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11:00 AM ET, July 9, 2007

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Google:
Google to Acquire Postini  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Postini, a global leader in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide.
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Dave Girouard / Official Google Blog:
Welcome, Postini team  —  We launched Google Apps so that it would be easier for employees to communicate and share information while reducing the hassles and costs associated with enterprise software.  Companies are responding: every day, more than 1,000 small businesses sign up for Google Apps.
ZDNet:
Google to buy e-mail security company for $625 million  —  Printer ink price war may be underway … Report: Microsoft customers more leery of Software Assurance … Apple sneaks Java support onto the iPhone … VMware sets IPO price range; lands Intel Capital as investor
Discussion: WebProNews and Inquirer
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Prices as Many Xboxes Fail  —  Facing slower-than-expected sales of its PlayStation 3 video game system, Sony said it would announce Monday that it planned to lower the price of its console in the United States by $100, to $500, effective Thursday.
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony announces price cut, new 80GB PlayStation 3 model for North America  —  Sony has had a rough time moving units after the initial launch of the PlayStation3; the system is routinely outsold by the 360 and Wii.  It has been rumored that Sony would be dropping the price on the system …
Reuters:
UDPATE 2-Microsoft says no plans to cut Xbox Japan price
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
EA Chief Cites Need For More Innovative Games  —  Electronic Arts Inc. became the world's biggest maker of videogames by relying on a formula now widespread in the industry: pumping out sequels of familiar game franchises, like Madden football, that consumers bought almost on cue.
Alertbox:
Write Articles, Not Blog Postings … I recently served as a "consultant's consultant," advising a world leader in his field on what to do about his website.  In particular, this expert asked me whether he should start a weblog.  I said no.  —  You probably already know my own Internet strategy …
Discussion: Bokardo and Hacking Cough
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Improving Google's Social Network  —  Google already has a social network (orkut), but it's only popular in Brazil and India, doesn't have a Googlish interface and had a lot of security problems in the past.  That's why last year Google sponsored a project at the Carnegie Mellon University's …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google, Yahoo Both Working On Next Generation Social Networks
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Security Firm Auctions Bugs  —  A Swiss company has launched an eBay for details on unpatched security vulnerabilities.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Psst.  Want to buy a zero-day?  —  A Swiss startup called WabiSabiLabi Ltd. has some for sale, but to qualified buyers only.
Discussion: Techdirt
PR Newswire:
Lexmark revises financial outlook  —  LEXINGTON, Ky., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK - News) today announced that financial results for its second quarter of 2007 will be lower than expected.  —  Although based on partial data for the quarter …
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Makes Late Push To Find Other Buyers  —  As negotiations with News Corp. continue, Dow Jones & Co. is making one last push to find other possible buyers for itself, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The long-shot efforts by the publisher of The Wall Street Journal …
LWN.net:
Patch: Linux 2.6.22 released  —  Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>&n bsp; —  To:  —  Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>&nb sp; —  Linux 2.6.22 released  —  It's out there now (or at least in the process of mirroring out - if you don't see everything, give it a bit of time).
Discussion: Inquirer
Mike Kobrin / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: iRiver Clix Rhapsody Review  —  The second-generation iriver Clix is an impressive little device, but iriver followed in SanDisk's footsteps and used its partnership with Rhapsody to create a pretty slick little end-to-end solution called the Clix Rhapsody.
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
Robert Hensing / Robert Hensing's Blog:
VISTA READYBOOST SUCKAGE & VISTA RESUME SLUGGISHNESS  —  Soo last week I finally figured out why sometimes my notebook takes forever to resume from an S3 / S4 sleep.  My notebook is a Dell D820 with a Core2 Duo and 2GB of RAM - yet its brought to its knees sometimes when I resume.
Discussion: DailyTech and GottaBeMobile.com
PR Newswire:
VMware and Intel Capital Announce Investment  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for virtualization solutions today announced that Intel Corporation, through its global investment arm, Intel Capital has agreed to become an investor in VMware.
Reuben Schwarz / Stuff.co.nz:
Hobby leads to career for tech blogger  —  Wellington is home to a rising star in the highly competitive and global blogging industry.  —  Richard MacManus runs the world's 28th most popular blog, Read/WriteWeb, from his home office in Lower Hutt.  —  It's every blogger's fantasy.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July  —  It's official: We are now in the under-promise and over-deliver era at Microsoft.  —  Just when Microsoft had customers, partners and competitors all believing that it was going to delay the first service pack for Vista — not releasing a first beta …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:   Microsoft's OEM catch-22: XP still in the driver's seat
 
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BBC:
Game world gets ready for E3 show
George Gene Gustines / New York Times:
An Escape From the Slush Pile: A Web Site Tries Out New Comics
Discussion: Inquirer
Kris Keilhack / PalmInfocenter.com:
New Version of Google Maps for Palm OS Released
Discussion: The Map Room and PalmAddicts
Phil Butler / Read/WriteWeb:
Flock Version 0.9 Focuses on Social Media Discovery
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
GPNC's 70-inch all-in-one touch-screen PC
Discussion: Ministry of Tech
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Report: South Korea tops in social networking, US fifth
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
AMD to Can Single-core, Cut Dual-core Prices on Monday
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Apple sneaks Java support onto the iPhone
Discussion: CrunchGear
 Earlier Items: 
John Markoff / New York Times:
Fixing Typos by Web Users, Without Raising Hackles
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Associated Press:
US telecommunications company Verizon's copper cutoff traps …
Discussion: Inquirer and Slashdot
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Wrong On Hyperlocal: Google And Web 1.0 Killed Backfence
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:
Facebook and (My) continual partial attention  —  So I hit …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Blyk's free mobile launch delayed
Haochi / Googlified:
Google Wall of Ideas
Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Openads 2.3 Beta Launched, But Google Threat Lurks
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Asymmetric risk and the dangers of too high a valuation
Discussion: Ask The VC
 

 
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