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6:15 PM ET, July 2, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches Consumer Subscription Offering That Combines Microsoft Office and Windows Live OneCare  —  Microsoft Equipt gives consumers powerful productivity and security protection technologies in a single package through Circuit City.  —  Microsoft Corp. today unveiled Microsoft Equipt …
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Office subscription service ready to go  —  If you are looking for “Albany,” you might want to try heading to Circuit City.  —  Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Circuit City will be the first to offer a new Office subscription service, first known by its Albany code name and now dubbed Equipt.
InfoWorld:
Microsoft to sell Office ‘value pack’ for $70 per year
Discussion: TG Daily
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
New Microsoft Office subscription bundle to hit in mid-July
Discussion: Tech Tracks
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:   Microsoft Equipts Consumers
Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Netflix's Online Movie Dreams  —  Can start-up Roku save DVD rental giant Netflix from the coming video-streaming onslaught?  —  Saratoga, Calif.-based Roku, best known for its networked music player SoundBridge, in May rolled out a set-top box that streams Netflix (nasdaq: NFLX - news - people ) movies.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
The Roku box to expand beyond Netflix.  Living room Trojan horse?  —  If you're a subscriber to the DVD rental-by-mail service Netflix, you probably want to get your hands on the new Roku box.  This device lets you stream any of Netflix's 10,000+ “Watch Now” movies (movies that can be watched immediately …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:   ‘Netflix box’ to carry more than just Netflix
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
AT&T says original iPhones can be inactivated and used as WiFi iPods  —  Original iPhone owners who prefer not to give away or sell their old iPhones after upgrading to an iPhone 3G can instead keep their devices and use them as WiFi-enabled iPods, AT&T has confirmed.
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Apple Confirms: No Online iPhone 3G Sales, In-Store Activation Only
Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Why I'm leaving Forrester  —  I was once asked what was the best career advice I ever received — and it was to plan for job obsolescence every 18 months, because research showed that people typically master a job in that time period and fall into a routine.
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Seeks Partners For a New Run at Yahoo  —  Plan Would Lead To Effective Breakup; Yang's Second Thoughts  —  Microsoft Corp., positioning itself for a new run for Yahoo Inc.'s search business, has approached other media companies in recent days about joining it in a deal …
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Jobs, Apple directors face new backdating suit  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs addresses the crowd at WWDC 2008.  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET News.com)  —  Current and former members of Apple, including CEO Steve Jobs and several directors, have been sued again over their role in the company's stock options-backdating affair.
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Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Study Refutes Niche Theory Spawned by Web  —  Had PowerPoint been around 150 years ago, Thoreau might have warned us to beware not only of enterprises that require new clothes, but also of those that require new paradigms.  —  A book from 2006, “The Long Tail,” was one of those that appear periodically …
Google Mobile Blog:
Nicely said: Google Maps for mobile with voice search on BlackBerry Pearl  —  Posted by Jonathan Matus and Luca Zanolin, Google Maps for mobile voice search team  —  On the Google Maps for mobile team we're always experimenting with new technologies, so we're happy to announce that we've started testing voice search as a new feature.
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Samsung to reduce NAND flash supply in July amid Apple orders  —  Samsung Electronics has informed downstream customers it will start reducing its supply of NAND flash chips to them from July as its key customer Apple has placed a large batch of orders, according to sources at the company's customers.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Identi.ca: May A Million Twitters Bloom  —  Identi.ca is a new microblogging service that launched today - but it's not just another also-ran.  The service is an Open Source, CreativeCommons framework for a distributed network of federated microblogging services.
ISO:
PDF format becomes ISO standard  —  The Portable Document Format (PDF), undeniably one of the most commonly used formats for electronic documents, is now accessible as an ISO International Standard - ISO 32000-1.  This move follows a decision by Adobe Systems Incorporated …
Discussion: Webware.com, BetaNews and Startup Meme
Matt / WordPress.com Blog:
WordPress Gears  —  Some may have noticed the “Turbo” link in the upper right corner of the admin area.  (Remember when computers used to have a Turbo button?)  Behind it is a new feature of WordPress.com, support for Gears.  —  Gears?  It is a browser extension like Flash or QuickTime/Media Player.
IEBlog:
IE8 Security Part III: SmartScreen® Filter  —  As someone whose email address is posted in thousands of forum posts, newsgroup discussions, and blogs, I get a lot of spam.  Of the spam I receive, a significant number of messages represent phishing attacks.
Palm:
Palm Treo 755p Software Update for Verizon  —  Do you need this update?  —  On your Treo 755p, press Phone .  Then press Menu .  From the Options menu, select Phone Info  —  Look for the Software item.  If the version number is lower than 1.08 and the end of the string says VZW, you should install this update.
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Blogged Tries To Make A Human-Powered Techmeme For Everything  —  Blogged, the blog directory that we introduced last February, has launched a news portal that aspires to hand-pick the most interesting stories from across the blogosphere.  The company has employed a team of editors …
 
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Guinness bestows download record on Firefox
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Baseball Boss: If You Don't Love Baseball Yet, You Will Now
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla patches 13 bugs in Firefox 2
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Our Paradoxical Attitudes Toward Privacy
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
IE 8 to have antimalware protection
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MSI Wind hands-on video and Aspire One/Eee PC 901 comparisons
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