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9:50 AM ET, August 2, 2007

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Wall Street Journal: Google Phone In Development
Discussion: Screenwerk
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Bubble 2.0 Coming Soon  —  Every single person working in the media today who experienced the dot-com bubble in 1999 to 2000 believes that we are going through the exact same process and can expect the exact same results—a bust.  It's déjà vu all over again.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick:
John Dvorak isn't just cranky, he's cranky and wrong  —  John C. Dvorak, Cranky Geek and long respected old dude, has penned a shallow but multi-part whine about the web 2.0 economy and the likelihood that it's going to collapse at any moment.  It's titled Bubble 2.0 Coming Soon and it's crap.
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats and CostPerNews
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Disney Acquires Club Penguin; $350 Million Cash, Possible $350 Million Earnout  —  On a call with Disney CEO Bob Iger now while he announces the company's acquisition of Club Penguin, which he describes as a perfect fit.  It's a cash payment of $350 million and an opportunity to earn out an additional $350 million between now and 2009.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WebbAlert: A Lot Like Rocketboom, Except It's Interesting  —  WebbAlert, a new daily (Monday - Thursday) video news show hosted by X-Play's Morgan Webb, launches this morning at 2 am PST.  The focus of the show will be the major breaking technology and gaming news of the day.
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Morgan Webb / WebbAlert:
Thanks for visiting the first episode of my new video blog.
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Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Microsoft delays release of Office for Mac 2008  —  Mac users must wait until next year for fresh versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint: Microsoft has moved its intended launch of Office for Mac 2008 to January from the second half of this year.  —  "We had hoped to hit the Christmas selling season …
Jacqueline Palank / New York Times:
Content Makers Are Accused of Exaggerating Copyright  —  An association of computer and communication companies, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, on Wednesday accused several professional sports leagues, book publishers and other media companies of misleading and threatening consumers with overstated copyright warnings.
Discussion: CinemaTech
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Eli Brandt / Google LatLong:
How long will it take at rush hour?  —  Let's say you want to leave from Berkeley to catch the sunset from the beach at Half Moon Bay, to relax on the sand and watch the sun sink into the Pacific.  We all know Google Maps will tell you how to get there.  Now it's better at helping you decide when to leave to catch your sunset on time.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Remember Webvan?  So Does Amazon  —  Check out Amazon Fresh - a new invite only service from Amazon that looks eerily similar to the quintessential 90's Internet flameout, Webvan.  —  The new service promises speedy at-home delivery of groceries, including fresh produce, at "competitive everyday prices."
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Video Non-Consolidation: GoFish's Acquisiton Of Bolt Dead In Water, For Now  —  This came out on DMN yesterday, and the company hasn't officially confirmed it, but looks like they're ready to announce something tomorrow, so we will know for sure.  Anyway, GoFish, an OTC-traded online video site …
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Sir Elton John / The Sun:
Why we must close the net  —  Web rant ... Sir Elton says the internet is destroying music  —  POP legend Sir Elton John wants the internet CLOSED DOWN.  —  Never one to keep his opinions to himself, the Rocket Man has waded into cyberspace with all guns blazing.
Crazy Pete / MCV:
Rockstar finally appeals BBFC's Manhunt ban  —  Publisher applied for hearing yesterday  —  MCV has learnt that Rockstar has lodged an official plea with the Video Appeals Committee over Manhunt 2's ban - the UK body that has the power to overturn the British Board of Film Classification's decision to keep the title off shelves.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
MySpace Nabs Lonelygirl15 Finale  —  In a deal that signals the ascendance of the independent video creator, MySpace will host and feature the Lonelygirl15 season finale this Friday.  The finale, a culmination of the series to date, with 12 episodes released every hour over starting at 8 a.m. Pacific …
Stephan Spencer / Searchlight:
Forget Babysitting and Paper Routes, Teen Turns to SEO  —  At the BlogHer 2007 Conference in Chicago last weekend, I was a proud dad, on-hand to support my daughter, Chloe, who presented her "Ultimate Neopets Cheats Blog" success story to a packed audience of bloggers, online marketers …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House panel approves legal shield for bloggers  —  WASHINGTON—A congressional panel on Wednesday voted, against the Bush administration's wishes, to shield journalists including advertising-supported bloggers from having to reveal their confidential sources in many situations.
Corsair:
Karen Thomas … Corsair Introduces Eco-Friendly Power Supply Family  —  VX450W™ and VX550W™ PSUs offer Rock-Solid Performance at an Incredible Value  —  Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer memory and peripheral components …
 
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Walt Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Fusion Is Latest Way For Macs to Operate Windows, PC Software
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D'oh! Homer 'photo' exposes Chinese media piracy
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is Microsoft Using Patent FUD Against Linux?  Perhaps Because It Works
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Protecting National Security and Upholding Public Safety
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GPS system to predict Caltrain arrivals
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Researcher's Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises
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Roxanne Escobales / Guardian:
US voting machines can be hacked into, report warns
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Lair Update
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla to give away own security testing tools
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Ringtones in your home: a review of Ringboxx
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google: Kill all the patent trolls
Discussion: Computerworld
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Console mod-chippers busted in nationwide raids
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Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?
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