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10:05 AM ET, July 6, 2007


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Matt Mondok / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft announces Joost killer  —  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.  Although some of these ventures are duds (think OneCare) …
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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
LiveStation and Silverlight deliver Live TV to your PC  —  LiveStation built on Silverlight brings Live TV to your PC.  LiveStation is a project, currently in controlled beta, that uses technology from Microsoft and Skinkers, a UK based company.  LiveStation currently rebroadcasts the BBC live …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Juventuscadillac / THE INDIE TRIBUNE:
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.
Discussion: Kotaku and I, Platform
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Rumor: PLAYSTATION 3 $100 Price Cut Hits July 15
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Quim Gil /
Feature upgrade release to the Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition  —  Nokia has just announced an update to the Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition, feature upgrade release is now available for download.  The update (version number 4.2007.26-8) includes Skype client support, Adobe® Flash® 9 browser plug-in …
Facebook Sees Flood Of New Traffic From Teenagers And Adults Open Registration at Spurs 89 Percent Visitor Growth versus Last Year  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study on the visitation to …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Faster iPhone faster!  Kill!!  Kill!!  —  My challenge here is to write the one zillionth iPhone story (and MY third) without repeating too much what has been written before or failing to include at least a couple new items which — trust me — you'll find below.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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.
Robert McMillan /
eBay for hackers launched  —  A Swiss security firm called WabiSabiLabi has opened a web marketplace for zero-day security vulnerabilities.  —  The site will sell details on unpatched software flaws.  The site is currently offering details on four bugs in products such as the Linux kernel and Yahoo Messenger.
Discussion: InfoWorld and TechCrunch
An Auction Site for Vulnerabilities
Microsoft Expands Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage  —  Microsoft Expands Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage.  Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights …
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Xbox 360 Repairs Will Cost Microsoft $1B
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
eBay Takes on Craigslist  —  Will the online auctioneer's be able to lure advertisers away from the popular local classified-ad site?  —  Online commerce giant eBay knew Craigslist had the right idea when it purchased a 25% stake in the online classified ad site three years ago.
CBC News:
Microsoft to start up Vancouver software development centre this fall  —  TORONTO (CP) - Microsoft Corp. plans to set up house in the Vancouver area this fall with a new software development centre that would attract talent without encountering U.S. immigration issues.
Discussion: Inquirer and Slashdot
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment  —  David Flashner thought he had it wired: buy two iPhones last Friday when they first went on sale, keep one and sell the other at a profit so big it would pay for most of the first one.  —  Mr. Flashner wasted no time.
Mitchell Bingemann / Computerworld:
Music starts to fade on Russian download site  —  Users of the shutdown site can still download music if they have existing credit with the online music store  —  Although the controversial online music store was officially shutdown by the Russian Government …
Discussion: New Web Order and TechCrunch
Geoffrey York / Globe and Mail:
RIM cracks China market for BlackBerry  —  Poised to enter last untapped Asian market  —  BEIJING — It took eight years of effort, but Research In Motion Ltd. has finally cracked the world's biggest cellphone market, winning permission to sell its BlackBerry devices in China for the first time.
Discussion: PC World
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
NetSuite IPO...Another SaaS horseman braves the public markets  —  NetSuite filed its S-1 this week, with an eye toward an IPO in September if the market conditions permit.  The SaaS darling is looking to raise up to $75mm; Credit Suisse is the book runner and WR Hambrecht + Co is co-managing the deal.
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