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11:05 AM ET, August 29, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia Goes Web2ish, Launches 4 New Phones, Services  —  Nokia (NOK) is making a splash today with the launch of four new mobile phones, the Nokia music store, a Nokia N-Gage gaming site, and a web services portal called Ovi.  The company announced these new efforts at Go Play, an even the company is hosting in London.
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Nokia N95: Bigger, badder, and made for the U.S.A.  —  Man, does it feel like Christmas in August or what?  Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout.  In addition to several other product and service announcements today, Nokia introduced two new models of the coveted Nokia N95 smart phone: an 8GB version and a North America edition.
the Nokia blog:
Nokia Go Play Virtual Event Itinerary  —  10 hours, 6 minutes ago in Preview, N95, N81 and N-Gage.  —  I told you how to get ready for the Nokia Go Play event, and now I'll tell you the what to expect in a few hours.  These are all based on the itinerary I received for the virtual event Nokia …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's N81 slider is an 8GB N-Gager
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Nokia shows mobile users the door
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Nokia:
Go Play: Nokia unveils four devices optimized for entertainment, music and games
Discussion: Mobility Site and mocoNews.net
Mark Guim / the Nokia blog:
Live at the Nokia Go Play Virtual Event
Discussion: Phone Scoop, mocoNews.net and Mashable!
AppleInsider:
Apple confirms "Special Event" on September 5th  —  Apple Inc. will use a special media event on September 5th to introduce a new array of digital media offerings, according to digital invitations issued to analysts and members of the media Tuesday afternoon.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Speculation: The Beatles on iTunes Sept. 5  —  Yesterday afternoon, Apple (AAPL) e-mailed out press invitations to a "special event" to be held next Wednesday in San Francisco's Moscone Center, and ever since speculation has been mounting that this will be the day that Steve Jobs announces …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
It's on: Apple event slated for September 5th  —  Well the rumors have been floating around for a few days, and now we've gotten official word — in the form of the invite you see above — that Apple will be holding a "special event" on September 5th.  Let the speculation begin!
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
New Zoho Start Integrates The Online Office Suite  —  Zoho has taken the first steps toward integrating the various applications in its online office suite into a single cohesive whole.  A new beta offering, dubbed Zoho Start, creates a common page, with a centralized login, from which you can easily access your Zoho apps.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Zoho Launches Application Start Page  —  Online office tools provider Zoho today released a beta version of Zoho Start, a launch pad for Zoho's suite of office applications.  Zoho currently offers a suite of 16 separate apps and utilities, and while they have a common login …
Antonis Kaladis / AutoPatcher.com:
Sad day  —  Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history.  As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Plaxo gets naked, opens up some source code  —  Contact management site Plaxo, which has begun dabbling in social networking with its new-ish Pulse service, has announced that it has opened up a piece of its source code to developers and anyone else who might want to play around with it.
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Amazon, Google, Yahoo, And Others Sued For Automating Their E-mail  —  The companies are accused of violating a patent on automatic message routing held by Polaris IP.  The patent has a long history in litigation, but all the cases have been settled out of court.
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot News
IDC Home:
Some Social Networks May Never Support Brand Advertising, IDC Finds  —  FRAMINGHAM, Mass., August 28, 2007 -Hundreds of millions of U.S. consumers have adopted social networking services as a tool to manage their social networks and express themselves.  Spreading like wildfire …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and WebProNews
Caroline McCarthy / Press Association:
MySpace.com to host nationwide concert tour  —  In a move that further shapes its image as an MTV-like pop-culture hub as well as a social network, News Corp.'s MySpace.com has announced that it will be holding a concert tour this fall.  —  Appropriately called the MySpace Music Tour …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Farecast Now Provides Data On Fairness Of Hotel Pricing  —  Seattle based Farecast, a startup that launched about 18 months ago to focus on predicting flight prices and guaranteeing users against increases, just expanded to help people find deals on hotel rooms as well.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use  —  Earlier this month, the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that professional sports leagues, Hollywood studios, and book publishers were all using copyright notices that misrepresented the law.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology  —  The day before yesterday I showed the above video (it has now been viewed nearly 100,000 times), which shows some jaw dropping examples of next generation image manipulation, and said "I want this in PhotoShop immediately."
 
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Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future
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DigiTimes:
Acer to also acquire Packard Bell following Gateway deal
Discussion: Channel 9 and The Tech Report
Bill Kee / Official Google Blog:
Lights, camera, Gmail
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek:
Those Cross-Browser Blues: How To Develop Web Sites For Both …
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs and Digg
Miriam Olsson / CNET News.com:
Tuning his tech chops at Facebook
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
EMI's New Execs, And More Changes To Come
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Tony Smith / The Register:
MS, Mitsubishi tout translucent touchscreen concept
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Venturer HD DVD Player to Ship in Time for 2007 Holiday Sales
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Samsung Q1U-SSDXP, Q1U-ELXP and Q1U-XP UMPC Models Announced
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony announces 15 new Bravia 1080p HDTVs, including 70-inch LCD
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Erling Ellingsen / Medallia Blog:
Fun with the iPhone accelerometer
Discussion: Engadget, technabob and Gizmodo
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