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5:25 AM ET, August 20, 2007

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Hewlett Introduces a Web Feature to Make Document Printing Mobile  —  Hoping to alleviate a frustration of mobile computing, Hewlett-Packard has quietly introduced a free service designed to make it possible to print documents on any printer almost anywhere in the world.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Ad Growth for AOL Called Vital to a Remake  —  Just over a year ago, AOL unveiled a radical plan to remake itself into a business built on advertising from one driven by Internet access subscriptions.  —  To a great extent, AOL had little choice in the matter.
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPod Nano Colors  —  Just a little tidbit for the weekend to munch on...  Our sources in China have just confirmed an earlier inside Apple report that the new Nano colors will be:  —  The screen takes up about 1/2 the surface area.... They look almost exactly like our mockup except the Nano won't be available in white.
iTNews Australia:
The Red Shift Theory  —  Red Shift Theory is Sun's thesis about the explosive growth in demand for raw computing power—but is it more than the utility computing model warmed over?  —  For nearly a decade as chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Greg Papadopoulos has mulled the best …
Discussion: Inquirer, CNET News.com and Slashdot
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Building B Builds A God Box For Internet Video  —  Building B became the latest startup to join the Internet video set-top box sweepstakes today with the Belmont, Calif.-based company's announcement that it has developed a video god box capable of marrying traditional television with video-on-demand and Web video.
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM and paidContent.org
Reuters:
Microsoft cuts Xbox 360 prices in Europe  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is cutting the European price for its Xbox 360 video game console by 50 euros to 349.99 euros ($470), following a similar cut in the United States.  —  The company said in a statement on Monday …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Charles Jade / Ars Technica:
HandBrake v0.9.0 for Mac OS X  —  Back in April, HandBrake and MediaFork were merged into one terrific program for the legitimate transference of DVD video to other formats, and other things.  Now, just 121 days after HandBrake V08.5b1 was released, a new decimal-point release has arrived.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
How would you change Windows Vista?  —  What do you get when you take a product used by hundreds of millions of people every day, add a few new features / polish up the interface, and then try to get everyone to shell out a grip of money for this delay- and bug- plagued upgrade?
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Waiting for Zuckerberg  —  Much has been written lately about open standards and APIs for social networks, allowing users to sprinkled and manage their social graphs (circle of friends and business associates) across disparate services-a kind of decentralized and more accessible, rather than siloed, social graph.
Discussion: andrewmager.com
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
The Worldwide Lexicon Project wants people to translate the web  —  We have a fairly long way to go before computers comprehend human language well enough to translate it elegantly, and until that day comes, the language barrier on the internet seems hard to breach.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Identity attack spreads; 1.6M records stolen from Monster.com  —  Convincing phishing mail seeds bank account-stealing Trojan and 'ransomware'  —  The 46,000 people reportedly infected by ads on job sites may be only a fraction of the victims of an ambitious, multi-stage attack that's stolen data belonging …
Efytimes:
LinusTorvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft!  —  The father of Linux has replied to the questions you always wanted to ask.  —  Swapnil Bhartiya, EFY News Network  —  Sunday, August 19, 2007: Did Microsoft's Men In Black ever met Linus Torvalds?  But why is he so critical of GPLv3?
Discussion: What's That Noise?!
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Seeing Corporate Fingerprints in Wikipedia Edits  —  Last year a Wikipedia visitor edited the entry for the SeaWorld theme parks to change all mentions of "orcas" to "killer whales," insisting that this was a more accurate name for the species.  —  There was another, unexplained edit …
John McBride / Ars Technica:
Microsoft deal may lead to free, but "watermarked" music  —  Microsoft has agreed to license its audio watermarking technology to Activated Content Corp. of Seattle.  We all know watermarking's place as a part of the music industry's DRM toolbox, but Activated—already a DRM watermarking player …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Meet Copowi, the world's first ISP to guarantee network neutrality  —  Copowi!  Kablooey!  An ISP dons superhero tights  —  How much would you pay for an Internet connection from an ISP that guarantees a neutral network, bills itself as a "social enterprise" instead of a traditional business …
 
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Police Target 'Pirate Cinema' Fuelled by Downloaded Movies
Discussion: HS.fi