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8:05 PM ET, July 14, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Sets the Record Straight  —  On July 12, Yahoo! Inc. released a statement relating to recent discussions involving Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Carl Icahn.  Microsoft believes the statement contains inaccuracies that need to be corrected.  —  On the evening of July 12, Yahoo! …
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Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!  —  Carl Icahn today issued the following open letter to Yahoo! shareholders.  —  ICAHN PARTNERS LP ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND LP  —  ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND II LP  —  ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND III LP  —  HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microhoo mudslinging: Icahn says Yahoo distorts facts of offer; Microsoft agrees  —  The Microhoo saga gets messier by the minute and will probably get worse as we near the Aug. 1 shareholder meeting where Carl Icahn tries to boot Yahoo's board and CEO Jerry Yang.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Microsoft, Yahoo, and Carl Icahn Descend Into Backstabbing Chaos*
Apple:
Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland …
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Microsoft and Netflix Unveil Partnership to Instantly Stream Movies and TV Episodes to the TV via Xbox LIVE  —  Exclusive agreement creates game-changing home entertainment experience; more than 10,000 movies and TV episodes will be available to watch instantly at no additional cost to paying subscribers.
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Netflix streaming movies hit Microsoft's Xbox 360 (legitimately)
Discussion: Channel 10 and Geek Gestalt
Xbox Press:
MARC WHITTEN LETTER ON THE NEW XBOX EXPERIENCE  —  When we launched Xbox 360 in November 2005, Xbox LIVE was integrated directly into the console.  Back then, Xbox 360 was the first system to deliver access to experiences beyond just the disc in the tray.  With the Xbox guide and dashboard …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Engadget and Gizmodo
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Jeff Bakalar / CNET News.com:
Microsoft E3 2008 press conference wrap-up
Discussion: TechSpot
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft giving the Xbox 360 a totally new Dashboard
Discussion: TG Daily
Nintendo.com:
Introducing Wii MotionPlus, Nintendo's upcoming accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote  —  Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus add-on makes the Wii Remote a true 1:1 motion controller  —  While we saw it hinted at in patents, Nintendo is springing quite the doozy on us at E3 in the form of its new Wii MotionPlus add-on.  Perhaps in a preemptive strike against supposed Wiimote competition …
InfoWorld:
Enterprises become the battleground for social networking  —  The battle to provide social networking in the enterprise is under way between solutions from established software vendors and readily available offerings such as Facebook and LinkedIn, with these sites possessing a lot of momentum …
Discussion: Enterprise Alley and Beyond Search
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Jennifer Leggio / Feeds:
Hyperlocal social networking: iPhone 3G may be the trigger
Discussion: Mashable! and O'Reilly Radar
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Project Cassandra: Facebook's Open Source Alternative to Google BigTable  —  About a week ago, the Facebook Data team quietly released the Cassandra Project on Google Code.  The Cassandra project has been described as a cross between Google's BigTable and Amazon's Dynamo storage systems.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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Chris Kanaracus / LinuxWorld.com:
Open source quality tester out in alpha
Discussion: Podcasting News
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Gaining Ground on Xbox With Games, Blu-Ray  —  Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, the 2007 loser in the fight for second place in video-game console sales, is gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360.  —  The PlayStation 3 outsold the Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the first five months …
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Reuters:
Xbox 360 will outsell Sony's PS3: Microsoft
Discussion: Reuters and Today @ PC World
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
See Your Future Facebook Profile Now at new.facebook.com  —  It appears that the beta for Facebook's new user profiles is now live.  To check out what your re-designed profile will look like, just head to www.new.facebook.com once logged into your account.  This will not change your actual profile yet …
Ola Rosling / The Official Google Blog:
No cameras.  No lights.  Just data.  —  A few weeks ago we heard about a project Radiohead was working on.  The band was making a new video, but they weren't using any cameras, just lasers and data.  As you might imagine, we were intrigued.  —  The song is called “House of Cards,” from Radiohead's recent “In Rainbows” album.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Boing Boing
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Thomas Frank / USA Today:
Printer dots raise privacy concerns  —  WASHINGTON — The affordability and growing popularity of color laser printers is raising concerns among civil liberties advocates that your privacy may not be worth the paper you're printing on.  —  More manufacturers are outfitting greater numbers …
Discussion: Things That
comScore:
Americans Viewed 12 Billion Videos Online in May 2008  —  Fox Interactive Media Gains Market Share on Increase in Videos Viewed at MySpace.com  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released May 2008 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Reuters:
eBay scores victory over Tiffany in Internet trademark case  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc scored a major legal victory on Monday when a federal judge absolved it of responsibility for policing fake Tiffany jewelry sold on its website and held that brand owners …
Discussion: Wendy's Blog and Associated Press
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Helping yourself to Webmaster Tools  —  Since not every webmaster can come to us, we are coming to you.  Last November, we announced a pilot program whereby all Go Daddy users got free and easy access to all Webmaster Tools has to offer, right from their account management panels in Go Daddy.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Search Engine Land
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget & Joystiq live from Microsoft's E3 2008 keynote
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New Features for the New Profile Design
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Sun unfolds 1TB of tape
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TokBox Brings Easy Video Chat To All Platforms With AIR
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook literally spells out “Comment” …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Palm Treo 800w debuts with Sprint
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Nvidia Tries to Head Off Problem for PC Makers
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
The Second Coming: Ars goes in-depth with the iPhone 3G
Discussion: InformationWeek and SlashGear
PC World:
3G iPhone's Mediocre Battery Life Still Beats Rivals
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone: The New Personal Computer
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