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10:55 PM ET, August 23, 2007

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
New York Times (NYT) Launches MyTimes.  Cool, But Ten Years Too Late  —  The New York Times continues to add to its impressive online site, rolling out a "MyTimes" feature today that has been behind a beta wall since last year.  The feature looks slick: Customizable widget boxes featuring …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Business Wire:
My Times Launches On NYTimes.com
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
NY Times Launches No-Frills Start Page, My Times
Discussion: Scripting News and Business Week
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
The Rise of JAVA - The Retirement of SUNW  —  I've spoken before about the value of brand - this post is a good example.  And I wanted to follow up with a few more thoughts, and an important shift in how Sun (NASDAQ:SUNW) presents itself to the world - and more importantly, how the world now presents itself to Sun.
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun boots workstation roots in favor of JAVA ticker
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Sony Defeats Truman  —  This just in from video-game reporting headquarters: Sony may be a consumer electronics giant, but its public relations folks aren't so powerful when it comes to prognostication.  —  Yesterday, said spinsters made a bold prediction about sales figures for video game consoles that were due out today.
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
With 60% sales boost, PS3 is hotter but still in "last place"  —  Last month we were able to take a good, hard look at the first half of the year in terms of console sales, and there were no surprises.  Nintendo dominated, and the 360 slogged along.  Sony got by on the strength of its PlayStation 2 …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to usher in era of Mac OS X-based iPods  —  Apple Inc. will use a media event next month to unveil a new breed of iPod digital music players that have been injected with the company's most vital asset — the Mac OS.  —  The move will culminate a multi-year effort on the part …
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Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:   More noise about Mac OS in redesigned iPods
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mary Meeker's YouTube Math  —  Morgan Stanley's Internet analyst Mary Meeker was a good deal more optimistic than we were about the revenue impact of YouTube's new overlay ads.  Specifically, Mary concluded that the overlays could immediately add $4.8 billion of gross revenue and $720 million of net revenue to Google's annual results.
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Firefox ad-blocker extension causes angst  —  (InfoWorld) - A Web site owner has blocked Firefox users from accessing his site in protest of a popular browser extension that blocks text and display ads.  —  Firefox users who go to http://jacklewis.net/weblog/ are redirected to Why Firefox is Blocked …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
SoundExchange drops DRM requirement, webcasters still oppose new deal  —  Small Internet broadcasters have the opportunity to stay around for another few years if they accept SoundExchange's official offer to pay a discounted royalty rate... with a few caveats.
George Ou:
Can owning a Wi-Fi Skype phone land you in jail?  —  A man in London was arrested for using an open Wi-Fi network from someone's unsecured broadband link from a nearby house.  Similar arrests have happened in the US and this makes me wonder: Can owning a Wi-Fi Skype phone land you in jail?
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
IBM Buys Web Conferencing Vendor  —  IBM Corp. has acquired a Web conferencing service provider, it announced as part of a flurry of unified communications moves on Wednesday.IBM will make WebDialogs Inc. part of its Lotus division and add its service to the Sametime family of products …
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::  Traditional Journalism Job Cuts Countered by Digital Additions  —  Traditional Journalism Job Cuts Countered by Digital Additions  —  If you follow the world of traditional journalism, you can't help but notice the seemingly constant stream of layoffs and buyouts at news organizations.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Facebook's Joe Hewitt, iPhone God  —  The Facebook iPhone application was a one-man job.  Joe Hewitt joined Facebook when the company he co-founded with Blake Ross, Parakey, was acquired last month.  He quickly got to work on the company's iPhone app, which was released just a month after he joined the company.
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Exclusive: What Microsoft's Falcon project is going to mean for when you should buy an Xbox 360  —  Falcon is coming your way this fall.  The first Xbox 360s with it are probably on ships coming from China.  —  Readers of this column will know that Falcon is the code name for a board …
 
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Mac users waiting months for 'critical' Java runtime update
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft kills its 'Get the Facts' anti-Linux site
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Man's XPS M1330 arrives sans OS, quality
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Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
Important Warning Regarding New HD TiVo and Cable System Incompatibilities
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Crave at CNET UK:
LG KU990 Viewty: The YouTube phone is unveiled
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Cathy B. Almeida / Wired News:
IPhone Tantalizes, Frustrates Criminal Forensics Experts
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Mempile's TeraDisc fits 1TB on a single optical disc
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
AT&T's Overstuffed iPhone Bills Annoy Customers