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11:40 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  —  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.
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
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
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.
Robert McMillan / Techworld.com:
eBay for hackers launched  —  A Swiss security firm called WabiSabiLabi has opened a web marketplace for zero-day security vulnerabilities.  —  The site will sell details on unpatched software flaws.  The site is currently offering details on four bugs in products such as the Linux kernel and Yahoo Messenger.
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BBC:   Online auction for security bugs
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
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
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
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 …
 
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Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Microsoft to Spend $1.15 Billion for Xbox Repairs
Discussion: p2pnet
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Vodafone put off by Apple's demand for big iPhone slice
Holovaty.com:
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Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
So You Sold Your Company For Millions, What Next?
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
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
Tony Smith / The Register:
Apple 8GB iPhone components 'cost $220'
Discussion: SYNTAGMA and Techdirt
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