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3:05 PM ET, July 18, 2007

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Mozilla:
Firefox Release Notes  —  Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.  —  These Release Notes cover what's new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for Firefox 2.
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Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Firefox fixes Internet Explorer flaw  —  Mozilla has just released Firefox 2.0.0.5 which purportedly fixes one of the attack vectors of the Internet Explorer input validation flaw that I previously detailed.  I will go on the record as stating that this does not actually fix the flaw in Internet Explorer …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI remotely installs spyware to trace bomb threat  —  The FBI used a novel type of remotely-installed spyware last month to investigate who was e-mailing bomb threats to a high school near Olympia, Wash.  —  Federal agents obtained a court order on June 12 to send spyware called CIPAV …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI uses virus to bust bomb threat hoaxster
Discussion: The Olympian
Haitham Jendoubi / MarketWatch:
E.U. court adviser says Telefonica not required to reveal client data  —  BRUSSELS (MarketWatch) — Spanish broadband Internet provider Telefonica (TEF) isn't required to reveal the identity of clients who may have illegally downloaded music recordings, an adviser for Europe's highest court said Wednesday in a legal opinion.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and BetaNews
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
EU's top court deals blow to music industry's fight against file-sharing  —  While subpoenas and ex parte discovery have worked well for the RIAA in its legal fight against suspected file-sharers, the music industry in Europe looks to be facing a tougher battle.
Discussion: Listening Post and TechSpot News
AdAge:
Google Print Ads Now Used by 225 Newspapers  —  Trial Program Turns Into Real Service to Place Offline Ads  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Google's foray into print-ad sales is showing every sign of turning into an extended stay.  Following a limited test of its Print Ads program …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Offering Print Ads To More Advertisers & Papers
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and WebProNews
Khoi Vinh / Subtraction:
Designed Deterioration  —  If you buy yourself a piece of high quality luggage from Rimowa — and I've daydreamed about it, but have never been able to justify the exorbitant expense — you're getting a structurally and aesthetically pristine object that's going to get beaten up.
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited:
Can we design gadgets that age?
Discussion: PSFK
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers' Ad Sales Show Accelerating Drop  —  Even as News Corp. negotiated to buy Dow Jones & Co. over the past few weeks, a grim reality was increasingly evident to executives on both sides of the discussion: The downturn in the newspaper industry is getting worse.
Discussion: David Card and BuzzMachine
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
As Newspapers Ready Q2 Earnings Reports, Overview Finds Industry Slump Accelerating
Discussion: Techdirt
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Local.com: Hearst Apparently Sells Entire 22% Stake  —  Hearst Corp., which earlier this year made a private placement investment in local search engine Local.com (LOCM) debt and warrants convertible into a 22% stake in the company, has apparently converted the securities into common stock and sold all of its share in the open market.
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Democracy Player is dead, long live Miro  —  Miro (formerly known as Democracy Player) is an open-source Internet TV application that combines a media player and library, content guide, video search engine, as well as podcast and BitTorrent clients.  Developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation …
Angel Jennings / New York Times:
Web Site for Job Seekers Is Sold  —  Laurel Touby turned her popular cocktail parties into a high-traffic Web site for job-seeking media and creative professionals.  Yesterday, she sold Mediabistro.com, the company that sprang from those mixers, for $23 million.
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Approves Sale  —  Backing of News Corp. Offer  —  Puts Pressure on Family;  —  A Bancroft Exits Meeting  —  The board of Dow Jones & Co. voted to approve News Corp.'s $5 billion bid for the company last night, with two directors abstaining from the vote and one leaving the meeting early …
fudder:
The very first iPhone  —  In late June, the [iPod] iPhone hit the US market.  Apple aficionados queued for days to be first in line to get their greedy little paws on the long awaited gadget. fudder-employee Marc Esslinger is an Apple-fan as well - also because he has a very special relationship to Apple.
Wall Street Journal:
Full Text: Keen vs. Weinberger  —  This is the full text of a "Reply All" debate on Web 2.0 between authors Andrew Keen and David Weinberger.  —  Mr. Keen begins: So what, exactly, is Web 2.0?  It is the radical democratization of media which is enabling anyone to publish anything on the Internet.
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS BOOMBOX AND CLOCK RADIO WITH DOCKS FOR IPOD  —  Sony's latest clock radio (model ICF-C1iP) and boombox (model ZS-S2iP), unveiled at a special "Holidays in July" event held in New York City today, let consumers enjoy their iPod® music players without being tethered to headphones …
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Khosla Ventures invests $5M in Jawbone
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Nothing too "Lite" about new $299 TiVo Series 3 unit
Discussion: CNET News.com
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Everex Sub-$300 Green PC Launches
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Calling All Videos  —  Alex Gurevich loves to log on to YouTube …
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins JiWire to test muni Wi-Fi advertising
Chris Faylor / Shacknews:
ESRB Goes After 3D Realms Web Site
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Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
The one where Peter Moore says goodbye
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo! Ex-CEO Terry Semel Job Hunting in Sun Valley, Google …
Srinath Anantharaju / Google Online Security Blog:
Automating web application security testing
Discussion: The Register, eWEEK.com and WinBeta
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Community-Based Facebook Application Reviews at AppRate.com
BBC:
EU backs standard for mobile TV
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
SocialMedia is a new kind of widget ad network
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
"I'd close World of Warcraft!" …