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3:55 PM ET, July 10, 2007

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Latest Secunia Security Advisories:
Firefox "firefoxurl" URI Handler Registration Vulnerability  —  Critical:  —  Highly critical  —  Impact:  —  System access  —  Where:  —  From remote  —  Solution Status:  —  Unpatched  —  Software:  —  Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x  —  A vulnerability has been discovered in Firefox …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Firefox and IE together brew up security trouble  —  UPDATE: Blame them both.  —  That's the latest update from security researchers who initially laid the blame on Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the latest zero-day exploit.  —  "Firefox is the current attack vector but Internet Explorer …
Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Internet Explorer 0day Exploit  —  There is an input validation flaw in Internet Explorer that allows you to specify arbitrary arguments to the process responsible for handling URL protocols.  This is the same type of input validation vulnerability that I discovered in the Safari 3 beta …
Discussion: ZDNet and Donna's SecurityFlash
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft Live CRM pricing undercuts Salesforce.com  —  Microsoft today is giving a more detailed glimpse of how it will try to compete with Salesforce.com in the market for Web-based customer relationship management software.  For starters, Microsoft will bring its new Dynamics Live CRM …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's CRM Live: Two versions coming, but not until 2008  —  Microsoft is expected to try to use cut-rate pricing to compete with Salesforce.com and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) players when it finally launches its Dynamics CRM Live service in 2008.
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft to Pitch Software Plus Services to Partners
Discussion: All about Microsoft
USA Today:
New rules could rock wireless world  —  NEW YORK — Coming soon could be a wireless broadband world in which consumers get to pick any smartphone or other device and load any software on it — not have to take what the wireless carrier wants to sell.  —  That's the goal of Federal Communications …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
The promise of open platforms in the upcoming spectrum auction  —  As I've written before, Google has become increasingly involved in U.S. spectrum policy issues this year.  One of our top public policy objectives is to expand the Internet's reach to more Americans.
Associated Press:
TiVo Users Can Get Amazon Movies From TV  —  ALVISO, Calif. (AP) — Users of TiVo Inc.'s digital video recorders will be able to order movies from Amazon.com Inc. directly from their TVs starting Tuesday.  —  The two companies partnered in March to deliver Amazon's Unbox download service to TiVo machines …
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Reuters:
TiVo, Amazon to sell movies straight to TV sets
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Direct Amazon Unbox On TiVo Ordering Arrives
Discussion: Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and TiVo Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bay Partners Launches Facebook-Apps-Only Fund  —  Here's another indication of the importance of the new Facebook platform: Silicon Valley VC fund Bay Partners has earmarked millions of dollars for investments in startups creating applications for Facebook.  The new program, called AppFactory, will be officially launched on Tuesday.
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Robert Gorell / Conversion Rate Marketing Blog:
Nielsen's "Time Spent": Worst Ranking Metric Ever?  —  Here's something (not at all) shocking: Nielsen/NetRatings has officially replaced "page views" with "time spent" as its default ranking metric.  There's just one problem.  The page view's been dead for some time now.
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Mike Cane / Mike Cane's Blog:
iPhone Death Star Upgrade Coming  —  Oh.  My.  God.  —  I hope all of this is true.  It would just slaughter every other phone that's out there (well, except for you directionless people who need GPS in your frikkin phone!).  —  I'm clipping the entire Hackint0sh post.
Reuters:
Apple may launch Nano-based iPhone  —  iPhone manufacturer could release a smaller, cheaper version of the touchscreen phone later this year, JP Morgan analyst says.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows Server 2008 launch set for February  —  DENVER—Confirming what many had expected, Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 2008, won't formally launch until next year.  —  Microsoft said it will launch the product …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
N'Gai Croal / Newsweek Blogs:
Pardon Me, But How Do You Say 'WTF?'  In Hindi?  —  In advertising, as in many other creative endeavors, it's difficult to achieve greatness without pushing the envelope.  Sony Computer Entertainment, it seems, has a history of obliterating the envelope, whether it's pushing buttons on race, religion, or viral marketing.
Discussion: Kotaku and Blue's News
Michael Calore / Compiler:
The $300 Linux-Powered 'iPhone Killer' Arrives  —  After seemingly endless delays, the OpenMoko phone is here.  The first version of the NEO 1973 mobile phone, which carries the Linux kernel inside and is not locked to a specific network, is available for purchase from OpenMoko.com.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Compete: Microsoft Gaining Searches; Live Search Club Giveaway Working?  —  Compete is out with its latest search marketshare report for June 2007, showing that MSN/Windows Live Search has posted a dramatic rise since last month.  This appears to be do to the Live Search Club promotion that's going on.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Eleven lessons learned about blogging, so far  —  This post is to share lessons I have learned about blogging so far, five weeks into this blog.  —  First, it's hard to believe it's only been five weeks.  "Internet time" lives, I can tell you that.  —  Second, I'd like to truly thank everyone …
Discussion: Epicenter
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD's Dave Orton, former ATI CEO, resigns
Discussion: DailyTech
Electronista:
Casio adds YouTube to Exilim camera mix
Discussion: Gearlog
Valleywag:
Sun Valley: Who's selling, who's buying at the Allen confab?
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
New Website Measurement System Just A Little Less Useless Than Previous One
Discussion: Computerworld and Telegraph
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Mac µTorrent: Smaller, Faster than Azureus?
Discussion: TorrentFreak
TED / uncov:
VoSnap: An Overnight Delivery Of Fail
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Associated Press:
More campgrounds going Wi-Fi  —  NEW YORK - Ah, camping.  The tent.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Scratched Xbox 360 discs lead to lawsuit against Microsoft
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Romney Joins Web Ad Buying, Clinton Drops Out, McCain Still Leads
Discussion: WebProNews and paidContent.org
Brad Geddes / Search Engine Land:
How To Optimize A Contextual Search Advertising Campaign
MacOSXHints.com:
Secure Gmail Notifier using hidden preference setting
Discussion: MacUser, PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: UBS Sees Q2 Results Above Consensus; Ups Target
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPhone in depth: the Ars review
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone Hackers: "we have owned the filesystem"