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11:25 AM ET, July 3, 2007

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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: Inquirer
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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.
Lucy Sherriff / The Register:   SAP confesses to 'inappropriate' Oracle downloads
PR Newswire:
SAP Responds to Oracle Complaint
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
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Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
FeedBurner to Offer FeedBurner PRO for Free
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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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Bloomberg:
Google Purchases Web Phone Service
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
Zoho Launches Facebook Apps: Web Office Meets the Young  —  One of the web office suites I'm fond of is Zoho, which has been slowly building up its user base since day one.  Today, Zoho announced three applications for Facebook — Writer, Sheet, and Show — which might just do their part …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   Zoho Meets Facebook: Match Made in Web Heaven?
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Four factors determine how much a Facebook app is worth
Discussion: Mashable!
CNN:
Nintendo Wii Outsells Sony PS3 6-to-1 In Japan - Publisher  —  TOKYO (AP)—Nintendo Co.'s (NTDOY) Wii video game console outsold Sony Corp's (SNE) PlayStation 3 by six to one in June in Japan, a Japanese publishing company said Monday.  —  Although the Wii has been on sale since late last year …
Discussion: DailyTech
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Six Wiis sold for every PS3 purchased in Japan
Discussion: Inquirer
Louise Story / New York Times:
Engaging at Any Speed?  Commercials Put to Test  —  In new experiments for NBC, people are hooked up to sensors as they watch television, and researchers observe changes in their heart rate, palm sweat, eye movement and breathing patterns.  —  But the panelists are not watching just NBC programs.
Discussion: CCUCEO, FurdLog and David Card
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt Will Pay Up To $1 Million For Proof Of BSA Million Dollar Pay Out  —  from the please-note-the-up-to-part dept  —  The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is no stranger to bogus numbers.  It puts out its easily debunked (even by the firm that did the research) claims of "lost sales" …
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
BSA raises reward to $1M for reports of piracy
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
The New / New York Times:
Russian Online Music Service Closes  —  AllofMP3.com, a Russian online music service accused of skirting copyright law, has shut down but may be back in business elsewhere on the Internet, authorities said yesterday.  —  The Web site gained attention for selling digital albums cheaply …
Discussion: Information Overlord
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Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Three Developments Driving Local.com Shares Into A Frenzy  —  Eric Savitz (Barron's) submits: Yowza!  Local.com (LOCM) has been, until recently, a sleepy stock, trading nearly by appointment, with a focus on operating a search engine intended to help people find local businesses.
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
AMD Phenom X2 GE-Series Details Unveiled  —  AMD drops the Phenom X2 TDP to 45-watts  —  AMD plans to cut power consumption of its mainstream Phenom X2 processors with the Phenom X2 GE-series, according to the company's latest roadmap.  The Phenom X2 GE-series joins the Phenom X2 GS-series in late Q1'2008 …
Discussion: The Tech Report
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC gets FCC approval  —  Just as we mentioned in May, the HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC is definitely on its way, having just received FCC approval.  The 3.6-pound, 12.1-inch tablet runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV, features Bluetooth, 802.11/a/g/n, and offers an integrated EvDO …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and PC JOINT
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Hollywood hates pirates, but can it use them?  —  news analysis Attorney Nancy Prager sees only thievery in file sharing.  Don't even try to suggest anything otherwise to her.  —  Director Michael Moore's Sicko is coming off a glittering debut weekend at the box office.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Former FCC Chair: iPhone Hindered By Network Limitations  —  Reed Hundt notes that the iPhone's popularity underscores the need for ubiquitous high-speed wireless coverage in the United States.  —  Comparing the newly released iPhone to a Ferrari forced to drive on dirt roads …
Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
British media organizations look to U.S. market and beyond  —  LONDON: An article about the ex-girlfriends of Fred Thompson, the former U.S. senator and likely Republican presidential candidate, last Monday drew 200,000 visitors to the Web site of the Times newspapers of London.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple denies big record label may quit iTunes
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MarketWatch:
Google appeals Belgian copyright law, talks ongoing
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 Earlier Items: 
Yahoo! News:
AT&T offers some customers free Wi-Fi
Discussion: Wi-Fi
Associated Press:
Online software service owned by Oracle co-founder files IPO plans
Discussion: Inquirer
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Internet-Phone-Service Provider Drops a Fourth of Its Staff
Dan Goodin / The Register:
iPhone hackers disclose vulns and hunt for clues
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and eWEEK.com
Battousai / GaX:
The Darkness - Banned in Singapore
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Tada! The 6th Gen contract-free WiFi-enabled iPod
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Digg Needs Editors
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechWag
 

 
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Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

Mike Scarcella / Reuters:
A US judge rules that Nina Jankowicz, a former Biden anti-disinformation official, could not back up her defamation claims against Fox News and parent Fox Corp

 
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