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7:35 PM ET, August 22, 2007

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Adario Strange / Epicenter:
VideoEgg Exec: YouTube's New Ads Are Just Like Ours  —  Earlier today, in our post regarding YouTube's new overlay advertising model, we mentioned that some YouTube critics felt the site's new ad model was a direct rip-off of video network competitor VideoEgg.
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Nick / Rough Type:
My, what a friendly ad  —  Is Larry Page now writing headlines for CNET?  —  Google's YouTube, copying the "ticker ad" concept that VideoEgg introduced nearly a year ago, yesterday announced that it is slapping advertisements across the bottom of some of its videos.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
VideoEgg Declares Turf War on YouTube
Discussion: Epicenter
Lior Ron / Google LatLong:
Sky: The final frontier  —  Since ancient times, people have looked at the sky and tried to find order in the chaos of stars and planets.  Ancient sky maps and astronomical computers were created alongside maps of the earth.  With Google Earth, we try to provide you with the best mapping …
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Tom Spring / PC World:
Hitchhikers Guide to Google Sky  —  Stardate 61105.2, planet Earth.  I've booted up my computer and loaded Google Sky and ready to trek across the galaxy.  —  Today Google released a beta version of Google Earth (4.2.0180.1134 (beta))that includes a Google Sky feature that allows …
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:
Google Sky  —  When Google Earth came out, one of my first thoughts …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD's Henri Richard to step down  —  Advanced Micro Devices will announce the imminent departure of Henri Richard, the company's chief sales officer, later this afternoon, CNET News.com has confirmed.  —  A source familiar with AMD's plans confirmed the news, first reported earlier Wednesday by Hexus.net …
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Willy Deeplung / HEXUS.net:
AMD VP Henri Richard resigns  —  printer friendly layout discuss in the forums email to a friend  —  We have it on good authority that AMD's chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard has resigned and that his resignation has been accepted and will take effect from September 8.
Michael Gartenberg:
Windows Home Server  —  I am so loving this product.  It's one of those things that you think you don't need until you start using and the more you use it, the more you wonder how you lived without it.  The team over there at Redmond has been amazing with this.
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server system specs, prices, and launch date leaked
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Apple's surprise weapon: Computers  —  The iPod and iPhone are hits, but they're not the company's hottest line, says Fortune's Brent Schlender.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Last January, when Steve Jobs rechristened his company by ostentatiously excising the word "Computer" and leaving it as simply …
Casey McNerthney / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Laptops stolen from Apple Store  —  Apple software has a reputation for being hard to hack.  But apparently the Apple Store at University Village is another matter, as burglars who gained entry through the ceiling found out this week.  —  Seattle police, who arrived at the store about 8 a.m. Monday …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Bill Gates' patent application, and other items of note
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google now zaps faces, license plates on Map Street View  —  Google has gotten a lot of flack from privacy advocates for photographing faces and license plate numbers and displaying them on the Street View in Google Maps.  Originally, the company said only people who identified themselves could ask the company to remove their image.
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
The Last Word (for Now) on Our RSS Feed: An Excruciatingly Long and Boring Post That Will Please Exactly No One  —  The post that follows isn't likely to make anyone happy.  —  It is our third recent post about Freakonomics.com's RSS feed.  Here is No. 1 and here is No. 2.
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft and Nokia team up to offer Windows Live on S60 devices  —  Microsoft and Nokia are set to announce a new agreement that brings Windows Live services to selected Nokia S60 devices.  From today, customers in 11 countries will be able to download the new Windows Live suite …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
scee.presscentre.com:
Turn PS3 into a digital personal video recorder and record programmes to watch anytime, anywhere  —  Leipzig, 22 August 2007.  At Games Convention today, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced the introduction of PlayTV, a combined TV tuner and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).
USA Today:
Firms, investors tend to prosper with founders at the helm  —  Founders know best.  —  Like coddling parents guiding their kids as they grow, companies' founders have a gut instinct on how to best care for their babies.  —  Investors who've noticed the powerful link between founders and their companies have been rewarded.
Discussion: OnlyOnce and Digital Rules
 
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DesktopLinux.com:
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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
A "Diversified" Startup
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Tim Ferguson / CNET News.com:
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
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Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
The Really Skinny: Sharp Unveils "Experimental" LCD TVs Just 20 mm Thick
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Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Playboy fights slump with Web site
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Joel Hruska / Kit:
Asus set to debut volume shipments of the $199 EEE PC
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google says mobile usage has surged this summer
InfoWorld:
Turkish police make arrest in TJX data breach case
Discussion: Threat Chaos
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Latest iPhone update boosts Wi-Fi reception, say owners
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Intel launches mobile Extreme CPU
Discussion: Engadget
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google cooks up ad strategy for YouTube
Discussion: MarketingShift
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
CafeMom, a social network for mothers
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
How Grey Is Your Valley: Making Money From Open Source
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Surprise Surprise...TV Viewing Is Declining