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1:45 PM ET, August 29, 2007

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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta  —  Now is the time and the time is now: let's talk about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Much has been made of what will or will not be included in SP1 and when it will be released (some accurate, some otherwise).
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Brandon LeBlanc / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper  —  Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper  —  Introduction  —  When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs.  After more than six months …
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 TIMING UPDATE  —  With over 300,000 downloads of Beta 3 already under our belt, there is a lot of excitement here in Redmond as we get closer to our release candidate milestone for Windows Server 2008.  Customers and partners are very impressed with what they see …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The shroud of secrecy is lifted: Vista SP1 beta due in two weeks  —  After almost a year of hemming and hawing over how and when to acknowledge publicly its plans for Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1, Microsoft finally went public on August 29 with its official schedule and feature set for the awaited update.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Vista service pack coming in '08
Discussion: TechSpot News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Nokia Goes Web2ish, Launches 4 New Phones, Services  —  Nokia (NOK) is making a splash today with the launch of four new mobile phones, the Nokia music store, a Nokia N-Gage gaming site, and a web services portal called Ovi.  The company announced these new efforts at Go Play, an even the company is hosting in London.
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Nokia N95: Bigger, badder and made for the USA  —  Man, does it feel like Christmas in August or what?  Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout.  In addition to several other product and service announcements today, Nokia introduced two new models of the coveted Nokia N95 smart phone: an 8GB version and a North America edition.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's N81 slider is an 8GB N-Gager
Discussion: Nokia
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Nokia announces online music store - takes aim at Apple and mobile carriers
Discussion: Reuters
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
NewCo finally gets a name: Hulu  —  News Corp. and NBC Universal have finally announced the name for their much talked about NewCo online video effort: Hulu.  CEO Jason Kilar explains the reasons why they picked the name. … The company is going to go into a private beta in October 2007[8].
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Breaking: News Corp. and NBC Universal Unveil Official Name for Online Video Venture  —  This just in... the un-named online video venture from News Corp. and NBC Universal now has a name: Hulu.  Details are just coming in but here is the release:  —  News Corp. and NBC Universal today announced that …
Discussion: Bits, Valleywag, Mashable! and Contentinople
Reuters:
News Corp and NBC Universal name video site Hulu  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp. and NBC Universal said on Wednesday they have named their new online video joint venture Hulu, taking a page from the Internet company tradition of creating meaningless corporate monikers.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Zoho Launches Application Start Page  —  Online office tools provider Zoho today released a beta version of Zoho Start, a launch pad for Zoho's suite of office applications.  Zoho currently offers a suite of 16 separate apps and utilities, and while they have a common login …
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Hadley Stern / Apple Matters:
The Coming Leopard Letdown  —  John Gruber has branched out from his usually excellent blog, Daring Fireball and has started writing for Macworld.  I say good for him (yes, I'm a little jealous, I always thought my words would be good there!).  Although I hope the contract doesn't include doing nothing but heaping praise on Apple.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Channel 9
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
So what happened?  —  Now that we have had time to dive into the details more on what happened that caused the temporary problems last weekend, I want to share what we found so far.  We still have more work to do, but we now understand what occurred and why.
Discussion: PC World: Techlog
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft cites human error in anti-piracy malfunction
Discussion: Technology Live
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future  —  TOKYO — Americans invented the Internet, but the Japanese are running away with it.  —  Broadband service here is eight to 30 times as fast as in the United States — and considerably cheaper.  Japan has the world's fastest Internet connections …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Farecast Now Provides Data On Fairness Of Hotel Pricing  —  Seattle based Farecast, a startup that launched about 18 months ago to focus on predicting flight prices and guaranteeing users against increases, just expanded to help people find deals on hotel rooms as well.
Discussion: Compiler and The Praized Blog
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Farecast predicts hotel prices
Discussion: WebProNews
Antonis Kaladis / AutoPatcher.com:
Sad day  —  Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history.  As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down.
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Inside DCSNet, the FBI's Nationwide Eavesdropping Network  —  The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act.
 
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Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Why Blockbuster is gaining on Netflix
Kevin Kelleher / TheStreet.com:
Tech IPOs Shut Out the Little Guy
Discussion: Techdirt
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The Next iPod  —  Don't even think about buying an iPod between now and Sept. 5.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo No-Sacred-Cow Vision Quest, Day 43: The Reorganization?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's iPhone — no, seriously
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Vulnerability Note VU#474433
Chris Wetterich / State Journal Register …:
AT&T cancels citywide Wi-Fi plan
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Report: Wi-Fi to supersede wired Ethernet
Discussion: Macsimum News
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Google Web Toolkit jumps out of beta
Discussion: WebProNews
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Does Google own your content?
Ken Norton / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
How Docs & Spreadsheets grew at Google
Discussion: WebProNews
Miriam Olsson / CNET News.com:
Tuning his tech chops at Facebook
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Speculation: The Beatles on iTunes Sept. 5
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Amazon, Google, Yahoo, And Others Sued For Automating Their E-mail
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology
IDC Home:
Some Social Networks May Never Support Brand Advertising, IDC Finds
Discussion: Insider Chatter and WebProNews