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4:35 PM ET, July 18, 2007


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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.
Thor Larholm /
Firefox fixes Internet Explorer flaw  —  Mozilla has just released Firefox which purportedly fixes one of the attack vectors of the Internet Explorer input validation flaw that I previously detailed.  I will go on the record as stating that this does not actually fix the flaw in Internet Explorer …
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-23
Discussion: Computerworld
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.
Google Print Ads Now Used by 225 Newspapers  —  Trial Program Turns Into Real Service to Place Offline Ads  —  NEW YORK ( — Google's foray into print-ad sales is showing every sign of turning into an extended stay.  Following a limited test of its Print Ads program …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Offering Print Ads To More Advertisers & Papers
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and WebProNews
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google Expands Adwords Program to Newspaper Advertising
Discussion: InsideGoogle and InfoWorld
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
EU's top court deals blow to music industry's fight against file-sharing
Discussion: Listening Post and TechSpot News
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Microsoft teams with JiWire to offer ad-based muni Wi-Fi  —  Microsoft is teaming up with advertising technology provider JiWire to offer advertisements on municipal Wi-Fi networks.  —  The companies are testing the new advertising service in Portland, Ore., and Oakland County, Mich.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins JiWire to test muni Wi-Fi advertising
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
SONY UNVEILS BOOMBOX AND CLOCK RADIO WITH DOCKS FOR IPOD  —  Sony's latest clock radio (model ICF-C1iP) and boombox (model ZS-S2iP), unveiled at a special "Holidays in July" event held in New York City today, let consumers enjoy their iPod® music players without being tethered to headphones …
John P. Falcone / CNET
More iPod-friendly products from Sony
Discussion: PC World
Declan McCullagh / CNET
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 …
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.
Discussion: and CNET
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 and Macsimum News
Chris Gaylord / USA Today:
Economists puzzled by irrational eBay buyers  —  In the 12 years since eBay's launch, the online auction house has established itself as a one-stop shop for all things rare, kitschy, and collectible.  But recently, a small group of economists have mined the site for a different prize: clues on how people spend their money.
Discussion: Techdirt
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Hearst Apparently Sells Entire 22% Stake  —  Hearst Corp., which earlier this year made a private placement investment in local search engine (LOCM) debt and warrants convertible into a 22% stake in the company, has apparently converted the securities into common stock and sold all of its share in the open market.
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Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Home Design Vertical Search
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Unofficial Gmail Apps and Add-ons
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Change DVD key and Game Region Code on Xbox360 (CPU key required)
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Discussion: Epicenter
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
So when Apple goes after bloggers, we're evil. …
Discussion: CNET and Valleywag
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! buys Indian ad firm
Discussion: The Register and TechSpot News
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
3D Mailbox: Worst. App. Ever.
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Don't be afraid, I just want to interoperate
Wall Street Journal:
Full Text: Keen vs. Weinberger
Khoi Vinh / Subtraction:
Designed Deterioration  —  If you buy yourself a piece …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and PSFK
Chris Faylor / Shacknews:
ESRB Goes After 3D Realms Web Site
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
The one where Peter Moore says goodbye
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Democracy Player is dead, long live Miro
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Approves Sale

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