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3:50 PM ET, August 7, 2007


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Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
TIMESSELECT CONTENT FREED  —  The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.  —  After much internal debate, Times executives - including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. - made the decision to end …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
New York Times to ax premium online content, rival says
Discussion: Mashable! and Reuters
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New York Times To Fold TimesSelect Presaging The Death of Paid Content
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from Apple's summer Mac product press conference  —  8:51AM (all times in PST): Well, we're here... And we're a bit early.  Not too many folks waiting around; we'll let you know as they start admitting.  —  9:27AM: Plenty of people here now, the usual suspects — gadgetrati VIPs and, well, little old us.
Apple Introduces iLife '08  —  Major New Versions of iPhoto & iMovie  —  Apple® today introduced iLife® '08, the most significant upgrade ever to Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, featuring a major new version of iPhoto® and a completely reinvented …
Tom Krazit / CNET
Apple unveils new iMacs, updated apps
Discussion: Ars Technica and WinBeta
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple refreshes Mac mini, now with Core 2 Duo
Discussion: digg
Josh Lowensohn /
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Online ads to overtake US newspapers  —  The rapid growth of online advertising is expected to see the sector overtake US newspaper advertising in terms of size by 2011.  —  The forecast comes against a backdrop of declining advertising sales reported by newspaper groups this year in spite of continued strength in the US economy.
New VSS Forecast Released  —  Shift to Alternative Media Strategies Will Drive U.S. Communications Spending Growth in 2007-2011 Period; Consumer Media Usage Expected to Level Off Going Forward … While communications spending growth accelerated in 2006, outpacing nominal GDP for the fourth …
Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS
Discussion: Bits, Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Stephen Chau / Google LatLong:
More Street View Cities  —  Since the launch of Street View we've been working hard on extending the service to more cities.  —  We're excited to announce that Street View is now available in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando.  Like the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego features high-resolution imagery.
Los Angeles Times:
Google Maps redraw the realm of privacy  —  As street-level photos are added to the site, fears of intrusion arise.  —  Google Inc. has been watching you, Southern California.  —  A caravan of cars and trucks mounted with cameras has been driving city streets for months …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Four more cities added to Google street View
Discussion: CNET
Chris DiBona / Official Google Blog:
Joining OIN  —  You'll often hear members of our open source team say, "Every time you use Google, you're using Linux."  It's absolutely true.  Check a Google engineer's workstation, and you'll probably find it's running Linux.  Do a search on, and a Linux server will return your results.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google signs on with Open Invention Network  —  Google announced today that the company is officially joining the Open Invention Network (OIN) by becoming a licensee.  OIN licensees agree not to assert their patents against the Linux software ecosystem and in exchange gain royalty-free access …
Discussion: Inquirer and Mashable!
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Google To Join Group To Protect Linux From Possible Patent Challenge
Discussion: and Compiler
Microsoft MP3 fine dropped  —  A US district court has overturned a decision ordering Microsoft to pay phone firm Alcatel-Lucent $1.52bn (£777m) for infringing music patents.  —  The federal judge in San Diego reversed a jury's decision which had ruled that Microsoft's Media Player software infringed on two Alcatel patents.
Discussion: and Slashdot
The new Nokia Prism collection: progressive design cut with personalized style  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled the Prism collection, its latest range of mobile phones aimed at style-conscious consumers.  The Prism collection consists of the Nokia 7900 Prism and the Nokia 7500 Prism …
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox 360 System update  —  Moments ago, the team released a system update (aka Dash update) to Xbox Live.  Over the next few hours, when you sign in to Xbox LIVE, you'll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update.  What's in this update?  The only thing this minor release will do is prepare …
Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English  —  We made this video because we want others to feel the power of social bookmarking and how it works to make web pages easier to remember, organize and share.  —  This video is focused on, but you could also try social bookmarking sites like Magnolia or Furl.
Steve Ranger /
Q&A: William Gibson, science fiction novelist  —  Science fiction novelist William Gibson has been exploring the relationship between technology and society ever since he burst on to the literary scene with his cyberpunk classic Neuromancer in 1984.  He invented the word 'cyberspace …
Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit  —  A trade association representing major music publishers signed on as plaintiffs in an existing lawsuit accusing YouTube of copyright infringement, joining a growing list of parties who argue Google Inc.'s video-sharing service routinely violates intellectual-property rights.
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving  —  Eighty-nine percent of American adults believe that sending text messages or emails while driving is dangerous and should be banned according to a new survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger and conducted by Harris Interactive.
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Brandon West /
Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership
Discussion: Mashable!
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates
Discussion: digg
Andrew Thomas / Inquirer:
US surfers hand over $7 billion in phishing scams
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 Earlier Items: 
James Sherwood / The Register:
Alcatel unveils mobile phone under £20
Discussion: CrunchGear and IntoMobile
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
FTC Town Hall Meeting To Examine 'Behavioral Advertising'
Drew / Dembot:
Twitter Infestation  —  Today I received the following in my email box:
Discussion: broadstuff and Business Week
Personalized Search Primer - And Google's Approach
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sun looses 'world's fastest chip' — the 1.4GHz Niagara 2
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
Yahoo! News: launches Garage Sale service on Facebook
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