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5:20 PM ET, July 2, 2007

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Barryg / Announcements:
Update on the Windows Ultimate Extras  —  When we launched Windows Vista in January 2007, we identified Windows Ultimate Extras as a unique series of add-ons that would be available to Windows Vista Ultimate customers.  To date, we have released four sets of Extras - Windows Hold'Em …
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Ultimate team provides an update on Extras  —  The Windows Ultimate Extras Team today posted a short notice on the Windows Vista Ultimate site updating the community on the status of Ultimate Extras; go here to read their post.  To sum it up for you here, the team recognizes that they've …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says more Vista Ultimate add-ons are in the pipeline
Discussion: WinExtra
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
The Ultimate Extras Team Speaks! (Finally)
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and istartedsomething
Yahoo!:
Yahoo!'s New ''SmartAds'' Meld Brand and Direct Response Advertising  —  Innovative, Patent-Pending Ad Delivery Platform Allows Marketers to Present Highly Targeted Online Display Ads in Real Time to Match a User's Distinctive, Expressed Interests  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 02, 2007 …
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Louise Story / New York Times:
Online Customized Ads Move a Step Closer  —  Yahoo will announce new tools for online advertising today that could pull the company ahead in the race for what is called "behavioral targeting," that is, the ability to better tailor online advertisements to the people most likely to buy.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Yahoo Ads Get Personal: NOT Google Radio Ads
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Ellison's NetSuite Headed for IPO  —  Oracle's chief executive plans to take his accounting software company public in a September auction.  Critics worry about his role  —  Make way for Larry Ellison's other company.  NetSuite, begun in 1998 with a slice of the personal fortune of the Oracle …
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Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
NetSuite Decides To Go Dutch For Date With Public Market
Discussion: alarm:clock and The Register
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
NetSuite preps long awaited IPO
Discussion: The Browser
Reuters:
Local.com shares soar after mobile local search patent win  —  BANGALORE, July 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Local.com (LOCM.O: Quote, Profile, Research) rose 52 percent, after the Web search services provider said it received a patent for mobile local search.  —  The Irvine, California-based company …
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Market Wire:
Local.com Granted U.S. Patent Number 7,200,413 for Ad-Supported 411 Local Search Model  —  Free Enhanced Directory Assistance Supported by Referral Advertising Revenues  —  Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search engine, today announced that the company …
Reuters:
SK Telecom, EarthLink to put $100 mln each in JV
Discussion: GigaOM and mocoNews.net
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Universal in Dispute With Apple Over iTunes  —  Steven P. Jobs, the co-founder and chief executive of Apple, is an emerging force in the mobile phone business, thanks to the snaking lines of gadget fans who queued up last week to buy the iPhone.  But now he faces a headache in an industry Apple already dominates — digital music.
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Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:
UNIVERSAL MUSIC IS BATTLING WITH STEVE JOBS
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
CNNMoney.com:
iPhone sales said to hit half-million  —  New Apple device lives up to the hype, though some buyers have activation woes; availability mixed at Apple Stores heading into new week.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Opening weekend sales of iPhones may have reached 500,000, according to an analyst's estimate …
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Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
GTA: Hoodlife - Virus Attack is a Public Enemy  —  Recently, there have been a number of weblogs, forums and chatrooms where spam messages advertising a videogame similar to the below have been posted:  —  Click to Enlarge  —  If you go to the YouTube video in question …
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:   Grand Theft Auto mod virus uses YouTube to spread
John Leyden / The Register:
Senior execs targeted in 'precision' malware attacks  —  Spear phishers prey on friends and family of top managers  —  Hackers are targeting senior managers of large firms - along with members of their families - in a new wave of highly-focused email attacks.
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Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:   Top executives face personalized e-mail attacks
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 …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
A Player of Video Games and Politics  —  Michael D. Gallagher does not make video games.  He doesn't review them.  He doesn't sell them.  But recently he became one of the most important people in the video-game industry and, by extension, a powerful shaper of the digital entertainment consumed …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Are my online friends for real?  —  As Facebook continues its explosive growth here's one question troubling me.  Are my friends for real?  —  This week I received this intriguing message from a man who moves in London's new media circles.  —  He wrote: "I met somebody the other day who told …
Discussion: broadstuff
Ed Hardy / Brighthand.com Handheld News and Reviews:
"Palm OS II" Pushed Back to 2008  —  In May of this year, Palm, Inc. announced that it is developing its own operating system that will be based on Linux, but also include important parts of the Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS Garnet).  —  At that time, the company said that the first devices running …
Washington Post:
Calling In Pros to Refine Your Google Image  —  At the height of the cyber-abuse, Sue Scheff, a consultant to parents of troubled teens, would type her name in a Google search box and brace herself: Up would pop page after page of attack postings. … The stream of negative comments began …
 
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Rival Manufacturers Chasing the iPhone
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South Korea Taxing Virtual Worlds
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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Los Angeles Times:
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