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12:50 PM ET, September 4, 2007

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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote  —  Amid intense lobbying, Microsoft is expected to squeak out a victory this week to have its open document format, Office Open XML, recognized as an international standard, people tracking the vote said Monday.  —  The move would help Microsoft …
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Peter Sayer / PC World:
ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard  —  Microsoft Corp. has failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization.  —  Recommend this story?
Discussion: Channel 9, bsi-global.com and Digg
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Expert: Open XML Loses Standards Battle  —  Standards maven Andrew Updegrove predicts that the ISO will announce that Microsoft's Open XML failed to be voted in as a standard.  —  Standards expert and attorney Andrew Updegrove has predicted that on Sept. 4 the International Organization …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Computerworld
PR Newswire:
Strong Global Support for Open XML as It Enters Final Phase of ISO Standards Process  —  Significant participation by National Bodies in ISO/IEC ratification process for Open XML; final decision expected in March 2008 at close of ballot resolution period.  —  REDMOND, Wash. …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: iPhone outsold all smartphones in July  —  The iPhone may not have hit the million mark as soon as armchair analysts expected, but it's still doing well in the marketplace according to data from iSuppli.  The market research firm conducts monthly online surveys of over 2 million US residents …
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Computerworld:
The iPhone is July's biggest-selling smart phone  —  Apple's iPhone accounted for just under 2% of smart phone sales in July, making it the best-selling smart phone in the U.S., a market study says.  —  NETWORKING & INTERNET / more stories...  Cisco jumps into 802.11n wireless market with new switch
Discussion: WinBeta
Reuters:
IPhone outsells smartphones in July  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPhone outsold all smartphones in the United States in July, its first full month on sale, accounting for 1.8 percent of all U.S. mobile handset sales, research group iSuppli said on Tuesday.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPod is growing up  —  reporter's notebook If Apple really is putting a version of Mac OS X in a new iPod, presumably it has more in mind than showing high-quality reruns of The Hills.  —  Any talk these days of Apple and the future of mobile computing quickly turns to the iPhone.
vnunet:
Radio iPods expected on Wednesday  —  New iPods designed to support digital radio  —  Apple is expected to launch a new range of iPods this week designed to receive digital radio.  —  The company will make an announcement about the new products on 5 September, but is remaining quiet about what changes will be made.
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Challenge Apple In TV, Movie Downloads  —  CEO Stringer Sees Video  —  As Key to Reclaiming  —  Title as No. 1 Innovator  —  TOKYO — Two years after taking the helm of Sony Corp., Chief Executive Howard Stringer is quietly preparing a big move to expand the company …
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Google's Newest Role: Venture Capitalist  —  The tech giant's startup investments are narrowing opportunities for VCs.  Other corporations are upping their venture investing, too  —  Just as it has done to companies in the software, publishing, and advertising industries, Google is becoming a thorn in the side of venture capitalists.
Dell:
Say 'Goodbye' To The Desk - Dell Launches Its Most Powerful Mobile Workstation Yet For On-The-Go Professionals  —  Dell Precision M6300 Model Delivers Performance, Features to Create, Analyze, Design  —  Dell today introduced a mobile workstation, the Dell PrecisionTM M6300 …
Discussion: Engadget, Digital Trends and DailyTech
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
New iPod Tomorrow, September 5: What Else Happened That Day?  —  Everyone expects Apple to release some sort of iPod tomorrow—be it that fat nano or what's commonly referred to as "an iPhone without the phone part."  Since September 5 will (maybe) live forever in Apple fanboi history …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Indian Bank Restores Site After Malware Attack  —  The web site of Bank of India, one of India's leading banks, was restored early Tuesday.  The bank has closed the site on Friday after it found that the site had been hacked, and was dispensing malicious code.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Lisa Sounio / Dopplr Blog:
Dopplr Receives Funding from Premier International Team: Varsavsky, Ito, Hoffman and Klein invest in online social-travel service  —  We're very happy to announce that Dopplr has secured early-stage financing.  Having this international group of active Dopplr users now joining us as strategic investors is tremendously exciting.
metroPCS:
MetroPCS Proposes to Merge with Leap Wireless in a Strategic Stock-for-Stock Tax-Free Merger to Create a New National Wireless Carrier  —  Preliminarily Estimated to Create Synergies with a Net Present Value of Approximately $2.5 Billion and Offers Compelling Value Proposition to Leap Wireless' Shareholders
 
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Michele Greppi / TVWeek.com:
'Good Morning America' Taps Cuomo to Lead New Web Hour
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Huibk / my.opera.com:
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Theo Valich / Inquirer:
AMD to launch Barcelona in seven locations
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
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Chinese airline opts for in-flight mobile service
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Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
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