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1:45 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 …
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia N800 does what iPhone doesn't
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
BREAKING NEWS - THE NEW FIRMWARE IS HERE
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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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Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Sony Expected to Drop PlayStation 3 Price by $100 Next Week
Discussion: Crave, Engadget and I4U News
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
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 …
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: The Register
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Peter Judge / CNET News.com:
Auction site sells security exploits
Discussion: Techworld.com
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
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Bye Bye AllOfMp3, Hello MP3Sparks  —  It looks like American pressure has finally worked and that Russian music download site AllOfMP3 has closed its doors.  AllOfMP3 started as a small service and ran for years without hindrance, but more recently it has become a talking point in the mainstream press …
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Mitchell Bingemann / Computerworld:
Music starts to fade on Russian download site AllofMP3.com
Discussion: AppScout and TechCrunch
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.
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: seattleduck and Mark Evans
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 …
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
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 …
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
 
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
University boffins squeeze 500GB onto a DVD
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Lynn Tan / CNET News.com:
AMD: Barcelona based on customer input
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
MPIO keeps it simple with the MP300 DAP
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Eas / iPhone Unlocked:
iPhone Hacking News Update: iPhoneInterface Tool is Out!!
Discussion: digg
Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhoneInterface starts to crack open iPhone
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Microsoft to Spend $1.15 Billion for Xbox Repairs
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 Earlier Items: 
Joe Hutsko / MSNBC:
Affair with iPhone cools when handset breaks
Geoffrey York / Globe and Mail:
RIM cracks China market for BlackBerry
Discussion: PC World
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Discover your share of voice with Impression Share reporting
NewScientistTech:
New display turns up the heat on LCDs
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
A Word of Caution About Google Calendar
The Register:
Google: Our data retention is not data protection watchdogs' business
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
eBay Takes on Craigslist
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Faster iPhone faster! Kill!! Kill!!