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2:20 PM ET, July 7, 2007

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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.
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
YAY!  Twitter Blabber Can Now be Phoned In  —  Michael Arrington gives Dave Winer a big 'ol pat on the TwitterGram back while wondering what the "media hacker" will "blend up next."  —  No need to wonder about what Winer was blending yesterday, thanks to the mighty Twitter itself: "Fresh cherries"!
Discussion: CostPerNews
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:   TWITTERGRAMS: TALKING TWEETS
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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POWNCE INVITES FOR SALE
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
So, where are the iPhone games?  —  It's got a large screen, a wireless Internet connection, and a touch interface a bit like the bestselling Nintendo DS, which you'd think would make it an ideal gaming platform.  But for some reason, in all the avalanche of hype, I've read little or nothing about iPhone games.
Discussion: Technovia
Daniel Escapa / Daniel Escapa's OneNote Blog:
OneNote Web Exporter - Dave Tse's cool powertoy  —  I am very happy to announce that one of the coolest powertoys I have seen is available for download!  It is the OneNote Web Exporter powertoy which will take a OneNote notebook and convert it into an interactive website.  This is what a notebook looks like in IE:
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Z9 unveiled!  Can ya feel it?  Huh, huh?  —  Motorola has been oh so sneaky with the handsets as of late, and we've hit the jackpot.  Motorola's Z9 is apparently a new slider phone which bears resemblance to the RAZR 2 series.  Oh, and get this — it's AT&T branded with an AT&T browser key, and even AT&T firmware.
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
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
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.
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Robert Strohmeyer / Maximum PC:
2008: Year of the Linux Desktop
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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Brokep / Copy me happy:
Swedish Police will CENSOR The Pirate Bay July 6
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, TorrentFreak and digg
 
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