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7:20 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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finalizes Windows Home Server code
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?
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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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Jeff Howe / Wired News:
Did Assignment Zero Fail? A Look Back, and Lessons Learned
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
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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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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.
Mark Hefflinger / Digital Media Wire:
Answers.com Acquires Dictionary.com Parent Lexico for $100 Million  —  New York - Answers Corporation, which operates the dictionary and definitions site Answers.com used in Google search results, announced on Monday that it has acquired Lexico Publishing Group, which operates Dictionary.com …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Answers.com To Acquire Lexico, Parent Of Dictionary.com, For $100 Million
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
 
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GamePolitics.com:
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Rob / An Antic Disposition:
OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
FlickIM, a better chat for iPhone
Discussion: TechCrunch and mocoNews.net
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net radio dealmakers to resume talks this week
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URLwire:
Branica.com Launches Search Engine for Misspelled eBay Auctions
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GetLeaflets: Must-Have iPhone App
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA spends thousands to obtain $300 judgment
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Tech Boom, Media Bust
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