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7:45 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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Alex Vogenthaler / Inside AdSense:
Ad serving for everyone  —  Back in March, we announced the beta release of Google Ad Manager, our hosted ad serving and management solution for publishers with smaller direct sales teams.  Today, we are pleased to announce general availability of the product — no invitation required!
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Google Opens Ad Manager To All; OpenX in Trouble?
Erica Ogg / CNET News - Apple:
Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
DMCA takedown notice forces Twitter to blacklist Mad Men characters  —  The micro-messaging service Twitter tonight suspended the accounts of users don_draper and peggyolson.  If those names sound familiar, you're probably a fan of the hit AMC show Mad Men.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Adium Releases Major Upgrade to Popular IM Service  —  Adium, the popular Mac IM client that lets users chat across multiple services at once, issued a major new release last night that is sure to please users old and new.  Highlights include the addition of Facebook chat to the list of options …
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David Smith / Adium Blog:
Adium 1.3: What is the air speed velocity of a flying duck?
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Adium X - Trac
Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.  —  It Doesn't Have to be This Way  —  You're writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You'd like to include a map.
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional  —  Starting this week, we will begin deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP.  In addition to the usual updates to validation that improve WGA's ability to detect the latest stolen or fake product keys …
Discussion: Technologizer and Hardware 2.0
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Searching For Synonyms  —  Blink, and you might have missed it.  Google's now doing synonym searching.  It's something they quietly noted in a past Google blog post and one that comes up again today in a post that covers how Google uses experiments to improve the search interface.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Search experiments, large and small
Discussion: CNET News.com
comScore:
Microsoft Ranks as Top U.S. Online Display Advertiser in June, According to comScore Ad Metrix  —  Major Display Ad Campaign Promotes Windows Live Search Programs  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its June ranking …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones  —  Despite a weak battery and questions about how fast it connects to 3G networks, some time in the next week more than 6 million iPhone 3Gs will be in people's hands around the world.  What that means is that the second generation device …
Edmund Lee / Wired News:
Amazon Relies on Customers to Pimp the Kindle  —  News from Portfolio.com  —  Also on Portfolio  —  Singapore Fund Flies on Through Economic Maelstrom  —  Not for Sale: Massive Media Conglomerate  —  Partying With the Dems on Hot Denver Nights  —  Mike Pfeffer, a 26-year-old IT professional …
Discussion: TeleRead
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Settlement: Immersion paying Microsoft $20.75m  —  Breaking news: Immersion Corp., the maker of video-game controller vibration technologies, has agreed to pay Microsoft $20.75 million to settle the lawsuit brought by the Redmond company last year.  More to come.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Jack Davis / Docu-Drama:
Immersion settles Microsoft litigation for $21 million
TeleGeography Research:
Google's subsea ambitions expand  —  On the heels of its investment in the Unity trans-Pacific submarine cable, Google is working with a consortium of carriers planning to build an intra-Asian submarine cable system.  The new cable, dubbed the Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) …
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs:
Opentape Sticks It to RIAA with Open Source Muxtape  —  With web music fan favorite Muxtape currently out of commission due to “a problem with the RIAA,” an open source — if no more legal — alternative has appeared: Opentape.  Opentape describes itself as “a free, open-source package …
Austin Modine / The Register:
China pardons iTunes (but not Sting)  —  Music store returns - minus ‘Songs for Tibet’  —  The People's Republic has pardoned iTunes after access to the online music store was apparently blocked in reaction to selling a new Tibet-themed album during the Olympic games.
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reddit:
now you can restyle and host your reddits wherever you'd like (with contest!)  —  redditors have created lots of new reddits in the last few months (and subscribers and subscriptions are up 300% since the redesign) but allowing user-created reddits was just the first step.
Discussion: Webware.com and webmonkey
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Reddit Now Fully Customizable: Bring Your Own Design and Domain
Discussion: VentureBeat
AndroidGuys:
No More Speculation - This is the G1 from T-Mobile  —  Update: Since we published this article, we've received some specs from a few people/places.  Click here to see a compiled list of the inner beauty.  —  It's time to put this rumor to bed once and for all.
TweakGuides.com:
Vista Annoyances Resolved  —  Author: Koroush Ghazi  —  Introduction  —  “Oh lord, not another Vista article!”  Like me, I'm sure many of you might be thinking something along those lines whenever you see an article with the word ‘Vista’ in the title these days.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Hal Goldstein / Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine:
Final Issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine  —  I have sad news.  After 11 years, we will be publishing a final 2008 issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and then suspend publication!  We are working hard to make it the best Windows Mobile issue ever, a keeper, a reference guide.
Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. - Young entrepreneur Hansup Yoon, 15, recently sold his creation ZuneBoards, an Internet forum devoted to Microsoft's Zune media player, for $62,000.  —  The teenager, who lives in Fullerton, Calif., created the site months …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Pulse 2.0
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Virus Infects Space Station Laptops (Again)  —  Viruses intended to steal passwords and send them to a remote server infected laptops in the International Space Station in July, NASA confirmed Tuesday.  —  And according to NASA, this wasn't the first infection.
Discussion: Zero Day and The Register
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game  —  Technorati continues to redefine itself under CEO Richard Jalichandra, who joined the company in October 2007.  In June they launched Technorati Media, a blog advertising network.  —  Today they are announcing the acquisition of Blogcritics …
 
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Electronista:
BlueAnt intros first voice-controlled headset
Discussion: Crave and TG Daily
HP:
HP Completes $13.9 Billion Acquisition of EDS
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Expand Your Brain with Evernote
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Credence: LTX Deal May Force Note Repayment
Discussion: Docu-Drama
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
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Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service
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Collaboration web apps to beat the Credit Crunch
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Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Show Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Should It Be Illegal To Get Hacked?
Lisa Katayama / Boing Boing:
Japanese with common last name Yoda denied Facebook account
Discussion: AppScout
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Visual Voicemail Inventor Strikes Again, Sues Google, Verizon, Others
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
ProofHQ streamlines the creative development process online
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AT&T expands iPhone international data plans
Android Developers Blog:
Some information on APIs removed in the Android 0.9 SDK beta
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