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4:30 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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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.
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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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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
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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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?
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.
Robert / AppleHound:
iPhone v1.0 Bugs  —  We have spent more than 40 hours tapping around the iPhone screens in an effort to find issues with the applications.  This was not an easy task.  The OS X graphical interface and applications are extremely solid!  —  The bugs range from minor display issues to application crashes.
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SunRocket is Toast, MEMO  —  All right people, its all over.  SunRocket has hit the dirt.  Check our this internal email which went out earlier today to the employees.  Now it is hard to ascertain the authenticity of the email, it is clear from recent developments that this was coming.
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 …
URLwire:
Branica.com Launches Search Engine for Misspelled eBay Auctions  —  Branica's new misspelled eBay search engine service allows users to find misspelled eBay auctions of products they want.  These auctions are harder to find so fewer bids are made and items are sold at  —  cheaper prices.
Discussion: WebProNews and ResourceShelf
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
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Networks Try 'Twittering' To Spread Their Message  —  Web Community's Users  —  Are Seen as Ideal Group  —  To Help Promote Shows  —  TV networks are all a-Twitter about the latest marketing play for their new TV shows.  —  NBC, CBS, ABC Family and MTV are among several networks experimenting …
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 …
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.
 
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Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: U.S. government web sites you didn't know you could use
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Oliverryan / The Browser:
Pownce is the new Ping...
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Emotion recognition software knows you want ice cream
Discussion: Channel 9 and Wired News
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Places Image Ad in Search Results!
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Intel launches first mobile Core 2 Extreme, 3 GHz quad-core and FSB1333 CPUs
Discussion: Engadget and dailywireless.org
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MIT Project aims human buffer overflow at Secret Service
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Dell says sorry for charging for free software
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Remembering Broadcast.com  —  It was 8 years ago we went public …
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Antony Savvas / CNET News.com:
London gets free Wi-Fi
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?
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Inside Facebook, NFO (News Feed Optimization) is the new SEO
Discussion: WebProNews
 

 
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