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3:10 PM ET, June 27, 2007

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Next-gen Windows Live services to provide software plus a service
Discussion: Reuters
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
A few more details on Windows Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Announcing Windows Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: Channel 9
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: Webware.com
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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Nintendo:
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 …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Nintendo's WiiWare to sell new, downloadable games
Discussion: The Browser
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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Lore Sjöberg / Wired News:
Beware the Magical IPhone
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
The iPhone keyboard comes in peace
Discussion: Ars Technica
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 …
BBC Press Office:
BBC iPlayer to launch on 27 July  —  The BBC's on-demand TV service, BBC iPlayer, is to launch on 27 July, it was announced today by Ashley Highfield, Director of Future Media & Technology.  —  "BBC iPlayer is a free catch-up service for UK licence fee payers," said Highfield.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Controversial BBC iPlayer launching this fall; open beta on July 27
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dslreports.com:
T-Mobile Launches UMA Service - Save your minutes by using Wi-Fi....  T-Mobile Launches UMA Service  —  Save your minutes by using Wi-Fi....  Posted 2007-06-27 09:32:11 by Karl  —  As had been leaked, T-Mobile today nationally launched their Hotspot@Home UMA service …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
An entirely new way to stay organized  —  Posted by: Ron Schneider, Technical Lead, Google Docs & Spreadsheets  —  Today we introduced some exciting changes to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Here's what's new:  — Looking pretty - The entire document list has been given a complete visual overhaul …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Upgrades Docs, Adds Folders
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
Evan Ratliff / Wired News:
Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World  —  In 1765, a 22-year-old British naval officer named James Rennell set out to map the entire Indian subcontinent.  Traveling with a small party of soldiers, he used the advanced technologies of the day: a compass and a distance-measuring wheel called a perambulator.
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Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Windows Server 2008 makes hosting debut at Microsoft.com  —  June 27, 2007 (IDG News Service) — About 2,600 Web sites are already running Microsoft Corp.'s forthcoming Windows Server 2008, a small but increasing number that indicates rising interest in the operating system, according to new statistics from Netcraft Ltd.
Discussion: PC World
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WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
SUMMER'S HERE AND SO IS THE JUNE 2007 CTP
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Netcraft
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 …
Tim Ferguson / ZDNet:
Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?  —  Vodafone is among the frontrunners to become the network operator for Apple's iPhone when it comes to Europe, according to investment bank Credit Suisse.  —  A recent Credit Suisse research note said the U.K.-based mobile operator could walk away …
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon...  Hey everyone, you told us you wanted to hear about updates a few days in advance, so here's a quick heads up that we have a PS3 firmware update in the works.  Scheduled for release in the next few days, firmware 1.82 is an update that enables the playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) files.
Brett Winterford / CNET News.com:
eBay targets Romanian fraudsters  —  Online auction site eBay has made public the details of a months-long campaign to curb online fraud arising in Romania—an effort that has resulted in several hundred arrests.  —  Matt Henley, a member of eBay's Fraud Investigations Team …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Microsoft entering the low-cost PC sales biz; first stop India
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Eclipse Set for Europa Release
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New iPhone vid demystifies the "keyboard"
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Viewing the world through images
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iPhone FAQ smacks down phone insurance and SIM swapping
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Nicolas Jondet / French-Law.net:
Privatunes: a software that anonymizes iTunes Plus files
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Dell bundles free online storage with new PCs
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UW will abet file-sharing lawsuits, it says
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