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1:25 PM ET, September 4, 2007

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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
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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 and Computerworld
Microsoft:
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.  —  Today the International Organization …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft stumbles in Open XML standards vote
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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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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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
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.
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.
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
MetroPCS bids for Leap Wireless in stock deal  —  Regional cell phone operator MetroPCS Communications bid Tuesday to buy competitor Leap Wireless International in a deal worth more than $5 billion in stock.  —  MetroPCS, which went public in April, said in a press release Tuesday …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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metroPCS:
MetroPCS Proposes to Merge with Leap Wireless in a Strategic Stock …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Update: Indian bank site back online after malware attack
Discussion: SunbeltBLOG
Neil Becker / Cisco:
Cisco Shapes Future of Mobile Business with Next- Generation 802.11n Wireless  —  Cisco ensures investment protection and operational simplicity with integrated enterprise wireless solution  —  Continuing its leadership and innovation in delivering integrated solutions that allow business …
Valleywag:
Conflicts Of Interest: Eric Schmidt's girlfriend gets the Googler crown  —  When Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO because, among other reasons, he'd been to Burning Man, they must have known they were getting a boss with alternative values.
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 …
Huibk / my.opera.com:
Go and get Opera 9.5 alpha!  —  Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to test drive Kestrel yourself.  After more than a year of development, we invite you to test Opera 9.5 alpha and tell us what you think about it.  —  In short, Opera 9.5 alpha is:  — Performance  — Full history search
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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