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3:25 PM ET, August 10, 2007

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Kent German / CNET News.com:
Razr2 carriers announced  —  Motorola announced today that its second generation Razr phone will be arriving at most major U.S. carriers by the end of the summer.  The GSM Razr2 V9 will come to AT&T while the CDMA Razr2 V9m will come to Alltel, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Rumor Patrol: MySpace, Nope!  Google?  Maybe So.  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  Things have quieted down at Yahoo of late-thankfully for new CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang, who seems to be doing a good job at calming the waters at the company …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Would Yahoo Hand Over Its Paid Search Business To Google?  —  from the wouldn't-that-be-something?  dept  —  With Yahoo and Google considered such big rivals these days, many people forget that they were originally partners.  For many years, Google provided the search engine that powered Yahoo …
Discussion: Mashable!
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
NBC "allows" bloggers to use debate footage  —  On Wednesday, NBC announced that it will join rivals CNN and ABC in making video footage of presidential debates aired on its networks freely available for non-commercial use.  Under licensing terms posted on the MSNBC website …
Discussion: Salon: Machinist
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Mike Kruckenberg:
MySQL Takes Another Step (Away from Open Source)  —  In the ongoing effort to convert more users into paying customers, MySQL announced today that they are no longer making the source code tarball for their Enterprise server publicly available.  You could see this coming from a million miles away.
Discussion: InfoWorld and BetaNews
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Jeremy Cole / jcole's weblog:
MySQL Community split officially a failure
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Universal plans DRM-free downloads, without Apple  —  Vivendi's Universal Music plans to experiment by selling MP3 music files without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) for 99 cents each, but they won't be available from Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Discussion: Techdirt and David Card
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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Universal Music Will Sell Songs Without Copy Protection
Reuters:
Yahoo president snaps up $1.1M in stock  —  The buy is the largest by a Yahoo insider in more than four years, bucking a trend in the technology sector.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. President Susan Decker purchased about $1.1 million of the Internet company's shares this week just after the stock hit a three-year low.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone "Dead Zone" Screens — More Trouble Ahead?  —  Apple (AAPL) has responded swiftly to scattered reports of "dead spots" on iPhone touchscreens — and received high marks from users for the speed and efficiency with which defective devices were replaced.
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Case for Freeing the WSJ Online  —  Ever the risk-taker, Rupert Murdoch may be planning to gamble the newspaper's significant Web subscription revenues on the growing Internet ad market  —  For The Wall Street Journal Online, going free will come at a high cost.
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Stuck on the enterprise  —  As Jobs proudly reported this Tuesday, the Mac is doing well.  Quibbling over exact numbers aside, the iPhone launch was also a success.  Despite stagnating for a bit, design-wise, the iPod continues to be a mass-market monster.  Yep, Apple looks like quite the industry giant these days.
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Verizon tech sets fire to home — accidentally  —  It's apparently not enough for Verizon to torment customers with unreliable FiOS TV connections, months-long installation ordeals, and an appointment-keeping record worthy of Maryland's regulatory wrath.  —  Now they're setting a house ablaze …
Discussion: dslreports.com
Freedom to Tinker:
One Laptop Per Child, Reviewed by 12-Year-Old  —  [I recently got my hands on one of the One Laptop Per Child machines.  I found the perfect person to review the machine.  Today's guest blogger, SG, is twelve years old and is the child of a close friend.  I lent the laptop to SG and asked SG …
Discussion: Global Nerdy and rc3.org
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Beyond Brickbreaker  —  As Smart Phones Gain  —  In Popularity, Game Makers  —  Roll Out New Diversions  —  While running his education-related start-up, Ryan Thompson keeps up on his email by staying glued to his BlackBerry.  Lately, the 29-year-old in Brooklyn, N.Y. …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Search In The Year 2010  —  If I ever had to build a search engine, or more precisely, the interface of a search engine, this would be the team I would want to bring together.  When I came up with the idea of looking forward three years and speculating on what the search results page may look like in 2010 …
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Symantec Products NavComUI ActiveX Control Code Execution  —  Critical:  —  Highly critical  —  Impact:  —  System access  —  Where:  —  From remote  —  Solution Status:  —  Vendor Patch  —  Software:  —  Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006  —  Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
Ian Harvey / businessedge.ca:
Company bloggers can help put out fires  —  Dell manager's quick reaction won industry accolades  —  When Dell Computers started getting reports of laptops exploding in flames last summer, Lionel Menchaca took the heat - from his own legal team.  —  As the Texas-based computer maker's chief blogger …
Discussion: WebProNews
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Offers Cheap Online File Storage With a Catch  —  If you're a power user of Google's Gmail or Picasa Web Albums, Google wants to help you with your storage limit woes.  As of today, you can buy extra online storage that can be used across email, images and soon, docs and spreadsheets.
 
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Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Crank your music, literally
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Firefox Needs To Go To School
Discussion: Between the Lines
CPSC Home Page:
Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Facebook Success Doesn't Equal LinkedIn Death
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Vista prevents users from playing high-def content, researcher says
Wily Ferret / Inquirer:
New Blackberries get Wi-fi
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Boston VCs gets first look at Y Combinator Demo Day
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple sued over expiration dates on receipts
Discussion: Inquirer
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Ashby Jones / WSJ.com:
A Father-Son Chat We'd Love to See on YouTube!
Discussion: WebProNews and NewTeeVee
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
ATI driver flaw exposes Vista kernel to attackers
Andrew / NotebookReview.com:
Shipping "Dell-ays"  —  As students head back to school …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast Offers Early Look at Fancast.com
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
1-800 Pay-Per-Call: Marchex Buys VoiceStar, $4 billion Local Advertising Bonanza?
Discussion: WebProNews
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Whitehat SEO tips for bloggers
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MediaWhiz Latest Ad Network For Sale?
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