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MICROSOFT AND YAHOO FINALLY INK A PARTNERSHIP DEAL, A NEW IPHONE APPLICATION CAN HELP YOU TRACK SEX OFFENDERS, AND SWOON! A NEW TWILIGHT MMO GAME IS ON ITS WAY. YAY. ITS WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] MICROSOFT AND YAHOO ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP THIS MORNING. THE AGREEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS: MICROSOFT WILL NOW POWER YAHOO SEARCH AND YAHOO WILL SELL ADS FOR SEARCH FOR BOTH COMPANIES. THIS IS SOMETHING YAHOO SHOULD HAVE DONE AGES AGO: OUTSOURCE SEARCH AND CONCENTRATE ON POWERING AD REVENUE. ALTHOUGH MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT WITH GOOGLE BUT WITH MICROSOFT'S BING GAINING GROWN LIKE GANGBUSTERS, THIS COULD BE GOOD TOO. AND IT MAY GIVE GOOGLE SOME LEGITIMATE COMPETITION NOW. [*] SAMSUNG'S E-READER WILL NOT BE CALLED THE PAPYRUS. IT WILL BE CALLED THE SNE-50K. CATCHY. IT GOES ON SALE IN SOUTH KOREA TODAY FOR 339,000 KOREAN WON, WHICH IS ABOUT $270. IT HAS A 5- INCH SCREEN AND WEIGHS 5.6 OUNCES. IT COMES WITH 512 MEGS OF MEMORY AND HAS A SCREEN RESOLUTION OF 600-BY-800 PIXELS. IT ALSO HAS HANDWRITING RECOGNITION, AND IT CAN READ TEXT FILES, PDF'S, AND MICROSOFT OFFICE DOCUMENTS. BARNES AND NOBLE WILL NOW HAVE FREE WI-FI THROUGH AT&T. THIS DEAL IS SIMILAR TO THE STARBUCKS WI-FI THAT COMES THROUGH AT&T. YOU JUST SIGN IN AND SURF AWAY. YOU CAN ALSO OPT FOR PERSONAL MESSAGES FROM THE BOOK RETAILER SUCH AS COUPONS FOR THE IN-STORE CAFE, NOTICES ABOUT BOOK SIGNINGS, OR DETAILS ABOUT NEW BOOKS. [*] AT&T IS LAUNCHING A SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATION FOR ITS CUSTOMERS. DUBBED AT&T SOCIAL NET, IT WILL COMBINE ACCESS TO FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, TWITTER AND NEWS FEEDS INTO A SOCIAL MOBILE APP. USERS WILL BE ABLE TO VIEWS AND MANAGE THEIR CONNECTIONS, MESSAGE EACH OTHER, TRACK EVENTS, AND GET LIVE FEEDS FROM VARIOUS WEB SITES. IN ADDITION, USERS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO GET POP-UP NOTIFICATIONS WHEN SOMEONE UPDATES THEIR PROFILE OR SENDS A MESSAGE AFTER THE APP IS CLOSED. AT&T SOCIAL NET CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR FREE FROM THE "MEDIA MALL". [*] OFFENDER LOCATOR IS AN IPHONE APP THAT TRACKS SEX OFFENDERS IN THE U.S. CREATED BY THINAIR WIRELESS, THE APP USES THE IPHONES BUILT-IN GPS TO PINPOINT THE USER'S LOCATION. THEN IT PROVIDES A MAP SHOWING WHERE THE SEX OFFENDERS ARE LOCATED IN THE LOCAL AREA. IF YOU CLICK ONE OF THE PINS ON THE MAP, IT WILL BRING UP A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE OFFENDER, AS WELL AS THEIR ADDRESS, DATE OF BIRTH AND CONVICTIONS. I'M ON THE FENCE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS A GOOD THING. I'M LEANING TOWARDS THINKING IT WILL INCITE PARANOIA. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. LOADED@CNET.COM [*] A NEW SCALE CAN SEND YOUR WEIGHT DIRECTLY TO YOUR IPHONE TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR WEIGHT. THE WITHINGS SCALE USES WI-FI TO SEND YOUR STATS TO ITS OWN IPHONE APPLICATION. THE APP GIVES YOU CHARTS AND GRAPHS THAT WILL HELP KEEP YOU ON TARGET FOR...REMEMBER THOSE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? YIKES. THE SCALE IS NOT CHEAP THOUGH. IT COSTS $183. [*] WHAT YOU POST ON TWITTER COULD BE CONSIDERED LIBEL. A WOMAN IN CHICAGO IS BEING SUED OR $50,000 BECAUSE SHE BAD-MOUTHED HER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY. HER TWEET SAID THE FOLLOWING: "Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's okay." HORIZON MAY THINK MOLD IS OKAY BUT THEY DON'T THINK HER TWEET WAS. SHE IS BEING SUED FOR LIBEL IN COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. [*] YOU MAY NEVER GET YOUR LITTLE SISTER OFF HER LAPTOP NOW. BRACE YOURSELF FOR A TWILIGHT MMO. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T PLAY WARCRAFT, AN MMO IS A MASSIVE MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME. THE MOST FAMOUS BEING WORLD OF WARCRAFT OF COURSE. IT WILL BE SET IN FORKS, WASHINGTON AND YOU CAN PLAY A HUMAN, A WEREWOLF, OR A VAMPIRE. IT IS BEING DEVELOPED BY BRAINJUNK STUDIOS. HAVING JUST COME BACK FROM COMIC-CON, I AM A LITTLE TWILIGHTED OUT BUT THEN AGAIN I WAS NOT A FAN OF THE ONE BOOK THAT I READ FROM THE SERIES. BUT IT HAS A FOLLOWING AND THEY ARE COMMITTED. SEE A ONE MISS MOLLY WOOD. I THINK WE MAY HAVE TO DO A PRIZEFIGHT ON THIS ONE. [*] THOSE ARE ALL OF YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY. I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW WITH MORE. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE WITH CNET TV AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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