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7:45 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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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Microsoft Game Chief Moves to Electronic Arts
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Confirmed: Peter Moore Resigns, Mattrick Steps In
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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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 …
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 …
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
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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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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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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
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.
Discussion: The Register, Computerworld and Reuters
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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.
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**.
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 …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Note to Software Vendors, the World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled  —  Disclaimer: This may sound like a rant but it isn't meant to be.  In the wise words of Raymond Chen this is meant to highlight problems that are harming the productivity of developers and knowledge workers in today's world.
 
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Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Eye On You: Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America
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Bryan Gardiner / ExtremeTech:
Windows Home Server Software Released to Manufacturers
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Jack Chou / Inside AdSense:
More sleep for the AdSense Crawler
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
All hail Google Maps!
Rajesh Sethumadhavan / SecLists.Org Security …:
Yahoo Messenger 8.1 Buffer Overflow
Discussion: Computerworld and kb.cert.org
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If Clicks Were Votes - Republican Candidates
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft starts priming the pump for Vista SP1 Preview
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Hackers steal government, corporate data
Discussion: CNET News.com
Peter Price / BBC:
Inside Microsoft's future kitchen
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
ModBook ship date pushed back due to parts shortages
Discussion: MacUser and GottaBeMobile.com
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
T-Mobile outs itself as German Iphone supplier
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA ordered to cover suit target's legal fees
Fred / A VC:
Facebook Will Sit Tight, As It Should
Reuters:
EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
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