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2:40 AM ET, July 11, 2007

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
February 27, 2008: Microsoft plans a triple-play launch  —  Microsoft announced at its partner conference on July 10 that it will launch Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 together in a single launch on February 27, 2008, in Los Angeles.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Steve Clayton
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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: Today @ PC World, Compiler and Bink.nu
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Site Advisor 2.0: Haute Secure Launches To Detect and Block Malware
Discussion: Zero Day
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman's draft rules for 700MHz auction call for open access
Discussion: TechSpot News
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 …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Welcome to Marc Andreessen's comments
Discussion: Valleywag
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft shows off new Xbox 360 controller for casual gamers  —  While Microsoft's E3 announcement of "Scene It?" for the Xbox 360 wasn't exactly awe inspiring, there are some brand new casual gaming controllers packed with the title that certainly perked us up.
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Xbox 360 price set to crash?
Discussion: Techdirt
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Xbox 360's QWERTY Chatpad gets price, release date
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Tech Blog
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.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Video startups get veterans to jump
Discussion: digg
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: The Register, Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
JPMorgan now not so sure about an iPhone Nano
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
WJXT-TV:
Sprint Cuts 1,000+ Customers For Excessive Complaining  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of cell phone customers are being given the boot, accused of being too high maintenance.  —  Sprint-Nextel is disconnecting more than 1,000 subscribers on grounds the clients call customer service too often and make "unreasonable requests."
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
Bad Sinatra I  —  I'll have the AppleTV version up on BadSinatra.com in a bit.  —  iPhone download
The Boy Genius Report:
Hello Sidekick Slide  —  5 comment(s) for this post.  —  Sweet Even without anything I am still the first to post.  I hope people can post actual comments and not some gibberish.
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg iPhone Beta Live!  —  Last weekend Joe Stump, Daniel Burka, and I sat down and white-boarded the Digg iPhone app.  I told Joe if he coded it in 48hrs, I'd buy him an iPhone.  Needless to say, he got it done (nice work, Joe).  —  You can check it out at digg.com/iphone.
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
Microsoft CRM Live: still a lot to learn  —  Undercutting Salesforce.com is an obvious ploy for Microsoft to attempt with its CRM Live product, so the pricing it announced today shouldn't come as any big surprise.  Salesforce.com has always priced at the high end of what it could get away with …
Christine / Team Blog:
Microsoft Reader Optimized for Origami™ Is Finally Here!  —  Hi!  I'm Christine from the Microsoft Reader team.  Some of you may know me from some of the other device forums like PocketPCThoughts, Aximsite or the Microsoft.Public.Reader newsgroup under the name MSReadergirl.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
A New Studio Will Market Short Videos for the Web  —  Expanding a hunt for commerce in the burgeoning art of Web video, Hollywood's United Talent Agency and the Internet-based advertising agency Spot Runner have started a ministudio for digital entertainment from established actors, directors and others, the agencies said on Tuesday.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Acting Against Squidoo Due To Spam
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Scanning your iPhone Backup Files
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
Elinor Mills / Webware.com:
MORE MASHING OF GOOGLE MAPS
Discussion: Mashable!
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
The iPhone Will Blend In A Blender
Discussion: OhGizmo!
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation.Blog:
Metal Gear Solid Trailer Coming to PlayStation Store
Discussion: PS3 Fanboy, Game | Life and Kotaku
The Mozilla Blog:
SECURITY ISSUE IN URL PROTOCOL HANDLING ON WINDOWS
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Media, Tech Execs Mingle, Ponder Future
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Om Malik / GigaOM:
30Boxes team launches Facebook Ad Exchange
Discussion: Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Accuser Says Web Site Has X-Rated Link
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Facebook found pimping crudware
Discussion: Mashable!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Report: DVD ripping less a threat than file sharing
BBC:
The Tech Lab: Charles Stross
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Another One Bites The Dust: iPhone File System Hacked, Custom Ringtones to Come Soon
Discussion: digg
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Hynix and Samsung prioritize NAND flash for Apple
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Direct Amazon Unbox On TiVo Ordering Arrives
Mike Cane / Mike Cane's Blog:
iPhone Death Star Upgrade Coming
 

 
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