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12:30 PM 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: Mobility Site and Neowin.net
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.
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Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
With mounting evidence of PS3 price cut, Sony issues denial
Discussion: High-Def Digest
GameDaily:
Report: PS3 $499 on July 12
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
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.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Are Microsoft's patent lawyers really this dumb?
Discussion: BetaNews
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
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 …
Facebook Blog:
Do we really need to write our own search engine?  —  We asked ourselves this question more than once while working on improvements to search in March 2006.  At the time, there were bigger search engines out there, including some good open source ones, that we could have used to power Facebook search results.
Global Business News Online:
exclusive: rupert murdoch buys dow jones, owners of the wall street journal  —  Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones.  Negotiations are now complete and a formal announcement is expected next week.  —  Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones …
Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
INQUIRER issues advisory re.  Iphone shortages  —  A six-step programme for recovery  —  USUALLY The INQUIRER offers a hilarious, very British "sideways" look at technology, peeling away the layers to find the humorous side of silicon gates, bit rates and disk arrays.
Discussion: SMS Text News
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
So You Sold Your Company For Millions, What Next?  —  What would you do next if you sold your company to an Internet giant for millions of dollars?  Existing examples show 4 different types of Internet millionaires:  — Serial entrepreneurs - keep doing the same  — Dreamers - expand their horizons
Discussion: Mark Evans
Daddy Types:
My Mom Hand-Knit An iPhone  —  My mom was insanely cool even before she knitted an iPhone.  Last week, as the hype was peaking, I braced for reports of kids across the country grabbing for their parents' new iPhones; it was a drool-soaked disaster waiting to happen, like all those people …
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 and SYNTAGMA
 
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhoneInterface starts to crack open iPhone
Discussion: Engadget, The Apple Core and digg
Miriam Olsson / CNET News.com:
Study: Online shoppers taking more time to hit 'buy' button
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Microsoft to Spend $1.15 Billion for Xbox Repairs
Discussion: p2pnet
Holovaty.com:
Introducing templatemaker
Joe Hutsko / MSNBC:
Affair with iPhone cools when handset breaks
Steve O'Hear / last100:
MSN bets big on Live Earth
Geoffrey York / Globe and Mail:
RIM cracks China market for BlackBerry
Discussion: PC World
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 Earlier Items: 
NewScientistTech:
New display turns up the heat on LCDs
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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: broadstuff and WebProNews
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Investigations: VIDEO: Consumerist Catches Geek Squad Stealing Porn …
CBC News:
Microsoft to start up Vancouver software development centre this fall
Discussion: Inquirer and Slashdot
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
eBay Takes on Craigslist
Mitchell Bingemann / Computerworld:
Music starts to fade on Russian download site AllofMP3.com
Discussion: New Web Order and TechCrunch