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1:50 PM ET, July 13, 2007

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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Pandora Founder: 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 …
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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 / Wired News:
Net Radio Wins Partial Reprieve as Royalties Loom
Discussion: AppScout
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Webcasting Reprieved At Last Minute
Kendra Marr / Washington Post:
Shaken Internet Radio Stations Face Specter of New Fees Sunday
Discussion: Lost Remote and Rusty on Radio
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
SoundExchange: The New Webcaster Royalty Rates Are "Etched In Stone"
Discussion: Techdirt and Rusty on Radio
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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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: Scripting News and 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
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DealBook / New York Times:
Sun Valley: Late Night With Eric Schmidt
Discussion: Valleywag
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: MobileCrunch
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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.
Discussion: textually.org
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.
Discussion: CNET News.com, iLounge, Gizmodo and digg
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
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 …
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.
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.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
NetBooks targeting small business with on demand suite  —  In his bio, Ridgely Evers notes that he has been the CEO of four Internet-related companies and that he conceived, designed, led the development, and drove the launch of Intuit's QuickBooks small business accounting program.
Discussion: Inquirer and AccMan
 
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Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Jakob Nielsen On Search Usability
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PC World:
NTT DoCoMo Targets 300M bps in Super 3G Experiment
Discussion: Ars Technica
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Tiscali To Acquire Pipex's Broadband Business For $420 Million - Confirmed
Discussion: Inquirer
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 …
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Reuters:
Cheeky China company suing Google over name
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The Next Small Thing
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Times, CNBC May Share Resources
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
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Researcher: Optimal copyright term is 14 years
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