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4:35 PM ET, July 6, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft LiveStation: Slingbox Without the Box  —  The video above shows a demo of a new product called Livestation, a peer-to-peer live television broadcasting application build on the Microsoft Silverlight platform.  This is a Microsoft Research initiative, built in partnership with a London company called Skinkers.
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Matt Mondok / One Microsoft Way:
Skinkers, Microsoft announce live, streaming content venture  —  Sometimes it seems like Microsoft just can't be happy with improving its current software lineup.  Instead, the company feels the need to reinvent, or flat-out buy, what someone else has already done.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
LiveStation and Silverlight deliver Live TV to your PC
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
When Microsoft's Joost-killer isn't really Microsoft's
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
BREAKING NEWS - THE NEW FIRMWARE IS HERE
Discussion: ZDNet, jkOnTheRun and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia N800 does what iPhone doesn't
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 …
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.
Reuters:
INTERVIEW-Sony has no plans to cut PS3 price  —  TOKYO, July 6 (Reuters) - Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation3 (PS3) at present to pep up demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) rival game console Wii, Sony's president said on Friday.
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Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
With mounting evidence of PS3 price cut, Sony issues denial
Lynn Tan / CNET News.com:
AMD: Barcelona based on customer input  —  Advanced Micro Devices designed Barcelona, its soon-to-be launched quad-core processor, based on feedback gathered from its customers, a senior executive said.  —  AMD identified four design goals centered on customer feedback, Tan See Ghee …
Discussion: The Register
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Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
AMD Invests $7.5 Million in Transmeta
Discussion: CNET News.com
Microsoft:
Microsoft Statement About GPLv3  —  A Microsoft statement about GPLv3.  —  Microsoft is not a party to the GPLv3 license and none of its actions are to be misinterpreted as accepting status as a contracting party of GPLv3 or assuming any legal obligations under such license.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Vodafone put off by Apple's demand for big iPhone slice  —  Apple is understood to be demanding that its European mobile phone partners hand over a significant proportion of revenues generated by the iPhone and restrict the content that users can access.  —  The portion of network revenues demanded …
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 …
Discussion: Security Fix and CNET News.com
Daddy Types:
My Mom Hand-Knit An iPhone  —  My mom was insanely cool even before she knitted an iPhone.  Last week, as the hype was peaking, I braced for reports of kids across the country grabbing for their parents' new iPhones; it was a drool-soaked disaster waiting to happen, like all those people …
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 …
Discussion: digg
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities  —  There's a new player in the exploding market for zero-day vulnerabilities — an eBay-like auction site offering a place to buy and sell flaw research information.  —  The Swiss-based site, called WabiSabiLabi, launched earlier this week …
Discussion: Bits and The Register
Alec Saunders .LOG:
Comscore's Fishy Facebook Numbers  —  Comscore published some web site usage metrics for Facebook yesterday.  While the aggregate visitor growth of 89%, year over year, from 2006 to 2007 was impressive, the demographic information was puzzling, and just doesn't add up. … Age Segment  —  Facebook.com
 
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Danny King / Bloomberg:
EBay Chief Spurs Growth on PayPal, Beats Google Unit
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MediaDefender denies entrapment accusations with fake torrent site
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
COLOURlovers: For People Who Like Color
Discussion: Download Squad and seattleduck
Tony Macdonell / Teknision:
Adding Friends is a Full Time Job, and I am Tired of It!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo sites on the fritz Friday morning?
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University boffins squeeze 500GB onto a DVD
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Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Bye Bye AllOfMp3, Hello MP3Sparks
Discussion: Computerworld
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MPIO keeps it simple with the MP300 DAP
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhoneInterface starts to crack open iPhone
Miriam Olsson / CNET News.com:
Study: Online shoppers taking more time to hit 'buy' button
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Microsoft to Spend $1.15 Billion for Xbox Repairs
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
So You Sold Your Company For Millions, What Next?
Discussion: seattleduck and Mark Evans
Joe Hutsko / MSNBC:
Affair with iPhone cools when handset breaks
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment
 

 
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