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8:00 AM ET, August 23, 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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Ok.  All Of You (even YouTube) Invented Video Overlay Ads "First"  —  When I wrote a post earlier today suggesting that YouTube was not the first to use a Flash overlay advertisement for online video, I didn't realize I'd be getting so many emails and comments disputing exactly who first invented the unit.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
New ads jar some YouTube fans  —  Matt Harding, creator of one of YouTube's all-time most-watched videos, had a strong immediate reaction to the video site's new advertising experiment: "I'm annoyed."  —  Harding, who is seen dancing in famous spots around the world in the clip …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
VideoEgg SNIPES At YouTube: Who Thunk It First? Maybe Old TV Guys
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
VideoEgg Declares Turf War on YouTube
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 …
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Nokia offers Windows Live services on handsets
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Gets Personal With Ad Targeting Plan  —  Social-networking Web site Facebook Inc. is quietly working on a new advertising system that would let marketers target users with ads based on the massive amounts of information people reveal on the site about themselves.
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.
Judy / Inside AdWords:
Improved top ad placement formula now in effect  —  Two weeks ago, we posted about an upcoming improvement to the formula used to determine which ads are placed in the top spots above Google search results.  The change offers advertisers more control over when their ads achieve top placement …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server system specs, prices, and launch date leaked  —  Details about the first OEM systems equipped with Windows Home Server are leaking out on to the 'Net, and it looks like HP is going to get the ball rolling with its MediaSmart Home Server.  Prices for the units …
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Tim Ferguson / CNET News.com:
Poll: Half of employers restrict Facebook  —  Half of businesses are restricting employees' access to social-networking site Facebook, due to concerns about productivity and security.  —  According to research by security company Sophos, 43 percent of workers polled said their employer blocks Facebook access completely.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook at Work - Slacking or Networking?
Jimledbetter / The Browser:
OMG!  MySpace and MTV do, like, politics  —  At first, it sounds a little bit like playing catch-up to the much-ballyhooed CNN-YouTube debates; on Thursday, Viacom's (VIAB) MTV and News Corp's (NWS) MySpace are scheduled to announce a series of one-on-one dialogues with each of the major Democratic …
Discussion: Business Week and CNET News.com
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Underwater turbines set to generate record power  —  By the end of the year, twin underwater turbines should be generating 1.2 megawatts of electricity off the coast of Northern Ireland in a landmark demonstration of tidal power technology.  —  Marine Current Turbines, a company based in Bristol …
Discussion: The Register
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Mobile Advertisers Recognizing The Benefit Of Not Spamming People  —  from the it-took-them-this-long?  dept  —  For many years, there's been talk about the mobile advertising opportunity, with some advertisers practically drooling over the possibility of sending ads directly to users' mobile phones.
Business Wire:
Bexy Corporation Debuts with Innovative iMirror™ Wireless Remote Music and Video iPod® Dock  —  New company to provide affordable multi-room entertainment systems that are easy to connect and operate  —  NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Bexy Corporation, an innovator in affordable …
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Why 1.0.2 is Interesting  —  So you've probably read 30 times already (like I have) that Apple released version 1.0.2 of the iPhone firmware the yesterday which fixed some bugs or security issues or something.  It's not really that exciting of a release really... Which is why it's so significant.
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Small webcasters offered royalty deal  —  WASHINGTON - Some small Internet radio broadcasters are rejecting a new offer from a music industry group to pay discounted royalty rates for streaming music online through 2010.  —  SoundExchange, the music industry group that collects royalties …
 
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