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5:50 AM ET, July 27, 2006

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IEBlog:
IE7 to be distributed via Automatic Updates!  —  As we get close to the final availability of Internet Explorer 7, I want to provide an update on our distribution plans.  To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, we will distribute IE7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft tags IE 7 'high priority' update  —  Microsoft plans to automatically push Internet Explorer 7 to Windows XP users when the browser update is ready later this year.  —  IE 7 will be delivered in the fourth quarter as a "high priority" update via Automatic Updates in Windows XP …
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft to Push IE 7.0 via Automatic Updates  —  When its latest stand-alone browser ships in Q4, Microsoft plans to use its patch-distribution mechanism as its primary delivery vehicle.  But businesses will be able to control distribution via a Microsoft-provided blocking tool.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:   Microsoft to push IE7 as an automatic update
Joseph S. Enoch / consumeraffairs.com:
Verizon Limits Its "Unlimited" Wireless Broadband Service  —  Verizon Wireless proudly boasts that its wireless "BroadbandAccess" service is "unlimited."  But Verizon's definition of unlimited may not match consumers' expectations, as those who use the service extensively quickly learn.
Discussion: LAist
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Mike / Techdirt:
Limited Unlimited Doubletalk: Unlimited Data For Limited Types Of Data  —  The story of bogus "unlimited" services, especially from Verizon Wireless who has been offering extremely limited EVDO wireless service which they advertise as "unlimited," isn't new at all.
John Oates / The Register:
India rejects One Laptop Per Child  —  India has decided against getting involved in Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child scheme - which aims to provide kids in developing countries with a simple $100 machine.  —  The success of the project depends on support, and big orders, from governments.
Discussion: Techdirt, Gizmodo and ContentSutra
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Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Nigeria orders first million OLPC laptops
Staci / paidContent.org:
New Video Deals: PBS On Google Video & Download To Own; MSN's "Arrested Development"  —  Jaded as we may be with the constant cavalcade of online video deals, today's inbox contains some worth noting including PBS downloads for sale and and an ad-supported syndicated sitcom for MSN:
Discussion: Gear Live and Lost Remote
Gavin O'Malley / AdAge:
Social Networking Will Change How Companies Advertise  —  EMarketer: MySpace to Generate $180 Million in Ad Revenue This Year  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Advertisers will spend $1.9 billion on social-networking sites in 2010, according to new estimates from eMarketer.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets and AdJab
Rex Hammock / MyBusiness Magazine:
THE NEXT SMALL THING  —  "I don't have anything against big business," Jason Fried says.  "It's just not for me."  —  But if you get Fried (pronounced "freed") on a rant about his experiences with big corporations,it sure sounds like a big business kicked sand in his face when he was a little kid.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
AlwaysOn: YouTube wants to stay independent  —  During a panel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley was asked by moderator Kara Swisher about disparaging comments Bill Gates made about his service at the D conference.  "Speaking about competiton and Gates …
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Merom MacBooks for the holidays  —  It's pretty easy to deduce that Merom, Intel's successor to the Yonah (a.k.a. Core Duo) chip, will find its way into a speed-bumped MacBook Pro.  The question is when.  —  Intel will be announcing the Core 2 Duo chips at a press event tomorrow (Thursday) …
Tysonhy / tysonhy.com:
Another Person's Thoughts On This So-Called "Deal"  —  I am a fellow digger on the #1 social news site digg.com and it also came to my attention of this whole idea of Jason Calacanis paying top news site contributors to be a writer for his own site is just plain sad and wrong.
Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Estimating invalid clicks  —  Over the past few months, we've provided answers to your invalid click questions.  Now, Shuman Ghosemajumder, Business Product Manager for Trust & Safety, is back to provide details on a new related feature. … Update: Changed to reflect the fact that monthly …
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Microsoft opposes Net neutrality plan on its proxy  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) wants to block an effort for a shareholder vote forcing the world's largest software maker to explain its support for Internet network neutrality, according to a company letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
f-secure.com:
Netscape.com hacked  —  While we were drafting a weblog post on XSS and Social Networking sites, our man Miguel pointed us to Netscape.com.  —  Netscape.com has been hacked via a persistent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their newly launched Digg-like news service.
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Nintendo DS Lite in the kitchen teaches you to make Sushi  —  Other than playing Mario the japs can also learn cooking on their Nintendo DS thanks to the Nintendo DS Cooking Navigator which has receipes for over 200 Japanese delicacies.  It is voice activated so once you select a receipe …
Discussion: Gearlog
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
Sony NW-S205 (2GB)  —  Overview Series info User Opinions Compare  —  CNET editor's take  —  To the lack of surprise of most industry professionals, who generally put more stock in Apple's ability to keep secrets than in Sony's, the Japanese consumer electronics giant fessed up to having a unique …
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
It May Be a Long Time Before the Long Tail Is Wagging the Web  —  Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson's hot, new best seller, "The Long Tail," is causing a sensation with its eye-opening claims about the way the Web is rewriting the rules of commerce.  But I've looked at some of the same data …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Rebtel Makes International Calling Cheap and Easy  —  Sweden-based Rebtel have launched a product that will allow users to dial any international number at the cost of a local call.  It works by having the two ends of the call use local connections (over low-cost local calls) …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Apple admitting, repairing laptop whining and discoloration problems  —  Always the good corporate citizen — well, maybe not always — Apple has finally fessed up to both the MacBook discoloration and MacBook Pro whining issues that have been plaguing customers since the notebooks were released …
 
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TRACKING NUMBER: 88187 … What you can do: Email Time Warner Cable …
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My Honest Dual Licensing