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6:00 PM ET, June 27, 2007

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Microsoft:
Windows Live Moves Into Next Phase with Renewed Focus on Software + Services  —  Q&A: Chris Jones, corporate vice president, Windows Live Experience Program Management, discusses how a new Windows Live product suite planned for release in the coming months will help customers more easily and safely communicate and share online.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
A few more details on Windows Live Photo Gallery  —  Brandon LeBlanc over at the Windows Vista Blog has been playing with Windows Live Photo Gallery, and has a nice post up on it.  He describes some of the new features, extensions to the Photo Gallery in Vista:
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Live Lives, But How Well? … Today Microsoft is taking wraps off …
Discussion: BetaNews and MSTechToday
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Microsoft introduces Live Folders and Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace, Chasing YouTube, Upgrades Its Offerings  —  Two years ago, millions of MySpace users began adding video clips to their profile pages, helping to give rise to YouTube, which Google bought last October for $1.65 billion.  —  This week, MySpace, a division of the News Corporation …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace TV, and the Salary Story  —  In today's paper I wrote about MySpace TV, the social network's challenge to YouTube, a company it inadvertently helped emerge from the nursery when MySpace members began posting YouTube videos to their profile pages.  After the jump is a first look …
Discussion: WebProNews
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MYSPACE'S VIDEO CZAR GIVES DETAILS ON NEW 'TV' ENDEAVOR
Discussion: paidContent.org
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple touts iPhone keyboard as first reviews hit  —  It has released a video showing off the device's touch-screen keyboard  —  Coincidence or not, Apple Inc. today released a video demonstration of the iPhone's touch-screen keyboard hours after the first reviews criticized some aspects of the device's screen-tapping.
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Valleywag:
Critical Consensus: The iPhone scorecard  —  The iPhone scorecard  —  The first four hands-on reviews of Apple's new wonderphone came out yesterday.  The critical consensus?  Buy the amazing device, if you can afford it.  We gave scores out of ten — in ten categories.
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
EXCLUSIVE: What is WiiWare?  Level Up Gets the Scoop On Nintendo's Brand New Bag  —  Patience is a virtue, a wise man once said, and nowhere is this more true than the circumstances surrounding the story we're about to bring you right now.  A month or so before the March Game Developers Conference …
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kevinhasablogg:
Pownce Is Alive!  —  Today we're turning on the splash page of Pownce, a side project that I've been working on with some friends over weekends for the last few months.  The site isn't quite open to the public yet, but if you want to try it out, enter your email and we'll get an invite out to you shortly.
Robert Mullins / PC World:
IBM, HP Share Bragging Rights on Supercomputer List  —  IBM Corp. still operates the fastest supercomputer in the industry, but rival Hewlett-Packard Co. has more of them in operation, according to a closely-watched global survey released Wednesday.  —  HP has passed IBM in the number …
Discussion: DailyTech
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Top500 supercomputers: HP wins on share, IBM on performance
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When You've Got To Go, Go To Mizpee.com  —  MizPee is a new service focused on delivering pertinent information regarding the location of nearby restrooms.  —  Using MizPee is as simple as surfing to mizpee.com via a mobile device browser.  Users simply enter their location and MizPee delivers …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
On the Web, no one knows you're a Microsoft employee  —  On June 26, an anonymous blogger posted a first entry on a new "Just Say No to Google" blog.  The subject of the inagural post: "Life at Google - The Microsoftie Perspective."  (The e-mail is now also linked and being discussed on Slashdot.)
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's iPhone dock includes Bluetooth headset charger — but is it free?  —  See that dock?  Yeah, it's the first official confirmation of a rumored Bluetooth Headset port which allows the dock to simultaneously charge both your iPhone and Apple headset.  It was just posted to Apple's new iPhone Q&A page.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?  —  On Monday the blog Inside Facebook broke the story that the Facebook-only application Favorite Peeps had been acquired by slideshow creator Slide (and Slide confirmed to me yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the creator of Favorite Peeps).
Chippy / UMPCPortal feed.:
Raon Digital Everun.  Exclusive preview video.  —  I feel very privileged to be able to air this introduction video of the Raon Digital Everun that will be on sale next month.  Thanks to Raon Digital and a meeting schedule that took them through my neck of the woods I was able to meet up with them …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Microsoft entering the low-cost PC sales biz; first stop India  —  Microsoft will begin selling PCs in India next month as part of its "Unlimited Potential" program, an event that will mark the software giant's first entry into the PC sales business.  Dubbed the IQ PC, the machines will cost RS21,000 …
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Register
Chris Mellor / Computerworld:
DDR3 memory standard bows  —  June 27, 2007 (Techworld.com) — The new DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) standard gives a big performance improvement and should reduce power compared to older memory schemes, according to the standards group that made it.  —  The standard is being put forth …
Discussion: DailyTech
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Murdoch: No plans to raise Dow Jones bid  —  WARSAW (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said he had no plans to raise his $5 billion bid for media group Dow Jones & Co. Inc. and expected final approval from the controlling Bancroft family within two to three weeks, "if at all."
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Michael Gartenberg:
T-Mobile introduces Hotspot@Home - First Take  —  One of the most exciting phones I have used recently doesn't look like much.  When I use it in public, crowds don't gather to ogle it.  Thanks to T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home offering, however, underneath it's benign appearance lies a set …
 
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Three Things I Learned About Software in College
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Digital World Tokyo:
First iPhone muggings reported - and it hasn't even launched yet ...
Discussion: zedgeHeadz, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Worldwide PC shipments, prices up
Discussion: Macsimum News
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Blockbuster Seeks Looser Credit Terms; Hints At Price Rise …
Discussion: Reuters
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Digital newsstand saves paper, quarters
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling
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Brett Winterford / CNET News.com:
eBay targets Romanian fraudsters
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New iPhone vid demystifies the "keyboard"
Business Wire:
SanDisk First to Offer 6- and 8-Gigabyte microSDHC Cards …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27
Peter Cohen / PC World:
Report: FireWire Headed for Slow Decline
Discussion: Ars Technica and Macsimum News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
Discussion: dslreports.com
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...
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Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World
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Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?
 

 
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