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10:55 AM ET, July 24, 2007

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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
AOL HAS AN EYE ON YOU  —  TO BUY AD TARGETER  —  After acquiring its way into the video and mobile ad-serving marketplace, CEO Randy Falco is moving AOL into the behavorial-targeting ad market with a deal to purchase Tacoda, The Post has learned.  —  Sources said AOL is paying between $200 million …
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Jeremy Liew / VentureBeat:
Ad Networks: Why it's better than ever to be a targeted content site  —  [Editor's note: This is an opinion piece by Jeremy Liew, a parter at Lightspeed Venture Partners]  —  One of the hallmarks of the last few years on the internet has been the growing length of the "long tail".
Business Wire:
AOL Enters into Agreement to Acquire Behavioral Targeting Firm TACODA  —  Acquisition Will Build on AOL's Efforts to Offer Advanced Targeting Solutions to Advertisers and Publishers  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AOL announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TACODA …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   AOL Gets Its Ad Network, Too
Michele Mehl / Twango:
Nokia acquires Twango to offer a comprehensive media sharing experience  —  Share photos, video and other media through virtually any connected device  —  Nokia and Twango today announced that Nokia has acquired substantially all assets of Twango (www.twango.com).
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Nokia buys media-sharing site Twango
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Nokia Buys Media-Sharing Site Twango
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Erika Brown / Forbes:
There UGO  —  On Tuesday morning, Hearst Corp. was expected to announce the acquisition of UGO Networks, a collection of Web sites targeting young men interested in video games, sports and pictures of hot girls.  UGO claims 11 million unique visitors a month.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Hearst Buys UGO.com; Possibly As Much As $100M-$150M
Discussion: WebProNews and Reuters
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
TiVo Targets the Mainstream  —  The DVR pioneer hopes to gain customers with its price-slashed TiVo HD, but subscription costs and shrinking market share remain concerns  —  Can a low-cost, high-definition digital video recorder clear up TiVo's blurry picture?
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Breaking: $300 TiVo HD Unboxed and Fondled (Verdict: Hell Yes!)
Discussion: Gadget Lab and I4U News
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
Acer: PC Industry 'Disappointed' with Vista  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Acer president Gianfranco Lanci today became the first major PC manufacturer …
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Gregg Keizer / Techworld.com:   Vista retreats as XP sales hold up
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Vista Use Grows as Mac OS X Stays Flat
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Is Xbox 360 is doomed  —  We're still a few months from holiday shopping season, but I'm making this prediction now: The Xbox 360 is this year's PS3.  Last year, of course, was when Sony's over-priced, under-delivered next generation console cost the company its preeminence in the console market to the Nintendo Wii.
Discussion: Things That, Simple Thoughts and Kotaku
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Xbox 360: Another One Bites the Dust
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Chris Remo / Shacknews:
Developers on Unreal Engine 3 and the Silicon Knights Lawsuit  —  Last week the internet—or at least the video game-related parts of it—exploded when Epic Games quietly announced that it had been sued by developer Silicon Knights.  That quiet announcement quickly turned into a frenzy as the full text of the lawsuit surfaced.
Donna Fuscaldo / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T's Profit Rises On Wireless Growth  —  AT&T Inc., reported a 61% rise in net income amid recent acquisitions and said it activated 146,000 iPhone subscribers the last two days of the quarter, 40% of whom were new AT&T Wireless customers.  —  AT&T has an exclusive deal with Apple Inc …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Surprise: Facebook apps may help grow home sites  —  Slide, Rockyou and HotorNot, three companies with the largest number of users on Facebook, are showing continued traffic growth on their own sites.  —  The finding, reported by Quantcast, a service that tracks traffic trends for Web sites …
Stephan Spencer / CNET News.com:
Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google  —  I got to enjoy Matt Cutts live and in person on Saturday speaking to the WordPress bloggers and fans at WordCamp 2007.  Matt was in top form, witty as ever.  The session was blogged by numerous folks.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Non-profit may launch $350 laptop by Christmas  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - A non-profit group that designs low-cost computers for poor children hopes to start selling multimedia laptops to consumers by Christmas, a foundation executive said on Monday.  —  The One Laptop Per Child Foundation's rugged XO laptop …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Earnings: AT&T Q2 Profits Grow 61 Percent; Revs Up 86.7 Percent  —  Citing growth in wireless and internet subscribers, as well as sales of the iPhone, helped AT&T (NYSE: T) hit its ninth consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth, as Q2 profit rose 61.1 percent to $2.9 billion …
Discussion: PC World
 
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