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8:11 AM ET, August 7, 2007

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Microsoft wins reversal of MP3 patent decision  —  Microsoft has won a reversal of a $1.5 billion jury verdict against it for infringing on a patent for MP3 technology held by Alcatel-Lucent.  —  Judge Rudi Brewster of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California tossed …
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Ben Charny / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Damage Award Voided  —  A federal judge overturned part of a jury verdict that would have forced Microsoft Corp. to pay Alcatel-Lucent SA $1.52 billion for violating patents related to a digital music technology.  —  U.S. District Judge Rudi Brewster in San Diego ruled …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Judge Negates Alcatel-Lucent MP3 Patent Win  —  Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, persuaded a judge to throw out a jury's record $1.52 billion verdict in a landmark case over Alcatel-Lucent's MP3 digital-music patents.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360 by $50  —  Price drop coincides with release of "Madden NFL 08" on Xbox 360, one of many titles that make up the greatest holiday lineup in video game history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
It's Official: Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Price
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:   Microsoft drops price on Xbox 360 line — we're stunned
ustr.gov:
Schwab Decision on the ITC Investigation of Certain Processor Chips  —  WASHINGTON, DC.  - Today, the United States Trade Representative, Susan C. Schwab, announced her decision on the results of the Administration's review of the remedial orders issued in the U.S. International Trade Commission's …
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Anshu Sharma / Anshu's Blog on The Business …:
Identity Crisis in the Land of Social Networks and Platforms  —  The Facebook platform debate continues to evolve with Dan Farber's recent piece on Facebook, social capitalists and open networks and Wired's very well thought out article Slap in the Facebook.
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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 and Mashable!
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.
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Marc Santora / New York Times:   Is Giuliani's Daughter an Obama Supporter?
Dell:
Dell Plans to Acquire ZING Systems Inc.  —  Dell announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held ZING Systems Inc., a consumer technology and services company that focuses on always-connected audio and entertainment devices.  In a move that reflects the renewed interest …
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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
NOVELL: Worldwide:
Lenovo and Novell To Offer Linux Preload on ThinkPad Notebooks  —  Agreement to accelerate desktop Linux in the enterprise  —  Lenovo and Novell today announced an agreement to provide preloaded Linux* on Lenovo ThinkPad notebook PCs and to provide support from Lenovo for the operating system.
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ExtremeTech:
Lenovo to Preload ThinkPads with Linux
Discussion: The Tech Report
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
ONLINE AD WAR  —  UPSTART SITES GIVE AOL AND YAHOO! REVENUE FITS  —  Web advertisers are spreading their online ad dollars across more sites and are paying lower rates in many cases, putting pricing pressure on established Internet players.  —  Several companies are already feeling the heat …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Online ads to overtake US newspapers  —  The rapid growth of online advertising is expected to see the sector overtake US newspaper advertising in terms of size by 2011.  —  The forecast comes against a backdrop of declining advertising sales reported by newspaper groups this year in spite of continued strength in the US economy.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Event Tickets Are Big Business: European Startup Invades U.S.  —  London-based Viagogo, an online marketplace for event tickets, is invading the U.S. market.  It's a European version of StubHub, which sold to eBay for $307 million back in January.  —  The site was founded by Eric Baker …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Viagogo invades US online ticket-scalping market
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai & the CDN Price Wars  —  Akamai Technologies (AKAM) investors are the stock market's walking wounded.  Over the last month, the stock has plummeted to about $33 a share, wiping out over $3 billion in market capitalization.  The slide began soon after the company announced its second quarter earnings …
Discussion: Beet.TV and HipMojo.com
Steve Ranger / silicon.com:
Q&A: William Gibson, science fiction novelist  —  Science fiction novelist William Gibson has been exploring the relationship between technology and society ever since he burst on to the literary scene with his cyberpunk classic Neuromancer in 1984.  He invented the word 'cyberspace …
Discussion: MediaVidea, Lunch over IP and Slashdot
 
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Microsoft continues to increase its web server market share.
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm'
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Give your Wii some fresh air to breathe!
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Mozilla: 10-day patch guarantee 'not our policy'
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NES emulator on the iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo, Forever Geek, Engadget and digg
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
'Lonelygirl15' protagonist gets the axe in season finale
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Google Search API for research
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox Launches Facebook App - a Social Network For Firefox Add-on Users
Discussion: PodTech.net
Valleywag:
Fake Steve Jobs: What if the Times scoop was a setup?
Jon Oltsik / CNET News.com:
F5 Networks grabs Acopia Networks
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
Austin Modine / The Register:
AMD's Opteron goes to 3.2GHz
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Hit With iPhone Patent Suit From Disgraced Doc