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3:55 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.
Traci / Burning Questions:
FreeBurner for Everyone  —  One of the many benefits that FeedBurner publishers will enjoy now that FeedBurner is part of the Google family is a little something we like to call, "more for free!"  Beginning today, two of FeedBurner's previously for-pay services, TotalStats and MyBrand, will be free.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Where TomorrowNow goes from here  —  Embroiled in controversy, SAP's third-party maintenance and support company TomorrowNow is facing challenging days ahead.  —  SAP disclosed late Monday that its TomorrowNow subsidiary had inappropriately downloaded Oracle's proprietary software.
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
World's richest?  Gates may have cashed it in  —  Second place would suit Microsoft chairman fine  —  After 13 years as the world's richest person, Bill Gates appears to have been dethroned.  But there will probably be no sobbing inside his Medina estate.
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
European Commission to Hollywood: Why is Blu-Ray winning?  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission recently sent letters to Hollywood movie studios asking for communication records and agreements between the movie studios and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD format representatives.
Associated Press:   EU asks studios about rival DVD formats
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Snacks, Valleywag and Photo Matt
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.
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.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Survey: Windows loses ground with developers  —  (InfoWorld) - Microsoft's Windows platform is losing traction as a target for application developers in North America but still is the dominant platform, according to Evans Data survey results being released on Tuesday.
Discussion: Inquirer, Slashdot, Labnotes, Channel 9 and digg
Maximus / Just Another Mobile Phone Blog:
Nokia unveils 7500 Prism  —  Today, Nokia held a fashion event in China where the 8600, 8800 Sirocco gold, 6110 navigator, 5700 XpressMusic, 6500 classic, 6500 slider, 3500 classic and a new phone was displayed.  The new phone unveiled is the Nokia 7500 Prism.
Discussion: Engadget, Mobility Site and IntoMobile
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
There's more to it than code... gets an update  —  Typically on this blog I post about issues closely related to WGA.  In the interest in providing a broader context of the space in which WGA lives, I will broaden the scope of my posts and this blog somewhat.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Straight dope from Fake Steve Jobs  —  newsmaker For months now, one of the best-read blogs in technology circles has been the starkly funny, pull-no-punches Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  —  Otherwise known as "Fake Steve Jobs (FSJ)," the author—who writes as if he is, in fact, Steve Jobs …
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NetVibes, now with one less CEO
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