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12:40 PM ET, August 24, 2007

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rediff.com:
Forget iPhone, the Gphone is here  —  Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an exclusive launch on one of their networks.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Could The GPhone Be Nigh?  —  Todays completely unsubstantiated rumor comes from Rediff News, a usually well respected source of news based in India.  Rediff is reporting that the Google Phone is set to be launched in 2 weeks time!  The GPhone is said to simultaneously launch in both Europe …
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vnunet:
Court orders pirate to use Windows  —  A man convicted of illegally downloading an episode of Star Wars has been told that he can no longer use his computer with an Ubuntu Linux operating system.  —  Scott McCausland pleaded guilty last year to 'conspiracy to commit copyright infringement …
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Bloomberg:
SoundExchange reaches Web royalties deal  —  SoundExchange Inc., an organization that collects royalties for musicians and record companies, agreed with a group representing Internet broadcasters to cap fees at $50,000 a year per webcaster.  —  The webcasters agreed to provide the agency …
Discussion: The Register
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Billboard.Biz:
Major Labels, Large Webcasters Reach Agreement
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Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Music industry caps fees for Webcasters
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John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
IBM may open source Jazz collaboration software  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - IBM's Rational Software unit is considering putting parts of its Jazz collaboration framework into open source, according to an executive of the company.  —  "We might think about open-sourcing some of the very lowest layers …
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Narayan Kamath / en.blog.orkut.com:
Coming Soon: A New Look!  —  Remember the first time that you logged into orkut?  Maybe you received a coveted invitation from a friend, heard about it in a blog, or stumbled upon it when searching for a social network on google.com.  But no matter when your first login was …
Bloomberg:
Google May Start New York Transit Guide to Boost Ads  —  Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., owner of the most popular Internet search engine, provides online transit guides for more than a dozen U.S. cities including Dallas and San Diego.  Now it may take on the biggest.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
In Primary, Tech's Home Is a Magnet  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa, the place to be is the state fair.  Diners are popular in New Hampshire.  But for those visiting Silicon Valley, it's the Googleplex.  —  The destination, Google's headquarters …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Social Media
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
SunRocket Sues Vonage Over Use of Customer List  —  Confidentiality Agreement an Issue in Case  —  When Internet phone start-up SunRocket suddenly closed its doors last month, several competitors offered special rates and other incentives to attract its former customers.
Discussion: Profy.Com
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Nokia:
Nokia and Matsushita Battery agree on costs related to BL-5C batteries  —  Matsushita Battery to cover the direct costs related to the advisory  —  Helsinki, Finland and Tokyo, Japan - Nokia and Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan are in agreement that Matsushita will cover …
USA Today:
Wii still tops in sales; PS3 gains momentum  —  Sony dropped the price on its PlayStation 3 in July — from $599 to $499 for its 60-gigabyte model — and got a bump in sales, but Nintendo's Wii continued to dominate by posting its largest monthly sales figure of 2007.
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
'Hey!  Nielsen,' Why Are You Going Viral?  Researcher Develops Social Network To Measure TV, Internet, Music, Celebrities  —  FIRST THERE WAS MYSPACE.  THEN there was Facebook.  Now the world's biggest researcher is launching "Hey!  Nielsen," a new online social community where people can discuss …
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Venture Capital, Rockin' to the Oldies  —  As Music Industry Sales Sag,  —  A London Bank Steps In  —  To Fund Veteran Performers  —  LONDON — Past-their-prime rock bands are used to being ignored by record labels and mocked by the music press.  But, in Britain, they've found a new groupie: venture capital.
Discussion: VentureBeat and p2pnet
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Mitsubishi working on 3D Blu-ray players, displays  —  We've seen a couple attempts at large-scale 3D displays that split DLP's 120Hz display rate into two 60Hz HD fields, but Mitsubishi is apparently showing off a slightly more advanced version of the technology at The Barclay's PGA Tour event, featuring 3D content on Blu-ray discs.
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Greg Tarr / TWICE:
Mitsubishi Evolves 3D DLP Technology
Discussion: 1080eyes.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Princeton's itty bitty USB Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module  —  Remember that crazy small, RF receiver used with Logitech's VX Nano?  Meet the Bluetooth 2.0+EDR equiv, the Princeton's PTM-UBT3S which measures just 19-mm (0.75-inches) long.  So yeah, it's small, in fact, it's claimed …
Discussion: DailyTech
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Conn. offers high-tech voting lessons  —  HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is going high-tech to lure young voters to the polls.  —  Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday that her agency's Web site will offer a video showing how to use the state's recently acquired optical scan voting machines.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New DRM scheme will let consumers stream cable TV over home networks  —  Cable subscribers should soon be able to stream cable TV programming over their home networks, as CableLabs has announced its approval of a new streaming protocol.  Called DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Copy Protection) …
John Oates / The Register:
IBM and Microsoft launch battling unified comms packs  —  IBM and Microsoft are both launching unified communications bundles - software which will allow management of email, VoIP calls, instant messaging, and video conferencing.  —  IBM's is called UC2 - for unified communication and collaboration …
Discussion: GigaOM and VoIP Watch
 
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