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3:25 PM ET, July 16, 2007

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Qblogger / Windows Home Server Blog:
Ship it!  —  Woo-hoo!  We did it.  Today we are announcing that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM).  We have finalized the software and now handing it off to our OEM partners.  The evaluation version (with 120 day evaluation period) and the system builder version …
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:   Windows Home Server off to production, gets new partners
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:   Windows Home Server 1.0 finished, code goes RTM
Louise Story / New York Times:
The Washington Post to Trade in Hyperlocal News on the Web  —  The Washington Post, well known for its detailed coverage of the White House and global affairs, will introduce a Web site today with news and other information for a rarefied group: people who live in Loudoun County, Va., population 272,000.
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
In Push for Local Readers, Post Unleashes LoudounExtra.com
Discussion: paidContent.org and MiniMediaGuy
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Washington Post's LoudounExtra.com Isn't Yet Hyperlocal Enough
Discussion: Screenwerk
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Ghost Of Zuckerberg's Past May Haunt Facebook IPO  —  A long-standing dispute over the origin of Facebook looks set to haunt the growingly popular social networking service as it heads towards an IPO.  —  A lawsuit due to come before the US Federal Court later this month alleges …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Hello from Earth2Tech  —  So we're all aware that green-focused web sites are getting about as trendy as celebutante DUIs.  There's been more than enough great new reads launched in the last few months, most of them focused on helping consumers live more ecofriendly lives - something we could all do a little better.
Discussion: TechCrunch and John Furrier
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Introducing Earth2Tech, our latest blog
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Sony Web Site to Offer Videos by Aspiring Filmmakers  —  Sony is trying to edge into Internet videos with a Web site to be introduced today called Crackle that will feature short segments by aspiring filmmakers, many of whom Sony paid for their productions.
John Leyden / The Register:
Italian police net 26 in phishing takedown  —  Italian police have arrested 26 people allegedly involved in an international phishing operation.  —  The Guardia di Finanza (Military Financial Police) cuffed 18 Italian citizens and eight Eastern Europeans as part of "Phish and Chip" …
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Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Italy arrests 26 for phishing operation
Discussion: TechSpot News
FT Alphaville:
Vodafone's extraordinary $160bn Verizon plan  —  Mobile phone group Vodafone has been considering a $160bn takeover bid for its American peer and partner, Verizon Communications — a deal that, if consummated, would rival AOL's takeover of Time Warner and Vodafone's earlier acquisition …
Tim Donnelly Smith / Truphone press office:
Truphone wins court injunction against T-Mobile blocking tactics  —  Judge instructs mobile operator to stop blocking calls to Truphone  —  Competition in the mobile telephony sector intensified today when a judge granted a mandatory injunction forcing T-Mobile (UK) Ltd to interconnect with Truphone …
Discussion: The Mobile Gadgeteer and Roam4free
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Goodbye LinkedIn.  Hello Facebook.  —  This morning I made the decision to focus all of my professional business social networking contacts to be on Facebook.  That means that I am no longer going to accept new LinkedIn requests.  After spending the past few months using Facebook, I no longer see the value of LinkedIn.
Antony Savvas / CNET News.com:
London gets free Wi-Fi  —  A free metropolitan Wi-Fi network has been launched in London, continuing the gradual trend toward free public wireless Internet access in Europe and the United States.  —  The group behind Free-hotspot.com, which serves as a resource for those looking for Wi-Fi hot spots …
New York Times:
The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped  —  On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog — or the chief executive of a Fortune 500 company.  —  Or so thought John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods Market, who used a fictional identity on the Yahoo message boards …
Andrew Murray-Watson / The Independent:
Second Life rival seeks €1bn UK listing  —  Virgin-backed start-up promises to become the 'iTunes for the games industry'  —  An internet start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson, that promises to transform the global computer games industry, is set to list in London with a €1bn (£670m) valuation.
Peter Fleischer / Official Google Blog:
Cookies: expiring sooner to improve privacy  —  We are committed to an ongoing process to improve our privacy practices, and have recently taken a closer look at the question of cookie privacy.  How long should a web site "remember" cookie information in its logs after a user's visit?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MIT Project aims human buffer overflow at Secret Service  —  We've known for years that color laser printers can embed a series of tiny yellow dots on pages they print.  The dots—almost invisible under normal circumstances—can be used to determine which particular printer produced the image.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Tech Boom, Media Bust  —  It was a slow Friday at Red Herring magazine.  The receptionist at the Silicon Valley tech title had stepped away from her desk.  So a messenger strolls in from the summer sunshine, finds a 20-something reporter on her first real job and hits her with an eviction notice.
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Citizen Media: A Progress Report  —  In my keynote at last month's OhmyNews International Citizen Reporters' Forum in Seoul, I was asked to offer a year-on-year progress report on the state of citizen journalism.  To sum up:  —  We've come a long way.  There's a growing recognition and appreciation of why citizen journalism matters.
Discussion: Wired News
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Remembering Broadcast.com  —  It was 8 years ago we went public with what was then the biggest first day jump in stock price in IPO history....  If you didnt know broadcast.com, or dont remember it, we were serving audio and video live and on demand to more than 1mm unique users per day in 1999.
 
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Karl / dslreports.com:
U.S. Broadband Prices Compared Globally - Or at least among OECD member countries...
Wall Street Journal:
Networks Try 'Twittering' To Spread Their Message
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
When the Trill of a Cellphone Brings the Clang of Prison Doors
Discussion: textually.org
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Dell says sorry for charging for free software
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Ron Paul: A Distributed Web 2.0 Campaign
Adamson Rust / Inquirer:
Samsung may be eyeing up AMD
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Silverlight Release Candidate due before end of July
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Online Video Ads: Just Wait
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Robert / AppleHound:
iPhone v1.0 Bugs
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge deals another blow to RIAA's war against on-campus file-sharing
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NewsGroper: Real Celebrities, Fake Blogs
Jon Collins / The Register:
Mobile roaming. Do you care?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com: Today's Google Free Alternative
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Inside Facebook, NFO (News Feed Optimization) is the new SEO
Discussion: WebProNews
 

 
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Guardian Media CEO calls on BBC to share breaking news video feed, open archives, criticizes Australia expansion

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