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Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
  • Apple and Fox's News Corp. are reportedly engaged in "advanced talks" about implementing a $0.99 iTunes TV show rental program, with CBS and Disney purportedly interested, as well. [From: Engadget]
  • After a year of development, Yahoo! and Microsoft have finally completed Yahoo!'s Bing-powered Web, video and image "mega search." [From: Ars Technica]
  • Some religious authorities have previously asked their followers to refrain from various tech activities during the Lenten season, and now one Texas pastor is urging his flock to endure a "Facebook Fast" -- which would also include texting, tweeting and e-mailing -- on August 25th. [From: The Christian Science Monitor]
  • Last week, Acros security discovered a Windows vulnerability that can affect numerous applications, including Windows Live Mail, Office 2007, PowerPoint 2010 and iTunes. Microsoft has reportedly "released a tool" that helps protect against intrusions, but the company is still urging users to avoid opening or sharing unknown links. [From: CNET]
  • Following Nintendo's lead, Toshiba plans to release a 3-D television that does not require lame glasses, and rumors indicate the model may be commercially ready by the end of the year. [From: The San Francisco Chronicle]
  • A recent year-long study from the unceasing Nielsen surveyors has determined that African-Americans, women, Southerners and Latinos talk on their cells more than other demographics, while teens continue to dominate the texting rankings. [From: Nielsen and The Huffington Post]

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