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8:10 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
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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Business Week:
Microsoft Takes On Salesforce
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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: Engadget, Gizmodo, MY iTablet and digg
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
JPMorgan now not so sure about an iPhone Nano
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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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Direct Amazon Unbox On TiVo Ordering Arrives
Discussion: Engadget, TiVo Blog and eHomeUpgrade
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   February 27, 2008: Microsoft plans a triple-play launch
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
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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: HipMojo.com and Scobleizer
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Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Breaking News: PC Magazine Reshuffles Management
Discussion: Valleywag
James Sherwood / The Register:
Xbox 360 price set to crash?  —  Receive the day's biggest stories by email, sign up here  —  Hot on the heels of Sony's recent $100 60GB PS3 price drop, gamers and industry analysts the world over are predicting that Microsoft will soon announce a cheaper Xbox 360.
Discussion: Techdirt and Associated Press
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Scratched Xbox 360 discs lead to lawsuit against Microsoft
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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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.
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.
BBC:
The Tech Lab: Charles Stross  —  UK science fiction writer Charles Stross, author of novels Accelerando and Singularity Sky, posits a future in which all human experience is record on devices the size of a grain of sand.  —  We've had agriculture for about 12,000 years, towns for eight to 10,000 years …
 
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Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Video game lobbyist to fight teen-gamer stereotype
AMD:
AMD Announces the Resignation of Dave Orton, former CEO of ATI
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Another One Bites The Dust: iPhone File System Hacked, Custom Ringtones to Come Soon
Discussion: digg
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Nielsen changes the way it measures web traffic
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Casio Exilim EX-S880, EX-Z77 boast YouTube capture mode
Discussion: CrunchGear and Tech Blog
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Hynix and Samsung prioritize NAND flash for Apple
Discussion: iLounge and Macsimum News
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Mac desktops are 'smarter money,' says CIO
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VoSnap: An Overnight Delivery Of Fail
Discussion: Skrentablog
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Venture firm throws money at Facebook leeches
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
Pardon Me, But How Do You Say 'WTF?' In Hindi?
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