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11:25 AM ET, August 7, 2007

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Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
TIMESSELECT CONTENT FREED  —  The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.  —  After much internal debate, Times executives - including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. - made the decision to end …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   New York Times to ax premium online content, rival says
John Markoff / New York Times:
$1.5 Billion Verdict Against Microsoft Is Set Aside  —  A federal district court judge delivered a major setback to Alcatel-Lucent on Monday by setting aside a jury's $1.5 billion judgment against Microsoft in a patent infringement lawsuit over digital music technology.
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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 …
BBC:   Microsoft $1.5bn MP3 fine dropped
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.
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Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS  —  SPENDING ON INTERNET ADVERTISING WILL reach $61.98 billion, and will surpass newspapers to become the nation's leading ad medium in 2011, projects private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson in its 21st Communications Industry Forecast released today.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Leveraging Facebook To Compete With eBay Won't Work  —  Buy.com made a splash tonight with their announcement of a new Facebook application called Garage Sale.  —  Facebook users can use the application to sell thing directly to others via their Facebook profile.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Buy.com Facebook War on eBay Competes Against Facebook Marketplace
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sun looses 'world's fastest chip' — the 1.4GHz Niagara 2  —  In a bold and presumably calculated statement, Sun Microsystems has proclaimed that its newfangled Niagara 2 is "the world's fastest multi-core commodity chip."  Clocking in at 1.4GHz, this eight-core chip also boasts 64 threads …
Discussion: eWEEK.com, Inquirer and The Register
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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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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft drops price on Xbox 360 line — we're stunned
Discussion: Ars Technica
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Rudy Giuliani's Daughter Supporting Barack Obama?  —  Whether it was a practical joke by his daughter, or an act of rebellion, Rudy Giuliani's facing an embarrassing situation.  According to Slate, Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile indicated she supported Barack Obama for president and not her own father.
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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 …
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 …
Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English  —  We made this video because we want others to feel the power of social bookmarking and how it works to make web pages easier to remember, organize and share.  —  This video is focused on Del.icio.us, but you could also try social bookmarking sites like Magnolia or Furl.
Read/WriteWeb:
Personalized Search Primer - And Google's Approach  —  Guest article by Greg Linden, founder of personalized news service Findory and author of Geeking with Greg.  —  Google has received much attention, not all of it positive, for its efforts to personalize search.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nirvanix To Challenge Amazon S3  —  Look for new San Diego-based Nirvanix to launch in the next few weeks.  It aims to compete with Amazon's popular S3 storage web service and provide web developers another choice for online storage.  —  The company, which is affiliated with online storage startup MediaMax …
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Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
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Nokia:
The new Nokia Prism collection: progressive design cut with personalized style
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google signs on with Open Invention Network
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InfoWorld:
Researcher blasts Apple for 'negligent' patching
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California 2005 Video Game Law Ruled Unconstitutional
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AppleInsider:
Last minute iMac and Mac mini rumors
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Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
AMD prepares more price cuts
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
ustr.gov:
Schwab Decision on the ITC Investigation of Certain Processor Chips
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai & the CDN Price Wars
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NOVELL: Worldwide:
Lenovo and Novell To Offer Linux Preload on ThinkPad Notebooks
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Rethinking 'Crossing The Chasm'
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NES emulator on the iPhone