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10:25 AM ET, July 16, 2008

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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Nintendo and Sony Underwhelm at E3  —  LOS ANGELES — The Japanese video game titans, Nintendo and Sony, announced wide-ranging, if not entirely breathtaking, constellations of new games and services at the E3 convention here on Tuesday, but did not appear to significantly alter …
Discussion: Inquirer, last100 and GamesIndustry.biz
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Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
Sony cutting price of PS3, adding video downloads  —  LOS ANGELES - In a bid to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive gaming business, Sony announced Tuesday that it will cut the price of its high-end PlayStation 3 console by $100.  It also will introduce downloads of movies …
Discussion: p2pnet
Wall Street Journal:
Sony Offers Video-Downloading
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Evan Williams: Summize Acquisition, API Issues And Their Revenue Model  —  I had a chance to sit down with Twitter cofounder Evan Williams at Foo Camp last weekend and talk about the overall state of the company.  The first part of the conversation focused on their acquisition of Summize …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter has its search, now it's time to embrace mobile
Discussion: Profy.Com and Twitter Blog
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
The New Apple Walled Garden  —  Geeks and enthusiasts wearing Wordpress t-shirts, using laptops covered in Data Portability, Microformats and RSS stickers lined up enthusiastically on Friday to purchase a device that is completely proprietary, controlled and wrapped in DRM.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008  —  An insider let slip that two new Amazon Kindle models will hit stores this holiday season, with the first coming as early as October.  —  The first is an updated version with the same sized screen, a smaller form factor, and an improved interface.
ZDNet:
Intel faces new antitrust charges in Europe: report  —  European regulators are preparing to file new antitrust charges against Intel, expanding a probe into the chipmaker's marketing and sales practices, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
AMD Keeps Clocking Losses
Discussion: Digital Daily and eWeek
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google Sued For Selling Ads On Parked Domains  —  A class-action lawsuit alleges that Google committed fraud, business code violations, and unjust enrichment by selling ads that were unlikely to generate conversions.  —  Google on Friday was sued for fraud, business code violations …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Lawyer Sues Google For Putting His Ads On Parked Domains
Discussion: Domain Name Wire
Aviram / SecuriTeam Blogs:
Finding the name behind the gmail address  —  Ever wondered what name is behind some obscure gmail address?  Maybe your preferred gmail address was taken and you're wondering who took it?  —  Here's a cute vulnerability in the gmail system that comes from the strong tie-ins between gmail …
Discussion: Holden's Blog and Zero Day
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Pandora Usage Stats Prove It's iPhone's Killer App  —  Pandora's internet radio has always been one of those sites that was really cool in concept, but too inconvenient to ever go mainstream.  The service was long tied to computers only, and while it eventually expanded to special internet radios …
Ijustine / Tasty Blog Snack:
THE LOOPT DEBACLE  —  With the launch of the app store this past week in conjunction with the new iPhone, a little application called loopt has been causing a bit of conflict with the community.  Loopt is a location based social networking site that uses GPS to determine your exact location …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold / BlackBerry Thunder release information  —  First things first... how did you like our BlackBerry Bold review?  If that just made you crave the device more, you might not be too pleased with the latest info we got.  We've been told that the Bold might have been pushed back yet again.
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Set Up Push Email, Contacts, and Calendar on Your iPhone for Free  —  One of the coolest features available in the new iPhone 2.0 software update is the ability to get new email messages, contacts, and calendar events pushed to your device automatically.  The catch: If you don't want to shell …
Discussion: TechWeb, CrunchGear and Digg
Jonathan Cassell / iSuppli:
Seeking Mass Market Acceptance, Apple Stresses Cost Reduction for iPhone 3G  —  The new iPhone 3G sports an evolutionary design that favors cost reduction instead of cutting-edge features, supporting Apple Inc.'s goal of expanding its market share and achieving a worldwide presence for the product …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G's final build price: just $174.33
Discussion: I4U News
Sunshine / LiveSide:
Live Mesh Is Indeed Now Open  —  Where we were wondering before, we can now confirm that Live Mesh is indeed open to anyone with a valid Windows Live ID.  Open to anyone in the US without having to adjust a thing, and open to anybody elsewhere in the world willing/able to adjust their OS'es region and language setting to EN-US.
Reuters:
NY man gets 30 months in prison for spamming AOL  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday for sending spam e-mails to more than 1.2 million subscribers of America Online in a scheme that foiled the Internet company's spam-filtering system.
Steven Frank / stevenf.com:
This is going to sound a little weird at first considering what I do for a living, but I want you to stop using FTP.  —  There are too many aspects of it which have not kept up with modern computing environments.  In particular:  — Unless tunneled over a secure socket, FTP is 100% insecure.
Discussion: house of warwick
Dameon Welch-Abernathy / GigaOM:
Is There Money in Voice APIs?  —  I've been covering the VoIP space since 2004, and lately it seems like every other press release sent my way is from a company announcing the addition of an application programming interface (API) to its telephony platform.  The promise of APIs …
Discussion: Thomas Howe
 
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: AOL Merger Or Sale Likely In The Next Two Weeks
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Pope sends text messages to pilgrims
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Austin Modine / The Register:
HP's white trash data center is up for anything
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Microsoft Confirms That Bungie Is Developing New ‘Halo’
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Look Out Below: GM Cutting Ad Spending
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu: Plenty Of NBC Shows, But No Olympics
Discussion: HipMojo.com
BBC:
Mapping health  —  A system of electronic mapping which allows …
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Symbian CEO Says Collaboration With Google Is Possible
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Ars Book Review: “Patent Failure”
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Hands-On With the Voodoo Envy's Instant-On OS
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Blinkx ‘Red Label’ opens video search interface
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Where to Eat? Ask Your iPhone
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft details AJAX navigation implemented in IE8
Discussion: Ajaxian and IEBlog
Jack Chou / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn DirectAds  —  As the world's largest and fastest …
Discussion: The Next Web and Web Strategy
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Do Startup Companies Need Community Managers?
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TiVo Summer Update (9.4) Trickles Out
 

 
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