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9:10 AM ET, July 4, 2007


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Greg Sandoval / CNET
eBay squares off with Craigslist, launches classified service  —  Auction giant eBay has launched an online classifieds service that will compete with the market's powerhouse, Craigslist.  —  Kijiji, a site eBay has operated overseas for two years, is now available in about 220 cities in every U.S. state …
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Craigslist grapples with competitor on board  —  Craigslist, the pioneering online classified Web site, is facing a large new competitor, one that has accumulated insider knowledge of Craigslist's business.  —  On Friday, eBay's online classified service, Kijiji, made its U.S. debut.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Jon Lech / So sue me:
iPhone without AT&T  —  I've found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to [AT&T] NSA.  The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work.  Stay tuned!  —  Update:  —  Magic iTunes numbers:
Eric / Reuters:
SL business sues for copyright infringement  —  SECOND LIFE, July 3 (Reuters) - Second Life entrepreneur Kevin Alderman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against Second Life resident Volkov Catteneo, and Alderman's lawyer said he plans to subpoena Linden Lab to force it to disclose Catteneo's real-world identity.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Second Life Avatar Sued for Copyright Infringement  —  Right in time for the July 4th holiday week (after all, what's more American than demanding your day in court?), businessman Kevin Alderman and his lawyer have just filed suit against someone who goes by the name Volkov Catteneo, for copyright infringement.
Discussion: I, Platform
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Copyright Infringement To Embed An Infringing YouTube Video On Your Blog?  —  from the questions,-questions,-questions dept  —  While there has been a great deal of discussion (and a few lawsuits) concerning the legality of YouTube hosting infringing videos, one question where we haven't seen …
Ronald Lewis / 24/7 with Ronald Lewis:
Lawyer Wrongly Accuses Me in YouTube Spat
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
Farewells and Welcomes  —  In the life of companies, there are moments of welcoming and there are times when one must bid a fond farewell.  For Technorati, at this moment, we must say a warm goodbye to our colleagues Adam Hertz and Tantek Celik.  I remember when both started …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Where TomorrowNow goes from here  —  Embroiled in controversy …
Discussion: ZDNet
Renee Boucher Ferguson /
SAP Admits to Claims in Oracle Lawsuit
Discussion: Bits
Jesus / Gizmodo:
Zhiny: Motorola Zante Looks Even Shinier than You Know Who, Also Runs on EDGE  —  Here's the Zante, up close and lustrously yours.  Today we got plenty of fresh technical information about this Motorola-flavored Sidekick plus two new pretty pics.  One of them above, the other after the jump, showing its funky purple sliding keyboard.
Discussion: Mobilitee and Ministry of Tech
iPhone shatters AT&T record, dwarfs RAZR [u]  —  Apple over the weekend sold more than 700,000 iPhones to rocket past analyst predictions and shatter AT&T's record by selling more iPhones in three days than Motorola's RAZR did in its first month.  Apple's supply of iPhones depleted …
Penelope Trunk / Brazen Careerist:
My run-in with Marc Benioff, and tips to be a star performer  —  Time magazine just hired me to write a piece about workplace trends among young people.  One of the things I wrote about was how much people value the opportunity to volunteer for non-profit organizations through their company.
Discussion: Valleywag
Sony patents liquid airbag  —  Sony has filed for a U.S. patent on a liquid airbag for electronics - in particular, for hard disks.  The idea is that the electronics will be wrapped in a fluid-filled bag so if the outer case suffers a shock, the liquid acts as a cushion.
Warning of data ticking time bomb  —  Microsoft UK Managing Director Gordon Frazer running Windows 3.1 on a Vista PC  —  The growing problem of accessing old digital file formats is a "ticking time bomb", the chief executive of the UK National Archives has warned.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
After attacks, US government sending team to Estonia  —  (InfoWorld) - Two months after much of Estonia's online infrastructure was targeted by an online attack, the U.S government is sending cyberinvestigators to help the Baltic state better understand what happened.
Xbox 360 Gamer Magazine Online …:
Microsoft Yet To Get On Top Of Forza 2 Racism  —  Offensive material still being punted around  —  Despite its best efforts, Microsoft's moderation is proving insufficient to prevent racism from rearing its ugly head on Forza 2.  —  Although it's one of the game's many outstanding features …
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How cash-strapped is the BBC?  —  Something for James Purnell …
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Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People
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European Commission to Hollywood: Why is Blu-Ray winning?
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The iPod does a Paris Hilton Sex Video
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jack Thompson Says FL Bar Official Demanded He Take Psych Test, Accept Suspension
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Wooing interns to Silicon Valley
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Mexican tycoon overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest man
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iPhone: Reality Sets In
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