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3:55 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.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Yahoo Increases People-Focused Shift With Webmail Facelift
All-New Yahoo! Mail Gives People Worldwide More Ways To Connect
Discussion: Computerworld and Compiler
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.
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 …
Lenovo's plan for Packard Bell hit by Acer-Gateway deal  —  (InfoWorld) - Acer's agreement to acquire Gateway has foiled Lenovo Group's plans to buy PC vendor Packard Bell, and could leave Acer owning both Gateway and Packard Bell.  —  On August 7, Lenovo revealed it was in discussions with Packard Bell over a possible acquisition.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:   Acquisition Could Push Apple into Distant Fourth Place
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: … The search redirect will be permanent, TorrentSpy owner Justin Bunnell told TorrentFreak …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
TorrentSpy Cuts Off US Users, Rather Than Tracking Them  —  BitTorrent search engine TorrentSpy has been involved in a legal battle with the MPAA for some time now.  The lawsuit took a slightly bizarre twist a few months back when a judge demanded that TorrentSpy start logging details about its users …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
TorrentSpy Closes to U.S. Users
Discussion: WinExtra
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 -
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 …
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 …
Greg Sandoval / ZDNet:
Hollywood's copyright enforcer  —  In Hollywood's ongoing battle against illegal file sharing, Dean Garfield is one of the people the studios depend on to cross swords with pirates.  —  Garfield is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for the Motion Picture Association of America …
Greg Sandoval / ZDNet:   TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S. v11.1:
GPhone - It's Confirmed  —  I'm going to talk about this on the show today, so don't miss Episode 116 of RizWords.  —  I talked to one of my inside sources at Google today.  He spoke on conditions of anonymity, but the guy is someone I trust implicitly.  He said that he was baffled …
Discussion: WinExtra
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Google Phone An Attempt To Take On $100 PC?
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it  —  Web guru foresees download revolution  —  Thirty years ago he helped create a technology that has revolutionised millions of lives around the world.  But yesterday the man known as the "godfather of the net" …
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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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   The Promise & Reality Of Mixing The Social Graph With Search Engines
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FotoFlexer Raises The Bar On Online Photo Editing  —  Online photo editors keep getting better and better.  For hardcore image manipulation, desktop software like Photoshop or Gimp will always have its place, but online editors are free, easy to use and a lot of fun.
New York Times:
Unauthorized Enjoyment of Song Irks Law Firm  —  It sounds like the setup for a joke: a law firm picks a fight with a legal blogger over the leak of an internal song celebrating — well, itself.  —  First, the song: after the law firm Nixon Peabody was named to Fortune magazine's 2007 list …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
AT&T legal hits the brakes on (commercial) iPhone unlocks
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