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1:45 PM ET, July 7, 2007

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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pownce Invites For Sale On eBay  —  Proving that everything has a market, invites to Kevin Rose's P2P service Pownce are up for sale on eBay.  —  Bidding on Pownce invites start at 1c with buy it now prices at $5.  —  It wasn't that long ago when Gmail invites were available for sale on eBay …
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MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Bid On Your Pownce Invites Here - For Free  —  Looks like some Pownce invites are up for sale on eBay - $9.95 Buy-It-Now.  OR instead you can just leave me your info in a comment and I'll send you one for free.  —  Get em quick, I only have 6 invites - but quite frankly with the rate …
Discussion: Now I Have a Blog Too
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.
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dave Winer's TwitterGram  —  Dave Winer likes to throw web services and his own software in a blender and see what comes out, and his new TwitterGram project is a perfect example.  In this case, he's married the Twitter API to his own service that allows people to upload short audio messages to their Twitter accounts.
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Voidstar: blog
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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.
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Microholography milks 500GB out of DVD-sized discs  —  A group of scientists working together with the Institute of Optics and Optical Technologies at the Technical University of Berlin claim to have discovered a way to store 500GB worth of data on DVD-sized discs.
Discussion: The Register
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: p2pnet, UNEASYsilence and Techdirt
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Brokep / Copy me happy:
Swedish Police will CENSOR The Pirate Bay July 6
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, TorrentFreak and digg
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Swedish Police Attempt to Block The Pirate Bay
Discussion: Geek News Central
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 …
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Linux Rolls On  —  Know some of you saw this in last week's post, but I wanted to be clear that Dell does have plans to offer Linux to more consumers in additional locations outside the United States.  More details to come later this summer.  We will also offer Ubuntu to small business customers in the future.
Discussion: digg
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Robert Strohmeyer / Maximum PC:
2008: Year of the Linux Desktop
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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.
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 …
InfoWorld:
Update: Yahoo sites hit by availability problems  —  (InfoWorld) - Yahoo Inc. suffered availability problems on Friday that affected its home page as well as other of its Web sites and services for a sustained period of time.  —  Yahoo, which has some of the most popular sites and online services worldwide …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Performance Issues for Yahoo
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 and bytes|genes
Colourlover / COLOURlovers:
For the Record: Adobe Kuler vs COLOURlovers  —  I get emails, instant messages and love notes pretty often asking if I've seen Adobe Kuler and if I'm upset about it... So here is my opinion on the matter.  —  Back in Nov. of last year Adobe Labs launched Kuler: A 5 color palette creation tool …
Discussion: JD on EP and digg
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
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.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Tries to Spit Out the GPLv3 Hook  —  Opinion: Try as it might, Microsoft could find it very hard to wiggle out of its GPLv3 connection.  —  Microsoft wants everyone to understand that GPLv3 has nothing to do with the company, its Linux partnerships or anything else Redmond-based.
 
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Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Technorati's Troubles  —  Blog search-engine startup Technorati's …
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Online Music: 90+ Essential Music and Audio Websites
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