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4:36 PM ET, July 12, 2007

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Luke / Reach Students blog:
Facebook advertising brings poor results  —  Facebook is the website du jour, but in Reach Students' experience it delivers appalling ad clickthroughs.  —  We've run four targeted campaigns this year using its flyer ads, and each time the results have been disappointing.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
FACEBOOK: $6 BILLION?  NAH.  —  Look.  If you're Facebook, why on earth would you sell to Microsoft for $6 billion if you didn't sell to Yahoo for $1 Billion last year?  You just wouldn't.  You don't NEED anyone right now.  Do you?  Mark and his senior team has probably already been …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft To Buy Facebook For $6 Billion?
Discussion: All Facebook
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Court rejects Webcasters' plea for relief  —  A federal appeals court has declined to grant a petition by Webcasters to delay the onset of new royalty fees that they argue could imperil their offerings.  —  In a one-page order filed late Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Court declines to postpone Internet radio royalty hike  —  Internet radio broadcasters' best hope to avoid the onset of higher royalties beginning Sunday, July 15, fell by the wayside as the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit denied a motion to postpone the onset of the new royalty regime.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: Building New Internet Platforms; Facebook Has 1000s Of Third Party Apps  —  I'm at the opening session of the Fortune iMeme conference at the Ritz-Carlton of San Francisco, where the hotel has no parking left.  But I am sitting on a cushy Aeron chair - someone from Herman Miller came …
Discussion: paidContent.org and The Browser
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Jimledbetter / The Browser:
And a 17-year-old shall lead them
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Blake Robinson / CrunchGear:
Logitech MX Air Review
Discussion: Inquirer
Associated Press:
Sony BMG sues CD software firm  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment is suing a company that developed antipiracy software for CDs, claiming the technology was defective and cost the record company millions of dollars to settle consumer complaints and government investigations.
Discussion: p2pnet and Boing Boing
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Sony seeks closure on MediaMax DRM fiasco by suing developer  —  Although Sony's rootkit fiasco was arguably the most harmful bit of DRM to ever come from Big Content, the MediaMax copy protection software deployed on other Sony discs also caused problems for consumers.
Discussion: Inquirer
Wall Street Journal:
Whole Foods Is Hot, Wild Oats a Dud — So Said 'Rahodeb'  —  Then Again, Yahoo Poster  —  Was a Whole Foods Staffer,  —  The CEO to Be Precise  —  In January 2005, someone using the name "Rahodeb" went online to a Yahoo stock-market forum and posted this opinion: No company …
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Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
Whole Foods CEO Caught In Embarrassing Message Board Brouhaha
Discussion: The Stalwart
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
And if your playlist is Heavy Metal, you're just asking to get zapped
Discussion: Inquirer
Mike / CUPS:
Article #475: CUPS Purchased by Apple Inc.  —  In February of 2007, Apple Inc. acquired ownership the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R Sweet), the creator of CUPS.  —  CUPS will still be released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms, and I will continue to develop and support CUPS at Apple.
Deborah Fallows / Pew Internet:
China's Online Population Explosion  —  There are now an estimated 137 million internet users in China, second in number only to the United States, where estimates of the current internet population range from 165 million to 210 million.  The growth rate of China's internet user population …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Analysis: E3 Conferences and the Status Quo  —  Nothing really happened at this year's E3.  Probably because, as we've been saying ad nauseum, this isn't really E3 at all.  We weren't really sure what it was going to be, but as it turns out it's a bunch of "Gamer's Day" …
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Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
How E3 changes the video game industry each year
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
ACCC home:
ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading Post and Google  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney, against Trading Post Australia Pty Ltd, Google Inc, Google Ireland Limited and Google Australia Pty …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's 'Cloud OS' takes shape  —  DENVER—Microsoft is in the early stages of a plan that will see virtually its entire lineup of underlying Internet services opened up to developers, the software maker made clear this week.  —  In addition to making available its existing services …
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and TechFold
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Warner streams entire catalog of music for free on imeem  —  Warner Music Group is offering its entire music and video catalog for free streaming on imeem, a Web site focused on letting users share music playlists.  —  The music is currently live on the San Francisco startup's Web site, the company told VentureBeat Wednesday evening.
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes  —  Exclusive The BBC Trust has asked to meet open source advocates to discuss their complaints over the corporation's Windows-only on demand broadband TV service, iPlayer.  —  The development came less than 48 hours after a meeting between …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
Electronista:
Apple patenting Zune-like sharing, wireless buying  —  Apple may be ready to not only bring wireless file sharing to the iPhone and iPod but could affect Microsoft's Zune as well, according to the details of a newly publicized patent.  The filing would allow fully mobile devices such as cellphones …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Listening Post
 
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Outsource Your Brain for Science
Stevie Smith / Monsters and Critics:
Microsoft movie downloads will harm DVD sales?
Discussion: Valleywag
Katherine Conrad / Mercury News:
Google leases historic HP building
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's Surface PC still beyond developers' reach
Sharon Springell / Computerworld:
Bootable disc eliminates viruses for safer banking
Stoney deGeyter / Search Engine Land:
Can Small Businesses Really Afford SEO?
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
YAHOO PLAYS CATCH-UP WITH NEW SUGGEST FEATURE
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Sphinn: Our Social Site For Search & Internet Marketing Professionals
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Gerry Block / IGN:
E3 2007: Nyko Wii Party Station
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
This is what the web looked like in 1994
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft's Bach sold stock as Xbox woes surfaced
Jim Provance / Toledo Blade:
671,109 more names on stolen data device
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Releases AIX 6 Beta to the Masses
zunescene.com:
Paid Zune Sharing: Patent Pending
Discussion: Engadget, Channel 9 and Gizmodo
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Tailgate: Fully Transactional Web 2.0 Banners
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