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3:25 AM ET, August 7, 2007

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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.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Federal Judge Throws Out MP3 Patent Ruling Against Microsoft …
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.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Event rumors and more: iMacs, .Mac, and iPod
Discussion: DigiTimes
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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Forbes:
Bush administration upholds US ITC decision order against Qualcomm imports  —  WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) - The Bush administration today upheld a June decision from an independent trade body, paving the way for an import ban starting Tuesday on chips made by Qualcomm Inc. that violate a patent of Broadcom Corp.
Discussion: Engadget and RSS
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
President Bush declines to intervene in Qualcomm cell phone patent case
Discussion: CNET News.com
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!
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]
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: Business Week and GigaOM
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Dell To Acquire Digital Entertainment Tech Company Zing
Discussion: Engadget and CNET News.com
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.
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Event Tickets Are Big Business: European Startup Invades U.S.
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 …
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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:   Mozilla: 10-day patch guarantee 'not our policy'
David Chartier / Download Squad:
SplashCast builds official NPR Podcast Player for Facebook  —  We found intriguing media mashup and mixer startup SplashCast back in February, and today the have announced a major step forward via a partnership with NPR (National Public Radio).  As an arguable victory in the name of online productivity …
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Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NES emulator on the iPhone  —  Wow— something I've noticed after my little vacation last week is that the iPhone application community is at a full sprint (no pun intended) on making applications.  When I left, people were dropping Hello World, and now we're up to the evolutionary step of NES emulator.
Discussion: Engadget, Forever Geek, Gizmodo and digg
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm'  —  In 1991 Geoffrey A. Moore wrote a book that became widely read and quoted in the business community and turned into a theory - Crossing the Chasm.  Moore argued that there is a gap that exists between the early adopters of any technology and the mass market.
Valleywag:
Fake Steve Jobs: What if the Times scoop was a setup?  —  My musing on why it took Forbes so long to reach a deal with its own editor, Dan Lyons, to bring his Secret Diary of Steve Jobs to Forbes.com, raised a question in my mind: How do we know the outing of Fake Steve Jobs wasn't an inside job?
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
'Lonelygirl15' protagonist gets the axe in season finale  —  "Bree" is no more.  —  In the "season finale" of the Web series "Lonelygirl15," which was broadcast in a well-publicized event on Friday on the MySpaceTV platform, the cute teenage protagonist met her death at the hands of a religious cult's sacrifice.
 
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Sydney Morning Herald:
Printer makers reject health risk claim
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
It's Official: Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Price
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Identity Crisis in the Land of Social Networks and Platforms
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Give your Wii some fresh air to breathe!
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Blue Raven intros Maestro 1070 iPod speaker system
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Google Search API for research
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox Launches Facebook App - a Social Network For Firefox Add-on Users
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jon Oltsik / CNET News.com:
F5 Networks grabs Acopia Networks
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
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Austin Modine / The Register:
AMD's Opteron goes to 3.2GHz
Roger Highfield / Telegraph:
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senators to SoundExchange: Don't use negotiations to demand DRM
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Adobe, Microsoft accused of infringing on browser-related patents
Discussion: TechSpot News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Journalist joins class action against YouTube
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Nothing to Watch on TV? Streaming Video Appeals to Niche Audiences
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Lenovo, Novell partner to offer Linux on the ThinkPad
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