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6:00 PM ET, July 18, 2007

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Mozilla:
Firefox Release Notes  —  Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.  —  These Release Notes cover what's new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for Firefox 2.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI remotely installs spyware to trace bomb threat  —  The FBI used a novel type of remotely-installed spyware last month to investigate who was e-mailing bomb threats to a high school near Olympia, Wash.  —  Federal agents obtained a court order on June 12 to send spyware called CIPAV …
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Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
FBI's Secret Spyware Tracks Down Teen Who Made Bomb Threats
Discussion: digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI uses virus to bust bomb threat hoaxster
Discussion: The Olympian
Business Wire:
eBay Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Reports Record Q2 Net Revenues of $1.83 Billion  —  Delivers Q2 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.27 and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.34  —  Company Repurchases $344 Million of Common Stock in Q2  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Ebay Q2 Beats: Revs $1.83B; Pro Forma EPS 34 Cents; '07 EPS Guidance Strong
Discussion: paidContent.org
Chris / LiveSide:
JWire to provide advertisers for Microsoft municipal wifi  —  Last year Microsoft announced its intention to get into the municipal wifi market, which for those non-Americans is free public wifi for entire towns and cities.  These networks are currently being built and tested by MetroFi …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Microsoft teams with JiWire to offer ad-based muni Wi-Fi
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins JiWire to test muni Wi-Fi advertising
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Brandon McCormick / Google:
Google Expands Print Advertising Program  —  Program makes newspaper print advertising available to hundreds of thousands of Google advertisers creating new revenue opportunities for publishers  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the expansion of the size and the scope of its Google Print Ads™ advertising initiative.
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Haitham Jendoubi / MarketWatch:
E.U. court adviser says Telefonica not required to reveal client data  —  BRUSSELS (MarketWatch) — Spanish broadband Internet provider Telefonica (TEF) isn't required to reveal the identity of clients who may have illegally downloaded music recordings, an adviser for Europe's highest court said Wednesday in a legal opinion.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and BetaNews
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
EU's top court deals blow to music industry's fight against file-sharing
Discussion: Listening Post and TechSpot News
Business Wire:
IBM Reports 2007 Second-Quarter Results  — Diluted earnings of $1.55 per share, including a gain from sale of Printing Systems; earnings per share were $1.50, up 15 percent without the gain;  —  ARMONK, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—IBM (NYSE: IBM - News) today announced second-quarter 2007 diluted earnings …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
IBM Q2 Strong: Revs $23.8B; EPS Ex Gain $1.50; Services Bookings $11.7B
Discussion: CNET News.com
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Nothing too "Lite" about new $299 TiVo Series 3 unit  —  Consensus seems to be that the standard TiVo Series 3 is too expensive for the mass market, and TiVo agrees.  CEO Tom Rogers revealed in May that TiVo will have "a mass appeal priced HD unit... later this year," but TiVo has been mum on the topic since.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
The one where Peter Moore says goodbye  —  Peter Moore talks about his tenure at Xbox, his successor and what's next.  —  [iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3) Listen in iTunes?  Submit a review  —  [RSS] Add the Major Nelson Blogcast feed to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically (MP3).
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers' Ad Sales Show Accelerating Drop  —  Even as News Corp. negotiated to buy Dow Jones & Co. over the past few weeks, a grim reality was increasingly evident to executives on both sides of the discussion: The downturn in the newspaper industry is getting worse.
Maile Ohye / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Message Center: Let us communicate with you about your site  —  Today we're launching our Message Center, a new way for webmasters to receive personalized information from Google in our webmaster console.  Should we need to contact you, you'll see a notification in your Webmaster Tools dashboard.
Austin American-Statesman:
Apple expanding in Austin  —  Company adding 80,000 square feet to Northwest Austin campus  —  By By M.B. Taboada  —  Apple Inc. is expanding its operations in Austin, with plans for a new 80,000-square-foot building at its campus in Northwest Austin, according to real estate sources.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Macsimum News
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Everex Sub-$300 Green PC Launches  —  When you stroll into Wal-Mart today to pick up some cheap meds and plentiful toilet paper, you may notice a new PC for sale in the electronics section.  Everex has released the Impact GC3502, its new $298 "green" PC that uses 20W of power at most thanks to a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Fake Steve Jobs lashes out against 'invasions of privacy'  —  The writer of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs appeared to break character Wednesday in decrying "invasions of privacy" that have the anonymous author rattled.  —  Fake Steve Jobs, as he or she has come to be known …
Discussion: Valleywag and Scobleizer
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Calling All Videos  —  Alex Gurevich loves to log on to YouTube to watch music videos and comedy sketches on breaks from work.  But the 24-year-old entrepreneur from San Francisco fretted that he couldn't take the fun with him on his cellphone.  Mr. Gurevich assumed that signing …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New NLPC "Top 50" list spotlights pirated movies on Google Video
Sony:
SONY'S NEWEST DVDIRECT RECORDER NOW TRANSFERS HIGH-DEFINITION HOME VIDEOS TO DVD
Discussion: DailyTech and Gizmodo
Joe Hutsko / MSNBC:
Can the iPhone do double duty as a laptop?
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead
Discussion: Ypulse
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Unofficial Gmail Apps and Add-ons
Discussion: digg
Xbox-Scene News:
Change DVD key and Game Region Code on Xbox360 (CPU key required)
Discussion: Engadget and Bink.nu
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! buys Indian ad firm
Discussion: The Register and TechSpot News
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
3D Mailbox: Worst. App. Ever.
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Gaylord / USA Today:
Economists puzzled by irrational eBay buyers
Discussion: Techdirt
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Khosla Ventures invests $5M in Jawbone
Discussion: alarm:clock and VentureBeat
Wall Street Journal:
Full Text: Keen vs. Weinberger
Khoi Vinh / Subtraction:
Designed Deterioration  —  If you buy yourself a piece …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and PSFK
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS BOOMBOX AND CLOCK RADIO WITH DOCKS FOR IPOD
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Democracy Player is dead, long live Miro
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Local.com: Hearst Apparently Sells Entire 22% Stake
 

 
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