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12:25 AM ET, August 9, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google News Hypocrisy: Walled Off Content  —  TechMeme founder Gabe Rivera makes an interesting observation on the Google News story all over the blogosphere today. … Google crawls news sites and grabs their content for republishing on Google News.  They rely on the willingness of those news sites to get distribution on Google.
Discussion: Geek Speaker and WebMetricsGuru
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google News Announces Limited Comments.  Everyone Needs To Calm Down.  —  Google made an announcement of an "experimental new feature - they will soon be allowing comments on Google News stories.  Comments will only be accepted from a "special subset of readers," which includes people and organizations who are part of the story.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Q&A On The New Google News Comments  —  Google News To Newsmakers: Send Us Your Comments from me earlier covers the new system that Google unveiled today allowing for comments on news stories.  I've now had a chance to talk briefly with Google News business product manager Josh Cohen about the system …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google lets newsmakers talk back; PR hiring boom expected
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Scripps Buys Photo/Video Sharing Service Pickle For $4.7 Million; Keyword Competition Hurting  —  Scripps Networks (NYSE: SSP) is serious about its online buys...last month it announced buying of Recipezaar for around $25 million.  Now it announced that it is buying audio …
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Business Wire:   Scripps Networks Deepens User-Generated Content Capabilities …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Study: Fears over kids' online safety overblown  —  One of the commonly accepted mantras is that the Internet is a very dangerous place for kids—especially social networking sites, where innocent youngsters can be approached by strangers offering them virtual candy—hence the recent moves …
Discussion: PC World, broadstuff and Mashable!
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Tells Qualcomm It Waived Right To Enforce Patents  —  This has not been a good week for Qualcomm on the patent front.  The company, which relies heavily on the patent system for its business model, is discovering that putting so much faith in patents can be a two-edged sword.
Discussion: InfoWorld
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Court finds Qualcomm guilty of standards abuse
Discussion: TMCnet
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Blockbuster acquires Movielink  —  Blockbuster, one of the nation's largest video-rental companies, has acquired Movielink, a video-on-demand service owned by five of the top six movie studios.  —  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Movielink offers digital movie downloads …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Blockbuster Buys Movielink, As Expected
Josef Adalian / Variety:
NBC Universal launches Didja  —  Ad friendly video site to combat YouTube  —  NBC Universal is expanding its battle against YouTube and other viral video sites, using the weight of its top-rated USA cable network to launch an all-advertising website called Didja.com.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Fox Interactive turns annual profit; MySpace revenue to top $800 million in fiscal 2008  —  News Corp. said its Fox Interactive unit, which largely consists of MySpace, turned a profit of $10 million on revenue of $550 million for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Discussion: paidContent.org and HipMojo.com
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Novell CEO Calls For New Linux Distro ISV Standard, Praises FSF  —  Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian said the Linux industry must create a vendor neutral standard for application development or face the same fragmentation that killed Unix.  —  Speaking before a packed audience at LinuxWorld …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Did AT&T Censor Pearl Jam's Lollapalooza WebCast?  —  Ma Bell seems to be acting like the big brother.  Apparently, AT&T censored parts of Pearl Jam's performance over the weekend.  Rock band was performing as part of Lollapalooza.  On their website, Pearl Jam writes:
Greg Stolz / NEWS.com.au:
Microsoft spices up the IT image  —  Decrease Increase -  —  Submit comment:  —  SHE doesn't have any IT qualifications - in fact she's a university drop-out - but that hasn't stopped software giant Microsoft hiring former Miss Australia Erin McNaught to sex up the computer industry's geeky image.
DailyTech:
New Wii Firmware Upgrade Blocks Freeloader for GC Imports  —  Nintendo's new upgrade restricts gamers from using the Freeloader disc to play import GameCube games on Wii  —  Those of you who already downloaded the Wii's latest firmware upgrade, released yesterday, may be in for a surprise.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Forever Geek
Market Wire:
VideoCafé Brings Video Content From Google, Yahoo!, Intel and Others Directly to Bloggers  —  New Video Content Portal Dedicated to Blogger Community  —  The NewsMarket — the world's leading online platform for raw video news content — today launches a new service enabling bloggers …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Google Mistakes Own Blog for Spam, Deletes it  —  Readers of Google Inc.'s Custom Search Blog were handed a bit of a surprise Tuesday when the Web site was temporarily removed from the blogosphere and hijacked by someone unaffiliated with the company.  —  The problem?
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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Cade Metz / The Register:
PC buyers: 'Vista Capable' machines weren't Vista capable
Discussion: TechSpot News
Stephentotilo / MTV:
"A Higher Standard" — Game Designer Jonathan Blow Challenges …
Discussion: Game | Life and Level Up
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Competition is good for search privacy, report says
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple 4G iMac: first unboxing, impressions
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Apple and Google alliance just got stronger
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
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Chris / LiveSide:
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