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3:05 PM ET, August 9, 2007

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Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Update: Porn company Perfect 10 sues Microsoft  —  (InfoWorld) - A publisher of nude model photography is suing Microsoft for putting links and images of the company's content in search results taken from other Web sites that are illegally reproducing the material.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Perfect 10 Invites Microsoft to Join Google & Amazon in Copyright Claim
Discussion: Ars Technica
Business Wire:
Perfect 10 Sues Microsoft for Copyright Infringement
Discussion: Digital Daily
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
After Striking Out With Google, Perfect 10 Bats Against Microsoft Over Image Search
Discussion: PC World
PR Newswire:
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - News), a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey, Maybe Vonage Isn't Dead Yet  —  Vonage released its second quarter financial results today (I've embedded the release below with the new Zoho Viewer that launched last night).  And while the stock continues to slide, revenues are way up and losses are slowing.
Discussion: uncov, GigaOM and Epicenter
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Vonage flounders amid slowed subscriber growth  —  Internet Protocol telephony player Vonage is still hanging on, but the company, which has been mired in a nasty patent battle with Verizon Communications, is struggling to say afloat as it struggles to sign up new customers.
Discussion: TechSpot News
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Store your files in "the cloud" with Windows Live SkyDrive  —  Today Microsoft is announcing the final product name for what was previously known as Windows Live Folders.  Windows Live SkyDrive gets not only its final product name but also a few new features and enhanced UI reflecting changes coming across …
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Windows Live SkyDrive Team Blog:
Introducing Windows Live SkyDrive!  —  Thanks for your help testing Windows Live Folders.  It's been a month and a half since our first release, and today we're making three major announcements!  —  First, we're happy to announce our new name:  —  Second, we've been listening intently …
Chris / LiveSide:
Windows Live Folders renamed to Skydrive - Gets update too
Discussion: Channel 9
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
US 3G Nokia N95 Getting Battery Upgrade!  —  I received this in my inbox recently, and had to wait a few days to share.  This is the official sales flyer for the US 3G Nokia N95.  There's several really HOT parts about it that I'm really excited about.  —  The first is that the thing finally has US 3G - HSDPA even.
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thepomoblog.com:
FOUNDATIONS ARE CRUMBLING BUT NEW ONES ARE BEING FORMED (Terry)  —  The first story in this morning's MediaDailyNews jolts like a cold splash of water on a hot face.  Nielsen has released new data from its "engagement panels," and it's not good for the status quo.
Discussion: TeleRead
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Looking toward life beyond advertising
Discussion: CostPerNews
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Equity Firm Invests in NBC Universal-News Corp. Online Venture  —  The joint venture between NBC Universal and the News Corporation to bring their television shows and movies onto the Internet still lacks a Web site.  It still has no name.  It also has yet to announce a clear mission …
Bloomberg:
Blockbuster Acquires Movielink  —  The video rental chain Blockbuster said yesterday that it had acquired the Internet movie provider Movielink to offer video downloading services to customers.  —  Blockbuster is also acquiring rights to show the films of Movie- link's owners …
Cisco PR / The Platform:
FINAL UPDATE: Cisco.com Outage  —  Service to Cisco.com has been restored and all applications are now fully operational.  The issue occurred during preventative maintenance of one of our data centers when a human error caused an electrical overload on the systems.  This caused Cisco.com and other applications to go down.
Matthew Rothenberg / Flickr Blog:
Improved Web Uploading  —  Also available in: , Français, Deutsch, Español, Português  —  Here at Flickr, we want to make sure your photos arrive safely, efficiently, and with style.  That why we've dumped our dusty old web upload form, and replaced it with a super-duper, sexy-ified, shiny new web uploader.
Discussion: Download Squad and Compiler
Seth Kugel / New York Times:
A House That's Just Unreal  —  FROM the roof deck of Sherman Ochs's Mexican-style villa atop a breezy bluff, the entire island of Jalisco, population about 20, spreads out below.  It is a picturesque place of palm trees, lush lawns and near-cloudless skies.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What's Behind Apple's iWork?  —  Microsoft's Office still dominates the market, but Apple's new software may signal a tectonic shift in the two behemoths' uneasy alliance  —  It's hard not to wonder if the relationship between Cupertino and Redmond isn't a bit more strained these days.
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacDailyNews
 
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
EPOS Technologies' digital pen records your writing
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Partners with OIN for Growth of Linux
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Great strides made in search engine privacy, says report
Business Wire:
Limelight Networks Reports Second-Quarter 2007 Results
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell To Pay Ex-CEO Rollins $48.5 Million For Unexercised Optons
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
Natasha Lomas / CNET News.com:
HSPA to dominate mobile broadband?
Discussion: dailywireless.org
John Blau / PC World:
Vodafone Joins WiMax Forum
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple makes iMovie HD 6 available for download
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Tightens Screws on Advertisers: AdWords Black Box Gets Blacker
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dish to enable external HDD use with its DVRs, use Ethernet to 'phone home'
Peter Fleischer / Official Google Blog:
Google search privacy: Plain and simple
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Intel announces plan to unify product naming scheme
Discussion: Engadget, MacUser and Gadget Lab
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
T-Mobile planning VoIP service?