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5:40 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 …
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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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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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 / ZDNet:
Ballmer: Caught between a software rock and a services hard place
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's CRM Live: Two versions coming, but not until 2008  —  Microsoft is expected to try to use cut-rate pricing to compete with Salesforce.com and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) players when it finally launches its Dynamics CRM Live service in 2008.
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 …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-039 - Critical
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
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 …
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.
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
Discussion: Channel 9 and digg
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
AOL launches myAOL: Web 2.0 for the masses  —  This morning AOL launched myAOL, a group of three services wrapped up into one customizable page.  MyAOL is made up of three services: myPage, a customizable start page akin to Pageflakes or Netvibes; Mgnet—an audiovisual mashup of news …
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.
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 …
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
Pardon Me, But How Do You Say 'WTF?'  In Hindi?  —  In advertising, as in many other creative endeavors, it's difficult to achieve greatness without pushing the envelope.  Sony Computer Entertainment, it seems, has a history of obliterating the envelope, whether it's pushing buttons on race, religion, or viral marketing.
Discussion: Kotaku and Blue's News
 
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Efrat Neuman / Haaretz:
Comverse up for sale  —  Telecommunications software developer …
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Breaking News: PC Magazine Reshuffles Management
Discussion: Valleywag
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
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Feds use key logger to thwart PGP, Hushmail
Peter Brantley / O'Reilly Radar:
Working in Facebook
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Mac µTorrent: Smaller, Faster than Azureus?
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VoSnap: An Overnight Delivery Of Fail
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Compete: Microsoft Gaining Searches; Live Search Club Giveaway Working?
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Romney Joins Web Ad Buying, Clinton Drops Out, McCain Still Leads
Discussion: WebProNews and paidContent.org
MacOSXHints.com:
Secure Gmail Notifier using hidden preference setting
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