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4:30 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 …
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.
FCC Draft Auction Rules A Win For Google, Hi-Tech Industry
Robert Gorell / Conversion Rate Marketing Blog:
Nielsen's "Time Spent": Worst Ranking Metric Ever?  —  Here's something (not at all) shocking: Nielsen/NetRatings has officially replaced "page views" with "time spent" as its default ranking metric.  There's just one problem.  The page view's been dead for some time now.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
So do us a favor and keep the GMSV page open overnight
Discussion: Internet Outsider
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
New Website Measurement System Just A Little Less Useless Than Previous One
Discussion: Telegraph and Computerworld
Thor Larholm /
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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Firefox and IE together brew up security trouble  —  UPDATE: Blame them both.  —  That's the latest update from security researchers who initially laid the blame on Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the latest zero-day exploit.  —  "Firefox is the current attack vector but Internet Explorer …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft Live CRM pricing undercuts  —  Microsoft today is giving a more detailed glimpse of how it will try to compete with in the market for Web-based customer relationship management software.  For starters, Microsoft will bring its new Dynamics Live CRM …
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 and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) players when it finally launches its Dynamics CRM Live service in 2008.
Peter Galli /
Microsoft to Pitch Software Plus Services to Partners
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bay Partners Launches Facebook-Apps-Only Fund  —  Here's another indication of the importance of the new Facebook platform: Silicon Valley VC fund Bay Partners has earmarked millions of dollars for investments in startups creating applications for Facebook.  The new program, called AppFactory, will be officially launched on Tuesday.
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 Inc. directly from their TVs starting Tuesday.  —  The two companies partnered in March to deliver Amazon's Unbox download service to TiVo machines …
TiVo, Amazon to sell movies straight to TV sets
Ina Fried / CNET
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Epicenter
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.
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
Andy McCue / CNET
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 …
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET
AMD's Dave Orton, former ATI CEO, resigns
Discussion: DailyTech
Casio adds YouTube to Exilim camera mix
Discussion: Gearlog
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Mac µTorrent: Smaller, Faster than Azureus?
Discussion: TorrentFreak
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VoSnap: An Overnight Delivery Of Fail
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Associated Press:
More campgrounds going Wi-Fi  —  NEW YORK - Ah, camping.  The tent.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Romney Joins Web Ad Buying, Clinton Drops Out, McCain Still Leads
Discussion: WebProNews and
Secure Gmail Notifier using hidden preference setting
Discussion: MacUser, and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPhone in depth: the Ars review
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone Hackers: "we have owned the filesystem"
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