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9:30 PM ET, August 6, 2007

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Arn / MacRumors:
.Mac Update Coming at August 7th Media Event?  —  Apple's .Mac site warns users that the .Mac service will be undergoing maintenance on August 7th between 10 AM an 12 PM PDT. … Coincidentally, this time corresponds exactly to Apple's Media Event which is scheduled to take place on August 7th at 10AM PDT.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
New iMacs to shift investor focus back to Apple's Mac story  —  A pair of new iMacs expected to be released by Apple Inc. on Tuesday should shift investor focus away from the early stages of iPhone sales and back onto the more significant story of the Mac market share growth, according to investment research firm Piper Jaffray.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple's .Mac service will be spotty during Tuesday's event
Discussion: The Utility Belt
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Event rumors and more: iMacs, .Mac, and iPod
Discussion: DigiTimes
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Hit With iPhone Patent Suit From Disgraced Doc  —  A Des Moines, Iowa, surgeon charges that the touch keyboard on the computer maker's iPhone PDA violates a patent he holds through a company called SP Technologies.  —  You'd think physician Peter V. Boesen would want his lawyers spending …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new suit over iPhone's touch-screen keyboard [updated]
Discussion: TechSpot News and Neowin.net
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Apple sued over iPhone keyboard
Keith Chan / gSpy:
Google Business Referral Representative  —  Google Maps allows business owners to add and edit their businesses helping them to connect with potential customers in their communities.  However, Google thinks that relying merely on business owners is not efficient enough to 'organize …
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Philipp Lenssen / WebProNews:
Become a Business Referral Representative for Google
Discussion: Valleywag and Mashable!
Lucy Morrow Caldwell / Slate:
RUDY GIULIANI'S DAUGHTER IS SUPPORTING BARACK OBAMA.  —  There's one vote that Rudy Giuliani definitely can't count on in his 2008 presidential bid: his own daughter's.  According to the 17-year-old Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile, she's supporting Barack Obama.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Microsoft wins reversal of MP3 patent decision  —  Microsoft has won a reversal of a $1.5 billion jury verdict against it for infringing on a patent for MP3 technology held by Alcatel-Lucent.  —  Judge Rudi Brewster of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California tossed …
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Judge Negates Alcatel-Lucent MP3 Patent Win  —  Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, persuaded a judge to throw out a jury's record $1.52 billion verdict in a landmark case over Alcatel-Lucent's MP3 digital-music patents.
Discussion: Techdirt and Bink.nu
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
No relief for Qualcomm from Bush administration  —  The Bush administration has dealt another blow to chipmaker Qualcomm in its battle to dodge an International Trade Commission's ban on the importation of its advanced cell phone chips into the U.S.  —  On Monday, the Bush administration ruled …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
President Bush declines to intervene in Qualcomm cell phone patent case
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dell:
Dell Plans to Acquire ZING Systems Inc.  —  Dell announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held ZING Systems Inc., a consumer technology and services company that focuses on always-connected audio and entertainment devices.  In a move that reflects the renewed interest …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Dell To Acquire Digital Entertainment Tech Company Zing
Discussion: Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senators to SoundExchange: Don't use negotiations to demand DRM  —  The two senators who introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act have strong words for SoundExchange as it embarks on negotiations with webcasters over royalty rates: don't use the proceedings as a means of mandating DRM.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
NPR Podcast Player Launches in Facebook, powered by SplashCast  —  We're excited to announce that a custom branded Facebook application we've built with the NPR podcasting team is launching today.  —  Add NPR to your page  —  The application, called the NPR Podcast Player, displays the latest episodes of a variety of NPR Podcasts.
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David Chartier / Download Squad:
SplashCast builds official NPR Podcast Player for Facebook
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Nothing to Watch on TV?  Streaming Video Appeals to Niche Audiences  —  Buffering ... buffering ... buffering.  —  Seeing these words blinking at the bottom of the postage-stamp-size screen during a download of jerky video defines the annoying experience of entertainment on a computer monitor.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Lenovo, Novell partner to offer Linux on the ThinkPad  —  ThinkPad customers will soon have a new configuration option, as Lenovo and Novell have announced that the popular laptops will begin shipping with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED) preinstalled.
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News.com and digg
ClickZ:
IAC Leaves DoubleClick for Atlas  —  IAC Advertising Solutions has switched ad servers, abandoning DoubleClick in favor of aQuantive's Atlas.  —  The ad sales division of IAC/InterActiveCorp said its goal in making the move was to consolidate IAC's myriad Web properties …
The Mozilla Blog:
MIKE SHAVER, TEN DAYS, AND EXPLETIVES  —  Mike Shaver (Director of Ecosystem Development at Mozilla) handed his business card to Robert Hansen (RSnake) on Wednesday night at Black Hat.  On it he wrote "ten f—ing days."  When I asked him about it, he said he meant to communicate to Robert …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Viagogo invades US online ticket-scalping market  —  Some entrepreneurs are bold, or foolhardy, depending how you look at it.  —  Eric Baker, co-founder of online ticket scalper StubHub, left in 2004, before StubHub went on to sell to eBay in January for $310 million.
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC to Host Town Hall to Examine Privacy Issues and Online Behavioral Advertising  —  The FTC will host a two-day Town Hall to bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts, and academics to address the consumer protection issues raised by the practice …
Discussion: WebProNews and InfoWorld
 
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Journalist joins class action against YouTube
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