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1:45 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  —  Note: This story was updated at 6:00 a.m. PDT to include a correction from a New York Times representative regarding TimesSelect subscriber figures cited by the New York Post.  —  Citing anonymous sources, the New York Post …
Yahoo! News:
New York Times to end paid Web service: report
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 …
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
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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
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.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:   Microsoft Off The Hook In $1.5 Billion Patent Suit
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines and I4U News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Live Blogging: Apple Media Event
Discussion: PC World: Techlog
The Mac Observer:
Live Coverage - Today's Apple Special Event
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
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Facebook War on eBay Competes Against Facebook Marketplace
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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
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.
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 …
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: Mercury News, and Inquirer
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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James Sherwood / The Register:
Alcatel unveils mobile phone under £20
Discussion: CrunchGear and IntoMobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meetro And AOL Quietly Developing New Forum Products
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Handsets with LiMo mobile Linux platform to reach market by 2008
Discussion: Engadget and
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
FCC pans 'white space' device from MS, Google, others
Discussion: Engadget
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
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Ryan Faas / Computerworld:
Hands On: Inside Apple's Managed Preferences Architecture
Discussion: MacUser and Slashdot
Personalized Search Primer - And Google's Approach
The new Nokia Prism collection: progressive design cut with personalized style
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
The importance of open source in hardware
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nirvanix To Challenge Amazon S3
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai & the CDN Price Wars
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm'