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4:20 PM ET, July 17, 2007

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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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Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked to BitTorrent  —  We first got wind of this when two torrents of the book appeared on Demonoid.com.  They became immensely popular with over a 1000 leechers and seeders each.  But after some time were removed by either the uploader, or more likely …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Latest Harry Potter Book Hits BitTorrent  —  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, the latest and last of the wildly popular Harry Potter books that is due to go on sale this weekend, has hit BitTorrent.  Various torrents of the novel consist of photographed pages (as above) …
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 …
Business Wire:
Fisher Communications Expands Online Local News Strategy with Acquisition of Pegasus News  —  Neighborhood Content Site Opens New Opportunities for Reinforcing Fisher's Commitment to Local News  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—As part of its initiative to develop new online-only content …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now That SunRocket Is Gone, What Should You Do?  —  Now that we can stick the fork in SunRocket, many of their customers are wondering, what should they do in order to keep their phone numbers working.  There are many things you can do, but one thing you can't: sit on your butt and not do anything.
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Reaches Tentative Agreement to Buy Dow Jones  —  News Corp. reached a tentative agreement for the purchase of Dow Jones & Co. at its original $5 billion offer price.  The deal will be put to the full Dow Jones board Tuesday evening for its approval, said people familiar with the situation.
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.
Think Secret:
Save the date: August 7 for new iMac, iLife to emerge early?  —  Reliable sources have zeroed in further on the release date for Apple's revamped iMac since our last report, pointing to an announcement on August 7.  Meanwhile, preliminary signs suggest Apple may be ready to release …
Discussion: Crave and Forever Geek
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 …
Fred / A VC:
Facebook Will Sit Tight, As It Should  —  At the iMeme panel last week I had the opportunity to sit next to Jim Breyer and watch him take some tough questions from Adam Lashinsky about why Facebook doesn't sell at the huge numbers that are being whispered in the blogs and on the street.
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The numbers driving 'Unbreakable Linux'  —  It would seem that Oracle is serious about its Unbreakable Linux.  The company announced today that it has pulled in Symantec (Veritas data center software) as a certified partner.  This is a good step forward for the program …
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Teh Future: Japanese PSP Slims Getting Digital TV  —  Japanese PSP Slims Getting Digital TV  —  This Fall, Japan will be watching digital TV on PSPs.  Retailing for ¥6,980 ($57), a 1seg add-on tuner will hit shelves along with the PSP Slim on September 20th along with a fistful of new cables.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA ordered to cover suit target's legal fees  —  In what appears to be the first such occurrence, the recording industry must foot nearly $70,000 in legal bills incurred by an Oklahoma woman whom it unsuccessfully accused of "vicariously" aiding copyright infringement.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
ModBook ship date pushed back due to parts shortages  —  Ahh, the venerable ModBook.  Made by Axiotron and distributed by Other World Computing, the ModBook made waves when it was announced just before Macworld this year.  And at its demo boot at Macworld, the ModBook didn't fail to impress …
Discussion: MacUser and GottaBeMobile.com
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
T-Mobile outs itself as German Iphone supplier  —  Web posting spawns kerfuffle  —  APPLE WILL put its iDogandbone on T-Mobile's network in Germany, it seems.  —  At least, a promotional page for the mobile phone appeared briefly on T-Mobile's German pages here yesterday.
 
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Michael Zema / pr.vonage.com:
Sunny Days Ahead For Sunrocket Customers
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft starts priming the pump for Vista SP1 Preview
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Hackers steal government, corporate data
Discussion: CNET News.com
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
PEEKYOU PEOPLE SEARCH CAN'T FIND JACK
Discussion: Mashable!
Peter Price / BBC:
Inside Microsoft's future kitchen
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Note to Software Vendors, the World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled
sixtysecondview:
Social Media Index
InfoSec Sellout / Information Security Sell Out:
Oh Look. An Apple WORM.
Discussion: MacNN, MacUser and Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
Hugh Ashton / The Register:
Fujitsu fetes world's slimmest waterproof mobile
Discussion: Gizmodo and SMS Text News
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Open Is Facebook, Really?
Reuters:
EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17
Steve Tobak / CNET News.com:
How Jobs dodged the stock option backdating bullet
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft looks to improve its name game
Discussion: Valleywag
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Sun's Project Indiana: turning OpenSolaris into a practical platform
DigiTimes:
Rumors of second-generation Apple iPhone continue to surface
 

 
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