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7:05 AM ET, June 18, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and Multimedia Platform Debuts at NXTcomm  —  Latest update to award-winning IPTV platform includes exciting connected entertainment features; new ingredient brand to support service provider marketing activities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Renames IPTV Platform 'Mediaroom'; Adds PC-TV Media Sharing; Opens Platform  —  Microsoft TV IPTV Edition makes way for Microsoft Mediaroom.  With the name change comes a bigger emphasis on multimedia, including in-home sharing of music and photos between PCs and TVs.
Discussion: Multichannel News
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids  —  Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile's Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA "Da Mogul."  This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
jkOTR Mobile Media Edition 34: First look at Sprint HTC Mogul  —  Click here to get the MP4 or WMV version (21 minutes)  —  Time for another jkOTR Mobile Media Edition!  In this show #34 we are happy to bring you a first look at the just released Sprint HTC Mogul Windows Mobile 6 smartphone.
Discussion: Engadget and Mobility Site
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Steve Jobs in a Box  —  It's a stunning box, a wizard object with a passel of amazing features (It's a phone!  An iPod!  A Web browser!).  But for all its marvels, the iPhone inaugurates a dangerous new era for Jobs.  Has he peaked?  —  H  —  e saunters out onstage, and the first thing you think is, man, Steve Jobs looks old.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Dell forgets to think first, thinks last... forced to apologize  —  When I was interviewed last week for a podcast with a semi-corporate audience, the moderator asked me at the close for my last words of advice.  My advice was one word: Think.  We have seen time after time where large companies forget to think and screw up.
Discussion: Inquirer and Deep Jive Interests
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Update: Dell, Making Amends, Still Being Tacky About It
Discussion: Techdirt, CNET News.com and Consumerist
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines  —  SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users.  These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home's powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge.
Discussion: Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Nokia:
Nokia introduces three versatile mobile phones targeted to mid-range market  —  Nokia 6267, Nokia 3500 classic and Nokia 6121 classic make advanced technology brilliantly simple  —  Singapore - Today, during its annual Nokia Connection event in Singapore, Nokia expanded its portfolio of affordable …
Adam / Google Public Policy Blog:
Taking the Wraps Off Google's Public Policy Blog  —  Posted by Andrew McLaughlin, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  —  At the beginning of 2005, I was Google's lone public policy guy.  Today, there's a bigger - and growing - team of us scattered around the world …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget Mobile:
Dell selling unlocked high-end Nokia phones online  —  In a welcome, yet odd, development, Dell has started selling several high-end Nokia phones in an unlocked state via its online store.  So far searches reveal that Dell is selling the Nokia N80, E61i, and E61 for around $400, and the N95 for $732.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
EBay Moves to Recharge Its Auctions  —  BOSTON — In 1998, eBay's chief executive, Meg Whitman, changed the background color of the site's home page from gray to white.  Rather than simply switching colors overnight, though, Ms. Whitman directed eBay's engineers to bleach the gray over the course of 30 days.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Computer Cookies and How They Crumble  —  Tiny files called "cookies" are the lifeblood of online advertising.  When a computer visits a site or sees an ad for the first time, the site's server slips a cookie onto the visitor's hard drive, identifying the computer in future dealings with that site or ad network.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Another Attempt to Match Readers and Relevant News  —  Ian Clarke was a 23-year-old computer scientist living in Scotland in 2000 when he started a global controversy by deploying an online system called Freenet.  The system was intended to make it possible to share information anonymously …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Microsoft launches new-look MSN for mobile phones  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. launched a redesigned MSN portal optimized for mobile phones on Sunday, stepping up its offering at a time when more powerful devices increase the demand for richer content on handsets.
Jon Udell:
How do I know this person?  Through the Web!  —  Like other social applications, Facebook wants to know how you're connected to people.  So it asks: "How do you know this person?" and presents these choices:  —  The choice I usually want — "Through the Web" — isn't available.
Discussion: ALLIED, The Obvious? and Gadgetopia
Ewan / SMS Text News:
Vodafone don't like Hotxt or Tex2  —  Originally uploaded by smstextnews.  —  You're doing well if you're the founder of Hotxt or Tex2.  How do you know you're doing well?  Because you're being called out by Vodafone and promoted to readers of their data terms and conditions.  —  The text reads:
Discussion: Roam4free and Damien Mulley
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
It's time to open up networking, again  —  Last week I had a meeting with a serial entrepreneur who's working on a new company whose product is a calendar for social networks, or a social network of calendars, depending on which thread you pick up.  It's basically a good idea, a no-brainer …
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Internet Radio Races To Break Free of the PC  —  In January, a recreational vehicle in remote West Texas suddenly started blasting the Steve Miller Band's "Space Cowboy."  It was a triumphant moment for Slacker Inc., a start-up trying to move Internet radio out of the computer and into the car.
 
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RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Another Google XSS in Google Documents
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Piracy Beyond P2P: One-Click Hosters
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
A review of wearable video displays for the iPod
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Associated Press:
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Mark Shuttleworth:
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