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3:17 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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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
eBay Open Classifieds Site Kijiji in U.S.  —  eBay has quietly launched in international classified site Kijiji in U.S., in an attempt to compete against Craigslist and others, reports WSJ.  Kijiji was launched overseas in February 2005, and until now, was available in certain countries in Europe and Asia …
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.
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Gates no longer the richest man in the world  —  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.  —  In fact, based on his past remarks, the Microsoft Corp. chairman might welcome the news.
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Fiona Walsh / Guardian:
Mexican tycoon overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest man  —  Microsoft founder Bill Gates looks to have lost his title as the world's richest man, toppled from top spot by the Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim.  —  Three months ago the cigar-chomping Mr Slim quietly slipped past legendary …
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NEWS.com.au:
Mexican Slim zips past Gates in rich ranks
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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.
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Forbes:
SAP CEO is 'disappointed' Oracle did not go to him first before suing co UPDATE  —  WALLDORF, Germany (Thomson Financial) - SAP (nyse: SAP - news - people ) AG chief executive Henning Kagermann said he was personally 'surprised and disappointed' that Oracle Corp (nasdaq: ORCL - news - people ) …
Renee Boucher Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
SAP Admits to Claims in Oracle Lawsuit
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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.
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Associated Press:   EU asks studios about rival DVD formats
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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
MacNN:
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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
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 …
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 and Photo Matt
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: Slashdot, Labnotes, Channel 9 and digg
Reuters:
D.Telekom's mobile unit clinches iPhone deal: paper  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) mobile phone unit T-Mobile clinched a deal to bring Apple Inc's iPhone handset to Germany, according to a report in a German daily.
 
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Microsoft Yet To Get On Top Of Forza 2 Racism
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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
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Jim Christie / Reuters:
Credit card processors shielded in Web copyright suit
GamePolitics.com:
Jack Thompson Says FL Bar Official Demanded He Take Psych Test, Accept Suspension
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Company Continues To Insist That Google Is Responsible For Libel …
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Wooing interns to Silicon Valley
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Researchers demonstrate laser-based hard drive technology
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Jon Udell / Channel 9:
A conversation with Pablo Castro about Astoria's RESTful data services
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Is Google's Spam Fight a Sham?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
NetVibes, now with one less CEO
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
ASUS announces plans to split company and brand
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Fujitsu Rolls Out 300GB Mobile HDD
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New Google filing presses for role in Microsoft case
 

 
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