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8:05 PM ET, August 8, 2007

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Google News Blog:
Perspectives about the news from people in the news  —  We wanted to give you a heads-up on a new, experimental feature we'll be trying out on the Google News home page.  Starting this week, we'll be displaying reader comments on stories in Google News, but with a bit of a twist...
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google News Adds (Special) Comments  —  Google News USA is rolling out an experimental feature that lets people or organizations who are part of a news story add a comment to the news.  "Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we'll show them next to the articles about the story.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google News To Newsmakers: Send Us Your Comments  —  Weird.  That's the only way I can describe it.  Google News is asking people who are in news stories to email them comments about the story, which will be associated with those articles.  From the Google News Blog post:
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   Google lets newsmakers talk back; PR hiring boom expected
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Q&A On The New Google News Comments
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:   Google News To Change Online News As We Know It. Here's Why.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   Google News Now Has Feedback, Editing and More Risk
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Google News Announces Limited Comments. Everyone Needs To Calm Down.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Freedom from the press: Google News lets newsmakers comment on stories
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Josef Adalian / Variety:
NBC Universal launches Didja  —  Ad friendly video site to combat YouTube  —  NBC Universal is expanding its battle against YouTube and other viral video sites, using the weight of its top-rated USA cable network to launch an all-advertising website called Didja.com.
Bill Ray / The Register:
Court finds Qualcomm guilty of standards abuse  —  First create a standard, then sue the adopters  —  Qualcomm kept its patents on H.264 a secret until the video standard had been adopted by the industry, and then sued users for breaching those patents, a San Diego federal court has ruled.
Discussion: TMCnet
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Judge Tells Qualcomm It Waived Right To Enforce Patents
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Study: Fears over kids' online safety overblown  —  One of the commonly accepted mantras is that the Internet is a very dangerous place for kids—especially social networking sites, where innocent youngsters can be approached by strangers offering them virtual candy—hence the recent moves …
Discussion: PC World
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David Cassel / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Fox Interactive turns annual profit; MySpace revenue to top $800 million in fiscal 2008  —  News Corp. said its Fox Interactive unit, which largely consists of MySpace, turned a profit of $10 million on revenue of $550 million for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
Chris / LiveSide:
Get ready for a new Live.com - Windows Live Home  —  At a briefing given to Japanese press about Windows Live, Tetuya Onoda (Windows Live Director) held up a nice big picture of the new Windows Live Homepage that looks set to replace the existing personalised Live.com page.
Carlos Bergfeld / Shacknews:
Microsoft Confirms HDMI Port on X360 Premium Model, Not Core (Updated)  —  Update: Microsoft has confirmed the addition of HDMI ports to all newly manufactured Xbox 360 premium consoles.  "Yes, we are offering an HDMI port for Xbox 360 simply as another choice in Xbox 360 ownersÂ' games …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Asus Launches 13.3" U3 Notebook  —  Asus launches a high-end leather-clad notebook  —  Dell isn't the only company these days with a sexy 13.3" notebook to brag about.  Asus today announced its sleek new 13.3" U3 (LED backlit, WXGA) which is based on Intel's Santa Rosa platform.
Market Wire:
VideoCafé Brings Video Content From Google, Yahoo!, Intel and Others Directly to Bloggers  —  New Video Content Portal Dedicated to Blogger Community  —  The NewsMarket — the world's leading online platform for raw video news content — today launches a new service enabling bloggers …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Competition is good for search privacy, report says  —  WASHINGTON—Recent privacy policy makeovers by the five major Internet search companies show competition benefits users but a "comprehensive" federal privacy law is still needed, says a Washington advocacy group in a new report.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Filters Torrents From Search Results  —  So, apparently one day Google decided that it is illegal in nearly every country of the world to host a .torrent file that (allegedly) links to infringing material.  Strange, because there is no legal precedent for this decision in most countries.
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Apple and Google alliance just got stronger  —  Yesterday's Apple press event saw the unveiling of new iMacs and major updates to the company's iLife and iWorks software suites.  But it also provided further insight into the cosy relationship developing between Apple and Google …
 
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PC buyers: 'Vista Capable' machines weren't Vista capable
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
MarketWatch:
As Cablevision's net grows, 2007 forecasts cut
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AT&T lights a fire under TDMA customers
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
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