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12:10 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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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
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
VideoEgg Exec: YouTube's New Ads Are Just Like Ours
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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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
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
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
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
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) …
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.
Xbox.com:
Free Retrofit for Wireless Racing Wheel  —  As a precautionary measure, Microsoft Corporation is voluntarily providing its customers with a free retrofit to the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel.  The Wheels were manufactured during 2006 - 2007.  A component in the Wheel chassis …
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.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Monster Shuts Down Rogue Server  —  Monster Worldwide Inc., whose job-hunting sites suffered a massive data breach caused by hackers, has shut down a rogue server that had been used to gather personal details of job seekers.The server contained the stolen names, addresses …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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
 
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
AT&T's Overstuffed iPhone Bills Annoy Customers
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BBC:
Britain enjoying 'digital boom'
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
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 Earlier Items: 
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
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?
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Small webcasters offered royalty deal