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7:00 PM ET, August 6, 2007

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Arn / MacRumors:
.Mac Update Coming at August 7th Media Event?  —  Apple's .Mac site warns users that the .Mac service will be undergoing maintenance on August 7th between 10 AM an 12 PM PDT. … Coincidentally, this time corresponds exactly to Apple's Media Event which is scheduled to take place on August 7th at 10AM PDT.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
New iMacs to shift investor focus back to Apple's Mac story  —  A pair of new iMacs expected to be released by Apple Inc. on Tuesday should shift investor focus away from the early stages of iPhone sales and back onto the more significant story of the Mac market share growth, according to investment research firm Piper Jaffray.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Apple's .Mac service will be spotty during Tuesday's event
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Hit With iPhone Patent Suit From Disgraced Doc  —  A Des Moines, Iowa, surgeon charges that the touch keyboard on the computer maker's iPhone PDA violates a patent he holds through a company called SP Technologies.  —  You'd think physician Peter V. Boesen would want his lawyers spending …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new suit over iPhone's touch-screen keyboard [updated]
Lucy Morrow Caldwell / Slate:
RUDY GIULIANI'S DAUGHTER IS SUPPORTING BARACK OBAMA.  —  There's one vote that Rudy Giuliani definitely can't count on in his 2008 presidential bid: his own daughter's.  According to the 17-year-old Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile, she's supporting Barack Obama.
Keith Chan / gSpy:
Google Business Referral Representative  —  Google Maps allows business owners to add and edit their businesses helping them to connect with potential customers in their communities.  However, Google thinks that relying merely on business owners is not efficient enough to 'organize …
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Philipp Lenssen / WebProNews:
Become a Business Referral Representative for Google
Discussion: Valleywag
ClickZ:
IAC Leaves DoubleClick for Atlas  —  IAC Advertising Solutions has switched ad servers, abandoning DoubleClick in favor of aQuantive's Atlas.  —  The ad sales division of IAC/InterActiveCorp said its goal in making the move was to consolidate IAC's myriad Web properties …
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Why IAC Dropped Doubleclick for aQuantive
Discussion: WebProNews
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senators to SoundExchange: Don't use negotiations to demand DRM  —  The two senators who introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act have strong words for SoundExchange as it embarks on negotiations with webcasters over royalty rates: don't use the proceedings as a means of mandating DRM.
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Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Slap in the Facebook: It's Time for Social Networks to Open Up  —  Damn the Facebooks and the MySpaces.  The last time we checked, there was this thing called the internet that had 6 billion users.  It's time to take our personal data out of Mr. McGregor's little gardens and put it back where it belongs …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Lenovo, Novell partner to offer Linux on the ThinkPad  —  ThinkPad customers will soon have a new configuration option, as Lenovo and Novell have announced that the popular laptops will begin shipping with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED) preinstalled.
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News.com and digg
Jeff Pulver / Business Week:
Confessions of a LinkedIn Dropout  —  Blogger Jeff Pulver quit the professional network in favor of Facebook and urged his friends to do the same.  Here's why he's not looking back  —  Are you on Facebook yet?  Maybe you should be.  —  I made this pronouncement on my blog recently …
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Brian Solis / PR 2.0:
FaceBook is the Online Hub for Connected Professionals
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
Nothing to Watch on TV?  Streaming Video Appeals to Niche Audiences  —  Buffering ... buffering ... buffering.  —  Seeing these words blinking at the bottom of the postage-stamp-size screen during a download of jerky video defines the annoying experience of entertainment on a computer monitor.
Louise Story / New York Times:
It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World  —  It is only a matter of time until nearly all advertisements around the world are digital.  —  Or so says David W. Kenny, the chairman and chief executive of Digitas, the advertising agency in Boston that was acquired by the Publicis Groupe for $1.3 billion six months ago.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
NPR Podcast Player Launches in Facebook, powered by SplashCast  —  We're excited to announce that a custom branded Facebook application we've built with the NPR podcasting team is launching today.  —  Add NPR to your page  —  The application, called the NPR Podcast Player, displays the latest episodes of a variety of NPR Podcasts.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
No relief for Qualcomm from Bush administration  —  The Bush administration has dealt another blow to chipmaker Qualcomm in its battle to dodge an International Trade Commission's ban on the importation of its advanced cell phone chips into the U.S.  —  On Monday, the Bush administration ruled …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Tech Trader Daily
The Mozilla Blog:
MIKE SHAVER, TEN DAYS, AND EXPLETIVES  —  Mike Shaver (Director of Ecosystem Development at Mozilla) handed his business card to Robert Hansen (RSnake) on Wednesday night at Black Hat.  On it he wrote "ten f—ing days."  When I asked him about it, he said he meant to communicate to Robert …
Austin Modine / The Register:
AMD's Opteron goes to 3.2GHz  —  AMD is trying to breath new life into its dual-core Opteron by upping the chip to 3.2GHz just weeks before Barcelona rolls on store shelves.  —  AMD announced today the pricing and availability to its Opteron 2000 and 8000 series x86 chips, both in a mainstream and high performance flavor.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and TechSpot News
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
L337: iPhone Unlocked for $96 with Forged SIM, Tested in Europe  —  While the wizards are still working on a software-only complete unlock for the iPhone, hackers in Europe claim that they have completely unlocked the JesusPhone, allegedly using a SIM reader/writer and a blank SIM card to obtain full calling and SMS capabilities.
Discussion: IntoMobile, MacDailyNews and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Adobe, Microsoft accused of infringing on browser-related patents  —  Microsoft and Adobe are the targets of a recent lawsuit from Aloft Media, which accuses the two companies of patent infringement.  The little-known "digital media" company filed the suit late last month in Texas …
Discussion: TechSpot News
 
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Jon Oltsik / CNET News.com:
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James Risen / New York Times:
Bush Signs Law to Widen Reach for Wiretapping
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Journalist joins class action against YouTube
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
White House High-Security Locks Broken: Bumped and Picked at DefCon
Discussion: Salon: Machinist and digg
Valleywag:
Brad Fitzpatrick: LiveJournal creator leaves as Six Apart fails to spin
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
San Francisco pulls the plug on Google / Earthlink's citywide WiFi... for now
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Congress to probe Yahoo over jailed China journalist
Discussion: The Register and The Raw Feed
Wss / Netcraft:
August 2007 Web Server Survey
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV