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7:00 PM ET, June 27, 2007


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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.
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:
Discussion: Channel 10, and WebProNews
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Announcing Windows Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: Channel 9 and
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 …
Caroline McCarthy /
MYSPACE'S VIDEO CZAR GIVES DETAILS ON NEW 'TV' ENDEAVOR  —  On Wednesday, CNET checked in with Jeff Berman,'s general manager of video operations, to hear more about the gargantuan social network's latest project: MySpace TV.  The New York Times reported Tuesday that MySpace …
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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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Everyone is a Frenemy  —  In this new open web world …
Discussion: IP Democracy
NINTENDO'S WIIWARE PAVES THE WAY FOR FRESH GAMES, COOL CONSUMER EXPERIENCES  —  Nintendo Sets a New Paradigm: One Game Can Still Make a Difference  —  The search for the next ingeniously ground-breaking video game has begun.  At a private developers conference this week …
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
EXCLUSIVE: Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Tells Level …
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, TechBlog, i-boy and Newsweek
Troy Wolverton /
Early reviews: iPhone up to hype  —  Does it live up to the hype?  —  Some of the top tech reviewers weighed in Tuesday on the iPhone - what one described as the most widely anticipated gadget he had ever seen - and answered the question with a qualified "Yes."
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 …
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: The Register
Ina Fried / CNET   Microsoft launches new low-cost PC effort in India
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
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Top500 supercomputers: HP wins on share, IBM on performance
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 …
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.)
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 …
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pentax's K100D is just Super  —  Pentax has an update for their entry-level K100D DSLR which is so great, they've dubbed it the K100D Thuper Duper (clap clap).  Ok ok, it's just the K100D Super but it's hard to contain our girlish enthusiasm in the face of marketing genius.
Discussion: CNET
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YouTube represents 10% of North American Internet traffic
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iTunes 7.3 with Custom Ringtones? [Updated]
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Coen: Outlook for advertising 'not good'
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Chris Mellor / Computerworld:
DDR3 memory standard bows
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Digital World Tokyo:
First iPhone muggings reported - and it hasn't even launched yet ...
Discussion: zedgeHeadz, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
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 Earlier Items: 
Erica Ogg / CNET
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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling
Discussion: Mike Davidson and Widgets Lab
Brett Winterford / CNET
eBay targets Romanian fraudsters
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
Discussion: and digg
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...
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T-Mobile introduces Hotspot@Home - First Take

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
‘No Notoriety’ campaign to not name mass murderers sees progress

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Jason Whitlock and ESPN part ways following his June demotion as EIC of yet-to-launch site The Undefeated

Jane Martinson / Guardian:
BBC economics editor Robert Peston leaving to become political editor at ITV, will host Sunday talk show

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