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5:20 PM ET, July 30, 2007

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AeroXperience:
KB938979 to Fix File Transfer Woes.  No, really.  —  Want to copy a file from one partition on your drive to another?  As anyone using Windows Vista knows, it'll take twice your lifetime to finish.  —  In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft decided to [fix file transfer problems] …
Discussion: PC World
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Vista Performance and Reliability Pack leaked two weeks early
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Tyler / iPhoneology:
iPhone Firmware Hints at New Apps, Widgets  —  While browsing through my iPhone's firmware a few days ago, I came across something very interesting in one of the system preference files, "Default ApplicationState.plist."  Among the expected names, like "mobileipod" and "Weather," …
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MacNN:
Unsupported apps found in iPhone firmware
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
yomiuri.co.jp:
10 automakers to jointly develop OS  —  The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry will start developing jointly with 10 automakers an operating system for automotive electronics, it has been learned.  —  The decision will be announced this week, a ministry source said.
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Japanese revved up for car software standard  —  Japan's economy, trade and industry ministry is planning to develop a standard operating system for car electronics, according to a leading Japanese newspaper.  —  Among the major manufacturers signing on to the development project are Toyota …
Discussion: Slashdot
PC World:
Japanese Porn Industry Embraces Blu-Ray Disc  —  Japanese adult film makers have turned decisively to Blu-ray Disc, breathing new life into its bid to replace DVDs as the disc of choice for home movies.  —  Recommend this story?  —  The HD DVD high-definition movie format may have the lead …
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Michael Gartenberg:   The Best is Still the Enemy of the Good
GameDaily:
Bejeweled Turns iPhone Into Gaming Gem  —  PopCap Games has announced a free web version of Bejeweled for Apple's iPhone that's now available via the Safari browser.  —  PopCap Games, the multi-platform casual game company best known for its popular titles such as Bejeweled and Chuzzle …
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Free Bejeweled Game for iPhone
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As Expected, Judge Denies eBay Injunction In MercExchange Case  —  Last summer, the Supreme Court made an important ruling in the eBay-MercExchange patent lawsuit, saying that just because there's patent infringement it doesn't mean that a judge should automatically issue an injunction barring the sale of a product.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   eBay wins round in 'Buy it now' patent redux
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Wikia acquires Grub distributed search indexing system  —  Wikia, the company created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, has acquired the Grub distributed indexing system from LookSmart and is preparing to distribute Grub's code under an open source license.  Wikia plans to use Grub …
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
FCC to Rule on Wireless Auction  —  Lobbying Intense As Google Seeks To Open Market  —  The Federal Communications Commission will set the rules tomorrow governing the auction of $15 billion of public airwaves, a decision with stakes so high that the major U.S. cellular carriers and Google …
cs.com.cn:
China's Alibaba confirms plan to list in HK  —  China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba has submitted its first initial public offering (IPO) application to the listing committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and may become the largest high-tech share on the Hong Kong bourse.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Verizon:
Verizon Posts Strong 2Q 2007 Results Highlighted by Gains in Earnings, Consolidated Margins and Cash Flows  —  Accelerating Revenue Growth Builds Momentum in Strategic Wireless, Broadband and Business Markets  —  2Q 2007 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results
Valleywag:
Online Advertising: Facebook's secret rate card  —  Here's a new Facebook revenue estimate to think about: $90 million a year — from sponsorships alone.  Sure, I've poked fun at Facebook's fanciful figures.  The social network's board members, after all, can't get their stories straight …
SmartMoney.com:
UPDATE: KDDI To Offer Email Service Based On Google Email  —  TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- KDDI Corp. (9433.TO), Japan's No. 2 mobile operator, said Monday it will offer a new email service based on Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Gmail.  —  KDDI is in the midst of a price war with companies like NTT DoCoMo Inc. …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Web 2.0 Inefficiency: Crossposting On Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Etc.  —  So I got my Publishing 2.0 feed set up to crosspost to Facebook and Twitter, but I'm wondering about the utility of doing so, given that most of the people I'm connected to on Facebook and Twitter also subscribe to my regular blog RSS feed.
Discussion: WinExtra
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Towards the Attention Economy: Will Attention Silos Ever Open Up?  —  We have written extensively at Read/WriteWeb about Attention and the Attention Economy.  As a concept attention makes sense to anyone who is online today.  We know when we are paying attention and we know what we are paying attention to.
 
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Jeff Bakalar / Crave: The gadget blog:
Xbox 360 price drop for real this time?
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
ICANN wants your feedback on registrar reform
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California Study: Voting Machines Vulnerable; Worse to Come?
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Direct2Dell:
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New Scrutiny for Facebook Over Predators
Evan Blass / Engadget:
CES 2008 going RFID
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Future iPhones could share data over non-GSM channels
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Business Wire:
ValueClick Announces Second Quarter 2007 Results
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Does The RIAA Hate Webcasters?  Webcasters Don't Play Very Much RIAA Music
Guardian:
Top 10 dotcoms to watch
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Dimple: The DAP With A Dimple Instead Of Buttons
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Verizon Set To Terrorize 700k New Users In 2008
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Black Hat 'supersizes' in Las Vegas