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3:50 PM ET, July 31, 2007

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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Sinks on iPhone Cutback Talk  —  The shine is quickly coming off Apple's (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) iPhone.  —  Apple shares took a 3% dip Tuesday amid speculation about a cut in production of the trendy iPod-inspired phone.  The chatter that sent the stock down was that Apple …
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Tom Neumayr / Apple:
iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs  —  Apple® today announced that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com). iTunes is the world's most popular online music, TV and movie store featuring a catalog of over five million songs …
Mozilla.org:
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-27  —  Unescaped URIs passed to external programs  —  Impact:  —  Critical  —  Announced:  —  Reporter:  —  Jesper Johansson  —  Products:  —  Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey  —  Fixed in:  —  Firefox 2.0.0.6  —  Thunderbird 2.0.0.6
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Mozilla Rushes Out Another Firefox Patch
Discussion: CNET News.com and eWEEK.com
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Hollywood pros to launch online video site  —  LOS ANGELES — When it debuts Tuesday on the Web, My Damn Channel will become the latest attempt by Hollywood professionals to cash in on the huge popularity of online video.  —  Comedian Harry Shearer, filmmaker David Wain and music producer Don Was …
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Steven Zeitchik / Variety:
Barnett launches MyDamnChannel
Discussion: IP Democracy and paidContent.org
Richard J. Dalton Jr / Newsday:
State complains about iPhone battery  —  New York State's Consumer Protection Board has raised some complaints about the .iPhone's battery and the phone's repair and return policies in a letter to Apple, the agency said Monday.  —  The rechargeable battery must eventually be replaced by Apple Computer Inc. …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
In Microsoft Patent App, TV Watches You  —  theodp writes "In a just-published patent application for delivering Advertising that is relevant to a person, nine Microsoft inventors spell out plans for using cameras, remote controls and biometric sensors to detect the identity of the person viewing a TV …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patent envisions individually-targeted TV commercials
Discussion: Engadget and JD on EP
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie music, meet telco behemoth: eMusic partners with AT&T  —  eMusic, which sells DRM-free MP3s, has just inked a deal with AT&T to make music available for purchase directly from AT&T handsets.  Users can also download another copy from a home computer an no extra charge.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's first iPhone software update to arrive shortly  —  Speaking to analysts for RBC Capital Markets this week, Apple's Vice President of iPod Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, said the first software update for his company's iPhone handset is due to arrive shortly.
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Appears to Have Enough Votes to Clinch Deal  —  Bancroft Family Members Owning 32%  —  Of Votes Have Agreed to Support Bid  —  News Corp. is poised to win control of Dow Jones & Co., including its flagship publication The Wall Street Journal, after a key Bancroft trust changed …
Paul Egan / Detroit News:
Eminem suit targets Apple  —  Rapper's music publisher alleges company violated copyrights by selling songs.  —  Eminem's music publisher filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Apple Computer Inc. on Monday, alleging the computer giant violated copyrights by allowing unauthorized downloads …
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple iPhone Out, Blackberry 8800 In At NASA  —  The minutes of a meeting of NASA tech officials show that the space agency has determined the iPhone 'not to be enterprise ready.'  —  NASA astronauts and other employees won't be using Apple iPhones to surf the Internet or send text messages anytime soon …
Discussion: MacUser and The iPhone Blog
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Bug Labs (initial review)  —  I went to a real interesting dinner tonight in San Francisco, to get introduced to a New York-based startup, Bug Labs, along with Ryan Block of Engadget, Robert Scoble and Jerry Michalski.  —  We met with their CEO, Peter Semmelhack, and their San Francisco-based consultant, Jeremy Toemann.
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google Analytics: Not Entirely Dead  —  Reporting delays in the Google Analytics service have slowly begun to fade as data again flows into accounts. … No one will lose any reporting data from the abrupt delay that began on July 28th.  Google's Jeff Gillis said on the Google Analytics blog …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook kills Audio for copyright violations  —  Facebook completely removed the Audio music-sharing application from its platform last night, saying it violated music copyrights.  —  Audio was developed by a third-party using Facebook's platform for developers, and Facebook says Audio violates …
Discussion: Webware.com and The Utility Belt
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Circuit City flyer shows Xbox 360 price drop on all systems  —  In the wake of the Wal-Mart flyer and the Toys R Us flyer, now comes the Circuit City flyer sent to Joystiq showing that beginning Aug. 12 the Xbox 360 premium will be $350, the Elite will be $450 and the Core will have a $20 break and be $280.
 
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
And the winner is ... wait, is this right?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple iWork... '08?  —  Apple's Start Page briefly listed …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Compiler and digg
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
ATT + iPhone int'l. roaming data horror story: $3K bill
The Age:
Printers pose health risks: study
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
StreetAdvisor Launches New Services
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone's first sketchy battery replacement kit appears
Business Wire:
ExpoTV Announces the Addition of Investor DFJ Gotham; Hits Major …
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Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
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Ryan Stewart:
Silverlight More SEO Friendly than Flash? I Call Shenanigans
Discussion: RIA pedia and JD on EP
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Microsoft photo standard comes into focus
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Karl / dslreports.com:
Amp'd Dies At Midnight - Assets being auctioned off...
Discussion: Gadget Lab
InterActiveCorp:
IAC Reports Q2 Results
BBC:
The long hard road to open source
Discussion: the billblog and Open Source
Molly Peterson / Bloomberg:
FCC to Set Airwaves Auction Rules as Google, AT&T Take Sides
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Offers Works For Free
 

 
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Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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