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1:15 AM ET, July 12, 2007

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo Wii Balance Board gets you stepping in upcoming Wii Fit title  —  Nintendo's Wii Zapper and Wii Wheel are great and all, but what's really going to get those casual gamers flocking is this here Wii Fit game and its accompanying controller.  A sort of Wii counterpart …
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Michael Hoffman / DailyTech:
Nintendo Discusses Future Gaming Plans
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechSpot News
Motorola:
Motorola Provides Preliminary Estimates of Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced preliminary estimates of second quarter 2007 financial results.  Although the company has not finalized its financial results for the quarter, the company expects second quarter sales …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Motorola: Big Q2 Revenue Miss, Handset Troubles Deepen; Stock Falls
Discussion: The Register and PR Newswire
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is Zillow building a ghost town?  —  I don't live in the U.S., so Zillow.com isn't much use to me as a real estate site, but from all I've heard it is a fantastic service backed by some smart guys, including several of my friend Stuart MacDonald's pals from the old Expedia days.
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Zillow Blog:
New Today: Welcome to the Neighborhood!  —  After an unintended false start, we're happy to announce it's here!  We just released a bunch of new features with the goal of making Zillow useful to you — more personalized, more local and more relevant.  —  We've made additions in a number …
Belkin News:
Belkin's New N1 Vision is the First Wireless Router with an Interactive Network Display … (Compton, CA) - July 11, 2007 - Belkin's new N1 Vision wireless router features an advanced interactive network display that allows you to view the activity of your network.
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Ecamm Network News:
iPhoneDrive Released  —  Ecamm Network today announced the release of iPhoneDrive for Mac.  —  The new program allows iPhone owners to store files and data in the iPhone's flash memory.  The iPhone can now be used for storage and backup, as well as moving files from Mac …
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Sean Cooper / Engadget:   Ecamm Network's iPhoneDrive: how-to and review
Thai Tran / Google LatLong:
Google Maps Mashups 2.0  —  When we were building the original Google Maps site, we envisioned that it would eventually become a platform for navigating all kinds of location-based information, such as home listings and travel information.  Within weeks of the launch of Google Maps …
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Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Google offers easy map customization with Mapplets
Discussion: Download Squad and Rev2.org
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony's new PSP is slimmer, includes video output  —  It's not quite the PSP 2 some might've hoped for, but Sony is giving its handheld console a serious refresh in the form of a slimmer, lighter and faster "updated" PSP.  The new unit still includes the 4.3-inch LCD and UMD, but is 33 percent lighter …
last100:
Microsoft on your telly: a history of the company's Internet TV strategy  —  This is the first article by Mack D. Male, in a two part series, exploring Microsoft's Internet TV strategy.  Mack is the author of Windows Media Blog and mastermaq.  —  Television over the Internet, better known as IPTV …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New URL highlighting feature in FireFox 3 aims to make phishing harder  —  When Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 launched last year, both of them included anti-phishing technologies designed to block (or at least warn users away from) suspected phishing web sites and attacks.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook VC: We're Investing in Facebook Apps Too  —  Not all VCs are created equal...at least when it comes to the support they can lend to your Facebook application company if they also happen to, say, sit on the board of Facebook itself.  —  That's the position Jim Breyer, David Sze …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Jason Shellen / shellen dot com:
My time at Google, by the numbers  —  I joined Google as part of the Blogger acquisition in February 2003.  There were only six of us on the Pyra Labs team and we were Google's first acquisition*.  Google was only about 600 employees strong.  There were times when we felt like royalty …
Discussion: Googlified
Associated Press:
AOL to Pay $3 Million Settlement Over Cancellation Policy  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Averting a looming court battle over how it has handled the exodus from its Internet dial-up service, AOL has agreed to make it easier for its remaining customers to leave as part of a $3 million settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia.
Bloomberg:
Yahoo Chief Yang May Fail in Ad Squeeze by Google  —  Yahoo! Inc. lost the battle with Google Inc. in searching the Internet and now may have jeopardized its lead in display advertisements.  —  Even a new chief executive officer and head of sales may not be able to prevent rival social …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Scott Rafer is Facebooking, launching Lookery  —  Scott Rafer would be a dangerous fellow if he were running a hedge fund.  He would make momentum bets that would either pay-off or fizzle out.  He does precisely that in the start-up world, when he finds a hot trend.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Murdoch Frustrated With Dow Jones Talks  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch Apparently Frustrated With State of Talks With Dow Jones  —  SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch appeared frustrated Wednesday with the state of talks with Dow Jones & Co. …
Discussion: Lost Remote and paidContent.org
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Evolution of Web Widgets: From Self-Expression to Media Companies
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CNET News.com:
Democrats criticize AT&T's exclusive iPhone deal
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
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