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3:45 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 …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
When Microsoft's Joost-killer isn't really Microsoft's
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
BREAKING NEWS - THE NEW FIRMWARE IS HERE
Discussion: ZDNet, jkOnTheRun and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia N800 does what iPhone doesn't
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.
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
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: CNET News.com and BetaNews
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 …
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 …
Lynn Tan / CNET News.com:
AMD: Barcelona based on customer input  —  Advanced Micro Devices designed Barcelona, its soon-to-be launched quad-core processor, based on feedback gathered from its customers, a senior executive said.  —  AMD identified four design goals centered on customer feedback, Tan See Ghee …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
Yazan Gable / Symantec Corp.:
Scammers make friends with charities  —  Symantec has observed an interesting trend in the world of Internet-based credit card fraud: fraudsters are donating money to charity.  How could this happen?  In the world of carding, where stolen credit card information is bought and sold …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Security Fix
Alec Saunders .LOG:
Comscore's Fishy Facebook Numbers  —  Comscore published some web site usage metrics for Facebook yesterday.  While the aggregate visitor growth of 89%, year over year, from 2006 to 2007 was impressive, the demographic information was puzzling, and just doesn't add up. … Age Segment  —  Facebook.com
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities  —  There's a new player in the exploding market for zero-day vulnerabilities — an eBay-like auction site offering a place to buy and sell flaw research information.  —  The Swiss-based site, called WabiSabiLabi, launched earlier this week …
Discussion: Bits and The Register
 
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Danny King / Bloomberg:
EBay Chief Spurs Growth on PayPal, Beats Google Unit
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
eSnailer: Send Postal Mail From the Web
Discussion: Webware.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MediaDefender denies entrapment accusations with fake torrent site
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
COLOURlovers: For People Who Like Color
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Tony Macdonell / Teknision:
Adding Friends is a Full Time Job, and I am Tired of It!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo sites on the fritz Friday morning?
Discussion: WebProNews
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
University boffins squeeze 500GB onto a DVD
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
MPIO keeps it simple with the MP300 DAP
 Earlier Items: 
Eas / iPhone Unlocked:
iPhone Hacking News Update: iPhoneInterface Tool is Out!!
Discussion: digg
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhoneInterface starts to crack open iPhone
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
Holovaty.com:
Introducing templatemaker
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
So You Sold Your Company For Millions, What Next?
Discussion: seattleduck and Mark Evans
Joe Hutsko / MSNBC:
Affair with iPhone cools when handset breaks
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment