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9:05 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.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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Jeff Howe / Wired News:
Did Assignment Zero Fail? A Look Back, and Lessons Learned
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Answers.com To Acquire Lexico, Parent Of Dictionary.com, For $100 Million  —  We didn't see this one coming but it makes sense ... Answers Corp., the publicly traded parent of Answers.com, has an agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Corp —Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com—for $100 million.
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Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Lawsuit Alleges Facebook's Founder Built The Site With Stolen Code and Ideas  —  ScaredOfTheMan wrote in with the news that a lawsuit alleging Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the original code for the site is coming to a head.  Zuckerberg worked as a programmer for another social-networking site …
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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 …
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.
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: Computerworld, DailyTech and PC World
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Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
Intel Leaks 45nm Xeon Clock Frequencies
Discussion: Engadget
comScore:
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.
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
List of iPhone bugs finds few roaches
Discussion: Salon: Machinist
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
SoundExchange Wants DRM for Webcasts  —  As negotiations between webcasters and the SoundExchange royalty collection agency continue even on this, the day when payments under the new royalty rates are due, it's worth taking a closer look at what SoundExchange says it wants from webcasters.
Discussion: Contentinople and Public Knowledge
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net radio dealmakers to resume talks this week
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
FlickIM, a better chat for iPhone  —  FlickIM is a new lightweight chat feature designed specifically for the iPhone.  —  It's more nimble than competitors, and lets you exchange YouTube videos and Apple movie trailers.  —  More significantly, it's the first feature produced by a group …
Discussion: Compiler, TechCrunch and mocoNews.net
Billy / The SPI laboratory:
SPI Labs advises avoiding iPhone feature  —  The Apple iPhone's Safari web browser has a special feature that allows the user to dial any phone number displayed on a web page simply by tapping the number.  SPI Labs has discovered that this feature can be exploited by attackers to perform various attacks, including:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GetLeaflets: Must-Have iPhone App  —  Mike Davidson, the CEO of Newsvine, and I were comparing iPhone stories over dinner and drinks tonight in Seattle.  He showed me a beta version of GetLeaflets, a site launching today, and I was hooked.  Just direct your iPhone browser to getleaflets.com …
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.
Rob / An Antic Disposition:
OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US  —  On Friday July 13th, INCITS V1 met via teleconference for 3 hours but failed to reach a 2/3 consensus necessary to recommend an "Approval, with comments" position on Microsoft "Office Open XML" (OOXML) document specification.
Discussion: Computerworld, Compiler, Slashdot and digg
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 …
 
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PR Newswire:
TiVo's StopWatch(TM) Ratings Service to Provide Monthly Rankings …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
FCC idea sets off firestorm over access to mobile Net
GamePolitics.com:
Gaming's 10 Biggest Scandals of All-time
Discussion: Joystiq and Next Generation
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Could YouTube drag Apple into copyright fight?
Discussion: Macsimum News
Chuqui / Chuqui 3.0.1 Beta:
Someone please compete with Photoshop — the followup...
Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Hello from Earth2Tech
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
'BodiBeat' matches music to your heart rate
Discussion: I4U News
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: U.S. government web sites you didn't know you could use
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA spends thousands to obtain $300 judgment
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Tech Boom, Media Bust
Tim Donnelly Smith / Truphone press office:
Truphone wins court injunction against T-Mobile blocking tactics
adCenter Blog:
adCenter feature review: Get negative! …
New York Times:
The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped
FT Alphaville:
Vodafone's extraordinary $160bn Verizon plan