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4:55 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 …
Discussion: Techdirt and Rusty on Radio
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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:
Court declines to postpone Internet radio royalty hike  —  Internet radio broadcasters' best hope to avoid the onset of higher royalties beginning Sunday, July 15, fell by the wayside as the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit denied a motion to postpone the onset of the new royalty regime.
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
D-Day Sunday For Internet Radio As Court Rejects Royalties Appeal
Discussion: Listening Post and WinExtra
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple patent applications hint at Wi-Fi iPods, new mice  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revealed a raft of new patent applications submitted by Apple's lawyers, covering new technologies for iPods, Web pages, and mice.  —  Macsimum News spotted several patent applications …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News:
Apple patent involves media data exchange and portable electronic devices
Discussion: iLounge and BetaNews
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.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Outsource Your Brain for Science
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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.
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: MediaVidea
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Australia sues Google over sponsored links
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) …
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
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life  —  Recently Forbes featured a widely-cited article (reg. req.) on marketing in Second Life that was so spectacularly incorrect, it inspired me to whip up this reference guide, as the errors there keep cropping up elsewhere.
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.
Gijs Hillenius / Inquirer:
Italian parliament bets house on SuSE Linux  —  Two-year switch to begin in September  —  ITALY'S parliament is about to undertake Europe's largest governmental migration yet to open sauce.  —  The IT department of the Italian parliament presented plans on Wednesday to begin migrating …
Discussion: CNET Blogs
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft To Buy Facebook For $6 Billion?  —  Rumor is that Microsoft is looking to close a deal to buy Facebook for the amazing sum of six billion dollars.  Henry Blodget says that while he can't confirm it, he has definitely heard that Steve Ballmer is desperately trying to make a big splash play …
BBC:
No price cut for Euro PS3 console  —  Sony is not cutting the price of the PlayStation 3 in Europe, but will offer free games and accessories instead.  —  There is also no word of plans for an 80GB version of the console in Europe.  —  Last week Sony said it would drop the US price of the 60GB PS3 by $100 …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Site Plans to Sell Hacks to Highest Bidder  —  A Swiss Internet start-up is raising the ire and eyebrows of the computer security community with the launch of an online auction house where software vulnerabilities are sold to the highest bidder.  —  The founders of WabiSabiLabi.com …
 
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 DAP revealed
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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...
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
How to Sell the Airwaves?  —  FCC Must Choose Between Competing Network Visions
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
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: What Next For The Internet Media Giants?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Reuters:
German iPhone gets 1,000 enquiries daily: report
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Sigh of Relief for Blockbuster: Few People Copy DVDs
Discussion: TechSpot News and Compiler
Richard Baguley / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Inside the iPhone field test mode
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David Hirschman / Daily Feed:
AWKWARD PICTURES WINS FIRST YOUTUBE 'SKETCHIES' CONTEST
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Old Swedish Lady Gets World's Fastest Internet Connection
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
FBI: Expect more spam prosecutions
 

 
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