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12:35 PM ET, July 13, 2007

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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Pandora CEO: 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 on Monday morning …
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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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
SoundExchange offers temporary reprieve on 'Net radio royalty increase
Discussion: Wired News
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Webcasting Reprieved At Last Minute
Discussion: dslreports.com
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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Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
E3: No more 60GB PlayStation 3 in US after July, says Reeves  —  'All they're doing is taking their stock and marking the price down'  —  SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out - which he predicts will occur by the end of the month.
Valleywag:
Mythbusting: Why Facebook isn't the reincarnation of Google  —  Why Facebook isn't the reincarnation of Google … NICK DENTON — People assume that Facebook will find some way to make money besides traditional advertising, which is clearly not working.  And why do they assume that?
Discussion: Googling Google
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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.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Media Biz
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 …
Discussion: IP Democracy and WebProNews
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Tiscali 'To Acquire' Pipex's Broadband Business For $420 Million  —  Italian broadband, IPTV and telephony provider Tiscali is expected to acquire a part of one of Britain's oldest ISPs, Pipex, today in a deal worth almost £210 ($420) million.  Tiscali shares were suspended in Milan during the morning pending an announcement.
Discussion: Inquirer
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Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:   Tiscali buys Pipex's £210m broadband arm
comScore:
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Worldwide online population: 772 million
rizzn.com v11.1:
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:
Discussion: isen.blog
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of
Discussion: dslreports.com
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?
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: Portfolio.com and Mark Evans
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: textually.org
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
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: TeleRead, MediaVidea and Slashdot
 
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Salon:
The computer virus turns 25
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Oracle Will Release 46 Patches Next Week
Discussion: The Register
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Base Data API vs. Astoria: Two Approaches to SQL-like Queries …
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog
Reuters:
Cheeky China company suing Google over name
Business Week:
The Next Small Thing
Discussion: RSS Marketing Blog
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The State of Citizen Journalism: Part 1, Newsvine
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Patents from Microsoft and Apple reveal future plans for WiFi on Zune, iPod
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Now That It's Getting A Cut, Warner Says Imeem's Not So Bad
Discussion: Business Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Times, CNBC May Share Resources
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Media Defender Buys P2P.net: Preparing for their Next Scam?
Discussion: p2pnet, TECH.BLORGE.com and digg
BBC:
BBC to hear open source concerns
Discussion: paidContent.org
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
Promotion Is Not Just Another Brick in the Wall
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:
Discover new galaxies!  —  Sometimes, astronomy is a zoo.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and digg
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 DAP revealed
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Let the Chips Fall  —  Last week I wrote about Apple's impending …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Can Google Be Beat? They Already Have Been in South Korea...
Discussion: WebProNews and Mark Evans
 

 
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