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5:30 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Email Call to Action  —  Do you think email is important part of Internet life?  Are you interested in seeing something interesting and exciting happen in the mail space?  Believe that Thunderbird provides a much-needed option for open source email alternatives and want to see it get more attention on its own?
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla to push Thunderbird out of the nest  —  In a blog entry written yesterday, Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker discusses plans to create a new organizational structure for Thunderbird so that Mozilla can focus exclusively on the Firefox web browser.  —  Mozilla's CEO is concerned …
Scott MacGregor / Thoughts On Thunderbird:
Finding a New Home For Thunderbird
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
Microsoft:
Microsoft to Acquire AdECN, Inc.  —  Deal furthers Microsoft commitment to provide advertisers and publishers with a comprehensive search and display advertising platform.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has agreed to acquire AdECN, Inc., an advertising exchange platform company based …
Discussion: New York Times and paidContent.org
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft buying AdECN online ad exchange (Updated)  —  Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, just told financial analysts here in Redmond that the company is acquiring AdECN, an online ad exchange.  There's no official word yet.  Here's what he said:
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: Kevin Johnson On Online Advertising; Buying AdECN Ad Exchange  —  Next at Microsoft's (MSFT) Financial Analysts Meeting, comes Kevin Johnson, President of the Platforms and Services Division.  He is zeroing in on advertising strategy, in particular.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Expect Windows installed base to hit 1 billion by mid-2008  —  The Windows installed base will hit the 1 billion mark by the end of Microsoft's fiscal 2008 (which ends on June 30), according to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.  —  "There will be more PCs running Windows than automobiles …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: The Search for Growth  —  One year ago, when Steve Ballmer took the stage at Microsoft's (MSFT) annual Financial Analyst Meeting, all eyes were on the coming launch of new versions of the company's two lead products: Windows and Office.  And there were other major product releases …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:   Ballmer: We are 'hell-bent' on succeeding in ads
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Another new Window Live buzzword is born
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Sprint:
Sprint and Google to Collaborate on WiMAX Mobile Internet Services  —  Media Contacts:  —  John Polivka, 972 405-5139  —  Erin Fors, 650-253-1175 efors@google.com  —  Mobile broadband pioneer Sprint (NYSE: S) announced it is working with Google Inc. to bring WiMAX mobile Internet customers search …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Google to offer Internet portal for Sprint's WiMAX network
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Business.com Sold To RH Donnelley; Beating DJ, NYT and News Corp; Price $345 Million  —  Updated: The official release is out, and the final price is $345 million, upfront cash plus performance based over the next three years.  Business.com CEO Jake Winebaum will be appointed as President …
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Microsoft Cuts Price of HD DVD Player, Offers Free Movies  —  Microsoft is cutting the price of its HD DVD player add-on to Xbox 360 and will give away five free movies with player purchases.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Microsoft Corp. is cutting the price of an HD DVD (high definition DVD) …
Discussion: Reuters, Salon: Machinist and DailyTech
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John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Me and My Mac  —  That's right.  I'm using a Mac, and, surprise, I like it.  Deal.  —  Not too long ago, while beginning work on some projects for a company, I was asked whether I wanted a PC or a Mac—laptop or desktop—to use while in the office.  Since the place was essentially a Macintosh shop …
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Cable Without a Cable Box, and TV Shows Without a TV  —  HOW would you like to use your video-game console to tune in "Big Love" on your television?  Or perhaps use your DVD player to download "The Departed" while you watch a ballgame?  Those features are now possible …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Convergence Alert! …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Veoh names ex-Yahoo exec as CEO  —  Steve Mitgang led a project to better match advertisers with users.  —  Online video company Veoh Networks Inc. said Wednesday that it had hired former Yahoo Inc. advertising executive Steve Mitgang as chief executive.  —  San Diego-based Veoh …
Karl / Press Esc:
US Senators call for universal Internet filtering  —  Submitted by Adam Thomas on Wed, 2007-07-25 20:47.  - Americas - Tech - United States - News  —  US senators today made a bipartisan call for the universal implementation of filtering and monitoring technologies on the Internet in order …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to get early Silverlight, Web tools out the door  —  Microsoft is readying releases of its Web development tools as it looks to replace Adobe's Flash platform with Microsoft's own Web browser plug-in Silverlight.  —  Later this week, Microsoft is set to release a string of a tools …
 
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
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 Earlier Items: 
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
FCC Says Wireless Could be America's "Third Pipe"
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple CFO hints at possibly big "product transitions" before September
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Besides the one in the blender, where are the 124,000 unactivated iPhones?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
One million beta testers for Joost, but have they stuck around?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Steve Jobs' Forgotten Child: Apple TV
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Home cells signal mobile change
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"