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9:15 AM ET, July 3, 2007

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Wesley Chan / Official Google Blog:
All aboard  —  We're pleased to announce that we have acquired GrandCentral Communications, a company that provides services for managing your voice communications.  GrandCentral is an innovative service that lets users integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account …
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Vincent / GrandCentral Blog:
We're now part of Google!  —  We wanted to let you know that GrandCentral has been acquired by Google!  We're particularly excited about this because it ensures that not only will we have the resources to continue to bring you even more innovative communications features down the road …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GrandCentral pulls into Google
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Google Should Announce GrandCentral Acquisition Today or Tomorrow
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
AllOfMP3 Shut Down by Russian Government  —  Before the shutdown AllOfMP3 had nearly 6 million users who were able to download songs and albums for a fraction of the price from authorized alternatives such as the iTunes Store.  MP3s were sold for $0.20 per song, or less.
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Zoho Meets Facebook: Match Made in Web Heaven?  —  Valentine's Day may be months away, but a celebration is underway for a match seemingly made in Web 2.0 heaven: Zoho Apps on Facebook!  —  Zoho's school play ground looking logo will fit right in with the youthful Facebookers!
Discussion: Rev2.org
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Zoho Launches Facebook Application
Dennis Howlett / AccMan:
Zoho Office on Facebook
Discussion: Elaine Young
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
SAP admits to corporate espionage against Oracle  —  Uh oh, we've got ourselves a true-blue corporate [competitive intelligence] espionage fiasco exploding on the international stage.  Germany's SAP has admitted to "inappropriate downloads" from arch-rival, Oracle in the US.
Discussion: The Register
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BBC:
SAP admits Oracle downloads  —  SAP has admitted its TomorrowNow unit carried out "inappropriate downloads" of documents from its rival Oracle, but said SAP had not accessed the material.  —  Oracle is suing SAP, accusing it of hacking into its computer network and stealing vital product information.
Agence France Presse:
Youtube, SKorea's LG agree to develop mobile phone  —  SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's LG Electronics said Tuesday it has signed an agrement with YouTube, the world's biggest video-sharing website, to develop a mobile phone which can operate the service.  —  LG Electronics said the proposed model …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Makes FeedBurner MyBrand Free  —  Google is about making things accessible to everyone and one of the way to make this happen is to buy a service or software that used to cost money and release it for free.  Google did this with Keyhole (now Google Earth), Picasa, SketchUp …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 6: How much funding is too little?  Too much?  —  In this post, I answer these questions: … The first question to ask is, what is the correct, or appropriate, amount of funding for a startup?  —  The answer to that question, in my view …
Discussion: ben barren
Dan Goodin / The Register:
iPhone hackers disclose vulns and hunt for clues  —  The game is on for hackers trying to spot security vulnerabilities in Apple's iPhone and already they're scoring points.  —  Less than 72 hours after the iPhone's introduction, researchers have reported at least one flaw that could allow …
Associated Press:
Online software service owned by Oracle co-founder files IPO plans  —  Online business software provider NetSuite Inc. on Monday filed its long-awaited plans for an initial public offering of stock, paving the way for another big payday for its owner _ billionaire Larry Ellison.
Discussion: Inquirer
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Five Bad Ideas from the Past Five Days  —  None of these was worth an entire post.  — Universal Music Group Refuses to Renew Apple's Annual License to Sell Their Music on iTunes: So this is what it looks like when an industry that has existed for decades begins to die.  I wonder who's going to lose out more?
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Internet-Phone-Service Provider Drops a Fourth of Its Staff  —  Growth Slows at Vienna's SunRocket as It Competes With Cable Firms  —  SunRocket, an Internet-phone-service provider in Vienna, laid off about a quarter of its workforce — about 30 employees — on Friday in an effort …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
BSA announces $1 million reward for piracy snitches  —  Do you work for a business that's pirating software for its own internal use?  If so, you could be in for a windfall if you report it to the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in time.  The BSA announced today that they are increasing …
Discussion: CrunchGear, MarketingVOX and Neowin.net
 
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Global mobile subscriptions hit three billion
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AT&T offers some customers free Wi-Fi
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Battousai / GaX:
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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Four factors determine how much a Facebook app is worth
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Tada! The 6th Gen contract-free WiFi-enabled iPod
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Zenith Sees Rosier Picture For Online Advertising
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Kyle / uncov:
Powerset: Assert yourselves
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
AMD Cancels "Lima"
Discussion: TechSpot News
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Internet radio's not dead yet
Discussion: The Register
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
New Media Meets Old: A Look at Redesigned Mainstream News Sites
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Are my online friends for real?
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Rival Manufacturers Chasing the iPhone