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3:18 AM ET, August 24, 2007


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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.
Scott Hillis / Reuters:   Video game sales rise 37 percent in July
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:   With 60% sales boost, PS3 is hotter but still in "last place"
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: First Look, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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.
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 are redirected to Why Firefox is Blocked …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
More noise about Mac OS in redesigned iPods  —  The iPhone has launched, and the iMac has been redesigned, which means it's probably time for new iPods.  —  Several different reports have surfaced over the past couple of days regarding revamped iPods that Apple may or may not have in the works.
The Official Palm Blog:
Thanks Engadget  —  Dear Peter, Ryan and Joshua:  —  Thank you for the very thoughtful post about Palm.  I really appreciate the fact that you guys and others care enough to take the time to write such a comprehensive list of actions.  I forwarded it to our entire executive staff and many others at Palm have read it.
Rafe Needleman /
COMING SOON: OUTSTANDING MOBILE VIDEO SEARCH FROM VEVEO  —  I got a demo today of a new mobile video search product called Vtap, from Veveo.  It's hardly the only video search engine out there (see Blinkx, Truveo [review], and Google), but it has special powers on mobile devices.  In fact, it's mobile-only.
Discussion: and VentureBeat
Cade Metz / The Register:
Vonage attacked by defunct rival  —  It's a bit like fending off a house fly while you're locked in mortal combat with Godzilla.  —  As it continues to battle a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit from telecom behemoth Verizon, VoIP pioneer Vonage is now facing a suit from the remains of SunRocket …
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.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
U of Tennessee student says RIAA subpoena violates federal privacy law  —  A University of Tennessee student is attempting to quash an RIAA subpoena issued as part of the music industry's war against on-campus file-sharing.  Doe #28 is taking a different tack than other defendants have …
Josh Lowensohn /
YELP LAUNCHES EVENTS, A WORTHY UPCOMING.ORG COMPETITOR  —  There's no doubt Yelp was going to add a local events and calendaring functionality to their popular user reviews service, and today they've done it with a new feature called Events.  Coincidentally, last week brought about a refresh …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft kills its 'Get the Facts' anti-Linux site  —  It was a long time in coming.  But Microsoft has finally acknowledged that its anti-Linux site had gone past the point of usefulness.  —  On August 23, Microsoft pulled plug on the "Get the Facts" site, replacing it with a new Windows Server "Compare" site.
Discussion: CNET, BetaNews, Slashdot and digg
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Nikon and Canon Offer High-End Cameras in Fight for Pro Market  —  After decades as the undisputed leader of the market for professional 35-millimeter cameras, Nikon finds itself in an unfamiliar position in the digital age.  Canon so dominates the professional market today …
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?
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Running a battery on sugar  —  A number of companies are trying to figure out ways to make cellulosic ethanol by breaking down sugar with microbes and enzymes.  Sony has used similar principles to build a battery.  —  In short, the anode of the battery consists of enzymes …
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