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7:05 PM ET, August 2, 2007

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
HandHeld To Acquire eBaum's World For $17 Million  —  Another deal from HandHeld Entertainment, which continues to roll up traffic and content.  This time the company is picking up user-gen site eBaum'sWorld for $15 million in cash at closing and a possible total of $52.5 million in cash and stock over three years.
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Business Wire:
HandHeld Entertainment to Acquire eBaum's World, a Premier Online Entertainment Site  —  The ZVUE Network to become one of the world's largest providers of user-generated videos  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZVUE - News), a global digital entertainment company …
Discussion: Profy.Com and NewTeeVee
Wall Street Journal:
Google Pushes Tailored Phones To Win Lucrative Ad Market  —  Companies Featured in This Article: Google, Apple, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Nextel, Nokia, Walt Disney  —  Google Inc. is searching for growth in cellphones.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Not one, but many "gPhones" in the works: report
Discussion: BloggingStocks and WebProNews
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Office 2008 Coming January 2008  —  We announced today that Office 2008 for Mac will be released to manufacturing ("RTM") this December, which will allow for retail availability in the US in mid-January (planning for Macworld), and allow us to deliver Office 2008 to our volume license customers …
sony.net:
Public Notice to Owners of Sony "Cyber-shot" DSC-T5 Digital Still Cameras  —  Thank you for your continued interest in Sony Products.  —  Sony has recently discovered that, with certain units of its Digital Still Camera "Cyber-shot" DSC-T5 released on the market in September 2005 …
Discussion: Digital Trends and BetaNews
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Sony offers repair on 416,000 Cyber-shot cameras
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Crave
Eric Norlin / Defrag blog:
Because I'm a sucker  —  My oh my, turn on the blogosphere this morning and what do I find?  A serious brouhaha brewing and boiling because Dvorak went and wrote the tiresome, "Bubble 2.0″ ("we're in one and it'll end badly").  Go read all of the techmeme links if you want the full skinny …
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Uses Crowdsourcing To Create Maps In India  —  Google has been sending GPS kits to India that enable locals to make more detailed maps of their area.  After the data has been uploaded and then verified against other participant's data it becomes a part of the map.
BBC:
Microsoft tries free office suite  —  Free copies of some of Microsoft's office software will soon be available.  —  The software giant said it would make ad-supported copies of the Works package available within "months".  —  The programs will not run in a web browser but will be installed …
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Out of the Theater, Into the Courtroom  —  Jhannet Sejas and her boyfriend were celebrating her 19th birthday by taking in a matinee showing of the hit movie "Transformers" at the theater at Ballston Common mall.  —  Sejas was enjoying the movie so much that she decided to film a short clip …
Chris Hansen / MSNBC:
Hot iPods: Is there a way to stop thieves cold?  A Dateline hidden camera investigation. … Frustrated iPod owners are angry, their music taken from them by thieves Dateline caught on hidden camera.  —  Story continues below ↓  —  advertisement  —  On Dateline Wednesday …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
070829: viral campaign for new mobile phone?  Update: looks like Nokia's N81 8GB phone  —  I'll admit I have no idea what this is.  I started to notice contextual Google Ads on our site for 070829 and since the ads are contextual, this likely has to do with mobile tech.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Two Worlds Collide: Oops, iPhone Display Needs to Reboot, Runs Windows XP  —  Oops, iPhone Display Needs to Reboot, Runs Windows XP  —  Hey PC fanboys, now you can use this shot of a Windows XP display at an AT&T store when those smug Mac worshipers tell you about how such-and-such Zune commercial …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Forever Geek
John Loiacono / JohnnyL's Blogic:
Adobe and FedEx Kinko's Update  —  As I said in my last blog, we promised to look into what we could do to address the concerns raised by the print industry regarding the deal we signed with FedEx Kinko's.  We've done that.  —  Adobe announced today that we will release an update of Adobe Reader …
Discussion: Webware.com and Wired News
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.
MikeG / Mike Grehan says:
A guaranteed number one listing at Google!  —  I've been burning up my keyboard for the past two weeks none stop writing.  So I've had little time to read any of the latest news around the various other blogs, forums etc.  So, maybe this has been covered in great detail elsewhere.
ir.take2games.com:
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Provides Financial Update  —  Launch of Grand Theft Auto IV Now Planned for Fiscal 2008  —  Conference Call Set for 5:30 pm ET Today  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced revised revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2007.
 
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Business Wire:
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Keynote Systems:
Keynote Systems Releases Study Examining Leading Electronic Retailer Web Sites
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Anton Shilov / X-bit labs:
Intel to Launch 45nm Desktop Chips in Q4 - Documents
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Netvibes Launches Facebook Widget
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The latest "shiny social object": an open/controllable social network?
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Associated Press:
Man nabbed in hacking of Dane's e-mails
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia Dials N-Series For Profits
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yelp API Released
Discussion: Mashable!
PC JOINT:
How Apple will implement Multi-Touch in Macbook, iMac and other devices
Media Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Time Warner Q2 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Fusion for Mac Due Aug. 6
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
New News Site: The Newsier Newser
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
DRM Scorecard: Hackers Batting 1000, Industry Zero
Discussion: Podcasting News and Tech_Space
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
MySpace Nabs Lonelygirl15 Finale