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12:25 PM ET, August 28, 2008

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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bloomberg Runs Steve Jobs' Obituary  —  For whatever reason, the Bloomberg financial newswire decided to update its 17-page Steve Jobs obituary today.  It's true that the secretive Apple CEO's battle with pancreatic cancer, and speculation over his health, rattled some investors earlier …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Bloomberg mistakenly publishes Steve Jobs obituary  —  An electronic gaffe at news outlet Bloomberg mistakenly sent an incomplete obituary for Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the wire on Wednesday afternoon, and a tipster promptly sent the soon-retracted file to gossip blog Gawker.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Transcoding Is Not A Crime, Says Court In Veoh Porn Case  —  Update: More analysis of the decision here.  —  Finally, a judge who may have actually visited the Internet once or twice before deciding a case.  Judge Howard Lloyd, a judge on the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What The Veoh Decision Means For YouTube And Others  —  Attorneys representing online video sites around the country are salivating today over the Veoh summary judgment decision (I know this because I've spoken to a few of them).  In a nutshell, here's what we learned today …
Discussion: Open Source
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:   Veoh wins copyright infringement lawsuit
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Victory For Video Sites: Court Grants Veoh Its DMCA Defense …
Discussion: Online Video Watch
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Veoh Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Viacom-YouTube Next?
Discussion: Bits
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:   Veoh Copyright Case Dismissed
Wall Street Journal:
More Artists Steer Clear of iTunes  —  Apple's Online Music Store Sells Lots of Singles,  —  But Labels Seek Higher Profits of Full Album Sales  —  ITunes has been the runaway hit of the music business, selling more than five billion song downloads since it started five years ago.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Music Labels Rethink iTunes, Again; Same Old Gripe of Album vs Singles
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Finally Figures Out How To Make Money: Big Ads On Its Homepage  —  Take a good, long look at YouTube's (GOOG) homepage.  You may not recognize it soon: The video site is trying out new ad format that will turn over a good chunk of the page to sponsors.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Epicenter and WebProNews
Dave Rosenberg / Negative Approach:
Google Apps Premier SLA credit and commitment to communication  —  Looks like Google is starting to take Apps Premier a bit more seriously, providing users with SLA credits for the August outage and realizing that the guy who chose Google Apps has to report to someone else when things go haywire.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Gives Google Apps Users Credit & Adds Communication Policies
Discussion: eWeek
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
It must be a rough day in Cupertino  —  They just keep coming, one negative headline after another after another.  At least that's how it must feel today over at Apple.  In the last 24 hours or so, there have been at least four separate events that have put the company in a negative light.
Discussion: Forbes
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Sony's Thinnest Walkman Player Ever Has Active Noise Cancellation, Song Suggestion Software  —  Sony's S-series Walkman is their new high-end digital audio player that is not only their slimmest player to date, but has active noise cancellation and the SensMe music suggestion engine.
BBC:
West Wing writer tackles Facebook  —  Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has agreed to make a film about the founders of social networking site Facebook.  —  Sorkin, who created US TV drama The West Wing and wrote the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson's War, has even opened a Facebook account to aid his research.
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
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Sony:
Resize text:A A A  —  NEW SONY CYBER-SHOT CAMERA'S VIDEO CAPTURE GOES HIGH DEF  —  Sony is adding high-definition movie recording to its digital camera line with the introduction of the Cyber-shot® DSC-T500 model.  —  This 10-megapixel camera features wide and full-screen 720p movie recording …
Discussion: Crave, LAPTOP Magazine, I4U News and Gearlog
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Microsoft:
Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Fact Sheet  —  An overview of the features and benefits of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8.  —  Windows Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of the world's most popular browser that optimizes developer and end-user experiences to provide a window to the Web of online services.
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BBC:
Hackers prepare supermarket sweep  —  Self-checkout systems in UK supermarkets are being targeted by hi-tech criminals with stolen credit card details.  —  A BBC investigation has unearthed a plan hatching online to loot US bank accounts via the checkout systems.
David Pogue / New York Times:
New Nikon Holds a Secret  —  If you saw it just sitting there, you'd never guess that the new Nikon D90 is a mind-blowing, game-changing camera.  —  It looks like any other big, black intermediate single-lens reflex camera: much more compact than a professional model, but much bigger and heavier than a pocket camera.
GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony: “We like to provide as many services as possible for free”  —  The president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has told GamesIndustry.biz that the company is keen to provide as many services to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable users as possible - and is happy to look …
Discussion: PS3 Fanboy, Destructoid and Kotaku
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
FBI Apparently Has Nothing Better To Do Than Arrest GNR Album Leaker  —  from the what,-no-more-phones-to-tap?  dept  —  Back in June, we were bothered by the fact that the FBI was wasting its time investigating a blogger who had posted some unreleased Guns N' Roses tracks on his site.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Crave
 
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
A Great Blogging Month
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
British man to face hacking charges in U.S.
Discussion: The Register
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
SugarSync Sweetens Service With an iPhone App
Discussion: AppScout
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast 250GB Monthly Cap Goes Live October 1 …
Discussion: IP Democracy
IDC:
Second Quarter Server Market Continues to Accelerate, Future …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sharp debuts super slim XS1 LCD, D65E display lineup and BD-HP21H Blu-ray player
Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Quebec government sued for buying Microsoft software
Discussion: p2pnet, The Open Road and Slashdot
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
For the Advanced in Age, Easy-to-Use Technology
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
UK Band Admits It's ‘Utterly Dependent’ On Piracy
Discussion: The Equity Kicker and Digg
Mike Yuen / Edge Online:
Prepare for the Digital Distribution Era
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Why can't they fix the Flash/Firefox bug?
Discussion: jd/adobe and InfoWorld
Rebecca Selvenis / The Official Google Blog:
Strengthening the study of computer science
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
‘Forgot your password?’ may be weakest link
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Industry Rethinks Moneymaking Software Practice
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
iPods, MacBooks, iMacs up next on Apple's 2008 roadmap
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and MacRumors
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