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12:10 PM ET, August 7, 2007


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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.
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
ONLINE AD WAR  —  UPSTART SITES GIVE AOL AND YAHOO! REVENUE FITS  —  Web advertisers are spreading their online ad dollars across more sites and are paying lower rates in many cases, putting pricing pressure on established Internet players.  —  Several companies are already feeling the heat …
Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS  —  SPENDING ON INTERNET ADVERTISING WILL reach $61.98 billion, and will surpass newspapers to become the nation's leading ad medium in 2011, projects private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson in its 21st Communications Industry Forecast released today.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Forecast: Internet Expected To Exceed All Other Ad Media By 2011
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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
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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
$1.5 Billion Verdict Against Microsoft Is Set Aside  —  A federal district court judge delivered a major setback to Alcatel-Lucent on Monday by setting aside a jury's $1.5 billion judgment against Microsoft in a patent infringement lawsuit over digital music technology.
Tom Krazit / CNET
Microsoft wins reversal of MP3 patent decision
Yahoo! News: launches Garage Sale service on Facebook  — launches Garage Sale service on Facebook  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online shopping site said on Tuesday it has launched a new shopping service named Garage Sale for users of online social networking sites such as
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Leveraging Facebook To Compete With eBay Won't Work
Discussion:, cheezhead™ and 901am
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Facebook War on eBay Competes Against Facebook Marketplace
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sun looses 'world's fastest chip' — the 1.4GHz Niagara 2  —  In a bold and presumably calculated statement, Sun Microsystems has proclaimed that its newfangled Niagara 2 is "the world's fastest multi-core commodity chip."  Clocking in at 1.4GHz, this eight-core chip also boasts 64 threads …
Discussion:, Inquirer and The Register
Therese Poletti / Mercury News:   New Sun chip takes on AMD, Intel
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:   The importance of open source in hardware
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 …
Steve Ranger /
Q&A: William Gibson, science fiction novelist  —  What would you say are the big themes of Spook Country?  —  In the process of doing the tour I will be informed by interviewers of what the broad themes are.  I haven't been interviewed sufficiently to be able to tell you.
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
Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360 by $50  —  Price drop coincides with release of "Madden NFL 08" on Xbox 360, one of many titles that make up the greatest holiday lineup in video game history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing …
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.
Personalized Search Primer - And Google's Approach  —  Guest article by Greg Linden, founder of personalized news service Findory and author of Geeking with Greg.  —  Google has received much attention, not all of it positive, for its efforts to personalize search.
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Twitter Infestation  —  Today I received the following in my email box:
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Ryan Faas / Computerworld:
Hands On: Inside Apple's Managed Preferences Architecture
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Louis Hau / Forbes:
NBC's 'New Site' Strategy
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Symantec Aims to Automate Electronic Evidence Collection
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
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Last minute iMac and Mac mini rumors
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nirvanix To Challenge Amazon S3
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Fleeing free  —  Nick Gonzalez from TechCrunch posted about a …
Discussion: WinExtra
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
AMD prepares more price cuts
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Schwab Decision on the ITC Investigation of Certain Processor Chips
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai & the CDN Price Wars
Discussion: 901am and Beet.TV
NOVELL: Worldwide:
Lenovo and Novell To Offer Linux Preload on ThinkPad Notebooks
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm'
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NES emulator on the iPhone