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2:25 PM ET, July 3, 2007


 Top Items: 
Traci / Burning Questions:
FreeBurner for Everyone  —  One of the many benefits that FeedBurner publishers will enjoy now that FeedBurner is part of the Google family is a little something we like to call, "more for free!"  Beginning today, two of FeedBurner's previously for-pay services, TotalStats and MyBrand, will be free.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes FeedBurner's TotalStats & MyBrand Free
Discussion:, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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.
Discussion: Ministry of Tech
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: down, but not out  —  After a long twilight struggle, is no more (sort of).  The Russian government has finally bowed to international pressure and shut the site down.  The move came as a condition for Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization: an offer that Russia could not refuse.
Discussion: Copyfight
The New / New York Times:
Russian Online Music Service Closes  —, 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 …
Russian download site shut down
Discussion: Engadget and Compiler
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
LG To Develop YouTube Phone
Discussion: Gizmodo and InsideGoogle
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
LG To Create A YouTube Mobile Phone
Discussion: PC World
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Straight dope from Fake Steve Jobs  —  newsmaker For months now, one of the best-read blogs in technology circles has been the starkly funny, pull-no-punches Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  —  Otherwise known as "Fake Steve Jobs (FSJ)," the author—who writes as if he is, in fact, Steve Jobs …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Bill Gates Loses 'Richest' Crown To Mexican Telecom Mogul  —  Bill Gates can no longer be referred to as "the richest man on the planet."  That title now belongs to Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim who is now worth an estimated $67.8 billion (Gates' fortune is estimated at around by $59.2 billion).
Discussion: CNET and Inquirer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Gates no longer the richest man in the world?
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 …
HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC approved by FCC
Discussion: Gadget Lab, jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
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: NewTeeVee, CCUCEO, FurdLog and David Card
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 …
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple denies big record label may quit iTunes  —  Universal reportedly won't sign a long-term contract for music  —  Apple Inc. denied reports Monday that record label Universal Music Group did not plan to renew its contract to sell songs on its online iTunes Store.
Neil Harman / Times of London:
Autonomy surges on $375m Zantaz acquisition  —  Stock soars 14 per cent as the search specialist buys into the US legal market and unveils an upbeat trading update  —  Autonomy, the British search technology specialist, bought its way into the fast-growing litigation software sector today through …
Discussion: WebProNews
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
New Google filing presses for role in Microsoft case  —  Google isn't quietly dropping its dispute with Microsoft over Windows Vista's built-in desktop search tool, despite the appearance of a possible conclusion last week.  —  In a new court filing (PDF, 5 pages), the search company maintains …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Tada!  The 6th Gen contract-free WiFi-enabled iPod  —  Oh man, what a day.  Earlier today, I got my prepaid iPhone activated after a long struggle, which you can read about here, along with an easy solution.  After all that, what time was it?  Time To Hack!  —  So what did I discover?
Google Purchases Web Phone Service  —  Google said yesterday that it had bought GrandCentral Communications, acquiring a service that lets people use a single number for all their phones.  —  Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  —  GrandCentral users can also create a single mailbox …
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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
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Tom Espiner / CNET
Details on defacement of Microsoft's U.K. Web site
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Preston Gralla / Computerworld:
15 free security programs that work
James Sherwood / The Register:
Intel, MS eye Japanese housewives in mobile PC push
David A. Kaplan / Wired News:
Extreme Sailing: The Biggest Boat in the World
Discussion: digg
Joost de Valk / SEO Blog:
Google Search URL parameters cheat sheet
Gemma Simpson / CNET
Intel invests $10 million in British start-up
Discussion: Macsimum News and
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Survey: Windows loses ground with developers
Discussion: Channel 9
Wall Street Journal:
Europe Steps Up Probe of New DVD Formats
 Earlier Items: 
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
AMD Barcelona performance promises revealed
Discussion: The Tech Report
Peter Glaskowsky / CNET
GPL 3—a bridge too far?
Discussion: Engadget and IPcentral Weblog
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
AMD Phenom X2 GE-Series Details Unveiled
Discussion: The Tech Report
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt Will Pay Up To $1 Million For Proof Of BSA Million Dollar Pay Out
Discussion: InfoWorld
Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
British media organizations look to U.S. market and beyond
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Former FCC Chair: iPhone Hindered By Network Limitations
Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Three Developments Driving Shares Into A Frenzy

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Jack Queen / Reuters:
A jury convicts Ozy Media and its founder Carlos Watson of fraud, in a case accusing them of lying to investors about the startup's finances and sham deals

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough says that he was “surprised” and “disappointed” after NBC leadership pulled his show on Monday

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Deezer debuts Playlist with AI in beta, where users can create playlists from text prompts, powered by Google's Gemini 1.5, following rivals' similar offerings

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