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12:35 PM ET, August 27, 2007

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John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Introducing the all-new Yahoo! Mail  —  My kids, like most, love text messaging.  But while their nimble fingers can easily navigate cell phone keypads at lightening speeds, I definitely prefer a full keyboard, and am much more inclined to use email than text messaging.
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Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Yahoo adds features to popular e-mail
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and Mobility Site
Agence France Presse:
Yahoo rolls out enhanced e-mail service
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Yahoo Updates Mail
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Acer to acquire Gateway: so long cow spots?  —  Acer — the third largest PC company globally — just announced a definitive agreement to acquire Gateway.  The acquisition has been approved unanimously by both boards and is expected to close by December 2007.  You know, following the usual international, anti-trust approvals.
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InfoWorld:
Lenovo's plan for Packard Bell hit by Acer-Gateway deal  —  (InfoWorld) - Acer Inc.'s agreement to acquire Gateway Inc. has foiled Lenovo Group Ltd.'s plans to buy PC vendor Packard Bell BV, and could leave Acer owning both Gateway and Packard Bell.  —  On August 7, Lenovo revealed …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Jason Dean / Wall Street Journal:
Taiwan's Acer Agrees to Acquire Gateway for About $710 Million  —  Combined Entity Also Seeks  —  To Buy Packard Bell,  —  Thwarting Lenovo Bid  —  BEIJING — Taiwan's Acer Inc. said it had reached an agreement to acquire Gateway Inc. in a deal that values the U.S. company at about $710 million …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google's butt in four years  —  The only reason you'll watch these two videos is because you trust me to add value to your lives and not sell links.  —  I explain how SEO-resistant technologies like Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are about to upend the search industry.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Will Be Beaten By Facebook, Mahalo: Scoble
Nick / Rough Type:
Google's friend-to-friend ad network  —  If Google has its way, web advertising is about to get a whole lot friendlier - and the definition of spam a whole lot fuzzier.  —  Recently, the search giant has, as noted by Bill Slawski, filed a series of patent applications that point to a new …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AllOfMP3 set to stage a comeback  —  AllOfMP3 has announced plans to resume service, but the date and details are still up in the air.  —  After disappearing in early July, the original AllOfMP3 site was apparently replaced by MP3Sparks.com, which was a cosmetic makeover of the old site …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AllofMP3 To Rise From The Dead
Discussion: Forever Geek
Intel:
New Intel® vPro™ Processor Technology Fortifies Security for Business PCs  —  Next Generation Product Offers New Features and Broader Vendor Support  —  Intel Corporation today further reinforced desktop PC security by unveiling the newest generation of Intel® vPro™ processor technology …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Intel updates vPro for desktops
Discussion: InfoWorld and Engadget
CNNMoney.com:
MySpace reportedly may allow member ads  —  Social networking site is looking at ways to lift ban on sales, ads by members on their pages  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — MySpace is considering lifting a ban on commerce on the popular social networking site as a way to increase its own profits, according to a published report.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Australian Internet Porn Filter Cracked By Kid; Politicians Get The Wrong Message  —  from the spend-more-money!  dept  —  Remember a few weeks ago how the Australian government was getting ready to spend many millions of dollars on internet porn filters?
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Bookstores Begin Slow Descent Into Obsolescence  —  I was in Borders Books today looking for a copy of David Weinberger's Everything Is Miscellaneous, and it suddenly struck me how ironic it was to be looking for a book about dynamic connectedness in this place of static, disconnected objects and finite shelf space.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Blocks Searches From US Visitors  —  This service denial seems to be a preventative measure to protect their users, when US users try to search on TorrentSpy they now get this message: … At this point it is still unclear whether the search redirect will be temporary or permanent …
Discussion: dslreports.com and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Bloglines Launches Beta Re-design and Start Page  —  Tonight Bloglines is launching a new design at beta.bloglines.com, which includes a new personalizable Start Page, more views, and drag and drop Ajax functionality.  I spoke to new Bloglines GM Eric Engleman about the makeover and tested the Beta Bloglines myself.
PC World:
University students don't question Google  —  Dahna McConnachie, Computerworld  —  University students may be encouraged to be critical but they don't seem to question Google's ranking system, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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eWEEK.com:
Virtualization Market Reshapes
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Fotoflexer: a free, easy, and powerful Web photo editor
Discussion: TechCrunch
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Cellphone-Only Homes Hit a Milestone
Discussion: Gearlog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Want This In Photoshop Immediately
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
AT&T legal hits the brakes on (commercial) iPhone unlocks
Discussion: Inquirer
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone double header: First native IM client AND first native IRC released
Discussion: Infinite Loop, CrunchGear and digg
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
WGA failure highlights major flaw in Microsoft's anti-piracy strategy
Nokia:
Comfort and connectivity - Nokia serves up the complete in-car solution
 Earlier Items: 
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Paul Graham on Y Combinator - startup incubator
Business Wire:
Burlington Chosen as Initial Launch City for Next-Generation Local Search Site
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Business intelligence: The next frontier
Gail Schiller / Hollywood Reporter:
New media, new ideas tout shows for fall
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Will contextual advertising work for online video?
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Tech companies, VCs, swing to Democrats
Discussion: Mercury News
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
'South Park' Creators Win Ad Sharing in Deal
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Play It Again, Nokia. For the 3rd Time.