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2:45 PM ET, August 14, 2007

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Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo edges Google in US user satisfaction survey  —  Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) 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 (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Ask Jumps, Google Slips and Yahoo Leads American Customer …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Salon: Machinist
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.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware: EMC Has No Plans To Sell More; Did They Price Too Low?  —  EMC (EMC) today generated a massive return on its investment in VMware (VMW).  —  EMC bought the company in 2004 for $625 million.  At the time, as EMC CFO Dave Goulden noted in an interview with Tech Trader Dailythis morning …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware rockets; Virtualization hits Wall Street
Discussion: Epicenter and PC World
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware's IPO - Insanity turns Silicon Valley back to normal
Discussion: PR Newswire
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google and Microsoft Look to Change Health Care  —  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.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
First Google Health Screenshots  —  Google Health, codename "Weaver", is Google's planned health information storage program.  Google's Vice President of Engineering Adam Bosworth lobbies for the program for quite a while now.  Adam said the current US health care system is challenged when it comes to …
Dan Warne / APC:
Google launches YouTube-style embeddable maps … First up, if you know how to embed a YouTube video in your blog, you'll be able to embed Google Maps in your website, Google promises.  —  It'll be as simple as cutting and pasting a bit of HTML code into your website, just like a YouTube video.
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Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Google's embeddable map feature out next week
Jason Roth / Apple:
John Lennon Solo Catalog Debuts on iTunes Store  —  Apple® today announced the debut of the John Lennon solo catalog on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com).  Sixteen of Lennon's solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the "Lennon Legend" …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
John Lennon joins the iTunes family
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies new test builds of Exchange 2007 SP1, PerformancePoint 2007
Discussion: eWEEK.com
John Borland / Wired News:
See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign  —  On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines.  While anonymous, such changes typically …
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Reuters:
Half of Web time spent viewing content: study  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Content online is king.  Internet users spend nearly half their time online viewing news or entertainment content, surpassing activities such as sending e-mails, shopping or searching for information …
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Drew Stauffer / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   How Are You Spending Your Time Online?
BBC:
Paper battery offers future power  —  Flexible paper batteries could meet the energy demands of the next generation of gadgets, says a team of researchers.  —  They have produced a sample slightly larger than a postage stamp that can release about 2.3 volts, enough to illuminate a small light.
Discussion: Engadget and Incremental Blogger
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL Launches Mobile Search  —  Google may have won the fixed line search sweepstakes, but mobile search remains an open territory, for anyone to conquer — countless start-ups, Yahoo, Nokia.  Add AOL to the list, which is launching a revamped (beta) version of its mobile search service today.
John Tierney / New York Times:
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy's Couch  —  Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else's hobby.  I hadn't imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version …
Discussion: Boing Boing, IP Democracy and Joe Duck
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.
SHAPE Services News:
FREE Beta version of IM+ for Skype is available for iPhone  —  www.skypeforiphone.com  —  SHAPE Services is pleased to invite you to participate in a beta testing round.  Please send your suggestions to betaskype.iphone@shapeservices.com.&nbs p; —  Call Skype users to their PCs
Chris Williams / The Register:
Free software campaigners stonewalled at BBC  —  The Free Software Foundation (FSF) mounted its protests against "corruption" of the BBC by Microsoft in London and Manchester this morning.  —  In filthy weather, about 20 assorted free software and open source advocates turned out at the BBC's Television Centre in west London.
 
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John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft's Bach sold more stock before Xbox news
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
AMD:
AMD Releases Specification Designed to Enable Real-Time Performance …
John Leyden / The Register:
Many Facebook users expose all to strangers
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle announces price list for 11g
Discussion: Computerworld
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
MSN Makes You Into A Cartoon
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Sun/Google and Adobe now gunning for Microsoft Office
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Companies need guidance to face censors abroad
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Australia to spend $189 million on anti-porn tech initiative
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SAMSUNG F310/B&O SERENATA MUSIC PHONE
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: iPhone 100% Unlocked Using Turbo SIM Card, No Extra Hardware Needed
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Intuit building Quicken Online
Discussion: Computerworld
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Leopard successfully run on non-Apple hardware
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John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft absorbs aQuantive
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