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9:55 PM ET, July 17, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Peter Moore resigns as head of Xbox  —  It's hard to call the Xbox 360 anything but a success, but having missed some sales numbers, ringing up an extra unexpected $1b on the corporate card because of warranty issues, and still generally failing to make a profit, it looks like Peter Moore …
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Microsoft:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft to Return to Northern California  —  Don Mattrick appointed to head Microsoft's Xbox and Games Business.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Don Mattrick, a former president at Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), will lead the Interactive Entertainment Business …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Game Chief Moves to Electronic Arts
Michael Gartenberg:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft - First Take
Discussion: BetaNews
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,698 Million  —  Operating Income - $185 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $474 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo to lay out strategic plan in next 100 days  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang made his earnings conference call debut on Tuesday and said the next "100 days or so" will be spent mapping out the strategic plan for the company.  —  Yahoo, which reported its second quarter results and cut projections …
John McBride / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems  —  It's such a tremendously bad idea that it's almost bound to succeed.  Microsoft has filed another patent, this one for an "advertising framework" that uses "context data" from your hard drive to show you advertisements and …
Market Wire:
RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone  —  The First Dual-Mode Cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone  —  Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the AP/CP picture wire via CCNMatthews.  —  Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
WiFi equipped BlackBerry 8820 about to hit the streets
Discussion: Computerworld
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update - July 2007  —  A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.  It also includes non-security fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.  Due to the threat posed by a successful attack …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Solid quarter; cuts capital spending; hit on chip pricing  —  Intel delivered a solid second quarter Tuesday with net income of $1.3 billion, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $8.7 billion.  That net income figure included tax gains that boosted earnings by 3 cents a share.
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Emmanuel Evita / Google:
Google Introduces Hosted Site Search for Small Businesses  —  New Google Custom Search Business Edition adds powerful site search at very low cost  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Custom Search™ Business Edition, a simple and inexpensive way for small businesses to add Google search to their websites.
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Jacques Erasmus / Prevx Blog:
Ransomware... Holding Corporate America Ransom!  —  What started off as a relaxed saturday morning, turned out to be quite interesting when Marco told me about a new ransomware trojan claiming to be using RSA-4096 to encrypt users data.  —  This is a new iteration of a rather persistent favourite …
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Ransom-based malware attacks specific companies
Discussion: Reuters
Business Wire:
Fisher Communications Expands Online Local News Strategy with Acquisition of Pegasus News  —  Neighborhood Content Site Opens New Opportunities for Reinforcing Fisher's Commitment to Local News  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—As part of its initiative to develop new online-only content …
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked to BitTorrent  —  We first got wind of this when two torrents of the book appeared on Demonoid.com.  They became immensely popular with over a 1000 leechers and seeders each.  But after some time were removed by either the uploader, or more likely …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Latest Harry Potter Book Hits BitTorrent
InfoSec Sellout / Information Security Sell Out:
Oh Look.  An Apple WORM.  —  Yes, you read the title correct.  —  With a few hours work I have put together a proof of concept worm that works on Mac OS X (Intel).  I need to get a hold of an older PPC Mac to test that platform but I suspect it will work just fine.
Reuters:
Steve Jobs tops list of online music "Powergeeks"  —  NEW YORK (Reuters Life!)  - Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was on Tuesday crowned the undisputed king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in Web music.
Michael Zema / pr.vonage.com:
Sunny Days Ahead For Sunrocket Customers  —  Vonage to Offer Number Transition and Discount Service for SunRocket Customers  —  Vonage, a leading provider of digital phone service, is offering a way for SunRocket customers to transition their phone number over to Vonage, and also receive the added benefit of two months free service**.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Eye On You: Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America  —  A camera-toting tipster saw what appeared to be a giant armada of Chevy Cobalt cars in the Google parking lot, getting ready to take pictures of the entire world (or thereabouts) with special 360° cameras.
Discussion: Download Squad, Zoli's Blog and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
ModBook ship date pushed back due to parts shortages  —  Ahh, the venerable ModBook.  Made by Axiotron and distributed by Other World Computing, the ModBook made waves when it was announced just before Macworld this year.  And at its demo boot at Macworld, the ModBook didn't fail to impress …
 
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CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Coming soon  —  I am happy to say that the week of July 30th …
Business Wire:
iPhone Has Potential to Dramatically Alter the Market for Mobile …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Sees Revenue Growth, But Income Down
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Screenwerk
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Move over MySpace, sites mean business
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Virtualmin: Better sys-admin for your growing web site
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More sleep for the AdSense Crawler
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Rajesh Sethumadhavan / SecLists.Org Security …:
Yahoo Messenger 8.1 Buffer Overflow
Discussion: Computerworld and kb.cert.org
Andrew Meagher / Compete Blog:
If Clicks Were Votes - Republican Candidates
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft starts priming the pump for Vista SP1 Preview
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Note to Software Vendors, the World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled
Think Secret:
Save the date: August 7 for new iMac, iLife to emerge early?
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA ordered to cover suit target's legal fees
Fred / A VC:
Facebook Will Sit Tight, As It Should
 

 
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