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6:45 PM ET, July 10, 2007

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USA Today:
New rules could rock wireless world  —  NEW YORK - Coming soon could be a wireless broadband world in which consumers get to pick any smartphone or other device and load any software on it - not have to take what the wireless carrier wants to sell.  —  That's the goal of Federal Communications …
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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
The promise of open platforms in the upcoming spectrum auction  —  As I've written before, Google has become increasingly involved in U.S. spectrum policy issues this year.  One of our top public policy objectives is to expand the Internet's reach to more Americans.
CNN:
FCC Draft Auction Rules A Win For Google, Hi-Tech Industry  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The hi-tech industry, led by Google Inc. (GOOG), scored a big victory over incumbent broadband providers this week as draft rules released by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin for a highly anticipated radio-spectrum auction …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman's draft rules for 700MHz auction call for open access
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows Server 2008 launch set for February  —  DENVER—Confirming what many had expected, Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 2008, won't formally launch until next year.  —  Microsoft said it will launch the product …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-036 - Critical  —  Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936542)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and two privately …
Discussion: Bink.nu
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-039 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Windows Active Directory Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926122)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft Live CRM pricing undercuts Salesforce.com  —  Microsoft today is giving a more detailed glimpse of how it will try to compete with Salesforce.com in the market for Web-based customer relationship management software.  For starters, Microsoft will bring its new Dynamics Live CRM …
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Business Week:
Microsoft Takes On Salesforce
Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Internet Explorer 0day Exploit  —  There is an input validation flaw in Internet Explorer that allows you to specify arbitrary arguments to the process responsible for handling URL protocols.  This is the same type of input validation vulnerability that I discovered in the Safari 3 beta …
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Will It Blend?:
iPhone  —  Everybody knows that the iPhone can make phone calls, play movies & music, surf the web, and a lot more.  But, Will It Blend?  That is the question.  —  Ever wonder what would happen if you stuck a can of EZ Cheese in blender?  Yeah, us too.  —  Carny Cuisine  —  Category: Don't Try This @ Home
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Eleven lessons learned about blogging, so far  —  This post is to share lessons I have learned about blogging so far, five weeks into this blog.  —  First, it's hard to believe it's only been five weeks.  "Internet time" lives, I can tell you that.  —  Second, I'd like to truly thank everyone …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Casio Exilim EX-S880, EX-Z77 boast YouTube capture mode  —  Look out YouTube fanatics, your next digital camera has arrived.  Casio's latest pair of Exilims don't deviate much from their predecessors, but a recent agreement with YouTube has enabled the duo to boast a "unique YouTube capture mode …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Tech Blog
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Electronista:
Casio adds YouTube to Exilim camera mix
Discussion: Gearlog
Michael Calore / Compiler:
The $300 Linux-Powered 'iPhone Killer' Arrives  —  After seemingly endless delays, the OpenMoko phone is here.  The first version of the NEO 1973 mobile phone, which carries the Linux kernel inside and is not locked to a specific network, is available for purchase from OpenMoko.com.
Mike Cane / Mike Cane's Blog:
iPhone Death Star Upgrade Coming  —  Oh.  My.  God.  —  I hope all of this is true.  It would just slaughter every other phone that's out there (well, except for you directionless people who need GPS in your frikkin phone!).  —  I'm clipping the entire Hackint0sh post.
Associated Press:
TiVo Users Can Get Amazon Movies From TV  —  ALVISO, Calif. (AP) — Users of TiVo Inc.'s digital video recorders will be able to order movies from Amazon.com Inc. directly from their TVs starting Tuesday.  —  The two companies partnered in March to deliver Amazon's Unbox download service to TiVo machines …
Andy McCue / CNET News.com:
Mac desktops are 'smarter money,' says CIO  —  Property asset management company Capital & Regional is evaluating Linux desktops and Apple Macs as a way to reduce its dependency on Microsoft.  —  While the U.K. company has about 700 PC users and currently runs Windows XP Pro and Office XP Pro …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Nielsen changes the way it measures web traffic  —  One of the largest companies tracking web traffic is changing its measuring stick.  The Associated Press reports that Nielsen/NetRatings will replace page views with time spent on a website as its primary tool for measuring traffic.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
JP Morgan retracts.  Now says "No" to near term "Nano" iPhone  —  JP Morgan has just issued a note retracting Kevin Chang's earlier projection about a near term iPhone Nano.  The new report says that the majority of Chang's assumptions appear to have come from a review of the patent …
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AMD:
AMD Announces the Resignation of Dave Orton, former CEO of ATI
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Old Media Jumping to New Media
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Another One Bites The Dust: iPhone File System Hacked, Custom Ringtones to Come Soon
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
MYAOL PERSONALIZATION SUITE LAUNCHES
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Hynix and Samsung prioritize NAND flash for Apple
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Malware Protection Center Portal v1 Live!
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Feds use key logger to thwart PGP, Hushmail
Peter Brantley / O'Reilly Radar:
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Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
New Website Measurement System Just A Little Less Useless Than Previous One
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Mac µTorrent: Smaller, Faster than Azureus?
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TED / uncov:
VoSnap: An Overnight Delivery Of Fail
Discussion: Skrentablog
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Scratched Xbox 360 discs lead to lawsuit against Microsoft
MacOSXHints.com:
Secure Gmail Notifier using hidden preference setting
Discussion: MacUser, PaulStamatiou.com and digg
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