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1:00 AM ET, July 18, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
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
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 …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Sees Revenue Growth, But Income Down
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Screenwerk
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Earnings: YHOO Revenue Up 8 Percent; EPS Even With Last Year's Q2
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
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
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 …
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 and Reuters
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Business Wire:
Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8.7 Billion
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
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.
Business Wire:
iPhone Has Potential to Dramatically Alter the Market for Mobile Video, According to Study by Interpret  —  Recent Survey From New Media Research Firm Interpret, LLC Shows Two-Thirds of iPhone Owners Have Already Watched Video on Their iPhone, And Three-Quarters of Non-Owners Are Interested in Watching Video on an iPhone
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.
The Precursor Blog by Scott Cleland:
Why the FTC Will Likely Block the Google-DoubleClick Merger  —  My detailed analysis over the last several weeks leads me to believe that the FTC is likely to block the Google-DoubleClick merger because it will enable Google to dominate online advertising and dramatically increase the opportunity …
Discussion: Techdirt, TMCnet and Tech Trader Daily
 
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Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Google to Expand Program, Giving Newspapers a Lift
Discussion: paidContent.org
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
AT&T may be moving closer to deploying femtocells
Discussion: Unstrung
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
How Good Are You at Recognizing Fake Websites and Spam Emails ?
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
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Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Move over MySpace, sites mean business
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Jerome Archambeaud / GigaOM:
Letter From France:Vive Zlio, Vive La Vente!
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Microsoft offers subscription software in S. Africa
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
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Note to Software Vendors, the World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
ModBook ship date pushed back due to parts shortages
Think Secret:
Save the date: August 7 for new iMac, iLife to emerge early?
Business Wire:
Fisher Communications Expands Online Local News Strategy with …
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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
In an email to staff, Telegraph editor Chris Evans says Rob Winnett has decided to stay at Telegraph and will not join the Washington Post

Tim Marchman / Wired:
Perplexity closely summarized a Wired story about Perplexity allegedly scraping parts of websites blocked by developers; experts are mixed on the legal impacts

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time

 
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