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12:55 AM ET, July 7, 2007

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Piratpartiet:
PRESS RELEASE: Swedish Police Shuts Down Pirate Bay - Again  —  Inskrivet av Nyhetsgruppen 6 juli, 2007  —  This Friday, it became known that the Swedish Police Board will shut down The Pirate Bay, the popular file sharing site, by classifying it as a child pornography site in the blocklist that Swedish Internet Providers respect.
Discussion: Techdirt and UNEASYsilence
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Brokep / Copy me happy:
Swedish Police will CENSOR The Pirate Bay July 6  —  Working online gives you a lot of friends.  Some of those gives you heads up when something big is going on, and sometimes really big things happen.  —  A couple of hours ago I got one of those - The Swedish Police is going to put The Pirate Bay in it's child porn filter!
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and TorrentFreak
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Swedish Police Attempt to Block The Pirate Bay  —  A press release from the Swedish Pirate Party is reporting that the Swedish police are attempting to block access to The Pirate Bay by reclassifying it as a child porn site.  ISPs would then be asked to voluntarily block access to all Swedish citizens.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AMD invests $7.5 million in Transmeta  —  Advanced Micro Devices announced Friday a $7.5 million investment in chip designer Transmeta, strengthening the bond between the two chip companies.  —  As part of the investment, AMD will receive preferred shares of Transmeta.
Discussion: The Tech Report
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Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:   AMD Invests $7.5 Million in Transmeta
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Xbox 360 move: What took so long?  —  The Xbox 360's "red ring of death" hardware failures were hardly news to video gamers.  So the natural question to ask, following yesterday's news, is why Microsoft waited so long to acknowledge and address the problem.
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
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Patrick Klepek / ExtremeTech:   Microsoft's Peter Moore on New Xbox 360 Warranties
Aditya Agarwal / Facebook Blog:
Do we really need to write our own search engine?  —  We asked ourselves this question more than once while working on improvements to search in March 2006.  At the time, there were bigger search engines out there, including some good open source ones, that we could have used to power Facebook search results.
Global Business News Online:
exclusive: rupert murdoch buys dow jones, owners of the wall street journal  —  Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones.  Negotiations are now complete and a formal announcement is expected next week.  —  Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones …
SmartMoney.com:
UPDATE: FTC Clears Microsoft's $6 Billion AQuantive Buyout  —  SEATTLE (AP)—Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) $6 billion acquisition of online advertising group aQuantive Inc. (AQNT) has cleared an antitrust regulatory hurdle, the companies said Friday.  —  The Federal Trade Commission mandates …
Peter Judge / CNET News.com:
Auction site sells security exploits  —  An eBay-like auction site that sells vulnerabilities will improve security by ensuring researchers get a fair price for their work, its founders say.  —  "The existing business model to reward researchers is a failure," said Herman Zampariolo …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities
Discussion: Bits and The Register
Robert Strohmeyer / Maximum PC:
2008: Year of the Linux Desktop  —  When Evans Data released its survey on Tuesday showing a sharp shift toward Linux (and away from Windows) among developers in North America, the Linux world went wild.  Wistful pengiun heads heralded the coming Open Source Age.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Yazan Gable / Symantec Corp.:
Scammers make friends with charities  —  Symantec has observed an interesting trend in the world of Internet-based credit card fraud: fraudsters are donating money to charity.  How could this happen?  In the world of carding, where stolen credit card information is bought and sold …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Video Ads: Every Startup Has A Different Solution  —  It may seem weird, but I've been eagerly awaiting the day when I see ads in my viral video. eMarketer expects online video advertising to nearly double in 2008 to $1.3 billion, but no one's really nailed a scalable ad platform for video.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Eas / iPhone Unlocked:
iPhone Hacking News Update: iPhoneInterface Tool is Out!!  —  Major Update: See iPhone Hacking News Update (Noon 7/6/07): Something Big Coming for more.  —  Hot on the heels of the announcement of the iPhone Activation tool, the team behind all the work on the iPhone Dev Wiki is getting ready …
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Performance Issues for Yahoo  —  Yahoo's web sites experienced brief performance problems earlier today, with users in some areas experiencing more significant problems than others.  Yahoo is one of the world's busiest web sites (currently the number two Web destination for users of the Netcraft toolbar) …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life  —  There's been lots of talk about de-cluttering your physical workspace in the productoblogosphere lately, but virtual clutter can drag you down and create as much stress and anxiety as physical junk can.
Discussion: digg
Danny King / Bloomberg:
EBay Chief Spurs Growth on PayPal, Beats Google Unit  —  EBay Inc.'s Meg Whitman is doing what most Internet chiefs can only dream of: She's beating Google Inc. in at least one corner of the Web.  —  In recent surveys, the world's largest auctioneer found that less than one out of five users …
Discussion: Valleywag
Mashable!:
Online Music: 90+ Essential Music and Audio Websites  —  Online music has always been popular, and now social networks, peer recommendations and personalized radio stations are helping fans find bands faster than ever before.  Here are more than 90 sites for musicians, fans, and everyone who enjoys music.
Discussion: digg
 
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Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Web search groups to yield on privacy
Discussion: CNET News.com
Reuters:
CD sales drop, digital music jumps in 1st half '07
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TomTom files patent for video-enabled GPS device
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Microsoft: 'Your Puny GPLv3 Can't Hold Us!'
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
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