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1:25 PM ET, August 27, 2007

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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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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 …
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
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Gateway Brand to Expand After Acquisition  —  Gateway's brand name will not only live on after Acer buys the company, it will expand, Acer said.  —  Recommend this story?  —  People fearing they might miss Gateway's signature black-and-white dairy cow PC boxes after the company is acquired …
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot News
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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Agence France Presse:
Yahoo rolls out enhanced e-mail service
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Engadget
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AllofMP3 To Rise From The Dead
Discussion: AppScout, BetaNews and Forever Geek
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Want This In Photoshop Immediately  —  This image resizing and manipulation demonstration is sort of jaw dropping, particularly as the video goes on.  The related paper, written by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan is available here.  — Sphere It -
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fotolog Acquired by Hi Media, French Ad Network  —  EXCLUSIVE: We had previously speculated that New York-based Fotolog would be the next one to get acquired.  And we were right.  It has been acquired by Hi Media, a Paris-based interactive media company for roughly $90 million …
Discussion: paidContent.org and blogging.vc
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Fotoflexer: a free, easy, and powerful Web photo editor  —  If you've ever used Picnik (review) before, you have an idea of how far online photo editing has come.  Similarly, there's Fotoflexer, a user-friendly photo editor that offers one click tweaks, along with some advanced tools on par with desktop class photo editing software.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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: CNET News.com, dslreports.com and digg
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.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Open-source SugarCRM eyes stock market entry
eWEEK.com:
Virtualization Market Reshapes
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Australian Internet Porn Filter Cracked By Kid; Politicians Get The Wrong Message
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Cellphone-Only Homes Hit a Milestone
Discussion: Gearlog
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: 
PC World:
University students don't question Google
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Will contextual advertising work for online video?
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Bloglines Launches Beta Re-design and Start Page
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.