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1:10 PM 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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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.
Tom Mainelli / PC World:
Rock Your iPod With an Open-Source Upgrade  —  Rockbox, free firmware for digital music players, can teach your old iPod some useful new tricks.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Life is too short to listen to crappy digital music.  So I recently decided to begin ripping all of my newly purchased CDs …
Discussion: Open Source and Computerworld
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KathrynV / dslreports.com:
SoundExchange Gives Small Broadcasters A Break - At least for a couple more years ... but they don't want it  —  After much lobbying and media coverage about the negative effect of higher royalty rates on small Internet radio broadcasters, SoundExchange put a halt on realizing the rates until a better deal could be worked out.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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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.
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.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Poll: The iPod nano Mock-Up (UPDATED: Oh Noes! Probably Is Real)
Discussion: Gadget Lab, iLounge, Tech Blog and digg
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 …
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
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.
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) …
Jon Brodkin / InfoWorld:
Google Apps no match for MS Office, report says  —  (InfoWorld) - Deploying Google Apps could be a "career-limiting move for enterprise architects" if they expect too much from the software-as-a-service collaboration suite and its "rudimentary" feature set, the Burton Group research and consulting firm says in a new report.
TFOT - The Future Of Things:
Mempile - Terabyte on a CD  —  Home >> Articles >> Storage  —  Revolutionary new optical-storage technology currently under development will allow the equivalent of 250,000 high-quality MP3s or more than 115 DVD-quality movies and about 40 HD movies on a single CD-size medium.
Discussion: Inquirer and Engadget
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
AT&T's Overstuffed iPhone Bills Annoy Customers  —  When Justine Ezarik, a video blogger in Pittsburgh, saw that a box from AT&T had been delivered to her doorstep a couple of weeks ago, she thought that perhaps she had been sent a complimentary accessory for her new iPhone.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
vgchartz.com:
Press Release: Nintendo Wii is market leader in home console business  —  Vgchartz.com, the most comprehensive Videogame charts in the world has announced that lifetime sales of Nintendo's Wii have passed Microsoft's Xbox 360 on a worldwide basis as of August 23rd.
Peter Sayer / PC World:
London Man Arrested for 'Stealing' Wi-Fi  —  Police officers in London arrested a 39-year-old man using his laptop to access someone else's wireless Internet connection on Tuesday.His actions could potentially breach the Computer Misuse Act and the Communications Act, according to a Metropolitan Police Service statement.
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mary Meeker's YouTube Math
Discussion: Epicenter
BBC:
Britain enjoying 'digital boom'
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Monster Shuts Down Rogue Server
Discussion: CNET News.com
David Pogue / New York Times:
Homemade Shortcuts for the PC
David Pendered / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Mayor rips craigslist over child prostitution
Christian Nutt / Gamasutra:
GameFest: Testing Crackdown's 495 City Blocks
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Kotaku
John Biggs / New York Times:
Video Chats Aren't Just for Tycoons
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Underwater turbines set to generate record power
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
alarm:clock euro:
Sweden's EPiServer : A CMS Business Model That The Money Likes
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Mobile Advertisers Recognizing The Benefit Of Not Spamming People
Business Wire:
Bexy Corporation Debuts with Innovative iMirror™ Wireless …
ChangeWave:
Great News For Apple
Discussion: ZDNet and Apple 2.0
Jimledbetter / The Browser:
OMG! MySpace and MTV do, like, politics
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?