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11:30 AM ET, September 4, 2007

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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
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft stumbles in Open XML standards vote  —  Microsoft's effort to standardize its Open XML document formats through the "fast track" process at the International Organization for Standardization failed in a vote that ended over the weekend, according to people familiar with the voting.
Discussion: Macsimum News
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 …
Discussion: The Open Road
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. …
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard
Discussion: CrunchGear and JD on EP
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 …
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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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Revives Eudora...You Remember Eudora, Don't You?  —  Eudora, the email client that introduced many in the earlier days of the internet to email, officially died May 1, although not that many people noticed.  Qualcomm decided to open source the Eudora code and the good folks at Mozilla …
Discussion: OSDir.com, MacUser and TechBlog
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld
Gabriel Rivera / riverag.com:
The Word "LINUX" is inappropriate in XBOX Live  —  I love Linux and the XBOX 360, so yesterday I tried to include the word "LINUX" in the motto section on XBOX Live.  I was stunned when I got a message saying "Your motto contains inappropriate language.  Please try again".
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.
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
A Space for Us  —  I first ventured onto MySpace this winter.  After a few minutes of exploring, I clicked into a profile posted by a girl smashed on vodka.  Her photo showed her slumped across her desk, blond hair fanning over her laptop.  Here's the most disturbing part of the story …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Online Fandom
Natasha Lomas / CNET News.com:
Chinese airline opts for in-flight mobile service  —  China's Shenzhen Airlines has fitted its planes with communications technology that will allow passengers to use their mobile phones to make voice calls and send email and SMS messages during flights.  —  The OnAir service is set …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Geotagging links photos to locales  —  An array of maturing technologies is poised to add a new dimension—geography—to the digital photography revolution.  —  Today, people can retrieve digital photos based on the time they were taken.  A nascent technology called geotagging, though …
Dionne Searcey / Wall Street Journal:
Keeping Junior on a Wireless Leash  —  Parents Gain More Options  —  To Limit Kids' Cellphone Use;  —  AT&T Raises Bar on Controls  —  Parents are accustomed to setting up filters on their kids' computers that bar certain Web sites and blocking adult-themed channels on their televisions.
Discussion: p2pnet
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
Financial Times:
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon  —  By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing  —  The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.
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Theo Valich / Inquirer:
AMD to launch Barcelona in seven locations
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Lisa Sounio / Dopplr Blog:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Germany to join US in using "policeware" for espionage, investigations
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Ryan Jarrett / last100:
"GadgetTrak" USB device tracking software
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 Earlier Items: 
Bill Ray / The Register:
Sony Ericsson loses head
Discussion: InfoWorld
Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
Compromised Emails Lead To IE Exploiter Tool
Discussion: PC World and Dancho Danchev
The Register:
Oracle buys Netsure Telecom
Discussion: InfoWorld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Tool To Map Website Visitors
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
A boring rant  —  In the interest of keeping items brief I've cut …
Rea Maor / Geeks and Technology:
7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED!