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9:20 AM ET, July 6, 2007

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Matt Mondok / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft announces Joost killer  —  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.  Although some of these ventures are duds (think OneCare) …
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Juventuscadillac / THE INDIE TRIBUNE:
LIVESTATION: MICROSOFT TAKES ON JOOST  —  Microsoft Research in association with Skinkers introduces LiveStation, a new member to the Live family.  A product that brings live programs to any user via the P2P network technology.  —  Another interesting thing is that the interface …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft LiveStation: Slingbox Without the Box
Discussion: Paul Mooney
GameDaily:
Report: PS3 $499 on July 12  —  Although Sony has yet to confirm a price drop officially, GameDaily BIZ has received confirmation from the retail sector that the PS3 will be dropped to $499 next week.  Sony itself recently talked about "refining" the PS3 price.  Now it appears to be happening.
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Reuters:
INTERVIEW-Sony has no plans to cut PS3 price
Discussion: Kotaku
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Rumor: PLAYSTATION 3 $100 Price Cut Hits July 15
Discussion: Tech.co.uk and Game | Life
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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Cade Metz / The Register:
eBay goes after itself
Discussion: Ars Technica
Microsoft:
Microsoft Expands Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage  —  Microsoft Expands Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage.  Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights …
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Xbox 360 Repairs Will Cost Microsoft $1B
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
darkREADING:
An Auction Site for Vulnerabilities  —  Discover a security flaw in a major application or system?  You can't sell it on eBay.  But starting this week, you can sell it on a new auction site that's not too much different.  —  WabiSabiLabi, whose marketplace opened for trading on Tuesday …
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Robert McMillan / Techworld.com:
eBay for hackers launched
Discussion: InfoWorld and TechCrunch
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.
Discussion: Inquirer, InfoWorld and eWEEK.com
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
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
NetSuite IPO...Another SaaS horseman braves the public markets  —  NetSuite filed its S-1 this week, with an eye toward an IPO in September if the market conditions permit.  The SaaS darling is looking to raise up to $75mm; Credit Suisse is the book runner and WR Hambrecht + Co is co-managing the deal.
Discussion: ben barren
Mitchell Bingemann / Computerworld:
Music starts to fade on Russian download site AllofMP3.com  —  Users of the shutdown AllofMP3.com site can still download music if they have existing credit with the online music store  —  Although the controversial online music store AllofMP3.com was officially shutdown by the Russian Government …
Discussion: New Web Order and TechCrunch
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
A Word of Caution About Google Calendar  —  I've been playing around with Google Calendar, a beta service from the search-engine giant that lets users store — and share — calendar data online.  It's a great Web-based tool, but in experimenting with it I found that far too many people …
Oliver Luft / Journalism.co.uk:
The BBC should do less online video, says interactivity head  —  The head of BBC News Interactive wants the corporation to carry less online video and instead concentrate on improving the quality of its offering.  —  Speaking at the Future of News Conference in London today …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Local Community Network Backfence Closing Down All Sites  —  Backfence, the once-hyped citizen journalism startup, is closing all its 13 local sites, after a series of management troubles over the last year, and inability to get any local traction editorially.
 
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Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Developers Gather to Design Apple iPhone Apps
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Eric Chien / Symantec Corp.:
MPack Clearance Sale!
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Nick Bevens / Scotsman:
Gates' stock sales set to net $3bn this year
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Apple 8GB iPhone components 'cost $220'
Discussion: SYNTAGMA and Techdirt
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
`Mac Guy' is in demand
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
IPhone Futures Prove to Be a Bad Investment
The Register:
Google: Our data retention is not data protection watchdogs' business
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Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Investigations: VIDEO: Consumerist Catches Geek Squad Stealing Porn …
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