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7:40 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: UNEASYsilence and Techdirt
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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
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.
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Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Linux Rolls On  —  Know some of you saw this in last week's post …
Discussion: digg
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
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 and Web Strategy
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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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 …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why is Seth Godin not talking about the Squidoo problem?  —  A blogger asks why Seth isn't talking about Squidoo's massive SEO and porn problems.  They also speculate that I might be attacking Squidoo because they are competition for Mahalo.  —  For the record, everyone knows I attacking anything …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
TWITTERGRAMS: TALKING TWEETS  —  Dave Winer has released a cool experiment into the world: Twittergram.  It's a voice version of Twitter (more coverage): You record a brief audio clip (200K max), and Twittergram puts it on a server and creates a Twitter post (a "tweet") that links to it.
Discussion: TechCrunch
IT Conversations:
Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators  —  [runtime: 00:46:05, 21.1 mb, recorded 2007-07-05]  —  Who's linking to this?  —  As director of web publishing for Nature Publishing Group, Timo Hannay is applying web 2.0 principles to the realm of science.  His projects include: Connotea …
Discussion: Jon Udell
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) …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
My iPhone Test Drive  —  Ok, so shame on me for writing so much about the iPhone without actually having used it, but I fixed that today by spending a couple of hours in an Apple store playing with the iPhone.  Granted this is much more limited than the experience of long-term use …
Ruth Gledhill / Times of London:
Manchester Cathedral says Sony apology not enough and issues new digital rules  —  Manchester Cathedral is calling for all video games manufacturers to sign up to a new set of "sacred digital guidelines" to prevent future "virtual desecration" of religious buildings.
Discussion: Joystiq, GamePolitics.com and Kotaku
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
POWNCE INVITES FOR SALE  —  I don't know if this is wrong or just weird.  A few people have put Pownce invites up on eBay (buy-it-now price is $9.95).  Let me remind everyone: it's a free service.  And it's in alpha testing.  Just wait for it to evolve a bit and open up to more people.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Becomes the People Search Engine  —  Data released by Facebook today reveals that Facebook is indeed the "Most used people search engine on the web."  Does Facebook have any plans of going head on with Google?  You bet!  Last month I suggested that Microsoft needs to purchase Facebook ASAP …
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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.
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Online Music: 90+ Essential Music and Audio Websites
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Splitting up with your cell phone carrier
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Reuters:
CD sales drop, digital music jumps in 1st half '07
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios
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Zantaz's $375M payday, and its unfortunate back-story
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EBay Chief Spurs Growth on PayPal, Beats Google Unit
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