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1:45 PM ET, July 22, 2007

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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Duke now says Cisco, not iPhone, caused Wi-Fi snafu  —  Apple supporters blame Tarheels for rush to judgment  —  Duke University said yesterday that widely publicized problems with its campus wireless network it had originally blamed on Apple Inc. iPhones had instead been traced to Cisco Systems Inc. hardware.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Michelle Meyers / CNET News.com:
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
Associated Press:
Duke: IPhone didn't cause power outages
Discussion: Engadget and Macworld
John Cox / Network World:
UPDATE: Cisco confirms its network gear caused Duke's iPhone flooding
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Feedburner is trouble  —  When Feedburner first came online I warned that there was danger in giving so much power to one company.  They argued that they were just a little company, struggling to make a go of it, and no one should fear them.  Some of them even took the predictable political tactic …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The FCC Needs To Listen To Google  —  I was very pleased to see Google publicly wade into the upcoming FCC auctions for the 700MHz spectrum that will occur early next year.  Should all go well, the new spectrum could be used to create a new open-access wireless broadband "pipe" into people's homes and devices.
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:
Are Furries Doomed?  —  Fallout from enforcing bans on "Broadly Offensive" behavior may threaten furry avatars … Great Britain had many rules on the books for many years that it didn't enforce in the American colonies.  They were there, sure, but they were largely ignored.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Bestiality May Be Knackered In Second Life  —  Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, may be extending their crackdown on "Broadly Offensive" behavior to Bestiality, following attempts to remove virtual pedophilia (or Age-Play) from Second Life in March.  —  The Second Life Herald (NSFW) …
Discussion: I, Platform
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web  —  ON a muggy day in Kigali in 2003, some of the highest-ranking officials in the Rwandan government, including President Paul Kagame, flanked an American businessman, Greg Wyler, as he boldly described how he could help turn their small country into a hub of Internet activity.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
When Mobile Phones Aren't Truly Mobile  —  WIRELESS carriers in the United States are spiritual descendants of dear Ma Bell: they view total control over customers as their inherited birthright.  —  The younger generation — Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and the namesake child AT&T …
Discussion: deal architect and PalmAddicts
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
Blue Badge  —  I'm going to work for Microsoft.  There, I said it.  I'm going to work for ScottGu's team in the Developer Division.  —  Someone once showed me a diagram that looked something like the one at right.  Most of us spend our time over in the red circle doing stuff someone will pay us to do.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Paul Mooney
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SimplyHired's Traffic Soars: But Is It Real?  —  For those of us who pay attention to these things, the recent rise in SimplyHired's traffic on Compete and Alexa was noteworthy.  Since April, both services show a dramatic rise in traffic - see chart to right, click for larger view).
Discussion: CrunchBase, CenterNetworks and A VC
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Res:// Protocol Local File Enumeration  —  Billy Rios has a nice writeup on how you can enumerate files using the Internet Explorer res:// protocol.  To see the demo, click here using Internet Explorer.  I've been toying with this for a while, and used it to detect if you were using IE7 …
Discussion: Tech Dispenser
Rui Carmo / The Tao of Mac:
Five Things Nokia Needs To Address To Beat The iPhone  —  So, all that mulling about the Series 60 and the daily use of a new model has finally driven me to write about Nokia and what I think they should do.  The interesting thing about this article is that I could just as well write mostly …
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Web Strategy Analysis (Part 1/2): Homepage Breakdown of the top 10 Blogs  —  Share with others: Jim Turner submitted this to Digg  —  Please read part 2: A break down the top personal tech blogs, notice the difference in advertising use.  —  Analysis Purpose
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Vodafone withdraw N76 due to returns numbers  —  I doubt most Nokia N76 buyers in the UK (it's been an exclusive with Vodafone, remember) were reading my review, so I'd love to know the reasons given by users, but a reliable source is quoted as saying that "Vodafone has decided to withdraw the Nokia N76 with immediate effect.
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