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5:25 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 …
Rich Brown / CNET   Windows Home Server off to production, gets new partners
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.
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Intel announces Core 2 Extreme mobile, five new desktop processors.  —  Today Intel officially announced its first Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor, the X7800.  Also announced were five new desktop processors, with front side bus speeds of up to 1333MHz.
Discussion: DailyTech
Anush Yegyazarian / Today @ PC World:   Laptops Get Extreme Power
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?
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google now expires cookies after 2 years, not 31
Discussion: The Raw Feed
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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA spends thousands to obtain $300 judgment  —  What's the cost of file-sharing?  For Terri Frye of Hickory, NC, it was $300.  That's the amount she'll have to pay the RIAA after agreeing to a judgment in a file-sharing case.  Frye is a single mother living in state-supported housing …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge deals another blow to RIAA's war against on-campus file-sharing
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
comScore Releases June U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines.  In June 2007, Google Sites maintained its spot atop the rankings with 49.5 percent of the U.S. search market.
URLwire: 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
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
'BodiBeat' matches music to your heart rate
Discussion: I4U News
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Russian court rules that Visa must process payments for
Anne Broache / CNET
Net radio dealmakers to resume talks this week
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: U.S. government web sites you didn't know you could use
Discussion: digg
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!
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MIT Project aims human buffer overflow at Secret Service
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Tech Boom, Media Bust
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Remembering  —  It was 8 years ago we went public …
Louise Story / New York Times:
The Washington Post to Trade in Hyperlocal News on the Web
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Online Video Ads: Just Wait
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Antony Savvas / CNET
London gets free Wi-Fi
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Inside Facebook, NFO (News Feed Optimization) is the new SEO
Discussion: WebProNews

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