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3:35 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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Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Firefox fixes Internet Explorer flaw  —  Mozilla has just released Firefox 2.0.0.5 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 …
AdAge:
Google Print Ads Now Used by 225 Newspapers  —  Trial Program Turns Into Real Service to Place Offline Ads  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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 …
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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: Screenwerk and InsideGoogle
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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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI uses virus to bust bomb threat hoaxster
Discussion: The Olympian
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
Angel Jennings / New York Times:
Web Site for Job Seekers Is Sold  —  Laurel Touby turned her popular cocktail parties into a high-traffic Web site for job-seeking media and creative professionals.  Yesterday, she sold Mediabistro.com, the company that sprang from those mixers, for $23 million.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Jupiter Media buys Mediabistro for $23 million
Discussion: VentureBeat
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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.
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins JiWire to test muni Wi-Fi advertising
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
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.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
As Newspapers Ready Q2 Earnings Reports, Overview Finds Industry Slump Accelerating
Discussion: Techdirt
Khoi Vinh / Subtraction:
Designed Deterioration  —  If you buy yourself a piece of high quality luggage from Rimowa — and I've daydreamed about it, but have never been able to justify the exorbitant expense — you're getting a structurally and aesthetically pristine object that's going to get beaten up.
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited:
Can we design gadgets that age?
Discussion: PSFK
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
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.
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Local.com: Hearst Apparently Sells Entire 22% Stake  —  Hearst Corp., which earlier this year made a private placement investment in local search engine Local.com (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.
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Democracy Player is dead, long live Miro  —  Miro (formerly known as Democracy Player) is an open-source Internet TV application that combines a media player and library, content guide, video search engine, as well as podcast and BitTorrent clients.  Developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation …
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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Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! buys Indian ad firm
Discussion: The Register and TechSpot News
Austin American-Statesman:
Apple expanding in Austin
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
3D Mailbox: Worst. App. Ever.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Global Nerdy
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Don't be afraid, I just want to interoperate
alarm:clock:
Online Real Estate Broker Redfin Gets Its Final Round
Discussion: VentureBeat
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Khosla Ventures invests $5M in Jawbone
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Nothing too "Lite" about new $299 TiVo Series 3 unit
Discussion: CNET News.com
Wall Street Journal:
Full Text: Keen vs. Weinberger
 Earlier Items: 
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS BOOMBOX AND CLOCK RADIO WITH DOCKS FOR IPOD
Chris Faylor / Shacknews:
ESRB Goes After 3D Realms Web Site
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
The one where Peter Moore says goodbye
Srinath Anantharaju / Google Online Security Blog:
Automating web application security testing
Discussion: The Register, eWEEK.com and WinBeta
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Community-Based Facebook Application Reviews at AppRate.com
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Approves Sale
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
"I'd close World of Warcraft!" …