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11:05 PM ET, July 17, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Peter Moore resigns as head of Xbox  —  It's hard to call the Xbox 360 anything but a success, but having missed some sales numbers, ringing up an extra unexpected $1b on the corporate card because of warranty issues, and still generally failing to make a profit, it looks like Peter Moore …
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Microsoft:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft to Return to Northern California  —  Don Mattrick appointed to head Microsoft's Xbox and Games Business.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Don Mattrick, a former president at Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), will lead the Interactive Entertainment Business …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Game Chief Moves to Electronic Arts
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Confirmed: Peter Moore Resigns, Mattrick Steps In
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and GamePolitics.com
Michael Gartenberg:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft - First Take
Discussion: BetaNews
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Top: EA Confirms Moore's New Job
Discussion: Crave, Engadget and Game | Life
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,698 Million  —  Operating Income - $185 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $474 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo to lay out strategic plan in next 100 days  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang made his earnings conference call debut on Tuesday and said the next "100 days or so" will be spent mapping out the strategic plan for the company.  —  Yahoo, which reported its second quarter results and cut projections …
Jacques Erasmus / Prevx Blog:
Ransomware... Holding Corporate America Ransom!  —  What started off as a relaxed saturday morning, turned out to be quite interesting when Marco told me about a new ransomware trojan claiming to be using RSA-4096 to encrypt users data.  —  This is a new iteration of a rather persistent favourite …
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Ransom-based malware attacks specific companies
Discussion: Reuters
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Government, contractors hit in targeted attack
Discussion: Reuters
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update - July 2007  —  A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.  It also includes non-security fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.  Due to the threat posed by a successful attack …
Discussion: Computerworld
John McBride / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems  —  It's such a tremendously bad idea that it's almost bound to succeed.  Microsoft has filed another patent, this one for an "advertising framework" that uses "context data" from your hard drive to show you advertisements and …
Market Wire:
RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone  —  The First Dual-Mode Cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone  —  Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the AP/CP picture wire via CCNMatthews.  —  Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
WiFi equipped BlackBerry 8820 about to hit the streets  —  RIM just got real nasty on everyone with its latest announcement, namely, that the WiFi equipped, integrated-GPS-havin' BlackBerry 8820 has just gotten the proper release treatment, stating that the device will be heading to retailers in the …
Discussion: Computerworld
comScore:
3 Out of 4 U.S. Internet Users Streamed Video Online in May  —  Average American Video Streamer Watched More than 2.5 Hours of Video Online  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its comScore Video Metrix report for May 2007 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Solid quarter; cuts capital spending; hit on chip pricing  —  Intel delivered a solid second quarter Tuesday with net income of $1.3 billion, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $8.7 billion.  That net income figure included tax gains that boosted earnings by 3 cents a share.
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Business Wire:
Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8.7 Billion
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Emmanuel Evita / Google:
Google Introduces Hosted Site Search for Small Businesses  —  New Google Custom Search Business Edition adds powerful site search at very low cost  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Custom Search™ Business Edition, a simple and inexpensive way for small businesses to add Google search to their websites.
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Rajesh Sethumadhavan / SecLists.Org Security …:
Yahoo Messenger 8.1 Buffer Overflow  —  From: Rajesh Sethumadhavan <rajesh.sethumadhavan_at_ yahoo.com>  —  Yahoo Messenger 8.1 Address Book Buffer Overflow  —  Vulnerability Discovered : 10 April 2007  —  Class : Buffer OverFlow  —  Affected applications : Yahoo Messenger 8.1 and prior
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Critical IM bugs hit Yahoo, Trillian
Discussion: kb.cert.org
Reuters:
Steve Jobs tops list of online music "Powergeeks"  —  NEW YORK (Reuters Life!)  - Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was on Tuesday crowned the undisputed king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in Web music.
InfoSec Sellout / Information Security Sell Out:
Oh Look.  An Apple WORM.  —  Yes, you read the title correct.  —  With a few hours work I have put together a proof of concept worm that works on Mac OS X (Intel).  I need to get a hold of an older PPC Mac to test that platform but I suspect it will work just fine.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Eye On You: Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America  —  A camera-toting tipster saw what appeared to be a giant armada of Chevy Cobalt cars in the Google parking lot, getting ready to take pictures of the entire world (or thereabouts) with special 360° cameras.
Discussion: Download Squad, Zoli's Blog and digg
Michael Zema / pr.vonage.com:
Sunny Days Ahead For Sunrocket Customers  —  Vonage to Offer Number Transition and Discount Service for SunRocket Customers  —  Vonage, a leading provider of digital phone service, is offering a way for SunRocket customers to transition their phone number over to Vonage, and also receive the added benefit of two months free service**.
 
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CraigE / Mac Mojo:
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Business Wire:
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Discussion: Screenwerk and InsideGoogle
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Business Wire:
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