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12:25 PM ET, August 2, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: Computerworld, BetaNews and MacUser
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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 …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft delays release of Office 2008 for Mac
Discussion: Office Evolution
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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft pushes back Office 2008 for Mac until January
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  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is making a push to court wireless carriers in an effort to accelerate mobile ad distribution and revenue growth.  The article also contends that Google is actively working a mobile handset …
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: CostPerNews
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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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: Engadget, Digital Trends and BetaNews
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Associated Press:
Sony Recalls 416,000 Digital Cameras
Discussion: Inquirer
Tablet PC Talk News:
Full-Ruggedized UMPC Victum-Tablet 8  —  Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) for outdoor applications by Acturion.  —  Munich, August 1st. 2007 - Acturion Datasys, specialized system vendor in the field of industrial and military mobile computing, releases the new outdoor UMPC Victum-Tablet 8.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and GottaBeMobile.com
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Acturion's Victum Tablet 8 is the UMPC for soldiers of fortune
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets
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
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 …
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.
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
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.
 
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Lisa Hoover / Download Squad:
Download Squad's Invite-a-palooza: Day 8
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ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
Massachusetts Falls to OOXML as ITD Punts
Chris Hansen / MSNBC:
Hot iPods: Is there a way to stop thieves cold? …
Mark Mulligan:
What Next for EMI?  —  I've held off from commenting …
BBC:
Britain 'failing' net speed tests
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Microsoft tries free office suite
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Please don't steal this Web content
Reuters:
Pioneer to launch full HD plasma TVs in October
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Rockstar finally appeals BBFC's Manhunt ban
Matt / Burning Questions:
Pubvertise Your Live Content to a Wider Audience
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researcher's Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House panel approves legal shield for bloggers
Sir Elton John / The Sun:
Why we must close the net