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5:15 PM ET, July 13, 2007

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Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Net Radio Wins Partial Reprieve as Royalties Loom  —  A coalition of webcasters have worked out a deal with the recording industry that could temporarily stave off a portion of crippling net radio royalties set to take effect Sunday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
SoundExchange offers temporary reprieve on 'Net radio royalty increase  —  In the wake of an appeals court's decision not to delay the imposition of a new, expensive royalty scheme, Internet radio broadcasters got an unexpected bit of good news from an unlikely source.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Pandora Founder: SoundExchange Will Not Enforce New Royalty Rates on Sunday
NTT DoCoMo:
NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications.  With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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PC World:
NTT DoCoMo Targets 300M bps in Super 3G Experiment
Discussion: dslreports.com
Stace / Unwired View:
NTT DOCOMO TESTS SUPER 3G SYSTEM WITH UP TO 300MBPS DATA TRANSFER RATES
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Experimental Super 3G network could reach 300Mbps
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: VCs Talk About The New Tech Economy; Facebook '07 Rev To Top $100 Million  —  It's a bright shiny morning in San Francisco, where I'm back for the Fortune iMeme conference at the Ritz-Carlton.  I'm here listening to a panel of venture capitalists talking about the outlook for technology investing.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Facebook Backlash: What If They Can't Sell Any Ads?  (Updated)  —  There's a growing counter theory to the snowballing buzz on Facebook.  The contrary view is that the company, rather than having a potential value in the billions, might really be worth next to nothing.
Valleywag:
Mythbusting: Why Facebook isn't the reincarnation of Google
Discussion: Scripting News and Googling Google
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
About 25 percent of iPhone buyers are 'switchers' to AT&T - firm  —  About one quarter of consumers adopting Apple's heavily-hyped iPhone handset are 'switchers' to AT&T from other carriers, financial firm American Technology Research reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The iPhone Made People Switch To AT&T  —  One of the biggest concerns from other carriers regarding the iPhone was that customers would be jumping ship to go with AT&T. Sure, maybe a handful of iPhone buyers would switch, but how big of an impact could it possible make?  Try a huge one.
Discussion: Todd Watson and MobileCrunch
DealBook / New York Times:
Sun Valley: Late Night With Eric Schmidt  —  Thursday night at the Allen & Company conference at Sun Valley, the mogul-cracy was in full frolic by the time DealBook and his fellow press buddies got back from dinner.  The juxtapositions were fascinating to us geeks who have been peering in on the event.
Discussion: Epicenter and Valleywag
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Reuters:
Google takes swipe at Viacom  —  Google on Friday mocked media conglomerate Viacom, which is suing the search giant for $1 billion for "massive copyright infringement" by its video-sharing site YouTube.  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt, speaking with reporters at a hotel bar …
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Intel Joins One Laptop per Child  —  Intel said today they will be working with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to bring technology to the developing world and that they will also be joining the board of OLPC.  —  OLPC is a non-profit whose goal is to bring learning opportunities to the most remote …
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Intel:
Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Intel, `$100 laptop' project make peace
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
E3: David Reeves Talks PS3  —  The Euro bundle, the new PSP and the fight to be market leader. … GamesIndustry.biz: 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 …
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Colin Campbell / Next Generation:
PS3 60 Gig Phase-Out 'False' Claims SCEA
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, DigitalBattle, TheFeed and digg
Scott / Self Made Minds:
AdSense for mobile launches in Beta  —  Just a quick update rather than a post, a feature high up on the request list for some has now come to fruition.  I received an email tonight to say that I was invited to test out Adsense for Mobile.  —  What is Adsense for mobile?
USA Today:
iPhone buyers have no regrets  —  Early iPhone owners are overwhelmingly happy with their devices, a survey out Friday says, and Apple (AAPL) and AT&T (T) are luring customers from rivals as a result.  —  In one of the first such studies, 90% of 200 owners said they were "extremely" or "very" satisfied with their phone.
Danwei:
Google (China) vs. Beijing Guge  —  Beijing Guge Science and Technology Ltd. (.) is suing Google China () for disrupting its business - both companies use the name and this causes confusion.  From Reuters: … The Reuters report was based on a story from The Beijing News on Wednesday; today's papers provided additional information.
Discussion: The Register and WebProNews
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NEWS.com.au:
Chinese firm suing Google over name confusion
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor:
PHP 4 end of life announcement  —  Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released.  In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4.  PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.
Jessica Mintz / MSNBC:
Six months on, Vista users still griping  —  Some working around flaws or sticking with Windows XP  —  Chris Pirillo posted a 52-minute video rant on YouTube in March, complaining about Windows Vista.  He runs a network of blogs about technology called Lockergnome, and was one of several …
 
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