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8:15 PM ET, July 13, 2007

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Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Net Radio Wins Partial Reprieve as Royalties Loom  —  A coalition of webcasters have worked out a deal with the recording industry that could temporarily stave off a portion of crippling net radio royalties set to take effect Sunday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
SoundExchange offers temporary reprieve on 'Net radio royalty increase  —  In the wake of an appeals court's decision not to delay the imposition of a new, expensive royalty scheme, Internet radio broadcasters got an unexpected bit of good news from an unlikely source.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Pandora Founder: SoundExchange Will Not Enforce New Royalty Rates on Sunday  —  At today's Congressional hearing about the new rates for online radio that would essentially destroy it (as readers of this blog already know), SoundExchange, which was scheduled to receive the new royalty payments …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Facebook Backlash: What If They Can't Sell Any Ads?  (Updated)  —  There's a growing counter theory to the snowballing buzz on Facebook.  The contrary view is that the company, rather than having a potential value in the billions, might really be worth next to nothing.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What is Facebook worth?  —  There's been a debate raging on Techmeme, the website that turns the tech blogosphere into a mail list, about the value of Facebook.  —  I have two answers to the question: 1.  A lot. 2.  Or very little.  Depending on what they do.
Valleywag:
Mythbusting: Why Facebook isn't the reincarnation of Google
Discussion: Googling Google and HipMojo.com
BBC:
Intel and $100 laptop join forces  —  Chip-maker Intel has joined forces with the makers of the $100 laptop project.  —  The agreement marks a huge turnaround for both the not-for profit One laptop per Child (OLPC) foundation and Intel.  —  In May this year, Nicholas Negroponte …
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NTT DoCoMo:
NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications.  With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.
Discussion: Engadget, dailywireless.org and Gizmodo
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Stace / Unwired View:
NTT DOCOMO TESTS SUPER 3G SYSTEM WITH UP TO 300MBPS DATA TRANSFER RATES
Discussion: Gizmodo
PC World:
NTT DoCoMo Targets 300M bps in Super 3G Experiment
Discussion: dslreports.com and Ars Technica
DealBook / New York Times:
Sun Valley: Late Night With Eric Schmidt  —  Thursday night at the Allen & Company conference at Sun Valley, the mogul-cracy was in full frolic by the time DealBook and his fellow press buddies got back from dinner.  The juxtapositions were fascinating to us geeks who have been peering in on the event.
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Reuters:
Google takes swipe at Viacom  —  Google on Friday mocked media conglomerate Viacom, which is suing the search giant for $1 billion for "massive copyright infringement" by its video-sharing site YouTube.  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt, speaking with reporters at a hotel bar …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
About 25 percent of iPhone buyers are 'switchers' to AT&T - firm  —  About one quarter of consumers adopting Apple's heavily-hyped iPhone handset are 'switchers' to AT&T from other carriers, financial firm American Technology Research reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The iPhone Made People Switch To AT&T
Discussion: Todd Watson and MobileCrunch
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Sony: Enough 60GBs for "several months" in U.S. [Update 4]  —  Dave Karraker of Sony Computer Entertainment of America has contacted Joystiq to give us clarification on the story that would have made us believe Sony had truly lost its mind once and for all.  The fun never ends, does it?
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Scott / Self Made Minds:
AdSense for mobile launches in Beta  —  Just a quick update rather than a post, a feature high up on the request list for some has now come to fruition.  I received an email tonight to say that I was invited to test out Adsense for Mobile.  —  What is Adsense for mobile?
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
LinkedIn Traffic Up 323% in Past Year, Users More Likely to be on Gmail  —  Have you been getting a flurry in LinkedIn invitations in the past few months?  I have been receiving a few requests a week, so I wasn't surprised to find that the market share of US visits to LinkedIn was up 323% in the past year …
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alarm:clock:
LinkedIn's Growth Impresses But Still An Early Adopter Toy
Discussion: Mashable!
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
13% of the World Uses Mozilla  —  I always like to remind my brethren online that everything web professionals say should be taken with a grain of salt (yes, myself included).  —  Here's one more example:  —  Every time I notice someone send me a screen grab, I see they are on Mozilla.
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PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor:
PHP 4 end of life announcement  —  Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released.  In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4.  PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: VCs Talk About The New Tech Economy; Facebook '07 Rev To Top $100 Million  —  It's a bright shiny morning in San Francisco, where I'm back for the Fortune iMeme conference at the Ritz-Carlton.  I'm here listening to a panel of venture capitalists talking about the outlook for technology investing.
Jessica Mintz / MSNBC:
Six months on, Vista users still griping  —  Some working around flaws or sticking with Windows XP  —  Chris Pirillo posted a 52-minute video rant on YouTube in March, complaining about Windows Vista.  He runs a network of blogs about technology called Lockergnome, and was one of several …
 
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Discussion: The Tech Report and Engadget
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