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5:25 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
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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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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Office Live To Let Customers Purchase Ads On Ask.com  —  Ask Sponsored Listings is going to be added to Microsoft Office Live's adManager Beta search advertising service.  —  This is reportedly the first time in five years that two of the top five search engines have joined together to offer search engine ads to advertisers.
Business Wire:
Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8.7 Billion  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intel Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8.7 billion, operating income of $1.35 billion, net income of $1.3 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 22 cents.
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**.
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft starts priming the pump for Vista SP1 Preview  —  Microsoft is still on track to make a beta available later this week of what it's referring to as "Vista Service Pack 1 Preview," according to sources close to the company.  —  Microsoft is expected to provide certain testers …
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 …
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Jesse Farmer / Inside Facebook:
Modeling Facebook Application Growth with Appaholic
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
All hail Google Maps!
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If Clicks Were Votes - Republican Candidates
Reuters:
Microsoft offers subscription software in S. Africa
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Hackers steal government, corporate data
Discussion: CNET News.com
Peter Price / BBC:
Inside Microsoft's future kitchen
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Note to Software Vendors, the World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
T-Mobile outs itself as German Iphone supplier
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Now That SunRocket Is Gone, What Should You Do?
Fred / A VC:
Facebook Will Sit Tight, As It Should
Hugh Ashton / The Register:
Fujitsu fetes world's slimmest waterproof mobile
Discussion: Gizmodo and SMS Text News
Reuters:
EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Teh Future: Japanese PSP Slims Getting Digital TV
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The numbers driving 'Unbreakable Linux'