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6:30 PM ET, July 17, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
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
Michael Gartenberg:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft - First Take
Discussion: BetaNews
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Confirmed: Peter Moore Resigns, Mattrick Steps In
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 …
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Did Video Cross Tipping Point in May 2007?
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
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 …
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
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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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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Market Wire:
RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone
Discussion: Mobility Site and Switched
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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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 …
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**.
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.
 
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
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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
Reuters:
EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17
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