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11:50 AM ET, July 6, 2007

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Matt Mondok / One Microsoft Way:
Skinkers, Microsoft announce live, streaming content venture  —  Sometimes it seems like Microsoft just can't be happy with improving its current software lineup.  Instead, the company feels the need to reinvent, or flat-out buy, what someone else has already done.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft LiveStation: Slingbox Without the Box  —  The video above shows a demo of a new product called Livestation, a peer-to-peer live television broadcasting application build on the Microsoft Silverlight platform.  This is a Microsoft Research initiative, built in partnership with a London company called Skinkers.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
LiveStation and Silverlight deliver Live TV to your PC  —  LiveStation built on Silverlight brings Live TV to your PC.  LiveStation is a project, currently in controlled beta, that uses technology from Microsoft and Skinkers, a UK based company.  LiveStation currently rebroadcasts the BBC live …
Juventuscadillac / THE INDIE TRIBUNE:
LIVESTATION: MICROSOFT TAKES ON JOOST
Discussion: Mashable! and Mobility Site
Quim Gil / maemo.org:
Feature upgrade release to the Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition  —  Nokia has just announced an update to the Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition, feature upgrade release is now available for download.  The update (version number 4.2007.26-8) includes Skype client support, Adobe® Flash® 9 browser plug-in …
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
BREAKING NEWS - THE NEW FIRMWARE IS HERE
Discussion: maemo.org and jkOnTheRun
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia N800 does what iPhone doesn't
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Reuters:
INTERVIEW-Sony has no plans to cut PS3 price  —  TOKYO, July 6 (Reuters) - Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation3 (PS3) at present to pep up demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) rival game console Wii, Sony's president said on Friday.
Discussion: Kotaku and I, Platform
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GameDaily:
Report: PS3 $499 on July 12
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment  —  David Flashner thought he had it wired: buy two iPhones last Friday when they first went on sale, keep one and sell the other at a profit so big it would pay for most of the first one.  —  Mr. Flashner wasted no time.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Restocks: iPhones Available in 72 of 164 Stores
Discussion: iLounge and MacRumors
comScore:
Facebook Sees Flood Of New Traffic From Teenagers And Adults Open Registration at Facebook.com Spurs 89 Percent Visitor Growth versus Last Year  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study on the visitation to Facebook.com …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
ComScore: Facebook traffic surged after 'open' registration
Discussion: WebProNews
Microsoft:
Microsoft Statement About GPLv3  —  A Microsoft statement about GPLv3.  —  Microsoft is not a party to the GPLv3 license and none of its actions are to be misinterpreted as accepting status as a contracting party of GPLv3 or assuming any legal obligations under such license.
BBC:
Online auction for security bugs  —  Security researchers who find holes in software can now sell their findings to the highest bidder.  —  An online auction house has been created to bring together those who find the loopholes with the companies that can do something about them.
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I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Faster iPhone faster!  Kill!!  Kill!!  —  My challenge here is to write the one zillionth iPhone story (and MY third) without repeating too much what has been written before or failing to include at least a couple new items which — trust me — you'll find below.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Vodafone put off by Apple's demand for big iPhone slice  —  Apple is understood to be demanding that its European mobile phone partners hand over a significant proportion of revenues generated by the iPhone and restrict the content that users can access.  —  The portion of network revenues demanded …
Miriam Olsson / CNET News.com:
Study: Online shoppers taking more time to hit 'buy' button  —  Online consumers have become relatively slow shoppers, according to a recent report on digital window shopping.  —  Online shoppers are now being more cautious than they were two years ago, and are taking more than half …
Discussion: WebProNews
Geoffrey York / Globe and Mail:
RIM cracks China market for BlackBerry  —  Poised to enter last untapped Asian market  —  BEIJING — It took eight years of effort, but Research In Motion Ltd. has finally cracked the world's biggest cellphone market, winning permission to sell its BlackBerry devices in China for the first time.
Discussion: PC World
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
eBay Takes on Craigslist  —  Will the online auctioneer's Kijiji.com be able to lure advertisers away from the popular local classified-ad site?  —  Online commerce giant eBay knew Craigslist had the right idea when it purchased a 25% stake in the online classified ad site three years ago.
CBC News:
Microsoft to start up Vancouver software development centre this fall  —  TORONTO (CP) - Microsoft Corp. plans to set up house in the Vancouver area this fall with a new software development centre that would attract talent without encountering U.S. immigration issues.
Discussion: Inquirer and Slashdot
 
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 Earlier Items: 
NewScientistTech:
New display turns up the heat on LCDs
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Developers Gather to Design Apple iPhone Apps
Nick Bevens / Scotsman:
Gates' stock sales set to net $3bn this year
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
A Word of Caution About Google Calendar
The Register:
Google: Our data retention is not data protection watchdogs' business
Discussion: WebProNews
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Investigations: VIDEO: Consumerist Catches Geek Squad Stealing Porn …
Mitchell Bingemann / Computerworld:
Music starts to fade on Russian download site AllofMP3.com
Discussion: New Web Order and TechCrunch
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
NetSuite IPO...Another SaaS horseman braves the public markets
Discussion: ben barren