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2:40 PM ET, July 4, 2007

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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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
eBay To Craigslist: Game On With US Version Of Kijiji  —  eBay has opened a US version of its classifieds site Kijiji.  —  Kijiji has previously been available in Canada as well as parts of Europe and Asia, and is a direct competitor to Craigslist.  —  The Wall Street Journal reports …
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.
Discussion: last100
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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
Stace / Unwired View:
HTC OMNI PICS AND SPECS  —  The rumors about the upcoming HTC OMNI communicator have been flying around the Web for a few months now.  And from some leaked details and specs, HTC Omni sounded like a very interesting mobile gadget.  —  Well, they were true.
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
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Wants MediaDefender to Walk the Plank to Bankruptcy  —  The guys at The Pirate Bay aren't happy.  Certain commercial outfits have been trying to use their trackers to hunt down pirates - companies like Media Defender who will be fresh in your mind following the MiiVi incident.
Discussion: digg
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People
Discussion: p2pnet and digg
Nokia:
Honey, we need to talk - with my Nokia Speakerphone HF-300  —  Espoo, Finland - Having a conversation in and out of the car is about as simple as talking to yourself, thanks to Nokia's first speakerphone, the stylish Nokia Speakerphone HF-300.  This detachable Bluetooth speakerphone hosts a powerful speaker and microphone.
Jon Lech / So sue me:
iPhone Independence Day  —  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:
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
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
Tim Carroll / PalmInfocenter.com:
Palm Treo vs the iPhone: 10 Rounds  —  iDay has come and gone, and the first iPhones have made their way into the hot, grubby hands of gadget geeks and Apple cultists.  It's an important phase: how well is this svelte little beauty going to bear up under the hypercritical gaze of enthusiasts without …
Discussion: Mobility Site
RU Sirius / 10 Zen Monkeys:
Steve Wozniak v. Stephen Colbert — and Other Pranks  —  Steve Wozniak showed up at our San Francisco studio riding in fine style... on a Segway.  He had told me via email that he would just park anywhere in the city, and I imagined this multimillionaire going to some exclusive garage …
Discussion: Epicenter
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: Epicenter, TechCrunch and Photo Matt
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Liz / Snacks:
I have a new job, a small diss, and some new clothes
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia E90 available from Dell USA for less than $900!
Discussion: Symbian-Guru.com
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Advanced file and attachment management with Gmail
Discussion: digg
Edge Online:
THE 100 BEST VIDEOGAMES  —  We received thousands of votes …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Azureus Ready to Pull Out All the Vuze Stops
Discussion: GigaOM
Forbes:
If Trust Is Lost, Google Will Crumble
BBC:
Warning of data ticking time bomb
Marcus Warren / Telegraph:
How cash-strapped is the BBC?  —  Something for James Purnell …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why AT&T should offer free Wi-Fi
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Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Sold Out at Most Stores After Four Days
storage.itworld.com:
Sony patents liquid airbag
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
There's more to it than code... www.HowtoTell.com gets an update
Penelope Trunk / Brazen Careerist:
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
MacNN:
iPhone shatters AT&T record, dwarfs RAZR [u]