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11:10 PM ET, June 27, 2007


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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.
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First look at Pownce  —  Kevin Rose, of Digg and Revision 3 fame, just launched an invite-only alpha of his latest project, Pownce.  Pownce lets you share files, links, and other info with your friends.  It's not an original concept.  Yet Pownce makes an extremely good first impression.
Discussion: Download Squad
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose's New Startup: Pownce
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 …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   MySpace to Launch YouTube Killer Tomorrow
Caroline McCarthy /
Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace TV, and the Salary Story
Discussion: WebProNews
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
YouTube: 50% More Traffic than Other Video Sites Combined  —  YouTube's growth has not begun to slow yet this year.  Hitwise traffic data shows that the market share of US visits to YouTube has increased by 70% when comparing January 2007 to May 2007 (this only includes site visits …
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
NewCo Thinks It's Worth a Billion Dollars
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:
Windows Live Moves Into Next Phase with Renewed Focus on Software + Services
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft unveils Web storage beta
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Issues Staff Report on Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy  —  Report Urges Caution on Network Neutrality Regulation  —  The Federal Trade Commission's Internet Access Task Force today issued a report, "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy," which summarizes the Task Force's findings …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
FTC shoots down Net Neutrality, says it is not needed  —  The Federal Trade Commission today dealt a serious blow to "Net Neutrality" proponents as it issued a report dismissive of claims that the government needs to get involved in preserving the fairness of networks in the United States.
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.
Discussion: the Onda and i-boy
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 …
Ina Fried / CNET   Microsoft launches new low-cost PC effort in India
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Desktop Now Available For Linux  —  Google Desktop is now available for those running Linux as their operating system.  You'll find Google Desktop for Linux for download here..  —  Google Desktop for Linux was developed by Google's Beijing engineering team and runs on Debian 4.0 …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Elinor Mills / CNET   Google Desktop goes Linux
Arn / MacRumors:
iTunes 7.3 with Custom Ringtones?  [Updatedx2]  —  While not mentioned in any of the reviews, we've received word that custom Ringtone support is in fact a feature of iTunes 7.3.  —  A "Ringtone" tab was shown during the original iPhone announcement at Macworld San Francisco, as shown in this photo from Engadget:
Discussion: CNET, MacNN, TechBlog and digg
DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Google Gadget Ventures  —  By Tom Stocky, Google Developer Programs  —  Good news for Google Gadget developers.  We've just launched Google Gadget Ventures, a new pilot program for distributing grants and seed investments to gadget developers and gadget-related businesses.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When You've Got To Go, Go To  —  MizPee is a new service focused on delivering pertinent information regarding the location of nearby restrooms.  —  Using MizPee is as simple as surfing to via a mobile device browser.  Users simply enter their location and MizPee delivers …
Ken / Mac Daddy World:
New MacBook Pros == New 1.3 MP Camera Sensor  —  or... Built-in iSight The Next Generation  —  At WWDC, Glen had the unenviable task of hitting the compatibility lab and testing the upcoming release of iGlasses on as many computers as he could.  When checking out the new 2.2 and 2.4 GHz MacBook Pros …
Erika Brown / Forbes:
EuroFroth  —  Last month, a couple hundred techies and entrepreneurs from all around Europe gathered at the Teatro Principal, an 18th-century baroque theater in Zaragoza, Spain.  The city is best known for its historical architecture, including Roman ruins and a Moorish palace …
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
EXCLUSIVE: Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Tells Level Up About His Big Plans For a Little WiiWare  —  When we got on the phone Tuesday afternoon with Nintendo of America president Reginald Fils-Aime to talk about the company's upcoming WiiWare initiative—downloadable games …
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).
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Dell Says Goodbye to Dimension Desktops
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs to make a rare company-wide speech tomorrow
Discussion: hubbub
iDefense Public Vulnerability Disclosures:
RealNetworks RealPlayer/HelixPlayer SMIL wallclock Stack Overflow Vulnerability
Discussion: The Register and Zero Day
Administering IIS7 on Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Study: 'Cyberbullying' hits one third of teens
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Intel boosts high-performance computing with new cables
Dan Goodin / The Register:
RIAA tried to shake down 10-year-old daughter, suit claims
Discussion: Connected Internet
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MPAA sues Peekvid, YouTVPC
Discussion: Mashable! and TechSpot News
 Earlier Items: 
Karen / Official Google Blog:
New advisory group on health
Discussion: WebProNews and bytes|genes
Steve O'Hear / last100:
YouTube represents 10% of North American Internet traffic
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Lost Remote
Bogus: Al Gore's 'inner entrepreneur'
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Coen: Outlook for advertising 'not good'
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Murdoch: No plans to raise Dow Jones bid
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Erica Ogg / CNET
Worldwide PC shipments, prices up
Discussion: Macsimum News
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