bundle of security fixes and patches for Windows, Office and other products.  The company also will be starting …
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
PSP Slim Details Revealed  —  944 Views  —  Back in March, we brought word of a new and improved PlayStation Portable.  But what good are the rumblings of new hardware without some of the details?  Today, thanks to several sources close to Sony, we bring you that nitty gritty as the redesigned Playstation Portable nears completion.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Does Digital Fingerprinting Work?:  An Investigative Report  —  Audio and visual fingerprinting of copyrighted video is seen as the best way to combat infringement, but in NewTeeVee's testing this week across multiple sites, it did not work.  We were surprised to be able to upload multiple times …
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Jeff Bailey / New York Times:
One City's Home Sellers Do Better on Their Own  —  On Williamson Street in Madison.  —  Home sellers in Madison, Wis., did not get higher prices for their homes using real estate agents, a study concluded.  — Study (pdf) |  Share Your Thoughts
 
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Kevin Massy / CNET News.com:
Super highway information: in-car Internet arrives
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
China Censors Flickr
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Nancy Baym / Online Fandom:
iLike's CEO on the Wonders of Facebook Integration
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Releases Zurfer: Mobile Flickr World-Explorer
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Wired News Interview With Jason Calacanis, Unedited Version
Hudson Sangree / Sacramento Bee:
'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
eWEEK.com:
YouTube Sued By Country Music Publisher
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Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Ars takes a field trip: the Creation Museum
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Shu-Ching Jean Chen / Forbes:
Google Wins Chinese 'Taste Test'
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ZDNet Australia / CNET News.com:
Face recognition set for takeoff in Australia
Associated Press:
San Antonio to test municipal wireless network
UMPCPortal feed.:
EB presents Menlow-based UMPC platform.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Sub-$100 Nvidia GeForce 8400 to Launch June 19
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
iNokia? - it's Nokia Media Transfer 1.0 beta - for Mac OS!
 

 
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