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2:40 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 …
Steve O'Hear / ZDNet:
Facebook, show us the money
Discussion: Searchviews, Mashable! and All Facebook
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
YAHOO PLAYS CATCH-UP WITH NEW SUGGEST FEATURE  —  Yahoo's search has been updated with a suggest feature that brings up search queries it thinks you're looking for as you type.  Previously, the only way to get Yahoo search suggestions was with Yahoo's Firefox toolbar.
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Yahoo! Search Blog:
May I Suggest...  ...A faster way to find what you're looking for.  Introducing Search Suggest on Yahoo.com.  —  It works like this: When you do a search on Yahoo!, you'll automatically be given suggestions based on what you have typed - as you're typing.  So, not only does this limit …
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
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
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
Roughly Drafted:
Leopard, Vista and the iPhone OS X Architecture  —  A number of people are working to crack open the iPhone in order to use it on alternative mobile networks or to modify its software or install their own.  What they are finding is more interesting to me because it reveals hints …
Discussion: Channel 9
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ZDNet:
SECURITY THREATS TOOLKIT
Discussion: AppleInsider
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
logitech.com:
Logitech Introduces the Future of PC Navigation  —  New MX Air Mouse Works on the Desk and in the Air  —  The future of PC navigation starts now.  Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world's leading manufacturer of computer mice, today introduced the Logitech® MX Air&trade …
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Blake Robinson / CrunchGear:
Logitech MX Air Review
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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 …
Matt / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner Integration for Blogspot Blogs  —  Hot on the heels of last week's much-ballyhooed free FeedBurner for everyone, we are very excited to announce the immediate availability of one-click redirection for Blogger Blogspot blogs (note our fine use of both alliteration and first syllable congruence).
content.nejm.org:
Thunderstorms and iPods — Not a Good iDea  —  To the Editor: The potential for permanent hearing loss due to prolonged use of personal stereo equipment, such as portable compact-disk or MP3 players, at high decibel levels has been well described in the literature.1 We have recently become aware …
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.
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
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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Sharon Springell / Computerworld:
Bootable disc eliminates viruses for safer banking
Stoney deGeyter / Search Engine Land:
Can Small Businesses Really Afford SEO?
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Gerry Block / IGN:
E3 2007: Nyko Wii Party Station
Associated Press:
U.S. rep slams iPhone, AT&T over restrictions
Electronista:
Apple patenting Zune-like sharing, wireless buying
Jim Provance / Toledo Blade:
671,109 more names on stolen data device
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
Canada NewsWire Group:
First Book Ever Written Using Mobile Phone is Published
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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
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Greek spying case uncovers first phone switch rootkit
Discussion: textually.org
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The GPL and Software as a Service
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Tailgate: Fully Transactional Web 2.0 Banners
Discussion: RIA pedia
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ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading Post and Google
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Get set for Apple's Yellow Submarine Beatles iPod
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Nintendo Wii may be scarce for holidays
 

 
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