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9:25 AM ET, August 2, 2007

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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
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Search Engine Land:
Wall Street Journal: Google Phone In Development
Discussion: Screenwerk
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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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 …
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."
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.
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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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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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.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla to give away own security testing tools  —  JavaScript fuzzer that's found 'dozens' of Firefix bugs is first, others to follow  —  Mozilla Corp. will release some of its home-grown security tools to the open-source community, the company's head of security said today, starting with a …
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Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:   SecureWorks Offers Free Security Tools
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.
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
Skip Navigation / ice.gov:
Protecting National Security and Upholding Public Safety  —  ICE partners with industry to launch largest enforcement action of its kind targeting importers and distributors of illegal devices used to circumvent anti-piracy technology in top gaming consoles  —  32 search warrants executed …
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.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Console mod-chippers busted in nationwide raids  —  Federal agents have carried out a series of raids against individuals and businesses in 16 states as part of an investigation into the distribution and sale of mod chips.  Dubbed "Operation Tangled Web", the 32 search warrants were executed …
Discussion: Inquirer, TechSpot News and digg
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researcher's Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises  —  Neal Krawetz, a researcher and computer security consultant, gave an interesting presentation today at the BlackHat security conference in Las Vegas about analyzing digital photographs and video images for alterations and enhancements.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and digg
 
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD software let defective graphics cards slip into the channel
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
DigiTimes: Taiwan component suppliers NOT seeing a reduction …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Firefox features that don't require extensions
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 Earlier Items: 
Roxanne Escobales / Guardian:
US voting machines can be hacked into, report warns
Discussion: Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Ringtones in your home: a review of Ringboxx
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google: Kill all the patent trolls
Discussion: Computerworld
Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog:
Motorola rolls out six budget handsets
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
Monster debuts Wireless Bridge for iPod
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Serdar Yegulalp Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Reuters:
Google wary of behavioral targeting in online ads