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8:20 AM ET, July 13, 2007

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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Online Radio Is Saved; 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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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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
D-Day Sunday For Internet Radio As Court Rejects Royalties Appeal
Discussion: Listening Post and WinExtra
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Court declines to postpone Internet radio royalty hike
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.
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.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of  —  Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins' internet ordeal is over, and he has detailed all the painful, laborious, and clearly unnecessary steps needed to put yourself into Cashville with AT&T's cheap-o DSL service over on his website.
Discussion: dslreports.com and rizzn.com v11.1
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News:
Apple patent involves media data exchange and portable electronic devices  —  An Apple patent (20070161402) is for media data exchange, transfer or delivery for portable electronic devices.  It would seem to indicate wireless data sharing features between iPods, iPhones and perhaps other devices Apple has in the works.
Discussion: iLounge and BetaNews
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple patent applications hint at Wi-Fi iPods, new mice
Discussion: Ars Technica
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: Mark Evans
Caitlin Moran / Times of London:
Google faces landmark lawsuit over sponsored links  —  A consumer watchdog is taking legal action against Google over the way it sells and displays its sponsored links, in a case that could "send shudders down the industry".  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and MediaVidea
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Australia sues Google over sponsored links
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Facebook, why now?  —  John Battelle asks a compelling question: why Facebook and why now?  —  Scott Rosenberg of Slate follows up with another point: that Facebook's friends definitions are all messed up.  —  Over on TechMeme everyone is talking about how Facebook's advertising isn't working.
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:
Discover new galaxies!  —  Sometimes, astronomy is a zoo.  —  One of the big problems in recent astronomy is that we're collecting data faster than we can analyze it.  This is no joke; modern survey telescopes equipped with digital detectors can generate many gigabytes of data every night.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb 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: MediaVidea
Virtual Earth:
Mobile Search V2 released - Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie Searching, GPS, Traffic reporting and more!  —  The Mobile Search team has released V2 of the rich client application for Windows Mobile, as well as a major update to the browser based interface.  Whether you have a J2ME (Java) …
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 …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Sigh of Relief for Blockbuster: Few People Copy DVDs  —  It turns out that not every new bit of technology is a nightmare for Hollywood.  There are more than 50 programs available that people can use to defeat the copy protection on DVDs.  So some fear that Blockbuster and Netflix are turning …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Let the Chips Fall  —  Last week I wrote about Apple's impending 3G iPhone and people got all worked up telling me how I was wrong.  But since I KNOW that 3G iPhones are AT THIS MOMENT being tested in Florida by AT&T there has to be more to this story — and there is.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Can Google Be Beat?  They Already Have Been in South Korea...  The International Herald Tribune had a good article recently about the search market in South Korea.  It points out that local search company Naver.com has more than 77 percent of all Web searches originating in South Korea …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 DAP revealed  —  Style-maven Bang & Olufsen has introduced a new DAP into the mix, called the Beosound 6.  Breaking from typical B&O design convention — which can often be a little absurd (see the Beosound 2 and 3) — the Beosound 6 is a strikingly simple design …
Discussion: Anything But iPod
 
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Selina Lo / CNET News.com:
Why Wi-Fi has to change—or else
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
How to Sell the Airwaves?  —  FCC Must Choose Between Competing Network Visions
BBC:
No price cut for Euro PS3 console
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
David Pogue / New York Times:
Behind the Scenes of "iPhone: The Musical"
Richard Baguley / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Apple says iPhone battery issue is a bug
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
E3: Commodore unveils its U.S. desktop lineup
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Gijs Hillenius / Inquirer:
Italian parliament bets house on SuSE Linux
Discussion: CNET Blogs
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German iPhone gets 1,000 enquiries daily: report
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Inside the iPhone field test mode
Phone Scoop:
Motorola Adding a PEBL To The ROKR Lineup
David Hirschman / Daily Feed:
AWKWARD PICTURES WINS FIRST YOUTUBE 'SKETCHIES' CONTEST
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Old Swedish Lady Gets World's Fastest Internet Connection
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Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Site Plans to Sell Hacks to Highest Bidder
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Microsoft To Buy Facebook For $6 Billion?
 

 
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