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9:00 PM ET, July 2, 2008


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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 …
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.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Equipt: 3 Office, OneCare licenses for $70/year
Microsoft to sell Office ‘value pack’ for $70 per year
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and TG Daily
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.
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
‘Netflix box’ to carry more than just Netflix
Discussion: TechSpot
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.
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.
Mary Colvig / The Mozilla Blog:
We're official!  —  The Firefox community is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record — each and every one of you!  Mozilla today received confirmation from Guinness World Records that we've officially achieved the record for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”
JKK / jkkmobile:
Asus Eee PC 900 with touch screen  —  Perfecting my 900...
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
MSI Wind hands-on video and Aspire One/Eee PC 901 comparisons
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.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell's a believer: Makes a $100 million statement  —  Dell CEO Michael Dell has acquired about a $100 million worth of Dell shares in the last three days.  Guess Mr. Dell is a believer that the company is on the right track.  —  On June 27, Dell picked up 2.23 million shares at $22.93.
Discussion: CNET
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: May A Million Twitters Bloom  — 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.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Our Paradoxical Attitudes Toward Privacy  —  We all cherish our privacy.  Then we go and divulge everything about ourselves on Facebook, sprinkle our Social Security number like pixie dust across the Web and happily load up on tracking devices like GPS navigators and cellphones.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Baseball Boss: If You Don't Love Baseball Yet, You Will Now  —  First off, if you love Baseball, skip this post for a minute and go claim one of the 1,000 beta accounts we have for Baseball Boss - click “register” on the top left and use the code “techcrunch” to get in.
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