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6:55 AM ET, July 17, 2007

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
comScore Also Reports Microsoft Search Search Rise  —  That rise in Microsoft's search share that Compete reported last week?  Now the latest figures from comScore report the same — that Microsoft's Live Search Club significantly increased traffic to Windows Live Search.
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.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Internet Phone Company Halts Operations  —  SunRocket, an Internet telephone company, has ceased operations and is moving its customers to one or more other companies, according to a person briefed on its status.  —  A recording on SunRocket's customer service line said the company …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA's final tab for Capitol v. Foster: $68,685.23  —  Debbie Foster's battle with the RIAA appears to be finally over.  Today, a federal judge in Oklahoma closed the book on Capitol v. Foster by awarding her $68,685.23 in attorneys' fees, a ruling first reported by Ray Beckerman's blog.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Judge Awards $68,685.23 in Attorneys Fees Against RIAA in Capitol v. Foster
Discussion: Inquirer
Network World:
IPhones flooding wireless LAN at Duke University  —  18,000 requests per second from iPhones knocking out dozens of access points at Duke University.  —  The Wi-Fi connection on Apple's recently released iPhone seems to be the source of a big headache for network administrators at Duke University.
Discussion: Inquirer and Macsimum News
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Domain Name Worth $100 Million … It may just be the most expensive domain name so far.  —  The Answers Corporation, which runs Answers.com, just announced it has paid $100 million in cash to buy Lexico Publishing Group, a privately held California company whose main business is running the Dictionary.com site.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Ad Downturn Threatening the Survival of Business 2.0  —  One of the voices chronicling the resurgence of high tech may soon be silenced.  —  Business 2.0 magazine, a seven-year-old Time Inc. publication that covers start-ups, technology trends and changes in the new economy …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
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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BBC:   Google cookies will 'auto delete'
Intel:
Intel Takes Popular Laptops to 'Extreme' with First-Ever Extreme Edition Mobile Processor; Adds New Desktop Chip  —  High-Performing Notebook and Desktop Processors Arrive Near First Anniversary of Award-Winning Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture  —  Addressing demand …
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Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Intel announces Core 2 Extreme mobile, five new desktop processors.
Discussion: DailyTech, Computerworld and Inquirer
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 …
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:
Marion Jensen / TechConsumer:
The Next Big Thing: Why Web 2.0 Isn't Enough  —  It's easy to spot revolutions or major events in the past.  The shrinking of computer parts in the 70s, the PC revolution of the 80s that led to the Internet explosion of the 90s, etc.  At the beginning of the new millennium, we had at our fingertips millions of pages of information.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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.
 
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nbcumv.com:
NBC DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES NEW TECH AND CONTENT FEATURES
Discussion: Beet.TV and New York Times
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked to BitTorrent
Discussion: The Register
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
The Future of Search  —  The head of Google Research talks about his group's projects.
Discussion: ben barren
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patent gives a peek at the future beyond the taskbar
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Vodpod takes funding, grows in face of stiff competition
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Custom Search Business Edition
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prerollr Launches Dead Simple Video Advertising Product
Discussion: Roi Carthy
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Post to Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr at The Same Time
Discussion: Scobleizer
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alarm:clock:
Feed Tribe: Another Wireless Payment Scheme Gets Backing
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Progress seen on Internet radio talks
Valleywag:
Fads: Why Pownce is so popular
Discussion: The Browser
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
SoundExchange Wants DRM for Webcasts
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Lawsuit Alleges Facebook's Founder Built The Site With Stolen Code and Ideas
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Could YouTube drag Apple into copyright fight?
Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Hello from Earth2Tech