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3:15 PM ET, July 10, 2007


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Firefox "firefoxurl" URI Handler Registration Vulnerability  —  Critical:  —  Highly critical  —  Impact:  —  System access  —  Where:  —  From remote  —  Solution Status:  —  Unpatched  —  Software:  —  Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x  —  A vulnerability has been discovered in Firefox …
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 …
Discussion: Zero Day and Donna's SecurityFlash
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 …
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.
Discussion: WebProNews and Lost Remote
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Compete: Microsoft Gaining Searches; Live Search Club Giveaway Working?
Discussion: Bits and Business Week
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
New Website Measurement System Just A Little Less Useless Than Previous One
Discussion: Telegraph
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
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.
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.
Apple may launch Nano-based iPhone  —  iPhone manufacturer could release a smaller, cheaper version of the touchscreen phone later this year, JP Morgan analyst says.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based …
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Tom Krazit / CNET
AMD's Dave Orton, former ATI CEO, resigns  —  Dave Orton came over to Advanced Micro Devices when it acquired ATI Technologies last year, but his tenure at the company will have been brief.  —  AMD announced Tuesday that Orton, the former CEO of ATI and an executive vice president at AMD, is stepping down at the end of this month.
Discussion: DailyTech
Secure Gmail Notifier using hidden preference setting  —  I was shocked to discover that the Gmail Notifier, as distributed by Google, defaults to sending your Gmail password over the network in clear text every time it checks your inbox for new mail.  This is incredibly insecure …
Discussion: MacUser, and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPhone in depth: the Ars review  —  Introduction  —  iPhone  —  System requirements: Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later, USB 2.0 port, iTunes 7.3; Windows PC running Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2, USB 2.0 port, iTunes 7.3  —  Some think that the hype surrounding …
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Direct Amazon Unbox On TiVo Ordering Arrives
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Mac µTorrent: Smaller, Faster than Azureus?
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New Thinkpads Due Out This Month
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Associated Press:
More campgrounds going Wi-Fi  —  NEW YORK - Ah, camping.  The tent.
Discussion: DailyTech and Gizmodo
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Scratched Xbox 360 discs lead to lawsuit against Microsoft
Discussion: CrunchGear and
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Romney Joins Web Ad Buying, Clinton Drops Out, McCain Still Leads
Discussion: WebProNews and
Brad Geddes / Search Engine Land:
How To Optimize A Contextual Search Advertising Campaign
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: UBS Sees Q2 Results Above Consensus; Ups Target
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell rolls out SMB notebooks dubbed Vostro sans 'Trialware'
Discussion: Inquirer
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Bumbling Bigg City burglars got $12K
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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