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10:20 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.
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
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
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 …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
JPMorgan now not so sure about an iPhone Nano
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
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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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
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
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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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Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Breaking News: PC Magazine Reshuffles Management
Discussion: Valleywag
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: Compiler and Bink.nu
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Direct Amazon Unbox On TiVo Ordering Arrives  —  Amazon Unbox ordering has finally landed on TiVo.  (Never mind that false alarm last month).  The TiVoCast Downloads area is listed as "Download TV & Movies" (how exactly does that describe the web video?) and houses Amazon Unbox along with the other downloadable content.
Discussion: Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and TiVo Blog
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Paul Glazowski / Profy.Com:
Amazon Now Delivering Movies Direct To TiVo Boxes
Discussion: Download Squad
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.
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.
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."
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and Engadget
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Hynix and Samsung prioritize NAND flash for Apple  —  With Apple increasing the amount NAND flash ordered from its suppliers, other customers of Hynix Semiconductors and Samsung Electronics are seeing growing difficulties in securing sufficient stock.  —  Sources at Taiwan memory houses indicated …
Discussion: iLounge, Forever Geek and Macsimum News
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.
 
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