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1:45 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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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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VideoEgg And Lots Of Others Call B.S. On YouTube  —  VideoEgg's overlay advertising system has been in the market for a year and is driving "significant" revenue for the company. it's so successful, in fact, that they recently launched a Facebook advertising network based on the same technology.
Discussion: Rough Type and The Register
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
VideoEgg Declares Turf War on YouTube
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and last100
Om Malik / GigaOM:
VideoEgg SNIPES At YouTube: Who Thunk It First? Maybe Old TV Guys
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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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 …
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Nokia offers Windows Live services on handsets
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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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Michael Gartenberg:
Windows Home Server
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 …
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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.
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.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:   Latest iPhone update boosts Wi-Fi reception, say owners
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.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook at Work - Slacking or Networking?
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 …
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 …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google says mobile usage has surged this summer  —  SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Google Inc has seen a spike in usage of its mobile services since May, partly offsetting the traditional summer slump in computer-based Web surfing for the first time, an executive said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Mashable!, mocoNews.net and Valleywag
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.
Discussion: Webware.com and Mashable!
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
The Last Word (for Now) on Our RSS Feed: An Excruciatingly Long and Boring Post That Will Please Exactly No One  —  The post that follows isn't likely to make anyone happy.  —  It is our third recent post about Freakonomics.com's RSS feed.  Here is No. 1 and here is No. 2.
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
 
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Phil Ryan / CNET News.com:
Nikon D300, a DX format powerhouse
Discussion: Engadget
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
PlayboyU: Ning Powers Network for Soft Porn Brand
Katherine Boehret / Wall Street Journal:
The Best Way To Search Videos On the Internet
Discussion: Beet.TV and CinemaTech
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Small webcasters offered royalty deal
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Robot Co-op Launches 'Should Do This' - The Internet's Suggestion Box
Live Search's WebLog:
Our New Webmaster Portal and an Invitation to the Private Beta
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Lending Club raises $10.26 for social lending — joins crowded field
 Earlier Items: 
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
But there's only so many ways to do something, right?
DesktopLinux.com:
2007 Desktop Linux Survey results revealed
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and digg
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us:
Google Dance Party - A Different Perspective
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
WM6 Sux: First Moto Q9m Unbox and Grope (Mini-Review and Gallery)
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Playboy fights slump with Web site
Discussion: paidContent.org
Joel Hruska / Kit:
Asus set to debut volume shipments of the $199 EEE PC
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google ready to invade telco turf, bid on 700MHz spectrum
Discussion: Reuters, BetaNews and Slashdot
Tom Spring / PC World:
Hitchhikers Guide to Google Sky