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6:20 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  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has released a draft of the rules which will govern the upcoming 700MHz auction, and it's good news for those advocating for an open-access policy.
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 MS07-039 - 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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-036 - Critical
Discussion: Bink.nu
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Ballmer: Caught between a software rock and a services hard place
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Reuters:
TiVo, Amazon to sell movies straight to TV sets  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - TiVo Inc. on Tuesday said many of its customers can now order pay-per-view movies and television shows from Amazon.com's download service directly from their TV, without a personal computer.
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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 …
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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Scott Karp / Digital Media Wire:
Analysis: Nielsen Swaps One Problematic Metric For Another  —  Nielsen took a big step towards accelerating the death of the page view by announcing it would rank websites by time spend on the site instead.  But time spent is an equally problematic metric that assumes that more is better …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Nielsen changes the way it measures web traffic
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
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
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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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 …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Old Media Jumping to New Media  —  People are getting antsy this summer!  Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis' search startup Mahalo.
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Breaking News: PC Magazine Reshuffles Management
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
MYAOL PERSONALIZATION SUITE LAUNCHES  —  Today myAOL, a personalization product suite, has officially been released to the beta.  As the myAOL Product Manager, I feel like our team just gave birth to triplets, as myAOL offers up three applications into one integrated dashboard experience with various levels of personalization.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MY iTablet
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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Scratched Xbox 360 discs lead to lawsuit against Microsoft  —  A Florida man has filed a federal lawsuit against Microsoft, accusing the company of defective design with the Xbox 360.  Jorge Brouwer's lawsuit focuses on issues with scratched disks rather than the infamous red ring of death that has plagued many consoles.
 
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