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8:20 AM ET, July 24, 2007

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Michele Mehl / Twango:
Nokia acquires Twango to offer a comprehensive media sharing experience  —  Share photos, video and other media through virtually any connected device  —  Nokia and Twango today announced that Nokia has acquired substantially all assets of Twango (www.twango.com).
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Cassell Bryan-Low / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Extends Web Push With Twango Purchase  —  Nokia Corp. plans to announce today that it has bought an online photo- and video-sharing start-up in the latest of a series of acquisitions to expand beyond cellphones into Internet-related services in search of new sources of revenue.
Discussion: BeyondVC and Mashable!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Nokia buys media-sharing site Twango  —  Media-sharing site Twango updated its Web site on Monday to announce that it's been chomped up by cell phone manufacturer Nokia.  With its cool new toy, Nokia hopes to make it easier for handset owners to share multimedia content among desktop, Web, and mobile platforms.
Discussion: The Register and Read/WriteWeb
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Nokia Buys Media-Sharing Site Twango
Discussion: All About Symbian
Rafat Ali / mocoNews.net:
Nokia Buys Social Media Site Twango For About $100 Million; Porting To Mobile
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
Acer: PC Industry 'Disappointed' with Vista  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Channel 9
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Vista Use Grows as Mac OS X Stays Flat
Discussion: ParisLemon and Macsimum News
Gregg Keizer / Techworld.com:   Vista retreats as XP sales hold up
Erika Brown / Forbes:
There UGO  —  On Tuesday morning, Hearst Corp. was expected to announce the acquisition of UGO Networks, a collection of Web sites targeting young men interested in video games, sports and pictures of hot girls.  UGO claims 11 million unique visitors a month.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and TechCrunch
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Hearst Buys UGO.com; Possibly As Much As $100M-$150M
Discussion: Reuters
John Lam / John Lam on Software:
A first look at IronRuby  —  We've been working very hard over the past couple of months to get our first source code release ready.  I'm happy to announce today the first drop of the IronRuby source code.  IronRuby is licensed under very liberal terms as set out by the Microsoft Permissive License.
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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
First Look at IronRuby
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
TiVo Targets the Mainstream  —  The DVR pioneer hopes to gain customers with its price-slashed TiVo HD, but subscription costs and shrinking market share remain concerns  —  Can a low-cost, high-definition digital video recorder clear up TiVo's blurry picture?
Discussion: Digital World
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo HD DVR is the newest Series3, TiVoToGo coming back
Jeremy Liew / VentureBeat:
Ad Networks: Why it's better than ever to be a targeted content site  —  One of the hallmarks of the last few years on the internet has been the growing length of the "long tail".  Compete released some data last year showing that its panel was visiting 77% more websites than it did five years ago:
Discussion: WebProNews and Alec Saunders .LOG
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Feedburner is trouble, day 2  —  Saturday's post about Feedburner was much-discussed, and that's good.  The most common rebuttal was the user's ability to opt out.  If you don't like it you don't have to use Feedburner.  But that's not any kind of a rebuttal.  Let me illustrate.
Chris Remo / Shacknews:
Developers on Unreal Engine 3 and the Silicon Knights Lawsuit  —  Last week the internet—or at least the video game-related parts of it—exploded when Epic Games quietly announced that it had been sued by developer Silicon Knights.  That quiet announcement quickly turned into a frenzy as the full text of the lawsuit surfaced.
Troy Unrau / Open Ended:
The unforking of KDE's KHTML and Webkit  —  There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing.
Colin Gibbs / RCR Wireless News:
Crown Castle bails from mobile TV effort, Modeo's fate unclear  —  Crown Castle International Corp. is spinning off its Modeo business, agreeing to lease Modeo's nationwide spectrum for a dedicated mobile broadcast network to a pair of venture capital firms.
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
Stephan Spencer / CNET News.com:
Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google  —  I got to enjoy Matt Cutts live and in person on Saturday speaking to the WordPress bloggers and fans at WordCamp 2007.  Matt was in top form, witty as ever.  The session was blogged by numerous folks.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Surprise: Facebook apps may help grow home sites  —  Slide, Rockyou and HotorNot, three companies with the largest number of users on Facebook, are showing continued traffic growth on their own sites.  —  The finding, reported by Quantcast, a service that tracks traffic trends for Web sites …
Discussion: All Facebook
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
First Look: AideRSS Feed Filtering  —  Back in January Amit Agarwal wrote a post called "How to Reduce RSS Stress In Your Online Life" in which he talked about managing enormous lists of RSS feeds.  It's likely that your feed list doesn't top 1200 like Amit's, but even with just 20 or 30 feeds …
Discussion: Mashable!
Globe and Mail:
London trumps Toronto as centre of Facebook universe  —  It may be the largest city in Canada and the centre of the universe to some, but when it comes to Facebook.com, Toronto can only say it's second best.  —  Some time last week, London, England leapfrogged the Big Smoke and stole the crown for top geographic network on Facebook.
Dick Durbin / Open Left:
What should be America's national broadband strategy?  —  (This diary will remain at the top of the page for the next day.  New content will continue to appear below.  For example, check out Mike's piece on Bloggers and Donors, as well as my new piece on Republicans to Blame for World's Major Problems - promoted by Adam Bink)
 
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