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5:25 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.
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Skinkers LiveStation: P2P live TV broadcasting service demoed
Discussion: The Gong Show
Lynn Tan / CNET
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
Bryan Gardiner / ExtremeTech:   AMD Invests in Transmeta
Scott Ferguson /
AMD Invests $7.5 Million in Transmeta
Discussion: CNET
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 …
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 …
Thoughtfix /
Discussion: ZDNet, jkOnTheRun and digg
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.
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.
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
With mounting evidence of PS3 price cut, Sony issues denial
Patrick Klepek / ExtremeTech:
Microsoft's Peter Moore on New Xbox 360 Warranties  —  Microsoft made many gamers happy on Thursday by deciding to universally enhance the Xbox 360 warranty program.  Though the warranty has changed in the past, today is the most far reaching shift.  The new three year warranty policy applies …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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: The Register and Bits
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zantaz's $375M payday, and its unfortunate back-story
Discussion: MSNBC
Asus Launches Gaming Motherboard Line
Danny King / Bloomberg:
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MediaDefender denies entrapment accusations with fake torrent site
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
COLOURlovers: For People Who Like Color
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Yahoo sites on the fritz Friday morning?
Discussion: WebProNews
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
University boffins squeeze 500GB onto a DVD
Discussion: The Tech Report
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MPIO keeps it simple with the MP300 DAP
Alec Saunders .LOG:
Comscore's Fishy Facebook Numbers
Miriam Olsson / CNET
Study: Online shoppers taking more time to hit 'buy' button
Discussion: WebProNews
Introducing templatemaker
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
So You Sold Your Company For Millions, What Next?
Discussion: seattleduck and Mark Evans
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment

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