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1:10 PM ET, July 28, 2007

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Tims / Tim Sneath:
SILVERLIGHT 1.0 RC1 IS HERE!  —  As indicated in a previous post, we're homing in on the launch of Silverlight 1.0, and today marks another milestone with the launch of the first release candidate.  Since the beta we released at MIX, we've fixed approximately 2000 bugs and work items and we're …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mix Online
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Video Game Matches to Be Televised on CBS  —  The magic of television has already transformed everything from motorcycle acrobatics to poker into living-room spectator sports, not to mention turning competitive singing into a national obsession.  Next on the list: video games.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Terra Nova and Slashdot
iPhone Alley:
iFuntastic 2.0 released with added features  —  bitSplit, the man that brought you iFuntastic, has released version 2.0, which improves functionality and adds some new features.  If you've been living under a rock lately, the iPhone Dev Wiki hackers have been hard at work on all sorts of nifty hacks for the iPhone.
Michael Shorrock / PlayStation.Blog:
New Rockstar Games Franchise Exclusive to the PS3  —  This is Michael Shorrock.  I'm the Director of 3rd Party Relations at SCEA.  As you may have seen this morning/last night on GameHead with Geoff Keighley, we are announcing that a new franchise from Rockstar Games will be exclusive to PS3.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
Brian White / Engadget Mobile:
Telstra iPhone SIM hack video  —  Although the voiceover on this YouTube video was almost too soothing to listen to, the demo being explained definitely got our excitable attention.  We're not sure about this hack's details, but the user demonstrating his iPhone's non-AT&T outgoing call usage here gets two thumbs up from us.
Discussion: Mobility Site
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google plans YouTube Antipiracy Tool for September  —  Long-awaited and much-promised technology to combat piracy in Google's YouTube video sharing site should be ready by September.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Google Inc. aims to deliver in September a long-awaited and much-promised technology …
Associated Press:
For YouTube, a System to Halt Copyright-Infringing Videos  —  Google hopes technology will be in place in September to stop the posting of copyright-infringing videos on its YouTube site, a company lawyer told a judge presiding over copyright lawsuits yesterday.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and CinemaTech
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Much Is A Facebook User Worth?  At Least $0.30  —  People aren't wasting any time trying to figure out how to monetize all those thousands of Facebook apps that have sprung up over the last couple of months.  At least three advertising experiments have launched - the most promising, by far, is RockYou.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
RockYou launches Facebook ad network
Discussion: Mashable!, 901am and All Facebook
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek To Live: Manage your life via SMS  —  The command line's making a comeback, but the terminal window, keyword launcher and search box aren't the only textual command interfaces—your cell phone has joined the party.  More and more modern webapps let you interact with your data via SMS …
Discussion: digg
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Xbox overtakes Wii As Most Searched for Console  —  The Xbox 360 has overtaken the Nintendo Wii as the most searched for gaming console based on share of US Internet searches for the first time since the Wii's launch in November 2006.  The Xbox 360 is #1 console based on sales volume but the Wii …
Discussion: TechWeb and WebProNews
Chris Pirillo:
Pownce: Social Networks aren't Identity Networks  —  Interesting.  Someone just told me that I was on Pownce - which is odd, because I never signed up for an account.  Lo and behold, here "I" am.  I'm not terribly upset about it at this point, but that's pretty much my identity …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Rodale's Options: Strategic Money For Digital Bulk  —  That's the import of the speculative stories in both NYP and Folio this week: the lifestyle books and magazine publisher Rodale (publisher of Runner's World, Men's Health and Prevention) has retained JPMorgan to explore strategic options …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Microsoft Clubs to Search Gains  —  Kevin Johnson, President of Microsoft's Platforms & Services Division in his keynote at Microsoft's financial analyst meeting boasted about Microsoft's search gains and how they were going to pummel competition, including Yahoo.
Discussion: MediaVidea
Reuters:
Apple Co-Founder Backs Internet Video Venture  —  NEW YORK (Reuters)—An Internet video brainchild of three twentysomething former University of California grad students has won big backers, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Red McCombs, co-founder of Clear Channel Communications.
 
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Charlie White / Gizmodo:
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europa.eu:
Competition: Commission confirms sending of Statement of Objections to Intel
Discussion: The Tech Report
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
California report slams e-voting system security
Discussion: InfoWorld and Tech_Space
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Monkcast #10: One day, they'll grow fruit with bar codes on the skin & Yeah!
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Fotango COO quits job during keynote speech
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dslreports.com:
Will You Pay State Broadband Tax? - No. But for how long?
Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
British News Sites Get Third Of Readers From U.S.; Motivation For Crossing Atlantic
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Telegraph
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
iPhone Customer Files Class-action Lawsuit Against Apple
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and TechCrunch
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