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11:20 PM ET, July 14, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Sets the Record Straight  —  On July 12, Yahoo! Inc. released a statement relating to recent discussions involving Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Carl Icahn.  Microsoft believes the statement contains inaccuracies that need to be corrected.  —  On the evening of July 12, Yahoo! …
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PR Newswire:
Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!
Discussion: BetaNews and Digital Daily
Apple:
Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple says turn-by-turn GPS coming to iPhone, copy / paste not a high priority
Discussion: VentureBeat
PR Newswire:
Microsoft and Netflix Unveil Partnership to Instantly Stream Movies and TV Episodes to the TV via Xbox LIVE  —  Exclusive agreement creates game-changing home entertainment experience; more than 10,000 movies and TV episodes will be available to watch instantly at no additional cost to paying subscribers.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Netflix comes to the Xbox 360.  Did Microsoft just destroy the Apple TV?  —  If you're a Netflix subscriber and like gaming in any way, drop what you are doing immediately and go buy an Xbox 360.  If you have an Xbox 360 and like movies in anyway, go sign up for Netflix immediately.
Ola Rosling / The Official Google Blog:
No cameras.  No lights.  Just data.  —  A few weeks ago we heard about a project Radiohead was working on.  The band was making a new video, but they weren't using any cameras, just lasers and data.  As you might imagine, we were intrigued.  —  The song is called “House of Cards,” from Radiohead's recent “In Rainbows” album.
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Calley Nye / TechCrunch:
Radiohead Partners With Google For Music Video Launch
Discussion: Hack a Day and I4U News
Xbox Press:
MARC WHITTEN LETTER ON THE NEW XBOX EXPERIENCE  —  When we launched Xbox 360 in November 2005, Xbox LIVE was integrated directly into the console.  Back then, Xbox 360 was the first system to deliver access to experiences beyond just the disc in the tray.  With the Xbox guide and dashboard …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony's new VAIO Z, FW, SR and BZ laptops go official  —  Leaks, rumors and teasers have told us just about everything we'd ever need to know about Sony's new VAIO lineup before we ever laid eyes on it, but Sony has finally confirmed its new VAIO Z, FW, SR and BZ laptops.
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Matthew Moskovciak / CNET News.com:
Warner to offer cheaper Blu-ray movies later this year
Discussion: High-Def Digest and CrunchGear
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
P2P not hurting DVD, Blu-ray sales as revenues up from 2007
Discussion: Reuters
Nintendo.com:
Introducing Wii MotionPlus, Nintendo's upcoming accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote  —  Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space.
Discussion: InformationWeek
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus add-on makes the Wii Remote a true 1:1 motion controller
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
See Your Future Facebook Profile Now at new.facebook.com  —  It appears that the beta for Facebook's new user profiles is now live.  To check out what your re-designed profile will look like, just head to www.new.facebook.com once logged into your account.  This will not change your actual profile yet …
comScore:
Americans Viewed 12 Billion Videos Online in May 2008  —  Fox Interactive Media Gains Market Share on Increase in Videos Viewed at MySpace.com  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released May 2008 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Thomas Frank / USA Today:
Printer dots raise privacy concerns  —  WASHINGTON — The affordability and growing popularity of color laser printers is raising concerns among civil liberties advocates that your privacy may not be worth the paper you're printing on.  —  More manufacturers are outfitting greater numbers …
Discussion: Things That
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Online advertising during a recession: 5 key trends for ad-based startups  —  One of my top 25 search queries is “recession advertising” so I thought I'd expand on this topic a little bit, since important parts of the economy continue to implode and the folks who are thinking about business models should be worried.
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Releases Centrino 2 Mobile Platform  —  The Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform for laptops is the chip maker's fifth platform for notebooks.  The Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform offers the company's latest 45-nanometer processors, new wireless technology and enhanced graphics.
Discussion: TG Daily and GottaBeMobile
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google plays Hide and Seek with Android SDK  —  How to lose friends and alienate developers  —  Google's strict code of secrecy may work fine for protecting its internal operations.  But the company isn't ingratiating itself to software developers by keeping major updates …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Reuters:
eBay scores victory over Tiffany in Internet trademark case  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc scored a major legal victory on Monday when a federal judge absolved it of responsibility for policing fake Tiffany jewelry sold on its website and held that brand owners …
Discussion: Wendy's Blog and Associated Press
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InfoWorld:
Enterprises become the battleground for social networking  —  The battle to provide social networking in the enterprise is under way between solutions from established software vendors and readily available offerings such as Facebook and LinkedIn, with these sites possessing a lot of momentum …
Discussion: Enterprise Alley
 
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Way to Save Internet Video
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Wojtek Dabrowski / Reuters:
Rogers says thousands of new iPhones sold in Canada
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Generic Malware Debunking Post
Discussion: InformationWeek
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Network Content to be Featured on BusinessWeek.com
Discussion: Beet.TV and Pulse 2.0
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Salesforce.com pulls plug on Sun's flagship Unix servers
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
Fhauge / Opera Community:
A few final bugs...
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Search Biz: Google And The “M-Word,” …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell adding 128GB SSD option to notebook lines
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Zoomix:
Microsoft Signs Agreement to Purchase Data Quality Start-up Zoomix
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Foo Camp 2008: Shangri La For Geeks
Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Helping yourself to Webmaster Tools
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Cash- and code-based software economies
Jennifer Leggio / Feeds:
Hyperlocal social networking: iPhone 3G may be the trigger
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Mashable!
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Project Cassandra: Facebook's Open Source Alternative to Google BigTable
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Gaining Ground on Xbox With Games, Blu-Ray
PC World:
3G iPhone's Mediocre Battery Life Still Beats Rivals
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Laurence Peter / BBC:
Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
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