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11:05 AM ET, August 2, 2007

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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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Wall Street Journal: Google Phone In Development
Discussion: Screenwerk
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 …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Why Microsoft Can't Deliver Office for Mac on Time
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft delays release of Office 2008 for Mac
Discussion: Office Evolution
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft pushes back Office 2008 for Mac until January
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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Fred / A VC:
The Bubble 2.0 Meme Won't Die
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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Thanks for visiting the first episode of my new video blog.
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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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www.ccianet.org:
CCIA Files FTC Complaint against NBC/Universal, MLB, the NFL …
Discussion: Digital Trends and TMCnet
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."
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
Steven Schwankert / Computerworld:
D'oh!  Homer 'photo' exposes Chinese media piracy  —  No, it's not a Simpsons episode plotline (yet, anyway)  —  A photo of Homer Simpson accompanying a genuine article about multiple sclerosis (MS) has exposed Chinese state-run media's penchant for using images without permission.
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Reuters:
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Console mod-chippers busted in nationwide raids
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