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5:10 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.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Where TomorrowNow goes from here  —  Embroiled in controversy, SAP's third-party maintenance and support company TomorrowNow is facing challenging days ahead.  —  SAP disclosed late Monday that its TomorrowNow subsidiary had inappropriately downloaded Oracle's proprietary software.
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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.
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 …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
World's richest?  Gates may have cashed it in  —  Second place would suit Microsoft chairman fine  —  After 13 years as the world's richest person, Bill Gates appears to have been dethroned.  But there will probably be no sobbing inside his Medina estate.
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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
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 …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
European Commission to Hollywood: Why is Blu-Ray winning?  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission recently sent letters to Hollywood movie studios asking for communication records and agreements between the movie studios and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD format representatives.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Associated Press:   EU asks studios about rival DVD formats
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.
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.
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
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
There's more to it than code... www.HowtoTell.com gets an update  —  Typically on this blog I post about issues closely related to WGA.  In the interest in providing a broader context of the space in which WGA lives, I will broaden the scope of my posts and this blog somewhat.
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Virtual Worlds News
 
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Jon Lech / So sue me:
iPhone without AT&T  —  I've found a way to activate a brand …
Associated Press:
Perfect World Files IPO for $100M
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People
Discussion: digg
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
Reuters:
D.Telekom's mobile unit clinches iPhone deal: paper
GamePolitics.com:
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Wooing interns to Silicon Valley
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Researchers demonstrate laser-based hard drive technology
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jon Udell / Channel 9:
A conversation with Pablo Castro about Astoria's RESTful data services
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Is Google's Spam Fight a Sham?
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews.net:
iPhone: Reality Sets In
Om Malik / GigaOM:
NetVibes, now with one less CEO
Discussion: Breaking News and Mashable!
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
New Google filing presses for role in Microsoft case
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Survey: Windows loses ground with developers
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Straight dope from Fake Steve Jobs