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5:35 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  —  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 /
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 …
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 PC World
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Ballmer: Caught between a software rock and a services hard place
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.
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 …
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-039 - Critical
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
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.
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
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.
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 …
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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Discussion: CrunchGear and Tech Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Hynix and Samsung prioritize NAND flash for Apple
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Peter Brantley / O'Reilly Radar:
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
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Discussion: MacUser, and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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