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7:50 PM ET, August 14, 2007

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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo beats Google in customer satisfaction survey  —  Good news for Yahoo: a new survey finds that customers are more satisfied with Yahoo than the other search engines and portals.  —  According to the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index, Yahoo's score …
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Google, Apple slip from "loved" to "well-liked"
Discussion: Reuters
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware's IPO - Insanity turns Silicon Valley back to normal  —  Darling Diary Welcome to The Register's live coverage of VMware's IPO.  The world has gone insane over this sucker, and I'm not one to deny ecstasy.  —  Preamble  —  It's 6 in the morning here in California, and things have turned palpable.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware: EMC Has No Plans To Sell More; Did They Price Too Low?
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
IPO takes VMware investors on a rocket ride
Discussion: PC World and Macsimum News
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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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Still no Beatles, but Apple adds Lennon
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Critical IE, Excel updates headline bumper Patch Tuesday  —  Microsoft has shipped a major Internet Explorer update to cover at least three code execution vulnerabilities in its flagship Web browser.  —  The cumulative IE update (MS07-045) headlines a bumper batch of nine bulletins …
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:   Microsoft issues 6 'critical' patches
Market Wire:
Lime Wire to Enter Music Download Market With New Digital Store and Inks Deals With Music Companies  —  Lime Wire LLC, maker of the popular LimeWire file-sharing software, announced today that it will open a digital music store.  —  Initially the store will be a stand-alone website …
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 …
CNN:
UPDATE: Microsoft's Bach Sold Additional Stock Before Xbox News  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) — Microsoft Corp. executive Robbie Bach sold $3 million more in company stock during the period leading up to an announcement about a costly flaw in its Xbox video game console than previously reported …
MrJolly / MCV:
Nod given to HDD-only 360 titles  —  GAMEFEST: MMO developers permitted to require Xbox hard drive for future titles  —  Owners of Microsoft's basic Core Xbox 360 may soon find themselves unable to play the latest titles following Microsoft's announcement that developers of online MMO games …
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
EIF: Home abusers can be turned off and banned, warns Sony  —  Home boss discusses bannings and branding for mature users  —  Peter Edward, director of the Home platform for Sony, has told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that users who consistently abuse …
Discussion: TechSpot News, Wonderland and eXophase
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.
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 …
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Adobe mulling a move into the Office market?  —  Wired is suggesting that Adobe Systems may launch a competitor to Microsoft Office.  Not only would this not be surprising (though I see little evidence in the article pointing to the presumption), but if anyone were to do it well, it would be Adobe.
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 …
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.
Jeff Bennett / Market Wire:
Gay Ad Network Launches With Exclusive Publisher Partners  —  Vertical Ad Network Offers Wide Range of Advertiser Solutions  —  Gay Ad Network, an online vertical advertising network, launched today with support from an influential group of gay and lesbian publishers.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
PSP download store held up by DRM  —  Fans of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) media device must continue to wait for a download store, a feature that experts have said is a must if the player is ever to launch a significant challenge to the iPod.  —  Sony representatives …
Discussion: Technovia
Chris Reidy / Boston Globe:
Home of the bean and the blog  —  Boston has long been viewed as the land of the bean and the cod — and now the Hub may also be the land of the blog.  —  According to OutsideIn.com, a website that tracks neighborhood blogging, Boston was the "bloggiest city" in America for the two-month period it examined, March and April.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Something Simpler Acquires PubSub Assets
Discussion: TechCrunch
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
'You Dumb F*ck': Uwe Boll Responds To Our Postal Review [Update 3]
Discussion: Kotaku
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Netflix Quietly Rolls Out Social Networking Features
Karl / dslreports.com:
Time Warner Redefines the DVR - For better or worse...
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Techdirt
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Buggy ATI Driver Leaves Vista Open to Attack
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle over attorneys fees' brewing between RIAA, ex-defendant
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
Q&A: MuleSource adopting CPAL
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Getting Serious About Gaming
Discussion: Valleywag and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
Apple's Issue With HD Cameras Puts Jobs' Influence In Focus
Discussion: ZDNet and Macsimum News
ResourceShelf:
New TV Commercial from Ask.com Debuts in the U.S.
John Leyden / The Register:
Many Facebook users expose all to strangers
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle announces price list for 11g
Chris Williams / The Register:
Free software campaigners stonewalled at BBC
BBC:
Paper battery offers future power