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10:00 PM ET, August 22, 2007


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Adario Strange / Epicenter:
VideoEgg Exec: YouTube's New Ads Are Just Like Ours  —  Earlier today, in our post regarding YouTube's new overlay advertising model, we mentioned that some YouTube critics felt the site's new ad model was a direct rip-off of video network competitor VideoEgg.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
New ads jar some YouTube fans  —  Matt Harding, creator of one of YouTube's all-time most-watched videos, had a strong immediate reaction to the video site's new advertising experiment: "I'm annoyed."  —  Harding, who is seen dancing in famous spots around the world in the clip …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   VideoEgg And Lots Of Others Call B.S. On YouTube
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
VideoEgg Declares Turf War on YouTube
Discussion: Epicenter
Tom Spring / PC World:
Hitchhikers Guide to Google Sky  —  Stardate 61105.2, planet Earth.  I've booted up my computer and loaded Google Sky and ready to trek across the galaxy.  —  Today Google released a beta version of Google Earth (4.2.0180.1134 (beta))that includes a Google Sky feature that allows …
Lior Ron / Google LatLong:
Sky: The final frontier
Michael Gartenberg:
Windows Home Server  —  I am so loving this product.  It's one of those things that you think you don't need until you start using and the more you use it, the more you wonder how you lived without it.  The team over there at Redmond has been amazing with this.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server system specs, prices, and launch date leaked
Tom Krazit / CNET
AMD's Henri Richard to step down  —  Advanced Micro Devices will announce the imminent departure of Henri Richard, the company's chief sales officer, later this afternoon, CNET has confirmed.  —  A source familiar with AMD's plans confirmed the news, first reported earlier Wednesday by …
Willy Deeplung /
AMD VP Henri Richard resigns  —  printer friendly layout discuss in the forums email to a friend  —  We have it on good authority that AMD's chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard has resigned and that his resignation has been accepted and will take effect from September 8.
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft and Nokia team up to offer Windows Live on S60 devices  —  Microsoft and Nokia are set to announce a new agreement that brings Windows Live services to selected Nokia S60 devices.  From today, customers in 11 countries will be able to download the new Windows Live suite …
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Apple's surprise weapon: Computers  —  The iPod and iPhone are hits, but they're not the company's hottest line, says Fortune's Brent Schlender.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Last January, when Steve Jobs rechristened his company by ostentatiously excising the word "Computer" and leaving it as simply …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google now zaps faces, license plates on Map Street View  —  Google has gotten a lot of flack from privacy advocates for photographing faces and license plate numbers and displaying them on the Street View in Google Maps.  Originally, the company said only people who identified themselves could ask the company to remove their image.
Tim Ferguson / CNET
Poll: Half of employers restrict Facebook  —  Half of businesses are restricting employees' access to social-networking site Facebook, due to concerns about productivity and security.  —  According to research by security company Sophos, 43 percent of workers polled said their employer blocks Facebook access completely.
Discussion: Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook at Work - Slacking or Networking?
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
The Last Word (for Now) on Our RSS Feed: An Excruciatingly Long and Boring Post That Will Please Exactly No One  —  The post that follows isn't likely to make anyone happy.  —  It is our third recent post about's RSS feed.  Here is No. 1 and here is No. 2.
Casey McNerthney / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Laptops stolen from Apple Store  —  Apple software has a reputation for being hard to hack.  But apparently the Apple Store at University Village is another matter, as burglars who gained entry through the ceiling found out this week.  —  Seattle police, who arrived at the store about 8 a.m. Monday …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google says mobile usage has surged this summer  —  SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Google Inc has seen a spike in usage of its mobile services since May, partly offsetting the traditional summer slump in computer-based Web surfing for the first time, an executive said on Wednesday.
Discussion:, Mashable! and Valleywag
Turn PS3 into a digital personal video recorder and record programmes to watch anytime, anywhere  —  Leipzig, 22 August 2007.  At Games Convention today, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced the introduction of PlayTV, a combined TV tuner and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).
Live Search's WebLog:
Our New Webmaster Portal and an Invitation to the Private Beta  —  Shortly after that day in March when we had to take the "link:" operator offline, a small team was formed in Redmond.  Its singular focus: to build the next-generation set of tools, content and resources for SEO professionals and webmasters …
Business Wire:
DivX Acquires Technology for Enhanced Video Search and Discovery Services  —  SAN DIEGO & LAWRENCE, Kan.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX - News) announced today the acquisition of the assets of Veatros, L.L.C., a Kansas limited liability company.  Veatros's technology was designed …
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm Sub-Laptop "Foleo" Delayed, Says Deutsche; Does Anyone Care?
Discussion: Engadget
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Small webcasters offered royalty deal
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Robot Co-op Launches 'Should Do This' - The Internet's Suggestion Box
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Lending Club raises $10.26 for social lending — joins crowded field
2007 Desktop Linux Survey results revealed
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and digg
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Google Dance Party - A Different Perspective
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
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Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Playboy fights slump with Web site
Discussion: Mashable! and
 Earlier Items: 
Joel Hruska / Kit:
Asus set to debut volume shipments of the $199 EEE PC
Turkish police make arrest in TJX data breach case
Discussion: Threat Chaos
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Latest iPhone update boosts Wi-Fi reception, say owners
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google ready to invade telco turf, bid on 700MHz spectrum
Discussion: Reuters, BetaNews and Slashdot
James Buchanan / APC:
Linus Torvalds talks future of Linux
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
USA Today:
Firms, investors tend to prosper with founders at the helm
Discussion: OnlyOnce and Digital Rules
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
How Grey Is Your Valley: Making Money From Open Source
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Surprise Surprise...TV Viewing Is Declining

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