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5:20 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:
Discussion: WebProNews and eWEEK.com
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Next-gen Windows Live services to provide software plus a service
Discussion: Reuters
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Everyone is a Frenemy  —  In this new open web world …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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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Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
The iPhone keyboard comes in peace
Discussion: Ars Technica
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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dslreports.com:   T-Mobile Launches UMA Service - Save your minutes by using Wi-Fi....
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
T-Mobile first in US with long-awaited UMA cell-to-WiFi service
Discussion: CrunchGear
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.
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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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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 …
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27  —  The BBC has announced a date for its iPlayer "catch-up" service: the product will at last be available in "open beta" on July 27, with a full public launch happening in the fall.  —  The iPlayer is a standalone application …
Discussion: IP Democracy, WebProNews and Mashable!
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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.
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.
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
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Blockbuster Seeks Looser Credit Terms; Hints At Price Rise For Total Access Program; Netflix Rises  —  Blockbuster (BBI) is feeling squeezed where it hurts - in the pocketbook.  —  In an 8-K filing with the SEC today, Blockbuster disclosed that it plans to seek an amendment of its credit agreement …
Discussion: Reuters
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."
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Gartner urges IT to embrace consumer devices but resist iPhone
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New iPhone vid demystifies the "keyboard"
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPhone FAQ smacks down phone insurance and SIM swapping
Business Wire:
SanDisk First to Offer 6- and 8-Gigabyte microSDHC Cards …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
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Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...
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Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?
 

 
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