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11:55 AM ET, July 4, 2007

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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 …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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: HipMojo.com and 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:
Peter Griffiths / Reuters:
Gadget boom to drive up energy demand: report  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Flat-screen televisions, computers and other hi-tech gadgets will use nearly half of a typical British household's total electricity by 2020, an energy conservation body said in a report on Wednesday.
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BBC:
Gadgets 'threaten energy savings'  —  The growing popularity of hi-tech devices, such as flat-screen TVs and digital radios, threaten to undermine efforts to save energy, a report says.  —  UK consumers spend £12bn a year on electronics, much of which is less efficient than older technology …
Discussion: Engadget and textually.org
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.
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Ronald Lewis / 24/7 with Ronald Lewis:
Lawyer Wrongly Accuses Me in YouTube Spat
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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
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Eric / Reuters:
SL business sues for copyright infringement
Jen Gerson / Toronto Star:
WiFi revolution hits a snag  —  Fee for Internet service brings drop in number of Toronto subscribers  —  Long lauded as the technology that would turn cities into techie meccas, WiFi continues to creep across metropolises.  —  Years after North American cities began to plan for the WiFi revolution …
Discussion: Mark Evans
storage.itworld.com:
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.
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Nintendo Announces DS Camera, Face Training  —  Having already trained the brains of the Japanese and begun work on training their eyes, Nintendo now wants to train... their faces.  —  Otona No DS Kao Training, or Face Training, includes a camera that plugs into the Game Boy Advance slot …
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz and Wonderland
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Steorn's Orbo "free-energy" machine demonstrated!  —  Here we go, after months of doubt over claims of a magnetic machine promising "infinite clean energy," Steorn will be putting their wares on display for public scrutiny in London.  A physics defying perpetual machine, if you will.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
BBC:
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.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
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.
Discussion: ZDNet, eWEEK.com and Bits
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Stace / Unwired View:
HTC OMNI PICS AND SPECS
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Nokia:
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Edge Online:
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Azureus Ready to Pull Out All the Vuze Stops
Discussion: GigaOM
Forbes:
If Trust Is Lost, Google Will Crumble
Marcus Warren / Telegraph:
How cash-strapped is the BBC?  —  Something for James Purnell …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why AT&T should offer free Wi-Fi
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Sold Out at Most Stores After Four Days
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My run-in with Marc Benioff, and tips to be a star performer
Discussion: Valleywag
Associated Press:
Perfect World Files IPO for $100M
Maximus / Just Another Mobile Phone Blog:
Nokia unveils 7500 Prism
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
After attacks, US government sending team to Estonia
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People
Discussion: p2pnet and digg
MacNN:
iPhone shatters AT&T record, dwarfs RAZR [u]
 

 
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