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4:35 PM ET, August 22, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: Googling Google and Inquirer
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens  —  After turning millions of Internet users into virtual explorers of the world with Google Earth, the Internet search giant is now hoping to turn many of them into virtual stargazers.  —  Google is unveiling within Google Earth today …
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:   Google Sky  —  When Google Earth came out, one of my first thoughts …
Megan Quinn / Google:
Introducing Sky in Google Earth
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
And wait till we launch the Street View rovers
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Google Earth given celestial view
Discussion: Slashdot
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:   Google Sky: explore the stars
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.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Aims to Make YouTube Profitable With Ads  —  Ever since Google bought YouTube last November, it has avoided cluttering the site and the video clips themselves with ads, for fear of alienating its audience.  —  The strategy helped cement YouTube's position as the largest video Web site …
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google cooks up ad strategy for YouTube
Discussion: MarketingShift
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Now playing on YouTube: in-video ads
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 …
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Inquirer
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™).
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BBC:
PlayStation to record digital TV
Discussion: Joystiq and PS3 Fanboy
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Blogspot Down  —  Blogs hosted with Google's Blogger are down right now (like the official Google blog, for instance).  A search for [site:blogspot.com] returns around 34.5 million blog pages, which all seem to be affected.  Someone by the name of Pete who says he's a Blogger engineer in a Google group states:
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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Google's Blogger hit by outage
Discussion: Neowin.net
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Reasons financial and technical lurk behind Paramount's HD DVD coup  —  Paramount's decision to abandon Blu-ray in favor of HD DVD has raised many, many questions, especially after it came to light that Paramount and Dreamworks received a combined $150 million as part of the deal.
Discussion: CNET News.com and DailyTech
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Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Surprise Surprise...TV Viewing Is Declining  —  Earlier this week I decided to cancel my Comcast (CMCSA) subscriptions, switching instead to Covad's ADSL2 service, which is faster, for now.  I didn't even think twice about switching off my cable service, because frankly with the exception …
Wall Street Journal:
TD Ameritrade In Merger Talks With E*Trade  —  The online brokerage industry, which underwent a wave of consolidation after the bursting of the dot-com bubble, may be headed for another shakeout, with giants TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and E*Trade Financial Corp. holding merger discussions.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
How Grey Is Your Valley: Making Money From Open Source  —  Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has spoken out against a number of open source projects for profiteering from their code.  —  The two examples Mullenweg cites are the open source forum platform Vanilla, which recently started including links …
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
Mark Ward / BBC:
Troubled times for home networks  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  There are many technologies that only prove how useful they are when you actually try them.  —  Take for instance, broadband.  The high price may have initially put people off but for those that tried it …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
CafeMom, a social network for mothers  —  CafeMom, a no-frills social network site for mothers, has raised $5 million in funding.  —  The site is owned by New York's CMI Marketing, and gets its backing from Highland Capital Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who have supported the company …
 
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Intel lining up 11 Penryn 45nm processors for new notebook platforms
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Discussion: CrunchGear and Tech Blog
Paul Bennett / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Still Chipping Away At Microsoft
Discussion: WebProNews
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
More master tracks, PS2 version announced for Rock Band
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Wall Street Journal:
Dell's Consumer Focus Hits Snags
Bill Ray / The Register:
T-Mobile, Orange and O2 land Europe iPhone deal
John Markoff / New York Times:
Already, Apple Sells Refurbished iPhones