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6:45 AM ET, August 7, 2007

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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.
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 …
Discussion: Inquirer and paidContent.org
Feld Thoughts:   One Stomp Forward, One Stomp Back
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?
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
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
Forbes:
Bush administration upholds US ITC decision order against Qualcomm imports  —  WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) - The Bush administration today upheld a June decision from an independent trade body, paving the way for an import ban starting Tuesday on chips made by Qualcomm Inc. that violate a patent of Broadcom Corp.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and RSS
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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 …
Discussion: Business Week and GigaOM
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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Mozilla: 10-day patch guarantee 'not our policy'  —  (InfoWorld) - Mozilla does not set security policy at late-night pyjama parties.  —  The open source browser maker was forced to issue a statement Monday, retracting a pledge attributed to the company's director of ecosystem development …
Discussion: Inquirer and TechSpot News
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The Mozilla Blog:
MIKE SHAVER, TEN DAYS, AND EXPLETIVES
Discussion: shaver and Ryan Naraine's Zero Day
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Viagogo invades US online ticket-scalping market  —  Some entrepreneurs are bold, or foolhardy, depending how you look at it.  —  Eric Baker, co-founder of online ticket scalper StubHub, left in 2004, before StubHub went on to sell to eBay in January for $310 million.
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Event Tickets Are Big Business: European Startup Invades U.S.
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
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NES emulator on the iPhone  —  Wow— something I've noticed after my little vacation last week is that the iPhone application community is at a full sprint (no pun intended) on making applications.  When I left, people were dropping Hello World, and now we're up to the evolutionary step of NES emulator.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Forever Geek, Engadget and digg
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 …
Yahoo! News:
Buy.com launches Garage Sale service on Facebook  — Buy.com launches Garage Sale service on Facebook  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online shopping site Buy.com said on Tuesday it has launched a new shopping service named Garage Sale for users of online social networking sites such as Facebook.com.
 
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AMD's Opteron goes to 3.2GHz
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