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11:30 PM ET, July 21, 2007

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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: Computerworld and Network World
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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 …
dukenews.duke.edu:
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.
Associated Press:
Duke: IPhone didn't cause power outages
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Macworld
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: PalmAddicts
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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
Reuters:
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.
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One Pornographic Image Per Nigerian Child
Discussion: CNET News.com
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:
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: CenterNetworks
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.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
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 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
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 …
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 …
 
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