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7:50 AM ET, July 4, 2007

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
eBay squares off with Craigslist, launches classified service  —  Auction giant eBay has launched an online classifieds service that will compete with the market's powerhouse, Craigslist.  —  Kijiji, a site eBay has operated overseas for two years, is now available in about 220 cities in every U.S. state …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Craigslist grapples with competitor on board  —  Craigslist, the pioneering online classified Web site, is facing a large new competitor, one that has accumulated insider knowledge of Craigslist's business.  —  On Friday, eBay's online classified service, Kijiji, made its U.S. debut.
Eric / Reuters:
SL business sues for copyright infringement  —  SECOND LIFE, July 3 (Reuters) - Second Life entrepreneur Kevin Alderman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against Second Life resident Volkov Catteneo, and Alderman's lawyer said he plans to subpoena Linden Lab to force it to disclose Catteneo's real-world identity.
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Second Life Avatar Sued for Copyright Infringement  —  Right in time for the July 4th holiday week (after all, what's more American than demanding your day in court?), businessman Kevin Alderman and his lawyer have just filed suit against someone who goes by the name Volkov Catteneo, for copyright infringement.
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Where TomorrowNow goes from here  —  Embroiled in controversy …
Discussion: ZDNet
Renee Boucher Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
SAP Admits to Claims in Oracle Lawsuit
Discussion: Bits
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Copyright Infringement To Embed An Infringing YouTube Video On Your Blog?  —  from the questions,-questions,-questions dept  —  While there has been a great deal of discussion (and a few lawsuits) concerning the legality of YouTube hosting infringing videos, one question where we haven't seen …
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Ronald Lewis / 24/7 with Ronald Lewis:
Lawyer Wrongly Accuses Me in YouTube Spat
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Jon Lech / So sue me:
iPhone without AT&T  —  I've found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to [AT&T] NSA.  The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work.  Stay tuned!  —  Update:  —  Magic iTunes numbers:
Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
Farewells and Welcomes  —  In the life of companies, there are moments of welcoming and there are times when one must bid a fond farewell.  For Technorati, at this moment, we must say a warm goodbye to our colleagues Adam Hertz and Tantek Celik.  I remember when both started …
MacNN:
iPhone shatters AT&T record, dwarfs RAZR [u]  —  Apple over the weekend sold more than 700,000 iPhones to rocket past analyst predictions and shatter AT&T's record by selling more iPhones in three days than Motorola's RAZR did in its first month.  Apple's supply of iPhones depleted …
Penelope Trunk / Brazen Careerist:
My run-in with Marc Benioff, and tips to be a star performer  —  Time magazine just hired me to write a piece about workplace trends among young people.  One of the things I wrote about was how much people value the opportunity to volunteer for non-profit organizations through their company.
Discussion: Valleywag
storage.itworld.com:
Sony patents liquid airbag  —  Sony has filed for a U.S. patent on a liquid airbag for electronics - in particular, for hard disks.  The idea is that the electronics will be wrapped in a fluid-filled bag so if the outer case suffers a shock, the liquid acts as a cushion.
Jesus / Gizmodo:
Zhiny: Motorola Zante Looks Even Shinier than You Know Who, Also Runs on EDGE  —  Here's the Zante, up close and lustrously yours.  Today we got plenty of fresh technical information about this Motorola-flavored Sidekick plus two new pretty pics.  One of them above, the other after the jump, showing its funky purple sliding keyboard.
Discussion: Ministry of Tech
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
After attacks, US government sending team to Estonia  —  (InfoWorld) - Two months after much of Estonia's online infrastructure was targeted by an online attack, the U.S government is sending cyberinvestigators to help the Baltic state better understand what happened.
Fiona Walsh / Guardian:
Mexican tycoon overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest man  —  Microsoft founder Bill Gates looks to have lost his title as the world's richest man, toppled from top spot by the Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim.  —  Three months ago the cigar-chomping Mr Slim quietly slipped past legendary …
Discussion: Engadget, Epicenter, CNET News.com and digg
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Xbox 360 Gamer Magazine Online …:
Microsoft Yet To Get On Top Of Forza 2 Racism  —  Offensive material still being punted around  —  Despite its best efforts, Microsoft's moderation is proving insufficient to prevent racism from rearing its ugly head on Forza 2.  —  Although it's one of the game's many outstanding features …
Maximus / Just Another Mobile Phone Blog:
Nokia unveils 7500 Prism  —  Today, Nokia held a fashion event in China where the 8600, 8800 Sirocco gold, 6110 navigator, 5700 XpressMusic, 6500 classic, 6500 slider, 3500 classic and a new phone was displayed.  The new phone unveiled is the Nokia 7500 Prism.
Discussion: Engadget, Mobility Site and IntoMobile
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why AT&T should offer free Wi-Fi
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Sold Out at Most Stores After Four Days
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
There's more to it than code... www.HowtoTell.com gets an update
Associated Press:
Perfect World Files IPO for $100M
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People
Discussion: digg
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
European Commission to Hollywood: Why is Blu-Ray winning?
Discussion: p2pnet
Jim Christie / Reuters:
Credit card processors shielded in Web copyright suit
Wall Street Journal:
Some in Silicon Valley Begin to Sour on India
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
D.Telekom's mobile unit clinches iPhone deal: paper
Chris Pirillo:
The iPod does a Paris Hilton Sex Video
Discussion: Gizmodo
GamePolitics.com:
Jack Thompson Says FL Bar Official Demanded He Take Psych Test, Accept Suspension
Discussion: Game | Life, Joystiq, Slashdot and digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Company Continues To Insist That Google Is Responsible For Libel …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Wooing interns to Silicon Valley
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Researchers demonstrate laser-based hard drive technology
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews.net:
iPhone: Reality Sets In
Discussion: iphone hints