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9:10 AM ET, July 13, 2007


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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Online Radio Is Saved; SoundExchange Will Not Enforce New Royalty Rates on Sunday  —  At today's Congressional hearing about the new rates for online radio that would essentially destroy it (as readers of this blog already know), SoundExchange, which was scheduled to receive the new royalty payments …
Kendra Marr / Washington Post:
Shaken Internet Radio Stations Face Specter of New Fees Sunday  —  Sunday will be a day of reckoning for Internet radio stations.  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to stop an increase in royalty and broadcasting fees, jeopardizing the future of some stations.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Rusty on Radio
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
D-Day Sunday For Internet Radio As Court Rejects Royalties Appeal
Discussion: Listening Post and WinExtra
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Court declines to postpone Internet radio royalty hike
Ellie Gibson /
E3: David Reeves Talks PS3  —  The Euro bundle, the new PSP and the fight to be market leader. … Now you've made the announcement about the PS3 bundle for Europe, what kind of reaction are you expecting?  —  David Reeves: I think people will say to us …
No price cut for Euro PS3 console
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of  —  Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins' internet ordeal is over, and he has detailed all the painful, laborious, and clearly unnecessary steps needed to put yourself into Cashville with AT&T's cheap-o DSL service over on his website.
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One Man's Quest for $10 DSL: Revolutions  —  Okay, this is the final chapter of the process, as I now have it ordered.  Whether it will work is another story, but we'll talk about that once the activation date for the DSL has passed.  For the other parts of the story, look here:
Wheaties for Your Wallet:
Your bank has a REST API now (shhh! — don't tell them)  —  I'm very happy to announce the launch of the Wesabe API.  This is a new release for us, and a new way of using Wesabe — as a tool for getting your data out of your banks and credit cards, and into whatever form or program is going to most help you manage your money.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Get An Invite To Any Private Beta  —  One of the most frustrating things for early adopters like ourselves to deal with is the private, limited invitation beta.  The startups seed a few invitations to their friends, and each new account has 3 or so invitations that can be given away.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Researcher: Optimal copyright term is 14 years  —  It's easy enough to find out how long copyrights last, but much harder to decide how long they should last—but that didn't stop Cambridge University PhD candidate Rufus Pollock from using economics formulas to answer the question.
Discussion: MediaVidea
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News:
Apple patent involves media data exchange and portable electronic devices  —  An Apple patent (20070161402) is for media data exchange, transfer or delivery for portable electronic devices.  It would seem to indicate wireless data sharing features between iPods, iPhones and perhaps other devices Apple has in the works.
Discussion: iLounge and BetaNews
Tom Krazit / CNET
Apple patent applications hint at Wi-Fi iPods, new mice
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gadget Lab
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Facebook, why now?  —  John Battelle asks a compelling question: why Facebook and why now?  —  Scott Rosenberg of Slate follows up with another point: that Facebook's friends definitions are all messed up.  —  Over on TechMeme everyone is talking about how Facebook's advertising isn't working.
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:
Discover new galaxies!  —  Sometimes, astronomy is a zoo.  —  One of the big problems in recent astronomy is that we're collecting data faster than we can analyze it.  This is no joke; modern survey telescopes equipped with digital detectors can generate many gigabytes of data every night.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and digg
comScore Releases Worldwide Rankings of Top Web Properties 772 Million People Online Worldwide in May  —  Online Retail and E-Commerce Sites Boosted by Holiday Spending  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of global Internet traffic for the month of May …
BBC to hear open source concerns  —  Calls to make the BBC's on demand TV service work on all computer operating systems are to get a fresh look.  —  The BBC Trust has offered to meet with open source advocates who argue that the corporation has a duty to make the download service platform agnostic.
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
Promotion Is Not Just Another Brick in the Wall  —  ADOBE software is a well-established tool for anyone working, or even dabbling, in computer-based design.  But in order to market its new Creative Suite 3 software package — which includes well-known design software like Photoshop and Illustrator …
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Sigh of Relief for Blockbuster: Few People Copy DVDs  —  It turns out that not every new bit of technology is a nightmare for Hollywood.  There are more than 50 programs available that people can use to defeat the copy protection on DVDs.  So some fear that Blockbuster and Netflix are turning …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Media Defender Buys Preparing for their Next Scam?
Discussion: p2pnet and digg
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 DAP revealed
Discussion: Anything But iPod
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Let the Chips Fall  —  Last week I wrote about Apple's impending …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Discussion: Mark Evans
Dell fixes Ubuntu laptop pricing
Discussion: Direct2Dell and digg
David Pogue / New York Times:
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Richard Baguley / Blog:
Apple says iPhone battery issue is a bug
 Earlier Items: 
Rich Brown / CNET
E3: Commodore unveils its U.S. desktop lineup
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Gijs Hillenius / Inquirer:
Italian parliament bets house on SuSE Linux
Discussion: CNET Blogs
German iPhone gets 1,000 enquiries daily: report
Richard Baguley / Blog:
Inside the iPhone field test mode
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life
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Mobile Search V2 released - Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie …
Caitlin Moran / Times of London:
Google faces landmark lawsuit over sponsored links
Discussion: Insider Chatter and MediaVidea

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