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9:10 AM ET, July 2, 2007

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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Universal in Dispute With Apple Over iTunes  —  Steven P. Jobs, the co-founder and chief executive of Apple, is an emerging force in the mobile phone business, thanks to the snaking lines of gadget fans who queued up last week to buy the iPhone.  But now he faces a headache in an industry Apple already dominates — digital music.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Universal Music declines long-term iTunes deal: source  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, has declined to sign a long-term deal with Apple Inc.'s iTunes music store, leaving open the possibility for exclusive deals with other services, an industry source said on Sunday.
Discussion: The Webpreneur and Lost Remote
Wall Street Journal:
Universal Music May Seek Shorter iTunes-Sales Pact  —  Highlighting continuing tension between the music industry and Apple Inc., Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group is considering notifying the Cupertino, Calif., company that it isn't renewing a long-term contract to sell digital-music downloads through …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Breaking: UMG Will Not Renew iTunes Contract
Discussion: Gadgetell and Texas Startup Blog
Louise Story / New York Times:
Online Customized Ads Move a Step Closer  —  Yahoo will announce new tools for online advertising today that could pull the company ahead in the race for what is called "behavioral targeting," that is, the ability to better tailor online advertisements to the people most likely to buy.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo launches customizable ad tool  —  Yahoo just upped the ante in the display advertising space.  —  Yahoo on Monday launched a new display advertising product called SmartAds, whish allows marketers to offer ads that are customized based on the Web surfer's age, gender, location and online activities.
Discussion: Mashable!
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Piper Jaffray: 500,000 iPhones sold over the weekend  —  Apple sold around half a million iPhones the first weekend the device went on sale, one analyst firm has estimated.  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster released a report Sunday night estimating that Apple sold about 500,000 units …
Wily Ferret / Inquirer:
Google apologises for Sicko outburst  —  A la Ferret Blog ye not  —  THE LATEST TWIST in Google's do-no-evil saga reflects a growing uncertainty about the direction Silicon Valley's biggest startup is taking.  —  The public and press perception of the company is now heading towards …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and The Register
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Ed Hardy / Brighthand.com Handheld News and Reviews:
"Palm OS II" Pushed Back to 2008  —  In May of this year, Palm, Inc. announced that it is developing its own operating system that will be based on Linux, but also include important parts of the Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS Garnet).  —  At that time, the company said that the first devices running …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
In a Bid for Dow Jones, an Entrepreneur Again Finds Murdoch as Rival  —  In the continuing saga of Rupert Murdoch's quest for Dow Jones & Company, perhaps the strangest turn is the rival offer from Brad Greenspan, a former chief executive of Intermix Media, the onetime parent company of the social networking service MySpace.
Discussion: Beet.TV and paidContent.org
Washington Post:
Calling In Pros to Refine Your Google Image  —  At the height of the cyber-abuse, Sue Scheff, a consultant to parents of troubled teens, would type her name in a Google search box and brace herself: Up would pop page after page of attack postings. … The stream of negative comments began …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin v. Evan  —  So I've had a week now to play around with Pownce, Kevin Rose's (the founder of Digg, pictured left) newly launched Twitter killer.  —  Twitter, which launched a year ago, was obviously used as the initial inspiration for the Pownce.  They both allow users to sign up …
Discussion: Marc's Voice and The Next Net
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Julie Moran Alterio / The Journal News:
TiVo CEO works in California, lives in Westchester  —  Back in 1907, when a man said he was heading to California for work, his family kissed him goodbye with the expectation they might never see him again.  —  It wasn't until 1911 that the first aviator flew from New York to the Golden State …
John Leyden / The Register:
Harry Potter worm claims death of teen wizard  —  Hackers are attempting to exploit Potter-mania with the release of a worm that attempts to infect USB memory drives.  —  The Hairy-A worm poses as a file containing a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the eagerly-anticipated final novel …
Discussion: Inquirer
Anything But iPod:
Orizon: Memup's Inaugural PMP  —  Memup will soon become the latest company to enter the PMP market in 2007.  With the appearance of many portable video players at the current time, what is it about this debutante that merits recognition?  Let's take a look.
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
 
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