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5:40 PM ET, July 21, 2007


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Network World:
UPDATE: Cisco confirms its network caused Duke's iPhone flooding  —  5:54 p.m. ET update: Cisco confirmed that the networking problem Duke University experienced involving Cisco's wireless network and Apple's iPhone was caused by a Cisco network issue.  Cisco says it has worked closely …
Update on Duke's wireless network and Apple's iPhones  —  Durham, NC — A note from Tracy Futhey, Duke's chief information officer, on Duke's wireless network and Apple's iPhones:  —  By now many of you have read news accounts around iPhones and Duke's wireless network.
Michelle Meyers / CNET
iPhone not to blame for Duke outage  —  So much for the theory iPhone designers were North Carolina fans.  Cisco and Duke University are now absolving the iPhone of any blame for wireless network outages at the school, as was earlier alleged, but they aren't saying exactly what caused the problems.
Discussion: Network World
Nigerian pupils browse porn on donated laptops  —  ABUJA, July 19 (Reuters Life!)  - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a U.S. aid organisation have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Thursday.
One Laptop Per Child News:
One Pornographic Image Per Nigerian Child  —  While I've discounted the OLPC child pornography fears of others and we've explored adult OLPC XO uses, I haven't spoken about the potent mix of Internet access and the natural curiosity of children, especially those reaching puberty, to go looking for images others may not want them to see.
Discussion: CNET
Stephen Chau / Google LatLong:
Imaging America  —  I'm pleased to announce that we have acquired ImageAmerica, a company that builds high resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery.  —  Google Maps and Earth users are no strangers to ImageAmerica's work — the company provided high resolution black …
New York Times:
Google Pushes for Rules to Aid Wireless Plans  —  If Google succeeds with federal regulators, it could change the way millions of Americans use their cellphones and how they connect to the Internet on their wireless devices.  —  In the Internet giant's view of the future …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and A VC
Don Reisinger / CNET
Could Google kill the cell phone industry?
Discussion: OpsanBlog and PC World
Harriet Rubin / New York Times:
C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success  —  Michael Moritz, the venture capitalist who built a personal $1.5 billion fortune discovering the likes of Google, YouTube, Yahoo and PayPal, and taking them public, may seem preternaturally in tune with new media.  But it is the imprint of old media …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Should Newspapers Become Local Blog Networks?  —  Chicago Tribune just relaunched its website with, of course, more blogs — A LOT more blogs — news, entertainment, sports, living, business travel, with multiple blogs in each category.  It struck me that this is more than a "me too" step …
Eric / The MyBlogLog Blog:
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish  —  It's been a busy six months and MyBlogLog is integrating nicely into Yahoo.  We're on better servers, we've grown the team and there are some exciting new features in the works.  Dare I say that the future is so bright that we gotta wear shades?
Craig Pringle:
Getting through the night with an LS800  —  A while ago I blogged about my friend Lee - who gave up smoking so he could buy an LS800.  Last night Lee found a creative new use for his tablet that possibly saved his skin.  There is a bit of a story behind it...  You see, we had a few drinks after work to celebrate a customer win.
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8820 launching on AT&T next week?  —  July, or August?  There have mumblings for a while, heck even an official press release, but now our good ole' insider information starts to surface again.  It has been told to us that there is a high possibility of the BlackBerry 8820 launching …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget Mobile
Daniel Goldman / Opera Watch:
Blog tag: 5 things I'd like to see in Opera  —  Here at Opera we take our user's feedback very seriously.  We scour the blogosphere and read the Opera Forums in search for feedback and suggestions from both existing and potential Opera users.  —  We're busy with some pretty exciting stuff right now.
Light Reading:
Google Invests in 3G Startup  —  The femtocell market is hot.  Following weeks of major carrier RFP news and vendor product and partnership announcements, the 3G home base station market stepped up another gear today as Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board) emerged as an investor …
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