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9:45 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
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
VideoEgg SNIPES At YouTube: Who Thunk It First? Maybe Old TV Guys
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Nokia offers Windows Live services on handsets  —  (InfoWorld) - Microsoft has partnered with handset manufacturer Nokia to deliver some of its Windows Live services on wireless handsets in Europe and the Middle East.  —  Beginning Wednesday, users of Nokia's S60 handsets — specifically …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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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 …
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 …
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
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm Sub-Laptop "Foleo" Delayed, Says Deutsche; Does Anyone Care?  —  Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg has a brief note out today saying the Palm's (PALM) forthcoming "Foleo" computer, a kind of stripped-down laptop computer for Web surfing and email, has hit some snags.
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: mocoNews.net
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.
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.
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
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.
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 …
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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vgchartz.com:
Press Release: Nintendo Wii is market leader in home console business
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony achieves world's highest output from sugar battery
Discussion: TOKYOMANGO and Gadget Lab
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PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) VIDEO DOWNLOAD SERVICE
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Awnoes: iPod Nano Spy Shots Confirmed as Real by Apple Legal
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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: Engadget
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Why 1.0.2 is Interesting  —  So you've probably read 30 times already …
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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
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google says mobile usage has surged this summer
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
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