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4:00 PM ET, June 27, 2007

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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 …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MYSPACE'S VIDEO CZAR GIVES DETAILS ON NEW 'TV' ENDEAVOR  —  On Wednesday, CNET News.com checked in with Jeff Berman, MySpace.com'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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Everyone is a Frenemy  —  In this new open web world …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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: eWEEK.com and WebProNews
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Next-gen Windows Live services to provide software plus a service
Discussion: Reuters
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Microsoft introduces Live Folders and Live Photo Gallery
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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
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
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
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
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
Discussion: IP Democracy, WebProNews and Mashable!
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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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: The Register
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.
 
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?
Brett Winterford / CNET News.com:
eBay targets Romanian fraudsters
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Eclipse Set for Europa Release
Discussion: CNET News.com
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New iPhone vid demystifies the "keyboard"
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPhone FAQ smacks down phone insurance and SIM swapping
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Business Wire:
SanDisk First to Offer 6- and 8-Gigabyte microSDHC Cards …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Nicolas Jondet / French-Law.net:
Privatunes: a software that anonymizes iTunes Plus files
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
ISP as copyright cop: Aussie ISP kills all user multimedia files nightly
Discussion: dslreports.com
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Dell bundles free online storage with new PCs
Discussion: PC World and CrunchGear
Tim Ferguson / ZDNet:
Vodafone to be iPhone operator in Europe?
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German Wikipedia receives state funding
 

 
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