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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
WWDC surprise: Apple to announce iTunes movie rentals  —  July 18, 2006 - With three weeks until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Think Secret has learned exclusively that CEO Steve Jobs will use his keynote address to announce the debut of movie rentals through the iTunes Music Store.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
iTunes video rental announcement foreseen
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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Second-gen iPod nano on tap for August
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft buys Windows utility software maker  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday said it has bought Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft and XenSource to Develop Interoperability for Windows Server "Longhorn" Virtualization  —  Collaboration will enable customers to virtualize Xen-enabled Linux on Windows Server.  —  REDMOND, Wash., and PALO ALTO, Calif. — July 17, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. and XenSource Inc. today announced …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software  —  Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 18, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin …
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft gives Linux a virtual hug
Discussion: Rough Type
Microsoft:
Nortel and Microsoft Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Transformation of Business Communications  —  Shared vision for unified communications to drive new growth opportunities for both companies.  —  REDMOND, WASH., and TORONTO—July 18, 2006—The convergence of the communications …
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Roma Luciw / Globe and Mail:
Nortel strikes alliance with Microsoft
Saj / in.rediff.com:
Are Internet Service Providers blocking blogs? … What do you think about the story?  —  Sub: Wanted - World\'s largest IT destination need someone with common sense to create IT ACT  —  Seriously!!  Long time back when IIT lad sold MMS, Baazee .com CEO flew from USA to help the Indian Cops and they arrested him, telling ...
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
MoveDigital Means Movies on Your Mobile  —  Marshall from Techcrunch just tipped me off to some really big news for people with mobile devices...MoveDigital, a pioneering company that specializes in the movement storage and sharing of big files has just launched with new functionality …
Discussion: torrentocracy and Scripting News
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MoveDigital launches metered torrents, mobile streaming …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo
Ben Edelman:
How Vonage Funds Spyware  —  For years, I and others have observed Vonage ads shown by spyware.  In its litigation against Intermix, the New York Attorney General specifically documented Vonage's ads appearing in Intermix KeenValue pop-ups.  BusinessWeek last week reported …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Brainy Robots Start Stepping Into Daily Life  —  Robot cars drive themselves across the desert, electronic eyes perform lifeguard duty in swimming pools and virtual enemies with humanlike behavior battle video game players.  —  These are some fruits of the research field known as artificial intelligence …
Intel:
New Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption  —  Aggressive Growth in Itanium Hardware and Software Solutions Deliver Mission Critical Computing Freedom  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled five …
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Super-Asbos planned for cybercriminals … The Home Office is pushing for sweeping powers to ban suspected hackers from using the Internet, but security experts are concerned that civil liberties could be infringed  —  The Home Office wants to give the police and the courts sweeping new powers …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vote for Bix (Or Not)  —  The easy availability of broadband and the sharp increase in the number of high-speed Internet users makes it a perfect time for entrepreneurs to experiment with content in general, and user generated content in particular, despite the lack of what could be sustainable business models.
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Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Google's growing list of domains  —  Have you ever wondered how many domain names Google owns?  Currently Google owns 520 domain names.  Their domain collection has been growing over the last couple years because of all of the companies they started and have bought.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg to Add Sports, Swarm & Stack  —  Version 3 of Digg launched late last month with tweaks to the user interface, and new categories to expand Digg beyond technology news.  The release, along with user stats that show massive growth, pushed Digg into the consciousness of mainstream Internet users for the first time.
CNET News.com:
Symantec sees an Achilles' heel in Vista  —  Some of Microsoft's efforts to make Windows Vista its most stable and secure operating system ever could cause instability and new security flaws, according to a Symantec report.  —  Researchers at Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec examined …
Signal vs. Noise:
Fireside Chat with Khoi Vinh and Jeffrey Veen: "In-house vs. on your own"  —  [Note: This is our first Fireside Chat, a round table discussion conducted using Campfire.]  —  In-house vs. on your own  —  We brought Khoi Vinh and Jeffrey Veen together to talk about the differences between working …
 
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