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11:40 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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Search Engine Land:
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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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft pushes back Office 2008 for Mac until January
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Why Microsoft Can't Deliver Office for Mac on Time
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac delayed until January 2008
Discussion: digg
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft delays release of Office 2008 for Mac
Discussion: Office Evolution
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: rexduffdixon.com and Scobleizer
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 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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Discussion: Inquirer
Mark Mulligan:
What Next for EMI?  —  I've held off from commenting …
BBC:
Britain 'failing' net speed tests
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Please don't steal this Web content
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New News Site: The Newsier Newser
Reuters:
Pioneer to launch full HD plasma TVs in October
Discussion: The Uber-Review
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DRM Scorecard: Hackers Batting 1000, Industry Zero
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
Will Oremus / Mercury News:
GPS system to predict Caltrain arrivals
Discussion: Engadget
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Karen Thomas … Corsair Introduces Eco-Friendly Power Supply Family
Crazy Pete / MCV:
Rockstar finally appeals BBFC's Manhunt ban
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House panel approves legal shield for bloggers
 

 
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Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
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