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2:35 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Business.com Sold To RH Donnelley; Beating DJ, NYT and News Corp; Price $345 Million  —  Updated: The official release is out, and the final price is $345 million.  Business.com CEO Jake Winebaum will be appointed as President of RHD's interactive unit (RHDi), which will now include DexKnows.com …
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R.H. Donnelley to Acquire Business.com Inc.  —  Business.com's CEO, Jake Winebaum, To Be Appointed President of R.H. Donnelley's Interactive Operations  —  CARY, N.C., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — R.H. Donnelley Corporation , one of the nation's leading Yellow Pages …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Steve Jobs' Forgotten Child: Apple TV  —  Almost lost in the euphoria of Apple's (AAPL) earnings report yesterday — indeed, almost lost since the initial hoopla of its introduction — is Steve Jobs' foray into the TV set-top market.  Reader David Stahler, a senior at Touro College in Brooklyn …
Discussion: iLounge
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple Tips Its Hand
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple CFO hints at possibly big "product transitions" before September
Discussion: PC World
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Email Call to Action  —  Do you think email is important part of Internet life?  Are you interested in seeing something interesting and exciting happen in the mail space?  Believe that Thunderbird provides a much-needed option for open source email alternatives and want to see it get more attention on its own?
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Scott MacGregor / Thoughts On Thunderbird:
Finding a New Home For Thunderbird
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Expect Windows installed base to hit 1 billion by mid-2008  —  The Windows installed base will hit the 1 billion mark by the end of Microsoft's fiscal 2008 (which ends on June 30), according to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.  —  "There will be more PCs running Windows than automobiles …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: CEO Steve Ballmer  —  Next up at the Microsoft (MSFT) Financial Analysts Meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer.  He notes that the company has doubled profits, and nearly doubled revenue, over the last five years, in a period in which it has returned $100 billion to shareholders.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"  —  MySpace had a great deal of success with their short form webisode, "Prom Queen".  The heavily hyped ode to teenage drama drew over 15 million streams during its run and is gearing up for another season.  MySpace is looking to take the format to the streets …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
MySpace Looking for TV Pilots  —  MySpace announced tonight (via email) it is teaming with the FOX network and the Producers Guild of America to seek out television pilots.  The partnership could provide a shortcut straight to OldTeeVee, with a promised "opportunity for a development deal with FOX" …
Reuters:
Sprint, Google in pact for WiMax mobile Web  —  Sprint Nextel said on Thursday it would develop with Google a new mobile Internet portal using WiMax wireless technology to offer Web search and social networking.  —  Sprint's WiMax for high-speed wireless and its services for detecting location …
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Microsoft:
Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Moves to $179, Adds Five Free HD DVDs  —  Xbox LIVE to promote HD DVD versions of "300" and "Heroes: Season 1."  —  Today at Comic-Con International 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced it will lower the price of the popular Xbox 360™ HD DVD Player from $199 to $179 ERP …
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Reuters:
Microsoft cuts Xbox DVD player to $179
Discussion: PC World and Ars Technica
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Comcast Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  Highest level of second quarter RGU additions in Comcast history RGU additions up 94% to 1.6 million  —  Surpassed 3 million Comcast Digital Voice customers as the Triple Play powers record quarterly additions  —  12% growth in Cable Revenue and 13% growth in Cable Operating Cash Flow
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John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Me and My Mac  —  That's right.  I'm using a Mac, and, surprise, I like it.  Deal.  —  Not too long ago, while beginning work on some projects for a company, I was asked whether I wanted a PC or a Mac—laptop or desktop—to use while in the office.  Since the place was essentially a Macintosh shop …
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Veoh names ex-Yahoo exec as CEO  —  Steve Mitgang led a project to better match advertisers with users.  —  Online video company Veoh Networks Inc. said Wednesday that it had hired former Yahoo Inc. advertising executive Steve Mitgang as chief executive.  —  San Diego-based Veoh …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Home cells signal mobile change  —  Standing in the corner of the room; being exiled to the bottom of the garden; or teetering precariously on a chair.  —  People will go to extraordinary lengths to find that elusive one bar of signal that will allow them to make a mobile phone call.
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format  —  LOS ANGELES -  —  Target Corp., the nation's second-largest retailer, will start selling a Sony Blu-ray high-definition DVD player during the critical holiday shopping period and feature the player along with Blu-ray discs in store displays, dealing a potential blow to the rival HD DVD format.
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Cable Without a Cable Box, and TV Shows Without a TV  —  HOW would you like to use your video-game console to tune in "Big Love" on your television?  Or perhaps use your DVD player to download "The Departed" while you watch a ballgame?  Those features are now possible …
Discussion: Beet.TV
 
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Rich Brown / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sony launches its VAIO TP1 Living Room PC, doesn't tell anyone
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google Book Search Says Goodbye To Harry
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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
FCC Says Wireless Could be America's "Third Pipe"
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Linux: It's Not Just for Servers Anymore
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Christine Churchill / Search Engine Land:
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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Besides the one in the blender, where are the 124,000 unactivated iPhones?
Discussion: PC World
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
One million beta testers for Joost, but have they stuck around?
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Welcome to our new look site
Aussiewebmaster / Search Engine Watch:
Click Quality Council Holds First Steering Committee Meeting
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Storm Worm Erupts Into Worst Virus Attack In 2 Years
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Jeff / ALPHABET CITY:
Life During Wartime - Working at Rockstar Games
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
The Teqlo Adventure  —  Few VCs admit to their misfires …
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
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