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10:10 AM ET, August 14, 2007

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Nokia:
Nokia announces product advisory for BL-5C battery  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today issued a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006.  This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia-branded battery.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia-branded batteries at risk of overheating — 46 million devices affected  —  Here we go again kids.  After all those notorious fires related to the batteries used by the world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia has issued a product advisory for the BL-5C, Nokia-branded battery.
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Google's embeddable map feature out next week  —  Google will shortly roll-out a new feature on its mapping service that will allow users to easily embed maps directly into web pages.  —  The feature, which operates much in the same as with YouTube videos, was conspicuously missing …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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Dan Warne / APC:
Google launches YouTube-style embeddable maps
Discussion: Mashable!
Sydney Morning Herald:
Google denies APEC reason for fuzzy maps
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Bigger not better: Google, Apple down in customer satisfaction; Yahoo gains  —  The American Customer Satisfaction Index for the second quarter was released Tuesday and the brief recap goes like this: Apple is still the top dog in customer satisfaction in the PC market, but is slipping.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Online News Squared
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Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo edges Google in user satisfaction survey  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may be struggling to convince Wall Street of its future prospects, but for the first time its users gave its services overall a better rating than what Google Inc received, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Dr. Google and Dr. Microsoft  —  In politics, every serious candidate for the White House has a health care plan.  So too in business, where the two leading candidates for Web supremacy, Google and Microsoft, are working up their plans to improve the nation's health care.
Your mail is here, come and get it!:
August: Hotmail will soon bring you more of your requests, better performance  —  We went out of beta in May, and we're already releasing something new.  Today, these new features will begin to roll our gradually to all our customers over the next few weeks, so if you don't immediately see them, be patient, they're coming!
2K GAMES:
BIOSHOCK: BREAKING THE MOLD  —  Way back when I was creating the BioShock Limited Edition, I took a poll for what you guys wanted to see in the box.  And while we managed to put your top 3 choices in - the Making of DVD, Sountrack CD, and Big Daddy Figurine, we just couldn't manage a BioShock artbook.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Will / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Facebook code leaks out  —  Some of the source code that powers the popular social-networking site Facebook found its way onto the web over the weekend.  I'm not about to cancel my account, but I do find it a bit worrying.  —  The source code was published on Saturday to a blog called Facebook secrets …
Discussion: Digital Trends and Contentinople
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
A notebook in miniature  —  You'd be forgiven for classifying Fujitsu's U810 notebook as a slightly clunky ultramobile PC.  —  After all, it weighs a pound and a half, has the Intel A110 processor used in Samsung's UMPC, and allows for fairly easy and accurate thumb typing.  But you'd be wrong.
Discussion: Computerworld and TECH.BLORGE.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Alexa Says YouTube Is Now Bigger Than Google.  Alexa Is Useless  —  We've gotten a few "tips" that YouTube has actually grown larger than Google in terms of page views according to Alexa.  —  This is, of course, complete fiction.  And it shows just how useless Alexa has become as a method for measuring web traffic and reach.
Facebook Secrets:
Searching  —  ini_set('memory_limit', '100M'); // to be  —  safe we are increasing the memory limit for search  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/html  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/s.php';  ; —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/browse.php';
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Viacom, Google/YouTube Play Deposition Poker: Colbert, Stewart Could Wind Up Under Oath  —  Most of the names on the deposition lists in Viacom's (NYSE: VIA) copyright suit against YouTube and parent Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) are business as usual—Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Chad Hurley …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Full Text Feeds Actually Increase Page Views (The Freakonomics Explanation)  —  from the why-full-feeds-make-sense dept  —  Last week, the Freakonomics blog got some extra attention by moving the blog to the NY Times.  Of course, the blog had been in support of the immensely popular Freakonomics book …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 in Technology Preview  —  New software builds on Exchange Server 2007's anywhere access* to information, operational efficiency and built-in protection.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and opened a technology preview for the software.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Rory Prior / ThinkMac Blog:
Hint: How to redesign the Leopard dock so it sucks less  —  Disclaimer: Leopard is still under NDA so I can't discuss anything that Apple hasn't already made public knowledge on their website.  —  The dock has always been one of those sort of 'live with it', rather than 'love it' features …
Discussion: MacUser
 
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Reuters:
Half of Web time spent viewing content: study
Randolph E. Schmid / Associated Press:
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John Borland / Wired News:
See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
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ArchosLounge:
The ARCHOS 105 offers consumers : - 1.8" x 3.3" …
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Researcher thinks Mac OS X is easy to exploit
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IPHONE BILL  —  I finally got my first bill from AT&T …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T admits it censored other bands
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