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10:55 AM ET, August 23, 2007

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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.
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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.
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
YouTube fans rant, threaten to leave over new ads  —  Revolt in progress, or just usual change-related fussing?  —  YouTube might need to rethink their new InVideo advertising scheme, based on initial feedback Wednesday to the popular video-sharing Web site.
Discussion: Daily Feed and Today @ PC World
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.
Microsoft:
Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers  —  Industry leaders join forces to bring Web services to Nokia devices.  —  Nokia, the world's largest mobile device manufacturer, and Microsoft Corp., a global leader in online communications and communities …
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scee.presscentre.com:
PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) VIDEO DOWNLOAD SERVICE  —  Download service to revolutionise handheld entertainment  —  Leipzig, 22 August 2007.  Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today provided more information on its joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) …
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scee.presscentre.com:
Turn PS3 into a digital personal video recorder and record programmes …
USA Today:
Handcuffs chafe wireless users  —  To many, the Apple (AAPL) iPhone is the ultimate wireless device — a seductive blend of technology, function and dead-on cool, all wrapped into a sleek package.  —  To others, it's a glaring example of what's wrong with the U.S. wireless industry in general.
Discussion: IP Democracy and mocoNews.net
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony achieves world's highest output from sugar battery  —  Another day, another fuel cell milestone.  This time, it's sugar at the bio-electrical base.  Unfortunately, the world's highest output they're touting is just 50mW per cell.  Still, if you daisy chain a few together then you've got enough juice …
Discussion: InfoWorld, TOKYOMANGO and Gadget Lab
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 …
InfoWorld:
E-mail's future, pumped look  —  (InfoWorld) - With IBMs launch earlier this month of Lotus Notes 8 and this week's unveiling of Lotus SameTime Version 8, industry analysts say we are beginning to see the evolution of the e-mail client from a communications tool into a coordination channel.
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: WebProNews and Business Week
John Biggs / New York Times:
Video Chats Aren't Just for Tycoons  —  A few years ago, the phone was the only quick way to get in touch with distant relatives.  Their voices were all you got, so it didn't matter if Grandpa was still in his bathrobe and slippers.  —  Now that it is easy and cheap to add video to your next call home …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Awnoes: iPod Nano Spy Shots Confirmed as Real by Apple Legal  —  Apple Legal has asked Giz to take down the iPhone nano spy shots from earlier today because they are their "intellectual property."  Out of respect for The Steve, we've complied.  This pretty much confirms they belong to Apple, whether they are final or a prototype.
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 …
 
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Christian Nutt / Gamasutra:
GameFest: Testing Crackdown's 495 City Blocks
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Kotaku
vgchartz.com:
Press Release: Nintendo Wii is market leader in home console business
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Underwater turbines set to generate record power
Discussion: The Register
alarm:clock euro:
Sweden's EPiServer : A CMS Business Model That The Money Likes
ChangeWave:
Great News For Apple
Discussion: ZDNet and Apple 2.0
Phil Ryan / CNET News.com:
Nikon D300, a DX format powerhouse
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Why 1.0.2 is Interesting  —  So you've probably read 30 times already …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm Sub-Laptop "Foleo" Delayed, Says Deutsche; Does Anyone Care?
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Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Small webcasters offered royalty deal
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Robot Co-op Launches 'Should Do This' - The Internet's Suggestion Box
DesktopLinux.com:
2007 Desktop Linux Survey results revealed
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and digg
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us:
Google Dance Party - A Different Perspective
Casey McNerthney / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Laptops stolen from Apple Store
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Playboy fights slump with Web site
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google now zaps faces, license plates on Map Street View